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Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones

So I have ventured into the paranormal genre. Now I am not much for this genre typically however in the last year or so I have been reading more of it for the simple fact that I can’t seem to find that alpha type hero with a story to go with it so I’ve cautiously started reading in the paranormal genre. That being said I have been reading the ones that seem to have more of a story to it instead of just the paranormal aspect. Darynda Jones just released the eleventh book in the Charley Davidson series and there seemed to be a lot of people excited over this, so I decided “hey I’ll read the first book see how it goes and if I don’t like it oh well”. Well lets just say it was awesome! I read all eleven in about a week and a half and I laughed my ass off! I loved Charley’s hilariousness, she made everything so much more funnier then I could ever imagine. Her and her best friend Cookie were just too much, but what a fantastic friendship they have, everyone needs a friendship like those two. Now Reyes Farrow phew what can I say about this super delicious man! Son of Satan or not he definitely had sex appeal like no other! I loved the whole story line with her being a Private Investigator. The trials and tribulations she went through gave the story a totally human aspect which made everything paranormal seem more realistic to me and gave the story so much depth and suspense, which had me up into the late hours seeing what would happen next. ┬áNow something that would normally be a complaint for me in most books was not in this book and that is the small amount of sex scenes. Normally I prefer way more than the amount that were in these books however Darynda did these scenes extremely well and really with all the story going on it likely would have taken away from the story line to have them going at it 24/7 like some authors do. She also added that sexy banter between Charley and Reyes that gave it that anticipation and chemistry that builds up their relationship so the actual sex scenes she did put in were fantastic and more weren’t needed. Great job Darynda! As I said I read these books in just over a week, I was in the mood for a series like this that was continuous and a longer series of books, however that being said reading all of them back to back maybe wasn’t the best way to do it. Don’t get me wrong I loved them and recommend then to everyone, and I wanted the next one as soon as I finished the last one and still want the twelfth book now. However reading them back to back like that may have made it easier for me to see things I may not have had I read them more sporadically. Like for instance why does Reyes have no real trust for Charley he continues to believe she will eventually leave him if she remembers certain things or figures out her abilities and what not, she always remembers or figures it out by the end of the book and she still loves him why can’t he put more trust in her? Also why does everyone seem to do things that will ‘protect’ Charley or want to keep her out of certain situation when realistically she could help them drastically or she figures it out and gets hurt in the process cause the didn’t tell her anything. I don’t know I loved all the books but I felt like poor Charley got a shitty deal sometimes, but that being said it gave you those feels and only added to the story so it likely was needed, going forward though I really do hope Reyes can trust her more so they can work together instead her kinda fighting so much on her own. Really great writing I loved the hilarious situation and that’s what I wanted but got way more with this story! Definitely read these fantastic book and I can’t wait for more from this series or really anything Darynda Jones writes! I’ve added the series reading order and links if anyone is looking to start this series!

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson Book 1)

Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson Book 2)

Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson Book 3)

For I Have Sinned (A Charley Davidson Story): A HeroesandHeartbreakers.com Original

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson Book 4)

Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson Book 5)

Sixth Grave on the Edge: A Novel (Charley Davidson Book 6)

Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson Book 7)

Eighth Grave After Dark: A Novel (Charley Davidson Book 8)

Brighter Than the Sun

The Dirt on Ninth Grave: A Novel (Charley Davidson Book 9)

The Curse of Tenth Grave: A Novel (Charley Davidson Book 10)

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight: A Novel (Charley Davidson Series)

I added the novellas where she has them on her website and also below I’m going to add the bundled books because they are usually a better deal and who doesn’t love a bundle haha

The Charley Davidson Series, Books 1-3

The Charley Davidson Series, Books 4-6

 

 

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I love reading!

I love reading! I have been reading for ages however a few years ago I got into reading romance novels and boy did it change how much I read. I started just devouring books! I read everything I could get my hands on and loved it. However as I got older….maybe? or just because I had read so many, I started to realized I needed a certain kind of story. I am normally not picky about what I read it can be anything, a biography, a true crime, non-fiction, or even fiction, so long as it had a fantastic story that kept me engaged I read it and loved it and still do. However when I started reading romance I found that some authors could just write a story that kept me entertained, and that was something I fell in love with so I cautiously started reading more and then more. Then came Fifty Shades of Grey and wow did I ever discover a whole new level of romance and I jumped in full on.But years later I am discovering that maybe I am becoming too choosy with what I want to read maybe I’ve been spoiled with some of the authors I love and maybe they just don’t write fast enough haha. I love authors like Kristen Ashley, Layla Frost, Aurora Rose Reynolds, CP Smith, Lani Lynn Vale, Tara Sivec and so many more. The thing I love about these authors are their fantastic Alpha’s and the story they weave around them is always just so much more then you can ever imagine and you feel like you know the characters or want to meet them and befriend them. Of course the fact that they write fantastic steamy bedroom scenes has me hooked even more. So because of the high bar these authors have set and how much I adore their story telling I am finding it extremely hard to find my next read that isn’t eye roll educing or the typical romance novel outline, you know where they spend damn near the whole book saying in their head I’m not good enough or why would he want to be with me and then at the last portion of the book they break up for some reason that would never have happened if they just would have talked and communicated. I don’t hate these stories I just find them so similar and that type of angst just isn’t the kind of angst I’m looking for. I would rather read something with suspense angst or just regular relationship angst that come with everyday living. This is why I enjoy Kristen Ashley so much she normally throws some sort of angst in there but it isn’t the typical protocol romance novel angst, and THAT is what I am now looking for in my reads! So this is why I have decided to start a blog, I need help haha, I also need a place to rave about my favorites and help others find the ultimate reads or have others help me find the ultimate read! I want my blog to be more then just reviews and new releases. I want it to be conversations about loving a book or not so much loving it, and recommendations, I NEED recommendations of absolutely loved books so I can also discover them. So to some this up I want to get a following of people who love romance as much as I do and have read something spectacular that they just have to share! Something that isn’t your typical romance, or maybe is but is done so well it blows this genre out of the park. Something that has fantastic characters with such a well written story. Something that keeps a smile on our face and our searches looking for the same story to make our hearts feel good all over again. All this being said I’m sure you can take from it that I only read HEA. I read to get away from everyday life and into a story of fun, love, and good times so you will not find any non-HEA on here. I also typically don’t read cliffhangers until the whole duel or series is finished my heart just can’t take the wait, I also read so many books that sometimes by the time the next book comes out I’ve forgotten I was waiting for it! Thanks for taking the time to read this and please leave a comment and lets start discussing books I need my next great read!