3 Star rating
One Foot in the Grave
Night Huntress, Book #2
By Jeaniene Frost
ISBN# 9780061245091
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*Beware of possible Spoilers*

one-foot-in-the-grave-night-huntress-jeaniene-frostIt’s been over four years since Cat left Bones, in what she thought was the only way to keep him safe.  She still misses him every day, but knows that things between the two of them would never have worked; at least that’s what she tries to tell herself anyway.

She lives for her work killing the bad vampires and tries to fool herself into pretending she’s happy.  And, it somewhat works until she’s in her friend, Denise’s, wedding and Bones is a groomsman.  All her old feelings come rushing back and old jealousies as well when the bridesmaid he’s paired with is all over him.  She tries to pretend it doesn’t bother her and to ignore the situation.  But Bones will not be ignored.  He corners her and makes sure that she sees reason.

Eventually, he talks her into giving their relationship another try, but with her stipulation of taking things slow, although she can’t force herself to stay celibate with him for long (who can blame her?).  They have to face-off with Cat’s mom and her boss and co-workers to make them all accept that Bones is in her life, but Cat realizes that she has never been happier now that he’s back and their relationship is worth standing up for.

“You called her Kitten? And she let you? She put me in a coma for three days when I called her that! My balls never recovered from her smashing then into my spine!”

“And well she should have,” Bones agreed. “She’s my Kitten, and no one else’s”

Over the years, Bones has been offered several contracts on Cat, which he accepted and then killed the people placing the hit.  But there is a new one out there that he can’t figure out who is behind, not to mention his own sire, Ian, now wants to own Cat.  Bones will do whatever it takes to keep his ‘kitten’ safe, even if it means letting himself be captured by the men that are trained to kill his species.

Jeaniene Frost sucks you right in again in this book, the sequel to Halfway to the Grave.  Even the beginning before Bones comes back is interesting enough to keep you reading, but once that sexy vampire makes his appearance, you just don’t want to put the book down!

Bones is his usual confident, cocky, sexy self, but with a different hair color.  I loved reading his love for Cat and was just surprised it took him over four years to find her, no matter what Don did.  I absolutely loved Bones and Cat’s mom squaring off after Cat and Bones decided to give their relationship another try.

“You know what your problem is, Justina? You’re in desperate need of a good shag.”

I downed a gulp of gin to cover the laugh that forced its way out. God, if I’d thought that once, I’d thought it a thousand times!

She let out an outraged huff. Bones ignored it.

“Not that I’m offering you one myself, mind. My days as a whore ended back in the seventeen hundreds.”

His little jabs are always humorous and of course I LOVED him standing up for Cat and not letting her mom trash talk her.

“I thought you’d gotten over your whoring when you left him, Catherine, but it seems you only postponed it.”

Bones’ face turned to stone, and he answered her even before I could snap out an indignant response.

“Don’t you ever speak to her that way again.” There was pure warning in the whip of his words. “You can call me any name you like and more, but I will not stand by while you slander her out of your own ignorance.”

And then of course there is always chapter 32, the hot sex to make vampire Annette jealous as her punishment for fighting with Cat.  Fangs and lube anybody?  I never thought that would be such a tempting combination before.

“Now I am short on some props, and there isn’t nearly enough time in one night to run through all the ways I’ve fantasized about taking you, but I promise you this…” His voice deepened, “You’ll be scandalized in the morning when you can think again.”

For the most part I really did love this book, but I could have done without the whole ghoul stuff at the end of the book and my overall rating of this book suffered because of it. To me it kind of ruined the climactic scene with Bones, Cat, & Ian facing off.  I would much rather the book have ended there or with a nice romantic ending between Bones and Cat and saved the ghoul stuff for the next book.  Either way, I love this series and can’t wait to read more!