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Twice Tempted

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Author: Jeaniene Frost

Published: March 26th 2013 by Avon

Format: Mass Market Paperback , 360 pages

Isbn: 9780062076106

Language: English


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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 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.

30 review for Twice Tempted

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession

    5 Mrs. Dracula Stars First read 3/4/2014 Reread 12/5/2015 Re reread 11/30/2019 *Spoilers* "The dress, the fancy dinner, all your flattering words, then the jewelry box." I ticked the items off on my fingers. "Really, what was I supposed to think?" His snort cut me to the bone. "Anything but that. You and I have been together mere months. Do you know how insignificant that is to someone my age?" A fresh wave of hurt made my tone scalding. "Yes, you're almost six hundred years old, but in today's wor 5 Mrs. Dracula Stars First read 3/4/2014 Reread 12/5/2015 Re reread 11/30/2019 *Spoilers* "The dress, the fancy dinner, all your flattering words, then the jewelry box." I ticked the items off on my fingers. "Really, what was I supposed to think?" His snort cut me to the bone. "Anything but that. You and I have been together mere months. Do you know how insignificant that is to someone my age?" A fresh wave of hurt made my tone scalding. "Yes, you're almost six hundred years old, but in today's world, when you say things like 'eternal bond' before giving your girlfriend a ring-sized box, there's usually only one kind of ring in it!"-Leila and Vlad "It hurts too much to be close to you, but continually pushed away." His expression changed to disbelief. "You're leaving me?"-Leila and Vlad Twice Tempted , the 2nd book in the Night Prince Series, was better then the first. And that is saying a lot because the first one was awesome! So much happens in this book. Wow lets just see if I can remember to name it all. Okay so the book picks up right where the last one left off. Leila and Vlad are having problems because Leila is worried that Vlad don't want her anymore because she lost her power( they don't know if it's temporary or not) Vlad tries to show Leila that he still wants her by giving her his sire line ring (meaning he wants to turn her into a vampire) at a fancy dinner in front of a lot of people which lead to Leila and Vlad having a huge embarrassing misunderstanding that leads to them breaking up. Tell me you love me and I'll stay. Hell, tell me you'll be open to the IDEA of loving me and I'll stay. Tell me anything except to resign myself to always ranking a distant second to the coldness you keep wrapping around your heart.-Leila "In the past month, I've been rejected, blown up, shot at, drugged, and kidnapped, but I'd rather go through all of that again than hold your hand while acting like . . . like everything that happened between us doesn't matter." My voice cracked. "Maybe it doesn't to you, but even being around you hurts and I can't pretend that touching you won't be a thousand times worse."-Leila Leila leaves Vlad and goes back to stay with Marty. Then someone tries to kill Leila, Maximus saves Leila then they try to find who tried to kill her. Then she and Maximus get kidnapped. Then she kicks some major ass and gets ahold of Vlad to help. Then her and Vlad get back together. Then they get married! Then someone tries to kill her a few more times. Then she dies and becomes a vampire. Then there is some awesomely dirty blood sex........(they are so naughty) Then they hunt down the people that tried to kill Leila. I think I got it all! Pfff See a lot happened! "I'd want our wedding to be special. I don't have a dress, you don't have a best man, and instead of flowers, we have corpses on poles decorating the front of the house." "Flowers are on the way, as is my best man, three seamstresses are ready to make any dress you desire, and I'll have the corpses taken down," he replied without missing a beat.-Leila and Vlad My father cast a calculated look at the items on the silver serving tray in front of him. Vlad flashed him a charming smile. "You'd never succeed." For a second, I didn't understand. Then my mouth fell open. "Dad! You were not thinking of stabbing my fiance with a silver knife!"-Vlad and Leila "You think I object because he's a vampire?" my father snapped. "If you were marrying Marty, I'd give my blessing because he's a good man. He" - a finger stabbed in Vlad's direction - "is not." I sighed. "You saw the corpses on the lawn, didn't you?" My father let out a scoff. "As if I couldn't tell before that. I told you, Leila, I can read people, and without a doubt, Vlad is the most violent person I've ever met."-Leila's dad and Leila Yesterday, I woke up in the infirmary still nursing a broken heart. Today, I woke up in Vlad's bed as Mrs. Dracula. What a difference a day made. "If you introduce yourself to anyone as Mrs. Dracula, I'll bite you in a manner you won't enjoy." I smiled without opening my eyes. Some things didn't change, like Vlad being grumpy when he first woke up. "I'm quaking with fear." -Leila and Vlad At the start of the book I have to say I was so embarrassed for Leila. I actually felt it. I think I blushed and everything. And Vlad I wanted to kick his ass. He was so stupid not to see how that ring party would look. But when they got back together Vlad melted my heart and made me fall in love with his complex, dark self all over again. The thing I love about Vlad is that even though he falls in love it doesn't change who he is. He is still Vlad to his core. I love him and Leila together. I love that Leila doesn't back down to Vlad either. Vlad is a strong person he could never love a weak person. Poor Vlad I feel bad for him when he was betrayed by a friend. Cat makes a cameo appearance after the wedding which made me miss Bones and Cat. Good thing their book is up next. The story was a great addition to The Night Huntress Universe. If you love PNR or Urban fantasy you should check this whole series out starting with Bones and Cat! "Love is a terrible weakness. It gives your enemies a perfect target, clouds your judgment, makes you reckless . . . and that's on a good day." His hands continued their caressing path to my waist, their heat barely diminished by the thin material of my robe. "On a bad day," he went on, his voice turning harsh, "it can destroy you. I never wanted to subject myself to that again, so yes, I kept you at arm's length. I even let you leave to prove to myself that you meant no more to me than my previous lovers. And then Martin called, telling me you'd been killed." His grip tightened painfully before he released me, his hands clenching into fists at his sides. "I didn't care about anything then. Not crushing my enemies, protecting my people, or how maddening you were by expecting me to behave like a modern man, as if I could shrug off half a millennium of living, based on your whim."-Vlad "This place stinks." "Did the guards forget to spray Febreze?" Vlad asked in mock indignation. Then he gave me a jaded look. "It's a dungeon, Leila. They're supposed to smell." Mission accomplished. The stench might have actually killed my new appetite. If Hell could fart, it would smell like this.-Leila and Vlad

