Title: One Foot in the Grave
Series: Night Huntress #2
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Genre: Urban Fantasy
You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.
Being around Bones awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever…and Bones won’t let her get away again.
Pages/Hours: 357 pages / 9.45 hours
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Tags: Vampires, Ghouls, Secret Government Operation
Themes: Second Chances
Review: The book with the infamous chapter 32.
“You know that old saying. Once you go dead, no one’s better in bed.”
This is the book where I got my momentum with the series going on my first read. It reeled me in (before I read chapter 32 mind!) with the strengthening of Cat’s character which I think was a little overshadowed by Bones in the first book. We get a real understanding of who she is here and how powerful they are as a couple. Not just in terms of kicking vampire butt! There’s a lot of development of Bones’ character as well especially of his past.
As for the plot, it’s much stronger than the first book. Ir raises the stakes and connects the characters in surprising ways.
“And there is my payment the rubies in your cheeks. Are you properly scandalized by your wicked behavior? If you were Catholic, you’d singe the ears of the priest you confessed to. Do you remember making me swear to repeat all those naughty actions agian, no matter what you said this morning?”
Now that he brought it up, I did recall saying that. Great Betrayed by my own immorality.
“God, Bones…some of that was depraved.”
“I’ll take that as a compliment.” He closed the distance between us.”I love you. Don’t be ashamed of anything we did, even if your prudery is on life support.”
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