Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time P.I. and full-time Grim Reaper.The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible…
When Charley and Cookie, her best friend slash receptionist, have to track down a missing woman, the case is not quite as open and shut as they anticipate. Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally.) has left his corporeal body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty.
Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Can she keep those she loves out of harm’s way? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel her as she does?
I absolutely adore Darynda Jones’s sense of humor. I don’t usually read such steamy romance, but I can’t get enough of her characters — I love their personalities and the way they interact. I don’t generally read many mysteries either, so it doesn’t take much to impress me, but I’ve enjoyed trying to figure out what’s going on. Her ideas of heaven and hell aren’t exactly biblical, but her take on them is really creative.
I do have one beef with this particular story: you could make a drinking game by taking a shot every time she uses incredulous/incredulously, undulating, or writes “he worked his jaw” and be wasted before the end of the book. (It could just be the writer in me who notices though.)
R-rated for language and sensuality. (Get your copy here.)