Night Huntress, Book 2
Synopsis: 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 awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline rush of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head – wanted: dead or half-alive – means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard Cat tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever … and Bones won’t let her get away again. Original.
Review: The end of the previous book was really terrible. Fortunately I had book 2 next to me because otherwise, I would have a fit! In this second installment of the Night Huntress series, the first thing that is surprising is the fact that the action does not take place immediately after the events we had in the previous book, but four years later. I did not think so much time would elapse between the two volumes and I remember I was very surprised the first time I read it.
Now, Cat is the leader of a special unit which is under Don’s direction and whose mission is to eliminate the rogue undead and of course without the population knowing it. She left Bones behind but we should expect that he does not give up so easily! He manages to find Cat in the wedding of her best friend Denise. The reunion is pretty embarrassing especially for Cat. Much time has passed and we find a heroine who is very uncomfortable in his presence. She tries to deceive him by adopting a professional attitude but in vain. She has never forgotten him and when she faces him all the feelings she had fled resurface and strike her hard. Bones meanwhile wants to understand her; he wants an explanation for what happened four years ago.
I enjoyed this second volume, although I found it wasn’t as good as the first one because it focuses more on Cat’s personal problems so there is less action. This book allows Cat to finally clarify things with her family. Cat must learn to balance her career and her love life, something that does not look easy at all. She had managed to make a new life and establish some kind of routine, but now that Bones is back in her life, all the problems she had fled resurface. This book is also rich in revelations especially about her father. And as if it was not enough, killers are after her.
Regarding the secondary characters, we meet Tate, Dave, Juan and Cooper, Cat’s co-worker who are quite interesting, except Tate who sometimes annoyed me. We are also introduced to other characters in this book, including Mencheres, the hero of the second spin-off Eternal Kiss of Darkness, a very powerful Egyptian Master vampire and Bones’ grandfather. Well, sort of. Then we have Annette, who is the first person Bones turned into a vampire and finally Ian, Bones’ creator. Of course, Spade and Rodney are still there too.
It is always a pleasure to plunge into Cat and Bones’ adventures and even if it is a reread, I had a great time with all of these characters and I have formed a strong attachment to them! And now I have only one desire, to read the book 3.