Thursday, May 9, 2013

Book Review: Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost

Twice Tempted
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publication: Avon (March 26, 2013)

Description: 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 . . .

My Thoughts: This action-packed and emotion-packed Night Prince novel has Leila and Vlad working on their relationship while an old girlfriend in trying to sabotage it. When Vlad offers to make her a vampire and a member of his line instead of proposing, Leila is so hurt that she is determined to leave him. He lets her go leaving her even more heart-broken and confirming for her that the relationship isn't going anywhere.

She runs back to her friend Marty and the carnie life only to learn that he has taken on a new assistant. Following on the heels of that discovery, someone plants a bomb the destroys Marty's trailer and a lot of the surrounding landscape too. Leila survives because she is still fireproof which was a consequence of her relationship with Vlad. She believes Marty is dead and is determined to avenge his death. Only Maximus, one of Vlad's close companions, suggests that the explosion might have been caused by Vlad to punish her because she left him. Maximus does have an ulterior motive -- he wants Leila as his lover. But his suggestion is enough to give Leila doubts.

When Maximus is shot with liquid silver and both are kidnapped by vampires who have been hired to deliver Leila to someone unknown, Vlad manages to track her down and return her to his home. Her attempts to protect Maximus and track down the perpetrator of the bombing and her kidnapping causes her to overuse her powers and almost die. Vlad's determination to save her gives her a better idea of how much he wants her in his life. They marry and then the adjustment period begins between Vlad who wants to protect Leila at all costs and Leila who wants to protect Vlad and be his equal partner.

When Leila's further investigations kill her, Vlad is there to bring her back as a vampire so that they can be together forever. And, together, they overcome this villain only to find out that she was not acting alone...

I can't wait to find out what happens next both in Vlad and Leila's relationship and in their determination to finally end Vlad's ancient enemy. This story was great urban fantasy and a great romance too. 

Favorite Quote:
He looked around, one hand on the wheel, another holding a large silver knife.

"What's wrong?"

"What's wrong?" I repeated, days of pent-up grief and stress making my voice shrill. "You slapped a smoldering body part onto me without even a warning, that's what's wrong!"

His brows drew together. "But you asked me to get that."
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here

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