  2. 5 out of 5

    Marulett

    Joint review with Aly to come soon :) Btw, I LOVED it ;) ------------------------------------------------------- March 2013!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Oh my God....please time go by fast!!! Joint review with Aly to come soon :) Btw, I LOVED it ;) ------------------------------------------------------- March 2013!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Oh my God....please time go by fast!!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    C.C.

    Jerk Ruthless Sardonic Heartless Cold Distant Manipulative Cruel In short Vlad was pretty much an ass in this book. To those who only read Night Prince they would see him that way but I've read the entire Night Huntress Series and Night Huntress World so I kind of know where he was coming from. Quite frankly I'm a little disappointed because I felt he lost some of his edge. I thought he became soft. Hehe Leila got to him. (view spoiler)[ The marriage thing was a little too soon for me but who am I? Vlad Jerk Ruthless Sardonic Heartless Cold Distant Manipulative Cruel In short Vlad was pretty much an ass in this book. To those who only read Night Prince they would see him that way but I've read the entire Night Huntress Series and Night Huntress World so I kind of know where he was coming from. Quite frankly I'm a little disappointed because I felt he lost some of his edge. I thought he became soft. Hehe Leila got to him. (view spoiler)[ The marriage thing was a little too soon for me but who am I? Vlad did it to please Leila, some kind of human formality thing. I also felt bad for Vlad because he lost two of his closest friends. I was getting the traitor vibe from Maximus but Shrapnel? I didn't see that one coming. Too bad, I really liked him. (hide spoiler)] Leila was even more stubborn in this book. My goodness, sometimes it was a little too much. How many times did she almost die in this book? She also became clingy which kind of irked my irritation, however, she still kicks major butt. Go girl. The whole story pretty much revolved around Leila trying to stay "alive", Vlad trying to save her, accept as well as admit his feelings and the blossoming of their relationship (blossoming? wtf?). Lastly, Yay for book 3! I think this was supposed to be a 2-book thing but hah! This book didn't even show the main baddie so I'm hoping that the 3rd book would have action packed butt kicking. ------------------------------------------------------------ On a completely unrelated note, Up From the Grave is next. Hoorah! I miss Cat and Bones, they'll always be number one. :) I couldn't even read the excerpt, don't wanna torture myself with it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    MischaS_

    You know, Vlad was just so awesome in this one. However, I can already see him slipping into Frost's default "whatever you wish, darling" male characters. I would really like if the character remained mostly the same as they were before meeting their love. But I wish the ending wasn't so fast. It ended when it was finally interesting;). Wonder when we will see Maximus again.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sophia Triad

