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 unholy partnership.
Cat is a twenty-two year old half vampire who has been killing vampires for 6 years. She's been programed to despise vampires by her Mother, who I think in a small way is resentful of Cat because she is half 'thing'....I have to admit I got kind of mad at Cat for putting up with how her Mom treated her....I get that she was her Mom and she loved her but Cat deserved the unconditional love only a Mother can give and she certainly did not get that from her Mom!
Using herself as bait to lure vampires out of the clubs so she could drive a stake in their hearts, Cat was succeeding in her mission to destroy the monster that raped her Mom and was unfortunately also her father......that is until she met one very sexy English vampire she couldn't handle.
So Bones and Cat make a deal. They work together with conditions....Cat will get to continue on her mission of vengeance but she will only be able to kill the vampires Bones picks. They work wonderfully together and eventually start to open up to each other. With some prompting Cat gives Bones a little of her not so happy past when it comes to 'boyfriends' and also confesses she has never been to a club to just dance and have fun. So when they get to the club the next night Bones tells Cat about her target then takes off into the crowd......little does she know he made himself her target in hopes of giving her a night of dancing and having fun. He teaches her to dance and she starts to really get into it....so much so her and Bones share their first kiss
"Kitten, you need to make a decision. Either we stay here and behave or we leave now and I promise you" his voice dipped lower and the words fell against my lips "if we leave, I won't behave."
Cat continues to struggle with what she is feeling towards Bones. She freaked out the morning after their kiss and struggles with the emotions she's feeling because she wants to be around him but her mind keeps telling her it's better to stay away because he is a monster.....I don't get her hesitation....who cares that he drinks blood, the man is hotter than all get out and he clearly knows how to take care of her while she gets her revenge even if it is against his own kind....come on Girlie - get in there!!!!
Cat finally calls Bones after finding herself in a wee bit of trouble and he comes to her rescue. After all the clean up Bones finally gets through to Cat and gets her to look at him, look at the man he is instead of the vampire
YIPPEEE!!!!!....it's about damn time she realized what she had in Bones. But even after what they shared together....which by the way was so hot as in a cold shower wouldn't have done anything to cool it down.....she still tries to push him away because of what he is. Only this time he isn't giving her a choice when it comes to staying awayMy God, he was beautiful. Absolutely, incredibly beautiful, and now that I'd finally allowed myself to notice, I couldn't stop staring. "Kiss me."
"I can't just let us go our separate ways, Kitten, because I am in love with you. I love you."
They have a few struggles in their relationship.....mostly Cat not wanting to confess to her mother that her boyfriend/love of her life is a blood sucking monster but the deep feelings she has for him don't keep her away for too long.
Sadly the love that Cat feels for Bones runs so deep she is willing to do something that I won't share with you because it will ruin the book but O.M.G. it pissed me off.......Once you've read this book please let me know how you felt about Cat's decision....I want to make sure I'm not the only one who understood her choice but at the same time couldn't believe she actually followed through with it."I love you, Bones." A weight seemed to lift from me I hadn't known was there. Funny how much I'd feared something that shouldn't have frightened me at all.
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost is an absolutely awesome read. The suspense keeps you on your toes and keeps you rooting for the safety of Cat and Bones, the romance is hot and at the same time beautiful, the characters are amazing and so well built. This was an excellent paranormal read that had me wishing for my very own 240 year old English vampire ;) Make sure you check it out! I'm quite anxious to read One Foot in the Grave to find out what happens with our lovely characters next!
Big Thanks to my girl Kim for your help in getting started with this review ♥