I'm glad I gave this series another chance. The banter between characters is entertaining and often laugh out loud funny, but doesn't take away from the main plot. This book also had a great mix of steamy sex, romance between Cat and Bones, vamp killing and justice. Just got books 3 & 4 and can't wait to hear them.
One Foot in the Grave takes place around four years after book one in the Night Huntress series, Halfway to the Grave. Cat is dealing with a lot in this book, mainly her decision to leave Bones, which haunts her every day. She knows he is the love of her life, but she made a bargain with the devil, oops, I mean government, and for his safety must stay away from Bones. Yeah, that plan is working really well until she ummm bumps into him, at her BEST FRIENDS wedding! Coincidence? Who knows! The point is, what she left behind years ago is back and he comes with a vengeance that promises to never let her go again!!
Overall, I was pleasantly pleased with this book. I really like the way the narrator, Tavia Gilbert portrays Cat. Enthusiastic, Sarcastic, Sensitive, somewhat Cocky, Fearless...these are just a few of the traits I love in Cat and and she emanates them flawlessly. Even the side characters sound pretty realistic, my favorite being Cat's nut-case of a mom, Justina. My only gripe, is the narrator's portrayal of Bones. In my mind, Bones is this hot, macho-ey man with a deep sexy, sultry voice!! When Bones comes to mind, I immediately think Man Candy. Unfortunaltey, the narrator's interpreation of Mr. Bones is a tad, wee-bit underwhelming! She gives him an English accent (sort of) that sounds like a mix between Mary Poppins and the witch from the Wizard of Oz. And no, not the good witch Glenda, I am talking about the Wicked Witch from the West. Yeah, the creepy green one. [hunches shoulders...curls fingers and squeals...."I'm melting, I'm melting, what a world...what a world!] Shutting mouth now!!
Okay, so overall, and despite my previous Bones banter, I really did enjoy this Audio book. Sidenote- If your a newbie to the Night Huntress world, I suggest you actually read the book first. Then, if you like it as much as I do, che
I"ve read all the Cat and Bones books and they are sooo good. The chemistry between them is electric! Good narrators are so important and Tavia is wonderful!
I loved this book. I actually listened to it back to back I liked it so much. Good story line, twist and love the sex scenes. The can't get these on Audible fast enough!!!
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THIS BOOK IS DEFINITLY BETTER THAN THE FIRST BOOK. I ALMOST PASSED IT UP BUT IM GLAD I DIDNT. I DIDNT KNOW IT I WOULD WANT TO LISTEN TO IT DUE TO WHO THE FIRST BOOK ENDED BUT OVER ALL IT WAS GREAT. I THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY EXCITING AND I WILL DEFINITLY BE LISTENING TO THIS BOOK AGAIN.
I've become a sucker for Audible. I love audiobooks, to the point of addiction. Especially a good romance audiobook... :)
Don't hesitate to listen to this series. But start with "Halfway to the Grave" to get the full effect. What a superstar author! What an enthralling story! What captivating lovers! Oh my heart is a flutter, and I am going to devour the next books with great pleasure.
Do yourself a favor, read this book/ series.
I have always loved to read...but I often find it hard to find the time to sit down with a book. I started listening to audio books not too long ago, and I am hooked! It is hard to limit my listening to just during my comute to and from work! It has become a guilty pleasure of mine! I love just about every type of book, however I am a hopeless romantic to the core! :)
This second book made up for the last one! Thank you Jeaniene! I hated how things ended in the last one, and was sooo happy when things turned around in this one!
After getting through this one, I downloaded the rest of them right away. This book also has one of the best love scenes out of all of them right now, and I am currently on book five.
Keep listening, as they only seem to get better! From the story to the narration...everything about this one is great!! A must have!!
Yes , the story is great the Frost writes a compelling story with comically witty characters/
Tavia is a great Narrator.
The whole series and is rates up there with the rest of them
If you have not listened to this series get the first book and you will be hooked
Great mix of action, humour and romance, I bought the first book and now have purchased all of them. Tavia Gilbert gives a great performance its almost a dramatisation rather than a reading she does such a good job with the different characters
Now with government sanction. Fast forwarding from the last book by 5 years, we catch up with Cat as she has become part of the government organization that took her in at the end of the last book, still pining for Bones. Which is good since Bones quickly shows up after searching for her the past couple of years (not buying her note that she left him). She does have a strong support group, new friends and coworkers that very much like her (some a little too much) but other her work she doesn't have all that much else going on in her life.
We learn a little more about the quirks of the Vampire world, meet Cat's father (or sire depending on interpretation) and overall quickly move along on a whirlwind plot. All of which leads full circle to the beginning of the book, and a suprise decision that shows that Cat is more than just a vengence demon out for blood against rouge vampires (talk about daddy issues).