Also by this author: To Catch Her Death (Grim Reality, #1), Styx and Stoned, Styx and Stoned
The holidays are here, and I’m up to my eyeballs in Christmas spirit—or should I say “spirits”. Life is like that now that I’m a grim reaper.
My holidays gets an extra helping of festive weirdness when the Casanova of mall Santas kicks the bucket. Instead of crossing over, he sets out to spread his own special brand of Christmas magic to a number of single ladies in town.
I’ll admit, as a widow I’m hesitant to stop him from gifting his Christmas miracle, but as a reaper, it’s my job to pack his yule log and jingle bells off to the netherworld.
After all, everybody knows Santa is only supposed to come once a year.
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Dead Jolly is a super short read full of holiday reaper madness. Once again, Carron is sent to reap someone who dies a stupid death, but this time it’s the jolly old fat man himself, Santa. Or should I say Fred, who plays a local Santa and likes the ladies.
Santa Fred is none to keen on being reaped. He’s convinced he has unfinished business and believes his little black book has the answers. Santa Fred has been making visits to quite a few of the local single grandmothers in town, spread his holiday…cheer.
As with each book in this series, it’s pretty funny. This author has an amazing sense of humor that really shines in her storytelling. I have yet to find a book in this series I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. The only vaguely negative thing I can say is that it’s too short, but that’s just me being selfish. Every book in this series makes me want to keep reading even after the story has ended.
This was a highly enjoyable read and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quick escape from the stress of the holidays. Even if you haven’t read the other books, I don’t think you would be too lost if you read this one first.
Melanie did a great job of summing up what happened. Santa Fred decided that he liked the ladies a little too much. I mean I don’t know much about Alaska, but maybe since it is really cold up there, bigger guys who look like Santa are the rage?
Life can’t be easy when you have to reap stupid deaths, I mean the things that happen on her watch. She has a pretty smoking hot partner so I think that is a consolation prize, if she has to deal with drama. OMG the thing she gives Hal is just too funny. I would do a similar thing so, maybe that is why she is my fictional best friend.
This book barely touches on some of the main overarching themes that run through Styx & Stoned and To Catch her Death. Think of this story as a small appetizer, especially if you haven’t read the two novels. There are a couple of other small ones, including one where Lisa travels to another book, the VV inn to investigate… you guessed it, maybe a stupid death.
For those who don’t know it, Lisa Carron is my fictional best friend. I only have one child, but sometimes it feels like I have a lot more. Also, mine isn’t cool like her oldest, she is more like the twins. I also have a better relationship with my mother. And my best friend lives on the other side of the United States. Okay maybe I am not besties with her, but we are close. She speaks to a part of me that I have hidden deep inside. Like the desire to have twins or triplets. I don’t know why but I have always had that desire.
Read it alone, or with the others. Either way you are going to immediately catch Lisa’s wit, which is always much to the disappointment of her boss and her partner.