Friday, September 4, 2015

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost Review

"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."

One Foot in the Grave, Adult Paranormal, is the sequel of Halfway to the Grave. (I reviewed that book yesterday, I believe.) So let's dig in!

Cat Crawfield is not Cat Crawfield. According to the government and any of her acquaintances, she is Cristine Russell. Oh, yes. As in Bones' human name. As Crispin Phillip Arthur Russell III. You have to admit that it is a bit romantic even after that horrible Dear John letter she wrote to him. Anyway, Cat is a killing lady as a Special Agent under the top-secret organization that does not officially exist. 

Romance. Cat and Bones have that awesome chemistry. And dang it, Bones somehow got even more perverted (and hilarious). When they come back together, it is like seeing all of my shipping daydreams come true. (Also, they have a few X-rated scenes. I have many opinions over it, but I'm not willing to share it to any of you. Sorry.)

Bones. He's awesome. That is all I have to say for now. 

The story goes by quickly, as usual. I read it twice, because it is really good. There are some great parts that I can't help but remember. Like the part when Bones and Cat reunite. And the part when Bones and Cat's mother exchange nasty barbs. And the part when Bones turns out to be a darn, legendary vampire. And the part where Bones doesn't shy away from his past (in fact, anything he says at all is legendary and gold). And the part when Cat's boss and Bones meet. So many awesome parts. So many favorites. 

The ending. Great conclusion (for now, of course). I can't wait to read the sequel, but I'm waiting for the spoilers I'd read on the Internet to disappear. (Stupid me.) 

Vampires. Well, the vampire aspect is better than Twilight. (Shame on you, Meyer.) Anything (like this book) is better than Twilight. (As a matter of fact, I still ship Bella with Tyler's truck. Just FYI for all of those who are curious.) 

Overall, One Foot in the Grave is an excellent and exciting sequel to Halfway to the Grave. Great romance, awesome friendship, and a somewhat prudish mother. 

Rating: Four out of Five

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