    Once burned....twice tempted So good! Leila is furious! Maybe it is because Leila has lost her “gift” and she feels helpless.... Maybe it is because Vlad does not seem to care for her needs (There is no bathroom in his room!)... Maybe it is because Vlad wants to make her a vampire (Doesn't he like the fact that she is a puny human?)... Maybe it is because this wedding proposal is not offered... ...So...Leila leaves Vlad and surprisingly Vlad lets her abandoning him. Leila goes back at US, but Martin ha Once burned....twice tempted So good! Leila is furious! Maybe it is because Leila has lost her “gift” and she feels helpless.... Maybe it is because Vlad does not seem to care for her needs (There is no bathroom in his room!)... Maybe it is because Vlad wants to make her a vampire (Doesn't he like the fact that she is a puny human?)... Maybe it is because this wedding proposal is not offered... ...So...Leila leaves Vlad and surprisingly Vlad lets her abandoning him. Leila goes back at US, but Martin has already found a replacement, new enemies appear and some old friends -although they seem like they want to help- cannot be trusted (Maximus, what are you trying to do?). Leila is penniless and desperate. Has Vlad really let her leave him? “You should be afraid. Very afraid. Before, I told you if you wanted to end things between us, I would let you go, but, Leila"--his voice deepened--"I lied.” This is another incredible book! It has everything: angst, mystery, desperation, bad and not so bad vampires, unconditional love and finally a first-class, amazing wedding with many friends. Vlad and Leila, congratulations! “As if I'd settle for anything less than making you completely mine, as soon as possible.” He was so close his features were a blur, yet his eyes had never gleamed brighter. I closed mine and it made no difference. I could still see his through the shield of my lids. "I am yours," I whispered, and it wasn't only a statement. It was a promise.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jo ★The Book Sloth★

    I really, really don't know what to do with this book... I can't even decide how to rate it (I change my mind every ten minutes). It had moments where I wanted to clap my hands and have a little happy dance and then I'd read something and want to close the book and save myself the disappointment. I wanted to cry at some points because all my expectations turned to dust! *****SPOILERS***** I'd decided I wouldn't use spoilers for this one but I don't know how to do it and explain at the same tim I really, really don't know what to do with this book... I can't even decide how to rate it (I change my mind every ten minutes). It had moments where I wanted to clap my hands and have a little happy dance and then I'd read something and want to close the book and save myself the disappointment. I wanted to cry at some points because all my expectations turned to dust! *****SPOILERS***** I'd decided I wouldn't use spoilers for this one but I don't know how to do it and explain at the same time why I was disappointed, so spoilers it is. I will begin by saying that this Vlad has nothing to do with the Vlad from Night Huntress, he doesn't even resemble the more mundane edition of him from Once Burned. I want the unyielding, arrogant, heartless, full of dark humor SOB he once was back. (view spoiler)[This Vlad was wrapped around Leila's finger for the better part of the book like a schoolboy with his first crush. He kept threatening her with ramifications to her decisions, and then he forgave her every time. As if that wasn't enough, he had to go out of his way to give her everything she wanted in the end. And I do mean every single thing, even the ones that he'd promised never to give. I can't believe I'm saying it but my favorite moment in the book with him was when he broke Leila's heart. At least at that point he was the Vlad I knew and loved (you know...Cold, cruel, cynical). (hide spoiler)] I just kept reading and trying to understand who this new hero was and where my Vlad was. The worst drawback in this was that you couldn't see the changes happening. There wasn't a developement period. One day he was cold and heartless and the next he was a mat for Leila to walk all over. I just can't see this happening. Maybe if the changes happened one at a time I could suck it up and say "well, the man fell in love, of course he would change" but it was like he slept one night and woke up another person. I knew that at some point he'd relent, I just wanted to be able to see what led to it. And then of course we have Leila. Leila the strong, brave, gutsy heroine of the first book, has become Leila the whiny, naive, needy little girl in the second. What happened to her? So Vlad can't love her, so what? ***NEWS FLASH Girl, you knew that going in. He said he can't love you first thing in the relationship. He never promised you anything. If you want more than he can give you, you man up and leave him.*** (view spoiler)[But nope, not her. She had to become clingy and humiliate both of them before she finally got that he couldn't give her what she wanted. And of course after that she had to believe the worst of him(believe he was capable of some pretty awful things-and willing to do them-) because... well, the only reason I can think of was that did what he had promised from the beginning, protected and sexed her up without promising his undying love. Yeap, I can deffinitely see why she would believe that after he gave her exactly what he promised her, he could do the things she suspects him for. (hide spoiler)] So what I have to say to Leila is... Grow up and stop acting like a bratty 15 year old who thinks the world goes in circles around her. Concerning the book in general, mostly my bigest disappoinment in the book were the characters. That isn't to say that it didn't have it's good moments. Moments when the good, old Vlad we know and love, came out to play. Moments when Leila thought of someone besides herself. But they just couldn't tip the balance with the rest in my opinion. There were also exchanges where the old Vlad (the ruthless, dark one) showed his beautiful self and then, just when you thought the guy still had "it", Leila caught his balls again. I don't know if it was the high expectations I had for this one or the anticipation for something good but I was brought down to Earth none too gently. The last 1/4 of the book was somewhat better, or at least the action helped to get over the disasters of the first half of the book. I read through the book, praying that my beloved Vlad would come back, but in the end I ended up with "Leila's Man". That's exactly what happened to him, he wasn't Vlad anymore, he was "Leila's man". I know the book had good moments. I actually quite enjoyed it at some points but I just can't even remember them right now. My mind has stopped at the bad things and can't get over them. PS. Please Frost, give us Vlad back in the next book. PLEASE!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Karla

