Thursday, November 5, 2015

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

 One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
2008, Avon
Series: Book 2 of Night Huntress

Synopsis:  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.

The Good: The Cat and Bones dynamic is super sexy. They're very close, but at the same time, they're starting all over again after having been apart for so long. They're still learning about each other and what has transpired in their time apart. Some decent revelations here, mostly unexpected. The mystery didn't feel like a traditional mystery in that we were searching for answers as much as we were seeing how the characters were dealing with the problem. We were waiting to see how everything turned out for them.

The Bad: I had to keep reminding myself that this wasn't the first book in the series and that I had actually read the previous book. While Cat was a familiar character, her situation was much different that the previous book. The world building has been established, but there was a huge amount of government job specific building that really made it feel like we were starting over. Normally, that would be fine, but being only the second book in the series, I would have wanted to get more character centric progress as opposed to having to rework a lot of what we had experienced in the first book.

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