ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
By: Jeaniene Frost
Book 2 in the Night Huntress Series
Avon Books / An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers / 10 East 53rd Street / New York, NY 10022-5299 / www.avonromance.com
First Printing: May 2008
Concept: “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 him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick 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 she tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever…and that Bones won’t let her get away again.”
Review: This is book 2 in the Night Huntress series. It picks up 5 years after our girl Cat left that super mega hot hunka hunka burnin’ love Bones behind. Yeah, she really did. Cat is working with the government now and she’s got a few sidekicks that are rather interesting characters one of whom is killed almost immediately in the story. Through a series of exciting and almost believable events, Cat and Bones are reunited and super mega hot chemistry ensues and dang readers, I am talking a sex scene that will singe your eyebrows off! We discover some things about Cat’s heritage and the ending satisfies while still leaving you wanting more.
What I liked: Did I mention the uber hot love scene between Cat and Bones? But besides that, I really LIKE Cat. I can see myself sharing a bag of popcorn with her, going shopping. She’s very likeable. And Bones, oh my. Bones is all that and something more in my book. I also really like the other characters in the book as well, Spade (Bones’ best friend), Tate, Juan, Dave, Rodney, just to name a few. And did I mention the scorching love scene??? But, my absolutely favorite thing about this book, and I apologize to my friends because I will be saying this line a lot, is this line from Cat: “Once you go dead, there’s nothing better in bed.” ::thigh slap:: Isn’t that the BEST line? If that line doesn’t make you want to read this book, nothing will.
What I disliked: There are three things I didn’t like. First, I gotta say here that I am tired of authors using the “Luke, I am your Father” line. It’s dead. Leave it alone people. It’s old and boring. BUT, it didn’t bother me that much in this story. The second thing is that I really sorta cringed at the references to Cat and how much she was drinking. I take it to mean that the author was just trying to represent to us just how unhappy Cat was without Bones. I hope she doesn't turn into a intervention-needing alcoholic in some future book. And lastly, the way hot love scene didn’t involve me.
My rating: 5 Stars. 5 BRIGHT stars.
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