I can’t imagine reading anything but this series! Every time I’m done with one book I rush to get the next in the series. I highly doubt I’ll read anything else till I’m done with the last book in the series!
Destined for an Early Grave brings us back to Cat and Bones. They are finally relaxing together since Cat quit her job hunting bad vampires for the government. Now it’s just her and her husband Bones. Until she starts having strange dreams, all telling her that Bones is not her actual husband. There could be another.
Remember how excited I was that Bones was jealous in book #3? How possessive he acted? Now imagine what he’s like when there’s a man claiming to be Cat’s husband? Possessiveness x100! Which then made this book one of the best emotionally speaking. Cat and Bones begin to fight, and to question each other’s devotion. Which of course doesn’t help, because the vampire who is claiming Cat wants her back, and if Cat is unsure of Bones, the better for him.
“I won’t stand for this. I’m not going to hold you in my arms and wonder if I’m the one you’re really thinking about.”
Poor Bones. I absolutely love him and seeing him in so much emotional pain was just hard.
“I can stand for many things. I can stand your affection for Tate, much as I despise him. Your repeated jealousies over other women, even when I have given you no cause, for I’d be the same way in your place. I can stand your insistence to participate in dangerous situations that are way over your head, for again, that is also my nature. All these things ate at me, but for you, I chose to stand them…
Underneath your claims of devotion, past your love – and I do think you love me, despite it all – you don’t want to change over because you don’t think we’ll last. You believe we are only temporary… I’ve known it since I met you, but I’ve been patient. I told myself that one day, you wouldn’t look at me with those guarded eyes. That one day, you’d love me the same way I loved you… I’ve been a fool.”
Gah! I felt for him. My newest and favorite book boyfriend that’s for sure. The way he loves Cat… just beautiful. And the way he continuously shows that no matter what, she comes first. Sigh…
Besides my falling deeper in love with Bones, I did love everything else about the book. It still has Jeaniene Frost’s trademark writing – humor that had me laughing out loud plus wit, steam, suspense, intrigue… the whole shebang.
I continue to be wowed by this author. I can’t remember the last time I connected so well to a cast of characters. The sexy Bones, the strong Cat, then bring on Vlad, Spade, Ian… even Cat’s annoying mother!
A brilliant series. A must read. I can’t bring myself to read anything else.
Amazon Buy Link – Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost