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One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress #2)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  67,793 ratings  ·  2,754 reviews
You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide…

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around Bones a
Mass Market Paperback, 357 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Avon (first published 2008)
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Kat Kennedy
Oct 08, 2011 Kat Kennedy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who I want to confuse
You know how sometimes I choose to litter my reviews with innapropriate words or themes? Like Austin Powers taking a giant shit in my Guilty Pleasures review, or my reoccuring use of the word 'balls' in my Shiver Review?

Well, the theme and word for the day is buttsecks.

As in: I was innocently reading One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost when the two main characters suddenly had buttsecks.

Now, I'm a shameless, wanton hussy with super magical slut powers, just like any other girl, but some thin
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 1/2–Chapter 32! Need I Say More–Stars
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I love this book. I love Cat and Bones. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite paranormal couples. The only reason this book isn't a 5 star read is because I had a hard time staying engaged in the plot during the first 9 chapters. Frankly, I was bored out of my mind until the author stopped dragging out Bone's reappearance into the storyline. Other than that, One Foot in the Grave is a fantastic, enthralling, and sexy as sin read.
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Feb 08, 2015 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Hot vampire lovers; PNR and urban fantasy fans
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5++ stars – Vampire Romance/Urban Fantasy

WOW...just WOW! I loved, loved, loved this book! Cat and Bones are back with bite in One Foot in the Grave, and as amazing as the first book was, this one’s even better.

Cat’s kick-ass vampire slaying is ramped up much higher this go round, and we also get a nice appetizingly, mouth-wateringly luscious, juicy Bones fix that had me melting like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day...Y-U-M! There’s lots of fast paced, high-octane action, witty laugh-out-lou
Buddy read with some awesome peeps at Buddies Books and Baubles.

Well, the fact that I'm lowering my rating from 5 stars to 3 took me by surprise. I never imagined that would happen.

I can't believe I'm going to say this, but the whole book kind of bored me. Cat was on her own after leaving the love of her life "for his own good" and she annoyed me constantly, her friends weren't as funny as I remember them being, when the love of her life does return there's unnecessary angst, and then we're at t

4.5 Stars!

On to the next one!
CAUTION! This (audio)book may lead to poor decision making, hazardous driving, and collisions between cars & trashcans.

Yep, this book is that good! I still maintain that the trashcan came out of nowhere... ;)

One Foot in the Grave begins four years after book #1, Halfway to the Grave ends. Cat is working for a secret part of the government being a badass ass, killing vampires everyday, you know, the ushe... Things are pretty rocky with Bones & the story begins with us not knowing ho
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*


“This isn’t going to be easy,” I grumbled as we headed toward the exit.

Bones shrugged. “Nothing worthwhile ever is.”

I couldn't wait to start this one! I had been told that Chapter 32 would blow my mind! And it did! I seriously want Bones so bad!

It's been four years, that right FOUR years (I was surprised myself), since Cat left Bones to become a secret agent for the government that deals with paranormal cases. By now, everyone has heard about the "Red Reaper", and
Jul 16, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any paranormal fan, but especially fans of JR Ward and Kresley Cole
The most reading fun I've had all year! Can I give this book more than 5 stars? This book has it all--the totally unique characters, the imaginative story line, the ultra witty dialogue, the set-the-sheets-on-fire bedroom action, the kick a** heroine, and the number one, sexiest bad-boy 'Master' vampire of all time, the swoon-worthy Bones! Oh my, he may have just replaced Rhage as my all-time favorite vamp! God, the things he says and does...words cannot describe his utter try to do ...more
Cat & Bones, Part II packs a punch and leaves you craving more.

The plot moves smoothly, the writing is sharper and wittier than the first book, there is oodles of action, the love scenes left me shaking. Literally. The author writes a particular love scene that is very original and hotter than Hades. I've never read anything like it before!

Kudos to Jeaniene Frost for taking a chance and starting this book four years later. Most books in a sequel take place one right on top of the other, but
Sh3lly ♛ Queen of Dragons and Wandering Crustaceans ♛
First read: May 2014:
Second read: April 2015:

Well, I definitely don't think this is a 5 star book anymore. My tastes and standards have changed a lot just in one year!

The first half of this book is basically what has Cat been up to in the 4 years she blew off Bones and joined a secret government group that hunts rogue vampires who kill humans. Cat is their leader and thought she was saving Bones' life by leaving him and disappearing. YAWN.

I never liked the secret military storyline. A
What’s up with the attitude Cat?

I was really disappointed in this second book in the Night Huntress series.
The first book was wonderful. Witty dialogue, a lot of tough action and of course: Cat and Bones together (hot hot hot). We saw Cat being transformed from a shy but determined amateur to a sexy vixen vampire huntress. I loved Bones, I loved Cat and I loved them together.

Four years later, Cat is in charge of a special task force dealing with undead felons. She has a busy work life, her col
It's been a long time since I read the first book in this series (Halfway to the Grave), but I remember enjoying it quite a bit. Half-vamp heritage aside, Cat was an average Ohio girl. She wanted to be badass, but didn't know how to manage it -- so while Bones taught her to kill & embrace her strengths, they fell in love. It felt natural. It made me smile.

This book didn't make me smile. This book made me want to kick Cat in the face.

I should mention that I'm biased against Mega-Alpha Females
Opening Line: "I waited outside the large four-story home in Manhasset that was owned by a Mr Liam Flannery.

Gah… This was just all kinds of ways good, the question here is why did I leave the delicious and uber sexy Bones sitting on my TBR shelf for so long? I mean I already knew this was going to be great, I figured Cat was going to kick some major ass and I’d heard all kinds of rumours about the infamous chapter 32 So why the wait?? I just don’t have an answer. Anyways my thanks to SheSwitches

The second book in the Night Huntress series is a winner. My second time reading this book, and it was just as awesome as ever. Cat and Bones are back in a big way, and this is a series not be missed. This book picks up where the first one left us without Bones, and Cat wallowing in all her self-pity, thus causing my Bones pain.

Well he is back with his “Hallo, Kitten” and it gives tingles to the spine. Give a dog a bone already, because I am would pull out s
5 Awesome Stars.

This seconds installment starts 4,5 years after the end of the first book. Cat is working with the government killing vampires and trying to move on with her life after having left Bones behind, because she believed they would never had any chance of a future together.
But destiny cross both of their paths again and between her vengeance and a new war against a powerful vampire, old feelings that never really got away are bound to return.


I liked this book even more than the fir
After feeling more than frustrated with the way things ended in Halfway to the Grave, the 1st book in this series, I was more than anxious to read this 2nd installment. Well, it didn't start very well and my frustration only grew with each chapter I read until I was ready to scream. I know all about the need some readers have to tease the readers and build tension and anticipation, but it was too much. Come on, nine whole chapters following Cat, her team and her "new" friend Denise around withou ...more
Emily May
May 03, 2011 Emily May rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loved Spike half as much as I did
Shelves: pnr, paranormal-uf, 2011
EDIT: I'm adding a honorary star to the first two books in this series, just because Frost has been consistently awesome throughout.

I really really enjoyed this book but I just can't quite bring myself to award it 5 stars when you compare it to, say, Margaret Atwood's genius in The Handmaid's Tale or the deeply entwined mystery/romance/mythology of Darkfever and the rest of the Fever series. This is an easy-to-read addictive series with a heroine who is likeable, brave (without being unrealistic
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Crystal~BIG book addict~
Bones has officially become my new favorite vampire. Lawdy what that man can do with his fangs!!

And lets not forget about Cat. The woman is a badass! Love her!

Miss Kim
I liked Cat more in this one, than the first in this series. However, I still found her childish and irritating. I don't really see why Bones loves her.

I personally would not call this series PR, I would call it Urban Fantasy, and however after a peek at the library sticker on the spine of my book, I see that it says 'horror'. Hmm. I would say this is not really ‘horror’, but what do I know?

