What's a girl to do when you have trapped a supernatural being in his body and now he is pissed? How do you cope when every time you fall asleep you end up in the arms of that hot, angry man? Well, if you're Charley, you drink tons of coffee and ignore the pesky hallucination of the creepy little girl with the knife. She wants so badly to fix things with Reyes, but she doesn't know how. To top it off, her dad is giving her flack about her job. But when an intriguing missing person case falls in her lap, there is no way she is turning it down; sleep deprivation, be darned!
Oh man, this series is so quirky, so fun! I want to read each one all over again. Charley is crazy, funny, sweet, and determined. She seems to stumble through life but it isn't because of a lack of brains. It is more a matter of knowing she can survive just about anything so she is a little less careful about her personal wellbeing. Reyes, oh my, is even sexier as we see another side of him here; the human side. Talk about spontaneous combustion! I am concerned, however, that their relationship is doomed. I sincerely hope I am wrong as Charley deserves to have someone in her life besides Cookie. Ms. Jones knows how to keep her audience riveted as she reveals some secrets that had me dropping my jaw. It changes the dynamic of this series just enough to keep me hankering for more! Masterful storytelling, humor, suspense, and a hot sexy guy who will do anything for a girl, what more could you want?
***WARNING: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!!*** *If you have not read book one, stop now!*
Charley Davidson—grim reaper extraordinaire, private investigator . . . meh—is practicing her profession under the influence, caffeine and copious amounts of it, due to an extreme desire to induce insomnia. Every time she closes her eyes, Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan, is there. Only thing is, he’s a tad peeved. She did bind for all eternity, so it’s hard blame him. But 13 days without a wink is bound to bring out the crazy in a girl. So, when a man hires her to find his wife, Charley accepts the job with one goal in mind: Put the man behind bars, and not the wet kind. She can sense the guilt waft off him and vows to find the woman’s body and prove he’s a murderer.
In the meantime, Reyes is back in prison and none too happy about it . . . so Charley thinks, until she is carjacked by the dark-haired rake, who swears the very man he went to prison for killing is not only alive, but close by. And he wants Charley to find him.
While a visit to her old friend Rocket sheds no light on Reyes’s situation, Charley finds out the man’s wife is still alive and time is running out. Finding her before she dies would be a miracle, but she has to try. Together with the help of a fashion-impaired receptionist named Cookie, Charley sets out to bring the bad guys to justice. She just hopes Reyes is not one of them. And that she’s not hallucinating from her self-induced bout with insomnia.