Blog Tour: Book Review – The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones

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Blog Tour: Book Review – The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blog Tour: Book Review – The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda JonesTitle: The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #9
Published by: St. Martin's Press on January 12, 2016
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal Romance
Source: The Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 326
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four-stars

In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.
But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

One Line: Even with amnesia, Charley is as snarky and humorous as ever!

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

Prior to reading this installment in the series, I was binge-listening to the previous books on audio. Overall, I really enjoy this series and it’s one that has managed to hold my interest even after nine books. Charley is freaking hilarious and so darn snarky and sarcastic, I love her. Even when things get crazy and dangerous, she still manages to find the humor in it and Jones does a great job at making me chuckle or smile sheepishly. It was interesting seeing Charley kind of start over in this book and noticing the way she acted now that she has no memory of who she is or what she’s capable of. However, that keeps me going through each book though, is the mystery. I’m a sucker for a good one and I love the cases that Charley has solve.

I have to admit, the romance wasn’t a big deal for me in this series. I loved the mystery and I loved Charley. The romance between her and Reyes, although sexy and intense at times, didn’t really do anything for me. Often times I felt Reyes to be too cold and aloof for my taste, although how much he loves and cares for Charley is pretty obvious, so I’ll give him that. Yes, he is the son of Satan, so the way he acts is to be expected, but still. Despite his “knight in dark, shining armor” side, he didn’t really get to me. Of course, this in no way made me like the series, or the book any less. I guess I would’ve loved the series more if I loved the romance more, is all.

So yeah, if you’re already a fan of this series, Jones hasn’t lost her touch yet and Charley is as charming and witty as ever. I love that you’ve got a little bit of everything in this book: paranormal intrigue, sexy romance, humorous monologues and dialogues, an engaging mystery, and even some emotional moments thrown in for good measure. An all-around good book that makes it a great addition the series.

I swear, I need to get me some of those t-shirts seen at the beginning of nearly every chapter. So hilarious!

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About Darynda Jones

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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