Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress #2, Night Huntress Universe #2) by Jeaniene Frost
Published by Avon on April 29, 2008
Genres: Adult Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback (357 pages)
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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. (less)
Proceed With Caution:
This book contains violence, blood, and murder.
One Foot in the Grave picks up four years after the events of Halfway to the Grave. Yep, four year time jump and Cat is now working for a government agency that specializes in the supernatural. Of course this means she’s had to leave Bones in her past, which is just tragic. But soon their paths cross again and it’s just like old times. Kind of.
This book cemented Night Huntress as a favorite series! I loved Halfway to the Grave, but One Foot in the Grave was even better! At first I was a little put off by the whole “4 years later…” scenario, but it totally works! Cat has been excelling at her new job as a vampire hunter for the FBI, but her personal life has been quite lacking. That is until Bones finds her after an assassination attempt. Two someones are out for Cat’s head. One wants her dead, while the other wants her to remain half-dead. And who better to protect her than an assassin?
Again, the plot is super fast paced and action packed. There is never a dull moment in One Foot in the Grave! Even when Cat and Bones aren’t kicking ass and staking hearts, there’s always something happening. Those two are truly the perfect pair in the field and in the sack! In the beginning, when Cat was adamant about only working together with Bones, there is a ridiculous amount of sexual tension! No one can deny that these two have explosive chemistry. Then when they finally do reunite romantically, holy hell! The infamous Chapter 32! Which is not as sexy on audio. I should have stuck with my gut and read a physical copy for this third reread. Oh well.
Aside from writing amazingly hot sex, the author also provides an awesome plot, which is just as important (or more so depending on who you are). I was always entertained as Cat tracks down whoever is after her, and then comes up with a plan to take them out. She is one kick ass chick! Of course, she needs to call in reinforcements for an operation that big. Enter Annette, a sexy vampire from Bones’ past. As much as she pissed Cat off, I couldn’t get enough of her! She’s shameless and provided a whole lot of comic relief, even if Cat didn’t find it so funny. She’s the absolute worst in the best possible way!
In the end, One Foot in the Grave confirms my belief that this series is Urban Fantasy at its best! It’s the perfect mix of romance and action, and has well developed and interesting characters. It’s no wonder that I’ve read it three times! If you haven’t started this series yet, I suggest you do so immediately! But be warned that if you’re an audiobook lover, you may be disappointed. Like I mentioned in my review for Halfway to the Grave, the narrator’s Bones voice is horrendous. This one also adds Juan, who sounds like…I don’t even know what he sounds like, but it’s not good. Better pick up a paperback.