One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Published: April 29th, 2008 (Gollancz)
Age group: adult
Series: Night Huntress, #2
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Note: this is not the first book in a series, and can therefore contain (minor) spoilers for the previous book(s) in the series. Reading of this review is at your own risk.
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. Original.
After reading Halfway to the Grave all the way back in 2011, I knew I *had* to read One Foot in the Grave asap. While it has taken me a while to actually get to it, it didn't take away from my love for the first book, something that I was a bit afraid of. But this sequel is just as easy to read and addicting as the first book.
The chemistry between Bones and Cat is amazing. It's sizzling and realistic -- as far as realistic goes when you're talking about vampire relationships. I loved it. While Bones is a little too controlling in some cases, it doesn't really bother me all that much. It annoys me a bit in places, but because it fits his character, and the story, I don't mind. Bones is a fantastic character and I love him to bits.
The story isn't really that super special, if you ask me. The whole book rests solely on the relationship between Cat and Bones and that works brilliantly. They bicker, they make up.. And they have some steamy scenes between them. I don't usually use gifs in reviews, but this one was so fitting I couldn't pass this opportunity up.
Would I say no to Bones? Hell no.
But enough of that. I really liked the introduction of the new characters in this book, though some of them were pretty bloody annoying. The plot was fast paced and the story itself had plenty of action and I looooooove those kinds of books.
To be honest, there's not much for me to dislike. The only reason it's not getting a 5 star review is because I didn't love it and it didn't blow my socks off. But I will definitely be picking up At Grave's End and I'll even make sure not to wait two years before I do so. Definitely recommended to adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance lovers!