In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon, Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side...and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
Jeaniene Frost lives with her husband and their very spoiled dog in Florida. Although not a vampire herself, she confesses to having pale skin, wearing a lot of black, and sleeping in late whenever possible. And while she can't see ghosts, she loves to walk through old cemeteries. Jeaniene also loves poetry and animals but fears children and hates to cook. She is currently at work on the next novel in her best-selling Night Huntress series.
What I liked: I had forgotten how young Cat was in the first book. I don't know why really, maybe because she seems wise beyond her years. Ms Gilbert does a great job of painting the pictures that Ms Frost provides. Her Cat voice, I feel, is spot on. The humor and the pain of Cat just seep into you.
I was reminded of why I dislike Cat's mother so much and how much I liked Bones' dry snarky comments. Bones is just indescribable and his love for Cat just digs into your heart.
The story building is top notch and the pacing just flows. The characters are coming together better than in most first books.
What I didn't like: At first I had a very hard time with the voice Ms Gilbert chose to use for Bones. It just seems too low class but as Bones was telling Cat his story, I realized, Bones is low class. You might think that over the long course of his life that he would affect a higher class of speaking, but then that wouldn't be the Bones we all know and love.
Currently the pricing on this first Cat and Bones book is great. The Kindle edition is $4.74, the paperback is $7.19 and the audible edition is a steal at $2.99.