Romances featuring handsome and deadly vampires are still alive and well. I saw a big chunk of this series on the carts to be re-shelved a few weeks ago. And then I saw it again. The third time I saw multiple copies of these books by Jeaniene Frost I knew someone (or several someones) was talking this up. I wanted to see what the buzz was about.
Cat (Catherine) Crawfield is a vampire hunter. Having made 16 kills, she thinks she’s rather good at it. But then she meets Bones, a much older, stronger vampire than any of the others she has met. Within seconds he’s in control, and he turns her opinion of vampires on its head.
Cat has grown up hearing that all vampires are evil, and that she, as a product of a vampire and human, is essentially evil, too. But Bones shows her how her skills are unique and how some vampires (maybe most vampires) don’t kill when they feed, don’t force themselves on humans, and don’t act like the demons her mother frequently claims they all are.
In exchange for helping Cat find her vampire father, she agrees to train with Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and help him capture some of the truly evil vampires he has been contracted to find. As they get to know one another, they feel an attraction that can’t be ignored…
Halfway to the Grave is the first in the Night Huntress series. It reminds me a lot of the Buffy/Spike romance. Bones even has the trademark platinum locks and British accent. Don’t get me wrong, this is an original story, but that appeal added to my enjoyment of the book. I’m zipping through the whole series now and enjoying every minute of romance and danger!
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