by Jeaniene Frost
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Reviewed by: Kristina | Source: Publisher
Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges…
Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her.
Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity…
Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.
TWICE TEMPTED continues the thrilling roller coaster ride that is Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series. I was miffed that we were left with a cliffhanger in ONCE BURNED so I was eagerly anticipating more dark and dangerous adventures with the very sexy Vlad and Leila. TWICE TEMPTED does not disappoint and is even darker, bloodier and more intense. The plot is thick with danger lurking around every corner and the shocking plot twists had my head spinning.
Aside from the thrilling search for Leila’s would be killer, I loved getting more peeks at Vlad’s horribly bloody past. These glimpses are graphic and brutal but they helped in understanding where this sexy torturer is coming from. There were also frequent and slightly graphic scenes in Vlad’s torture chamber that had me feeling really really sorry for the unfortunate prisoners being held there regardless of their guilt.
While Vlad is indeed one scary and powerful vampire, he and Leila fit so well together on an emotional level. I adore how Leila tests Vlad and is one of the few people that can stand up to him and his dominate vampire lord personality without cowering in fear. It is really fun seeing Leila’s modern sensibilities clash so much with Vlad’s more traditional views on relationships.
TWICE TEMPTED has a fiery romance between two strong personalities and heaps on the brutality of just what it means to love Vlad the Impaler. Like ONCE BURNED, TWICE TEMPTED teases us with some rather interesting loose ends to tie up in the next untitled Night Prince series book.
- Once Burned - 4/5
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