    5 Searing Stars!! That's what I’m talking about! BURN BABY BURN…Vlad set me on Fire!! FINALLY we get the sexy, snarky Vlad we have come to love from The Night Huntress series! This book was so much better than the first one. Leila grew into her character and Vlad has come back to us!! They will never be Cat and Bones, and I wouldn’t want them to be, but they are a unique fun couple in their own right. The steam factor was off the charts, they don't call him 'The Impaler' for nothing. Actually it 5 Searing Stars!! That's what I’m talking about! BURN BABY BURN…Vlad set me on Fire!! FINALLY we get the sexy, snarky Vlad we have come to love from The Night Huntress series! This book was so much better than the first one. Leila grew into her character and Vlad has come back to us!! They will never be Cat and Bones, and I wouldn’t want them to be, but they are a unique fun couple in their own right. The steam factor was off the charts, they don't call him 'The Impaler' for nothing. Actually it's for other reasons, but in my mind...well you get the picture. I loved the witty banter between Vlad and Leila, which usually led to more impaling! *snicker* When we entered the first chamber of the dungeon, the stench made me recoil. It smelled like someone had mixed together kerosene, rotten fruit, stale blood, urine, and dog shit, then blown it up. How had I not noticed this before? I wasn’t even breathing, but the rancid odor found its way into my nose anyway. “This place stinks.” “Did the guards forget to spray Febreze?” Vlad asked in mock indignation. Then he gave me a jaded look. “It’s a dungeon, Leila. They’re supposed to smell.” Vlad, he’s so old school and barbaric, yet such a modern man! I listened to this book on audio and then went back and read my favorite parts. I love the audio version and Tavia Gilbert does an amazing Vlad, Romanian accent and all! When he says Leila…long and drawn out…Leeiiiiiilaaaa…it just made me melt! This book gave me that feeling I had when I first read Halfway to the Grave. Plenty of action, world-building, fantastic secondary characters, a real page turner! I’m excited to see where this series is going, and I can’t wait to spend more time with Vlad and Leila! Jeaniene Frost, you did good! I had a pic I was going to post of Vlad, but when I saw Dorsey’s, I put mine aside because she nailed it !!! This is the picture I will have in my head as I continue to read this series. She also posted some of my favorite quotes and wrote a great review! Our love for Vlad shows no bounds, does it my friend?! We are Vlad groupies! Dorsey gifted me my own Vlad pic to post on my review!! He's so perfect, thank you my dear sweet friend!! MUAH!!! The Impaler ~ Vlad!!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Madison Warner Fairbanks

    Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost Night Prince series, book 2. You should read the prior book for the best context. This book travels far in terms of changes for Leila. At first Leila thinks Vlad is going to propose but when that doesn’t happen, she walks away from him. An attempt is made on her life and then events are happening fast and spinning out of control. Often bloody and violent, the story is full of vampires making their own lives important, even if at the cost of others. But like life, t Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost Night Prince series, book 2. You should read the prior book for the best context. This book travels far in terms of changes for Leila. At first Leila thinks Vlad is going to propose but when that doesn’t happen, she walks away from him. An attempt is made on her life and then events are happening fast and spinning out of control. Often bloody and violent, the story is full of vampires making their own lives important, even if at the cost of others. But like life, there is good with the bad. I look forward to reading more of this series because: CLIFFHANGER! I alternated between a paperback and audio version narrated by Tavia Gilbert. Tavia does a fantastic job alternating between voices and empathizing passion and anxiety.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Desiree

    4.5 Stars My Vlad aka Prince of Darkness My Leila ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Stars My Vlad aka Prince of Darkness My Leila ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  10. 4 out of 5

    La-Lionne

    I still don't understand what happened to the characters I met in the first book. I really enjoyed the first book. I liked both Vlad and Leila. I loved the whole mystery surrounding his character, his darkness, his arrogance and his possessive unapologetic behavior. I loved Leila's innocence, her bravery and her struggle to understand and control her powers. I also like that she feared him, but at the same time felt this uncontrollable pull towards him. But in this book I almost didn't recognized I still don't understand what happened to the characters I met in the first book. I really enjoyed the first book. I liked both Vlad and Leila. I loved the whole mystery surrounding his character, his darkness, his arrogance and his possessive unapologetic behavior. I loved Leila's innocence, her bravery and her struggle to understand and control her powers. I also like that she feared him, but at the same time felt this uncontrollable pull towards him. But in this book I almost didn't recognized her. She was whiny, demanding, constantly nagging him. What I dislike the most about this book was the fact that she made her decisions based on assumptions instead of actual facts. For me, the story started to go south pretty early in the book. - WARNING SPOILERS - The whole scene with the ring was ridiculous. I understand why she would assume that, but her reaction to it was very childish. First of all, if there was anything to be pissy about it was the fact that he wanted to turn her into a vampire. But she didn't dwell on it for very long. She started to nag him why he haven't said I love you to her. Let's back up a little. When she first saw the jewelry box she started to squirm in her seat and couldn't wait to say "yes" even without his I love you, so why complain about it afterwards? Vlad have lived, loved, hated, suffered and killed for hundreds of years. He's a vampire who doesn't live by our mortal rules. I would say she had a thing or two to learn from him. I was on his side when it came to the whole I love you thing. "Words." His tone sharpened. "I shared my house, my bed, and my blood with you, as well as offered you a place in my life forever. What are words compared to that?" He was trying to tell her that actions speak louder than words, which is true, but she was still stomping her foot and pushing him to tell her that he loved her. And when he didn't she told him it was over. It was so annoying. Another thing that I didn't like was cartoon-like descriptions. Which made it hard for me to get into the story and take it seriously. Leila comparing the remains on a deck to a lasagna and the crime scene at the hotel she compared to a Swiss cheese. You've got to be kidding me? I expected to be scared, grossed out or creeped out, but it was written to sound like an anecdote. It's a story about a prince of darkness, is it not? Not an episode of The Simpsons. I thought that her constantly calling him ex-boyfriend completely ruined and emasculated his character. Why don't you just call him Vlad? But she made it sound like he was some nerdy boy next door. Here are some of "WTH" lines: "Come on, I silently urged. Drill, baby, drill!" "I'd soon smell like eau de slut." Then, there was a reason why Vlad brought her back to Romania for the second time. "If I do nothing when someone attempts to blow up and then kidnap my former lover, my enemies will think I'm weak and attack more of my people." But that is the complete apposite. Your enemies will think you are week if you try to hide every ex lover you ever had. It shows your weakness. Isn't that what they do, exploit them? The author needed to come up with a better reason for him to bring her with him, because this one didn't make any sense. Then, the scene where her sister slapped her. Is that the first thing you do after you find out your sister Is alive? Don't even get me started on the whole wedding thing. It was beyond silly. First, it was to late, then too soon and then not soon enough. Suddenly the I love you's started flying left and right, and the proposal out of the blue. And, the wedding, which had to happen the same day. The dress got designed and made the same day. Vlad also managed to invite 2000 people in that short amount of time. One day! - END OF SPOILERS - They managed to completely forget that there was a killer on a loose, hungry for revenge. The only characters I liked was Vlad and her father, who was a man of reason. I didn't finished the book, I stopped at 61% because I just couldn't take anymore of that silliness. I'm sorry to say, but I won't be reading anymore books in the series. But I hear that Jeanine's Frost Night Huntress series is quite good, I'll go and try that instead.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ferdy

    Spoilers… A Very Long, Ranty and Disorganised Review What the hell was this? I thought Once Burned was an okay read - it was cliched and predictable but it had its entertaining moments. I obviously didn't expect much from Twice Tempted but I didn't think it'd be this fucking awful. It was positively horrible. I'm even more pissed because I loved Cat and Bones's books (even though the last few have been boring) and I quite liked Spade and Mencheres's books too. Sadly, Vlad's books make me want to Spoilers… A Very Long, Ranty and Disorganised Review What the hell was this? I thought Once Burned was an okay read - it was cliched and predictable but it had its entertaining moments. I obviously didn't expect much from Twice Tempted but I didn't think it'd be this fucking awful. It was positively horrible. I'm even more pissed because I loved Cat and Bones's books (even though the last few have been boring) and I quite liked Spade and Mencheres's books too. Sadly, Vlad's books make me want to throw up. It was like no effort or thought or imagination were put into his books. They're bloody awful. I loved Vlad in the Night Huntress series, he was mysterious, attractive, funny and caring. I couldn't wait to read his spin-off. Unfortunately, he turned into a dull, cliched loser. I could have coped with that if not for the fact that he was paired with a boring clingy doormat who had no self respect. Ugh. Leila was kind of blah in the first book but in this one she was down right annoying. I was hoping she would drop dead and Vlad's vampires would just dump her in a dustbin… And then maybe Vlad could disappear for a century or two to cleanse himself of all that Leila awfulness so he could return with an actual personality. No such luck though. The worst thing about Twice Tempted was Vlad and Leila. They were boring, insufferable, cliched, pathetic, lame, rubbish and cringey. If I was Leila I would have stopped whining and told Vlad to fuck off, then had sex with that other vampire bloke and kept him on the side for his super healing blood, and then joined the carnival again and become a free loving hippie. Did Leila do that? No, she just whined and moaned like a cow. If I was Vlad, I would have impaled Leila and not in a sexy way. I would have used dozens of metal pikes to slowly kill her. What did Vlad see in Leila? She was the worst. I think that Leila just wore Vlad down and forced him into having feelings for her. I don't think Vlad truly loved Leila, she was unloveable and he treated her like shit for too long to make me believe he loved her. A breakdown of Vlad and Leila's relationship: Leila: I love you so so so so so so so much. Do you be also loving me? Vlad: No. Leila: Please please pwease be wuving me. Me no like how you torture people. It no nice. I loving you lots yea? You please loving me? Thank you, please. Vlad: No. Fuck off. Leila: I go now. Remember I be always loving you. I no be loving you being the cold torturer bastard but I still loving you. Vlad: That makes no sense. Leila: Vlad being so evul and mean. I love him so so much. What do now? Other Vampire Dude: Vlad is despicable. Why on earth do you love him? Leila: You no understand. I hate him because he evul but I love him, all of him. Why no-one understand that? It being so simple. I love the Vlad but I hate the Vlad personality. You see why I loving him?! Vlad: I built you a toilet. Let's get married. Leila: A toilet and a marriage? A toilet must be meaning you loving me. All I ever being wanted is the toilet. Vlad: I bought you toilet paper too. Leila: I being the luckiest girl in the whole widest world!! I be getting a toilet and a toilet paper that be meaning I being the loved like no other. All other girl being jealous of my toilet. Leila: Vlad, come! Come watching me on the toilet machine! Look what I do! Vlad: Ugh. Fin. Other Random Thoughts: -Leila leaves Vlad because she's a loser and he's a douche. She goes back to her carnie life and mates and then someone blows up her trailer. Naturally, Leila puts on her Mary Sue knickers and investigates. Yes, it was as boring as it sounds. -Leila's voice and attitude was beyond irritating. She sounded like a tween girl instead of a grown woman. She said things like: Yuck, this days sucks, Eat me! TMI, If Hell could fart, it would smell like this, I was chillaxin’. And she also burped in a vampire's face… She was so immature and childish. And the way Leila kept monologuing about how slutty she was really pissed me off. The silly cow has only had one sexual partner yet she calls herself slutty! -I was sick of Leila's inner fucking voice. I felt like I was reading 50 Shades of Grey. Oooh my inner voice said this and oooh my inner voice is saying that now. It wasn't cute or endearing, it was just annoying. -How dumb was Vlad when he made a big song and dance about Leila and then presented her with something that looked like an engagement ring box? Of course, she would have thought he was proposing! He was so thick. And why would he even offer to make her a vampire without discussing it with her first? It was dumb. And Leila was just as stupid. Why would she get happy that he was 'proposing' when they'd only been dating for a few months and when Vlad hadn't even told her he loved her? What a silly cow. -I thought it was dumb that Leila didn't clock on to the fact that her 'dreams' of Vlad were actually real. It was so fucking obvious. -I think Leila only loved Vlad because he was powerful, attractive and immune to her powers. It was a shallow and superficial love. -Why the fuck was there a description of a love triangle in the synopsis? It was the lamest love triangle ever. It wasn't even a love triangle. Maximus never stood a chance. Leila was obsessed with Vlad, she wasn't torn about who she wanted. Maximus wasn't even competition for Vlad. Lame. The synopsis is misleading, I was expecting a love triangle but got nothing. -Leila's thoughts were similar to a tween girl with a crush. It was all so cringey, pathetic, cheesy, cliched and desperate. Leila was boring as fuck. What does Vlad see in her? I lost all respect for Leila when she was begging Vlad to love her, and I hated her when she said she'd stay with him if he could one day possibly love her. WTF?! Basically she would have stayed with him for years loving him and not being loved back because there was a small chance he might one day love her. Ugh. Have some self respect girl! -It was obvious that Vlad never loved Leila. He was always cold to her, plus it took him ages to build her that fucking toilet she wanted! -I can't buy the love between a hero and heroine when the hero watches the heroine suffering because he refuses to say he loves her. If he had loved her he wouldn't have hurt her or watched her be in pain, all because he couldn't say three fucking words. Vlad being occasionally growly and possessive doesn't translate into love. -If Leila's life hadn't been threatened would Vlad have even bothered with her again? No. She would have grown old, bitter and alone dreaming about Vlad and Vlad would have just replaced her with another lover -Vlad pushed Leila so far that she had to use her powers to prove that she loved him… which led to her dying. Bones/Mencheres/Spade would never make Cat/Kira/Denise feel so shit that they felt like they had to kill themselves to show that they were worthy of Bones and co's love. Vlad only gave Leila the time of day because she killed herself for him. Bones and co can show affection and softness when they're around Cat and co but does Vlad show any affection towards Leila? No, he treats her like he treats everyone else, like shit. When he's with Leila he just acts a little more hornier… Yet I'm meant to believe Vlad's deeply in love with Leila?! How is being horny and kind of possessive love?! -I think Leila and Vlad have some feelings for each other but I don't believe that they're each others one true love or whatever. I think that Leila loves him in a way a tween girl loves their favourite pop star… And I think Vlad has some feelings for her because 1. She was a virgin when he fucked her and 2. He's intrigued by her unique powers. -Vlad's true love was his first wife — he was mourning her for centuries and he's never gotten over her, and her death changed him completely… Leila has never and will never elicit those sort of feelings and change in Vlad. I actually wish Vlad's HEA could have been with his reincarnated first wife or something — maybe then he'd be a more three dimensional character instead of the caricature that he is. -I don't find Vlad's flat, dark, cliched, cold, broody personality attractive AT ALL - maybe with his first wife he could have shown a different side and shown some depth to his character. Instead he's with boring pathetic desperate Leila who he either ignores, belittles or acts possessive or lusty towards. And that's not enough for me to believe that he 1. Loves her and 2. Has a layered and complex personality. -I found Vlad's sudden commitment to Leila bizarre. One minute he was cold and uninterested and the next he wanted marriage and couldn't stop saying I love you to Leila. It was dumb and I didn't buy what Vlad was saying because there was very little evidence to support his I love you's. -The wedding was rubbish — there was nothing romantic about it, probably because it was rushed and because Vlad and Leila's love was shallow at best. -It was grating how Leila described Vlad every time she saw him. I already know he's fit and wears sexy clothes. I don't need to be told a thousand bloody times. -I was pissed that Leila was treated like shit by all of Vlad's vampires as soon as she broke up with him. She thought they were her friends but they turned their backs on her as soon as she wasn't fucking Vlad… Basically all her friendships with Vlad's vampires were false and reliant on Leila being Vlad's girlfriend… Nice. The only reason the other vampires are friendly to her at the end was because she was with Vlad again. So Leila has to live centuries with a bunch of vampires who only pretend to like her because she's dating Vlad. What a bunch of fuckers. -Leila treated Maximus like shit. Marty and Maximus were the only decent characters. -I got sick of Leila talking about her twagic scar. Get over it! She acted like she was disfigured and ugly... She obviously wasn't. Loads of fit guys fancied her and it couldn't have been for her rubbish personality so it must have been because she was gorgeous. Oh boo hoo, poor Leila has a little scar on her beautiful face. Ugh. -Leila's sister and dad treated her like shit. They've not been a part of her life for years and they've shown no interest in her but as soon as she becomes a part of the vampire world, they're all up in her arse. I liked that Leila's sister slapped her though, I would have liked it more if her sister wasn't such an awful character. -Ugh. Really? The cliched jealous ex-girlfriend that can't get over the hero because he's just that desirable. Give me a break. -The characters were cliched, the writing was flat and the story was predictable and dull. Skip Vlad's books because they're utter rubbish. It's filled with one dimensional characters, a loveless and passionless romance and an unimaginative story. If you want to read a half decent vampire romance then read Cat/Bones's, Spade/Denise's and Kira/Mencheres's books… They're not perfect but unlike Twice Tempted, they are romantic and fun.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Stacia (the 2010 club)