I have to acknowledge 'the scene' or I know I will get jumped here at GR (haha). There are two love scene
Four years later Cat is now a Agent working with the higher ups to stop rouge vampires, but when a bounty is placed on her head, Cat reunites with her vampire lover Bones to stop the threat to her life and those around her...

For an author it’s always hard to pen down a sequel that equals or better to the first book in the series if that first book is amazing. Frost has not trouble with that with One Foot in the Grave, this book doesn’t hinder or drag down the awesome story of Cat and Bones bu
This was even better than the first. I don't even know what to say about it. I love Bones. I love Cat. I love Bones and Cat together. I love the side characters (although Tate was a little annoying at times). The fight scene at the end was great. The story was resolved while leaving a couple things open for the rest of the series. Really good.
3.5 stars.
I loved the first book in this series, Halfway to the Grave , and the only thing marring my enjoyment was how it ended. I was therefore anxious to see what would happen in Book 2 and was already upset, having read reviews and knowing this book starts four years later. It ended up not living to its predecessor for me, but I'm still a Bones addict so will be continuing with the series to the end, or until Cat becomes so annoying that she manages to outweigh the perfection that is Bone
Julie (jjmachshev)
Yee hah! I loved this book. It's the second in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series about Cat. Cat's the very special child of a human and a recently turned vamp who still had some viable swimmers!

In this second book "One Foot in the Grave", Cat's reunited with her sexy and mysterious vamp lover, Bones, after four long years. She still loves him, but is sure their relationship can't work. However, Bones isn't about to let her go again and he has some pretty nifty skills, and secrets, that jus
5 I-love-Bones Stars

Yep...The second book is even better! I am so happy I started this series. They are truly addictive! I just need more and more.

It’s been four years since Cat decided to work for the government. Four year without the love of her life. She is doing pretty good- leads a team of trained professionals, has a home and her mother is safe (which is not a great thing if you ask me).

“I’d only call my mother if I wanted last-minute motivation to jump off a bridge.”

Cat tries to move
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Oh Bones, you rock my freakin' world!!

While I was reading this book I found myself wondering how I ever let this series get away from me for so many months!! Cat and Bones are an EPIC couple and this story didn't let me down!

There are already SO many fabulous reviews of this book so I probably won't have anything really new to add, but I will say that I can't remember the last time I had so much fun reading an urban fantasy book. Some of the one-liners were so witty and perfect that I wanted t
When I got to the ending of the first book, I was like this:
At first I was like this.

Then I finished this second book in the series and I was like this:
And then I was like this

More of the same as the first book, except it doesn't have a "Noooooo" ending. Some crazy things happen in One Foot in the Grave, some of them of the soap-opera variety, but I enjoyed it and it was a fun ride.
This book opened with a big surprise for me. It has been four years since the events in the last book! Cat is fulfilling her promise and training her Scooby squad to kill vampires. Cat gets along alright with her teammates, but she's just marking time living in limbo. Her life hasn't been complete since she left Bones.

The beginning was pretty slow for me. I had no real interest in the life she had carved out for herself. I was actually really surprised that she became friends with them. You wer
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
5 stars +++ and well deserved.

I didnt think I could fall for another vampire but I found myself HELPLESSLY IN LOVE wih BONES.

And I thought, I hated Cat but prove to be a kick ass heroine and by the end of the book... I also fell in like with her.

Okay. I still hate herbecause shes the lucky one who ends up with my Bones, not me. :/

Ch 32 proved to be the most erotic chapter I've ever read! And my oh my *fanning myself, blushing* it wassss HAAAWWWWWWWTTT! Like realllly steaming hot!!!
I really would
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Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside fr ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Night Huntress (7 books)
  • Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)
  • At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3)
  • Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4)
  • This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)
  • One Grave at a Time (Night Huntress #6)
  • Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7)
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4) This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1)

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“You know that old saying. Once you go dead, no one's better in bed.” 1028 likes
“You called her Kitten? And she let you? She put me in a coma for three days when I
called her that! My balls never recovered from her smashing them into my spine!”
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