Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Prince #2
Genre: Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Release Date: March 26, 2013
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.
First Sentence: This wasn’t the first time I’d woken up as a captive.
After I finished reading Once Burned, the first book in the Night Prince trilogy, the only burning question left on my mind was why? Why does Jeaniene Frost want to make us suffer by not giving us the next book asap? Why do we have to wait ten long months to find what happens next, especially with that ending?! Why?
This week, I finally got my hands on a copy of Twice Tempted and devoured it. I’m sad to say that it wasn’t as good as Once Burned, because let’s face it, nothing can beat the scene where Vlad and Leila finally meet. Still, I still enjoyed reading Twice Tempted. Twice Tempted had the perfect mix of funny moments and danger mixed all into one.
I must’ve made some sound because Maximus scowled while holding his finger to his lips in the universal command for silence. Then he said, “What? How?” with such believable shock that I mentally upgraded him from Good Liar to Fantastic One. (87)
I love how Twice Tempted focuses mainly on trust and love, namely Leila’s trust and her feelings of love for Vlad. It was fun watching their existing bond develop and strengthen even more than before. I’ll admit it, multiple parts of the book got me worried – would Leila and Vlad ever be together for real? Will they survive all this and be happy together? Why couldn’t all the bad guys just go away? (Yeah, I know, if the bad guys all just went away, then we will all have no book.) All I can say without spoiling anything is that Twice Tempted ended on a very satisfactory note.
“I’m only merciful to one person a day,” he threw over his shoulder. “As the saying goes, today isn’t your day and tomorrow doesn’t look good, either.” (159)
You know about that dreaded inner voice that constantly taunts you, discourages you, and makes you feel constantly insecure? Leila talks about her inner voice a lot in Twice Tempted, something I don’t think happened in the first book, Once Burned. Leila’s inner voice is the devil on her shoulder, making her feel deadly insecure, unwanted, and trying to convince her to make horrible decisions.
What’s that you were saying about the difference a day made? my cursed inner voice mocked. (231)
Overall, I’ll love to read the next book in the Night Prince series to find out how this series will end (I’m telling you Jeaniene Frost, it better end on a good note!) However, I’m in no hurry to read it because Twice Tempted never ended with a cliffhanger, and thank goodness for that. If it did end with a cliffhanger, I would be stalking someone.