Review: Halfway to the Grave
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This paranormal romance leans heavily to the romance side with a solid enemies-to-lovers trope. The main character, Cat, is a half-vampire with a serious chip on her shoulder. She's inherited a deep hatred of vampires (and therefore herself) from her human family, so she hunts vampires to try to make up for the fact that she exists. Enter Bones, a vampire who also hunts other vampires, but he does it for very different reasons.

Forced into close proximity, Cat begins to realize that maybe not all vampires are evil. As she grows closer to Bones, she also starts to cut herself a little more slack. Having another person accept her, even if he is a blood-sucking vampire, helps her accept herself. But, or course, things can't go that smoothly. She still has a vampire-hating mother and a couple of bible-thumping grandparents to contend with.

The plot of this book is secondary to the romance arc, existing more to force the characters into close proximity, conflict, and eventual comradery rather than as the central focus, so if you're looking for a deeply developed story line, you may be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're looking for a romance story with a paranormal plot that adds spice and action, this book is probably right up your alley.

Heat level = Spicy
There is a lot of sex, thinking about sex, dressing sexy, talking dirty, etc. in this book.

Trigger warnings - Rape
There are several instances of rape and near rape in this book.

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