Review: ‘Halfway to the Grave’ by Jeaniene Frost #Romanceopoly2020
Halfway to the Graveby Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress #1
Published by Avon on October 30, 2007
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook, AudioBook
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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 unlikely partnership.
In exchange for help 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 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.
Why did I wait so long to read Halfway to the Grave? I have no idea, but I’m going to have to make time to read the rest of the series. I had a hard time putting down the first book to the Night Huntress series.
Female Protagonist: Catherine Crawford is half-vampire, and she’s had a rough life because of it. She’s been a loner her whole life and never has had any friends. Catherine, aka Cat, is one kick-butt heroine, and I adored her character. She put herself in danger a few times, but she handled herself very well in each situation. She also knows how to handle Bones. I can’t wait to read more about her character in the next book(s) in the series.
Male Protagonist: Bones is a vampire bounty hunter who hunts down evil vampires and other supernatural beings for a living. He’s one sexy vampire bounty hunter who has a British accent. He’s over 200+ years old, and he knows how to woo women too. I know some readers have already claimed him as their book-boyfriend, but he has been added to mine also.
Storyline: Cat is killing vampires to help rid the world of the evil creatures, and she feels she’s doing it for her mother. Her mother despises vampires, especially after being raped by one twenty-two years ago. Cat is hoping to come across her vampire father when she’s killing them. She ends up meeting Bones, who is a vampire bounty hunter, and they end up working together after a deal to not kill each other. Bones thought that Cat was hired to kill him at first. Their connection with each other, once Bones starts training Cat, is sizzling. There is tension between the two characters, primarily when they work together on missions. Bones is determined to find out who is behind killing young women in Ohio. These women are not ones that have police looking for them. The antagonists in the stories end up being some horrible people/creatures.
I enjoyed the first book in the series since it introduced Bones and Cat, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next with these two, especially with how everything ended.
Steaminess: YES!!! Very Steamy!
Cliffhanger: Yes. At least there is to me since I need to read the next book to find out what happens to Bones and Cat. Cat ends up working for a government agency and running away from Bones, so yes, I consider this a cliffhanger.
Standalone or Series? This is a series, so I recommend reading in order.
Do I recommend this book? Yes, definitely. If you are a fan of Urban Fantasy with Vampires and Ghouls, then this book is for you. I still cannot believe it took me this long to read the first book. Thank goodness for the #Romanceopoly2020 Challenge for having me read this book finally. It fulfilled the Burger Joint square on the Romanceopoly board.