    "I'd rather bleed to death." "If you were anyone else, those would be your last words." 3.5 stars. Maybe we're not quite at the point of pure Vlad depth but at least this time we got to see more tyranny at work. Two vampires hung from the spiked silver chains embedded in the rock, a third impaled in front of them. "That's sick, I breathed." Nobody probably cares about that except for me, I'm guessing. It's hard for me to imagine though, to figure out how gruesome Vlad should b "I'd rather bleed to death." "If you were anyone else, those would be your last words." 3.5 stars. Maybe we're not quite at the point of pure Vlad depth but at least this time we got to see more tyranny at work. Two vampires hung from the spiked silver chains embedded in the rock, a third impaled in front of them. "That's sick, I breathed." Nobody probably cares about that except for me, I'm guessing. It's hard for me to imagine though, to figure out how gruesome Vlad should be portrayed, while he's still somehow supposed to be a love interest. Leila seems to handle her prince of darkness just fine. She isn't one for sugar coating things. I can get behind that. Do I think she's taking everything in stride a bit too easily? Perhaps. While she realizes what he's done, does she really get it? Seeing the bigger picture through visions would have had me headed for the hills! This wasn't the most action-packed book from Frost. There were some story lulls, I thought, but the getting was good enough for me to overlook a few lazy moments. The magic from the first few Night Huntress books still isn't there yet and the chemistry isn't quite at the Cat and Bones level, but there was a mini version of the infamous chapter 32 which happened after a big turning point in Leila's life. It was verrah nice. You'll just have to experience it for yourself if you want to know! Even though Vlad and Leila are still stumbling through their feelings, there were still plenty of moments which stood out. "I can barely stand the sight of you because you're more beautiful than I've allowed myself to remember." Leila has a bit of the Cat possessiveness and insecurity (she even had an inner voice *facepalm*). I wasn't real thrilled to see this. I can't say that I found Twice Tempted to be the tightest-written second installment for a series but after a few just okay books, this worked fine for what I wanted to read in the moment. I'm looking forward to what's up next for these new partners in crime. But please, no more "love is a drug" crap. I get enough of it in my contemporaries. His embrace was my drug of choice, and as any addict knew, one sampling was too many - and a thousand never enough. Boo.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alex is The Romance Fox

