Publication: October 30, 2007
Flirting with the Grave...
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner - are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
After reading the first two books in the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost and loving them, I decided to try the Night Huntress Series. Book one is Halfway to the Grave and tells the story of Catherine Crawfield aka Cat.
Cat has been basically brainwashed by her mother to think that all vampires are evil demons and need to be killed so the world can be a safer place. So what does she do? She goes out and kills them. Turns out she isn’t just a normal human, she is half human, half vampire. This is one leading lady that can definitely handle her own. She kicks butt and takes names. Cat is very good at what she does and she isn’t really afraid of putting herself at risk hunting vampires. But her world becomes a little bit more dangerous than she expected once she encounters master vampire, Bones.
Bones isn’t your average vampire. He is a master vampire. One who has been around for many many years. And with those years, he has developed knowledge and powers that make him tough to go up against. Bones is pretty badass. He is a unique vampire because he just happens to hunt down vampires himself. And that is how he happens to cross paths with Cat.
Cat and Bones end up working very well together. I loved them both. Bones has this weird sarcastic sense of humor that I enjoyed. And Cat is an impatient vampire killing machine. They are both stubborn and set in their ways, but were Cat is impatient, because of years and experience, Bones thinks things through a little better. And he was smart for trying to get Cat on his side knowing he could use her as an advantage.
Even though I liked Jeaniene Frost’s other series I was a little unsure about this one, but it turns out I was unsure for no reason. I ended up liking Halfway to the Grave very much. So much so that I am already on book five of seven in this series. The writing is well done and there is a ton of action...something is always happening. I never once felt the story lag. If you’re into vampire paranormal romances with a sprinkling of good humor, I would definitely recommend this series and author.
RATING: 4 out of 5.
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