Series: Night Prince #2
Published by Avon on March 26, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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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.
Vlad Tepes, the Prince of Darkness, also known as Dracula himself, is one of the sexiest vampires there is. Besides his passion, bedroom talk and alpha male possessiveness, Vlad is a scary and powerful vampire Lord who lives in a castle and controls a huge following of vampires.
Jeaniene Frost does not disappoint us with Twice Tempted, the 2nd novel in the Night Prince series. In Once Burned, we saw him meet his match in Leila, an ex-circus acrobat with a dark past and psychic powers. Twice Tempted irons out their attachment to each other and delves deeper into Leila’s character, proving that she’s the perfect match for Vlad.
Leila really shines in this installment as she learns how to harness her electrical whip and slaughters vampires at a swing of her hand. We see her kicking vampire butt and using her ability to read psychic imprints to find her aggressors. Like Cat in the Night Huntress series, she’s not the type of woman who will just sit back and take orders and definitely not a damsel in distress. Like Vlad, Leila has an unnerving thirst for revenge and a certain ruthlessness usually reserved for the undead alone. What sets her apart, is that she’s a mere human which leads to vulnerabilities, yet she doesn’t let that deter her from her goal.
She has so much gall, that when Vlad refuses to admit his love for her, she goes off with his right hand man, Maximus of all people and puts herself in all sorts of danger. With his vampiric abilities and widespread network, there’s no hiding from the Prince of Darkness and his sheer confidence and arrogance in knowing that she’ll come back is enjoyable to read. I love how this series delves deeper into the Vlad that was merely touched upon in the Night Huntress series. It goes into graphic and disturbing scenes from his past and torture chamber scenes really personifies him as Vlad the Impaler.
As Leila’s electric current running through her body is tempered by Vlad’s command of fire, you know the two are perfect for each other. She’s the only one who has the nerve to stand up to the vampire lord, and she’s the only one who can get away with it.
Twice Tempted was a quick read, packed full of action, torture, magic powers, cameos, sizzling sex scenes and vampire action. I enjoyed following Leila and Vlad in this sequel and can’t wait for more.
Check out my review of Once Burned (Night Prince #1) here.
Rating: 5 out of 5