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First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson Series #1) - Darynda Jones

     "There's a certain responsibility that comes with having a name like Charley Davidson. It brooks no opposition. It takes no shit from no one."


   Charley my dear, you have done your exquisite name proud. Charley was my favorite kind of heroine, brave, hilarious, tough as nails, smartass with a heart of gold. This character alone made this book awesome. And just when you thought it couldn't get anymore awesome, creeping in and out in the sexiest most mysterious fashion was, Reyes Alexander Farrow, aka tall, dark and yummy. I was practically as antsy as Charley was to find out the mystery that was Reyes. I have to say I was totally blown away by what she found! I didn't see that one coming, but it fits well, and I'm sure will make the following books even more interesting.



   I loved all of Charley's occupations. She was one busy, intriguing, little trouble magnet. She definitely surrounded herself with other interesting folks as well. I'd venture to say that there was nary a dull day in the Davidson household. Seriously even her dreams are an adventure, and oh what a ride those are! I will say she did a stellar job at getting her ass spectacularly kicked at pretty much every turn, but she always took it all in stride and kept getting back up to be inappropriately awesome another day.



   The ghosts added a real fun element to the story, particularly since Charley was the only one that could see and interact with them. The whole supernatural aspect of this book was actually quite unique. While ghosts and the people who see them are definitely not anything new, the other elements to their relationship were.



   Charley's grim reaper duties involved the spirits crossing through her to get to "the other side" wherever that may be. Her other jobs helped her aid them in wrapping up their unfinished business in this world before they crossed over, which was pretty sweet. I liked that there was a lot of things set up here for this whole world to really develop in the following books. I have a feeling we have only scratched the surface of the world of Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper, and I can't wait to see what is yet to come. I already purchased the next few books, and look forward to seeing where this series goes from here.