First Grave on the Right

Friday, November 11, 2011

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)


Hardcover, 310 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by St. Martin's Press 
Review by Amber I.

A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.
This is a thrilling debut novel from an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense.

My Thoughts 

Charley Davidson has earned a top spot on my favorite female heroines. She is spunky, kick ass, sarcastic and funny! I was hooked on this book from the first paragraph!  

I can not tell you how much I love this book. It was such a refreshing read after reading so many books that are the same. This is so unique and fun. Charley is the grim reaper. Sounds weird even to her but you have to read this book to see how that plays out. I instantly clicked with her personality, I loved her humor and the things that came out of her mouth. I mean she even named her breasts. She may have a sense of humor but she is also kick ass. She does take quite a few beatings through out the book but she always comes back for more. 

This book is both light with the humor but has a dark side with mysterious Big Bad who shows up at critical times and Reyes the sexy phantom who first makes appearances in Charley's dreams but then starts showing up her in waking life. Besides that there is a lot of mystery 3 lawyers end up dead and Charley being able to see ghosts is trying to help solve their murder, figure out who and what Reyes is and keep herself alive. There is also some sexy scenes which were extremely hot!

This book will keep you hooked. You are going to love Charley and want to solve all the mysteries! And the ending will make you want to jump into book 2! I am totally hooked and will recommend this to everyone..

First Paragraph:

I have been having the same dream for the past month-the one where a dark stranger materialized out of smoke and shadows to play doctor with me. I was starting to wonder if repetitive exposure to nightly hallucinations resulting in earth-shattering climaxes could have any long-term side effects. Death via extreme pleasure was a serious concern. The prospect led to the following dilemma:  Do I seek help or buy drinks all around?

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  1. oo this one is on my to-buy list though I was a little unsure about it, so glad it got a good review. Confident my money will be well spent with this purchase.

  2. I really love this book ! Charley and reyes are amazing ! You'll see the second one is awesome too !

  3. I love these books! I got them from the library but they are so good, I am hoping to buy them for my bookshelf.

  4. New to me author and book! Sounds really good. The excerpt certainly made me like her immediately - definitely buy drinks all around.

  5. I loved this book! Reyes is hot isn't he? I have not gotten to read book 2 yet, but I will soon. She did an awesome job on this series. I could not put this book down. I was fortunately lucky to get a signed copy of book 1 for my bookshelf, so I can read back over my favorite parts =)

  6. I love Reyes. The 2nd book is just as awesome. I am jealous I want to own these books. Will be adding them to my christmas list.

  7. Well this one is certainly on my wishlist. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I absolutely love this series. I own them all and I am waiting on pins & needles, biting my nails for the next Charley cracks me up & I laugh so much reading these I wake up my boyfriend in the middle of the nite reading them...hahaha


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