References to rape. A scene of sensuality. A couple graphic sex scenes.
Some things won’t stay buried . . . at grave’s end
It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.
As if that wasn’t enough, a woman from Bones’s past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat’s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she’s learned as a special agent won’t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.
It’s taken me a couple of books to find the rhythm of this series. It’s not quite urban fantasy, and not quite paranormal romance. The Night Huntress series is a rare combination of both. We don’t ever jump POV from Cat to Bones, and the emphasis on world building is just as crucial as in urban fantasy, but the romance is the life blood of this series. You couldn’t lift it out and be left with the same story.
The first two Night Huntress books have been an emotional rollercoaster where Cat and Bones met, tried to kill each other, fell in epic follow-you-to-hell-and-back love, were apart for several years before reuniting in the infamously Chapter 32 of ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE. AT GRAVE’S END opens with both Cat and Bones both working for the FBI hunting down murderous vampires.
It wouldn’t be a Cat and Bones book if somebody didn’t get their still beating heart ripped out of their chest at least once, and I’m not referring to the blockbuster action scenes. Tragedy befalls the couple yet again and fuels a massive showdown with a big nasty vamp from Bones and Mencheres’ past. And to add more trouble a little closer to home, Cat’s colleague and friend Tate decides to make a play for Cat big time.
Overall, this is my favorite Night Huntress book yet. Cat has grown into her own woman. She’s unbelievably resourceful and strong without sacrificing an ounce of her femininity. She makes hard choices but doesn’t beat herself up over them for the rest of the book. She’s exactly the kind of woman you can see someone like Bones loving, which is about the highest compliment I can give her.
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