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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Book Review:Brighter Than the Sun (Charley Davidson #8.5) by Darynda Jones

Brighter Than the Sun (Charley Davidson #8.5)
by Darynda Jones
October 6th 2015 by St. Martin's Press
ebook, 112 pages
All his life, Reyes Alexander Farrow has suffered the torments of the damned. Only one thing has given him hope: the woman who radiates a light that no mortals can see; a light that only the departed can see...

Told from his point of view, BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN chronicles the first time Reyes ever encountered Charley, and how their relationship has been the one thing that can either save him or doom him.

It has been a while since I have indulged by obsession with Charlie Davidson and Reyes Farrow. I have had this book on my TBR shelf since last year but was busy reviewing many other great book and it was lost in the pile. Picking this up was like returning home.

After the initial chapter I regained my bearings and once again became emerged in the story of Reyes. The story of his beginning and purpose for discovering Charlie (Dutch) in this earthly platform only adds to his intrigue (although a lot of the story was eluded to or already included in some of the other issues). It was nice to dedicate an entire issue to his voice.

Mesmerizing ...a term I don't throw around lightly but use easily for this series written by Darynda Jones. Who wouldn't be enticed by a "bad boy gone good", hunter turned protector and a vessel of light put here to help humanity. Sign me up for the decades of stories I can envision as these two continue to battle the dark side! And thank you Ms. Jones for telling Reyes' story and putting more meat on the table. I think it is a good thing this was not the initial book in the series because it means more to those of us that are already familiar with Reyes and Charlie. This novella was not absolutely necessary for the health and welfare of these reads but definitely is a decadent dessert for those of use that enjoy everything Reyes!

Getting 5 sheep from this obsessed fan.

Jeanie G.

About the Author:

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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