    Some spoilers here Twice Tempted is 2nd book in the Night Prince Series which is set in Jeanine Frost’s Night Huntress world and continues Vlad & Leila’s love story….which is still going thru some “bumpy” times. Vlad is still a commitment phobe…struggling to let go of the demons in his past and giving in to his feelings for Leila. Leila wants more than just being Vlad’s bedmate and when he offers her immortality instead of telling her that he loves her….she decides that’s it….leave Romania and go b Some spoilers here Twice Tempted is 2nd book in the Night Prince Series which is set in Jeanine Frost’s Night Huntress world and continues Vlad & Leila’s love story….which is still going thru some “bumpy” times. Vlad is still a commitment phobe…struggling to let go of the demons in his past and giving in to his feelings for Leila. Leila wants more than just being Vlad’s bedmate and when he offers her immortality instead of telling her that he loves her….she decides that’s it….leave Romania and go back to her carnival home. But soon Leila finds herself being targeted by an unknown forces, she finds herself unable to trust who her friends are and even if she can trust Vlad. Fast paced action …..and lots of things happen in this story… More about Vlad’s past and the history with his father Vlad finally realizing how much Leila means to him… Leila turning into a vampire Leila’s magical powers And…..of course the wedding….OMG…so amazing.. I really liked this book. Lost myself into the story and loved reading Vlad & Leila’s love story….it’s impossible not to root for their HEA… I am so looking forward to the next book!! My favourite quote:

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Reads Ravenously

    4.5 fiery Dracula stars! Loved this Vlad follow up!! Leila and Vlad are my 2nd favorite couple in the Night Huntress World (second only to Cat and Bones of course). Leila is by far the best heroine of the spin-offs. She's a strong, admirable lady and I love that she refuses to be second best in life and stands by her choices. Great plot, great angst, and a great romance. I highly recommend the Night Prince series and it can be easily read without reading any other connected books (but I still ur 4.5 fiery Dracula stars! Loved this Vlad follow up!! Leila and Vlad are my 2nd favorite couple in the Night Huntress World (second only to Cat and Bones of course). Leila is by far the best heroine of the spin-offs. She's a strong, admirable lady and I love that she refuses to be second best in life and stands by her choices. Great plot, great angst, and a great romance. I highly recommend the Night Prince series and it can be easily read without reading any other connected books (but I still urge you to read Halfway to the Grave first). One note, others have said that this Vlad is not the same as the one we met in Cat's books, but I choose to think of him as a different character in this book, so it doesn't bother me as much. Follow me on ♥ Facebook ♥ Blog ♥ Instagram ♥ Twitter ♥

  15. 5 out of 5

    Alexandria Tale

    I haven't read Once Burned, and here I am, craving for the second book of Night Prince series. I'll say it out loud, I love Vlad! There! Vlad is my favorite character aside from the-obvious-Bones. He, alongside with Ian, seems to have a sick humor. They are interesting! I want Vlad's book to be more than 2 books, and I want Ian to have his own story! Make it happen, Ms. Frost! :D Edit: I've read Once Burned, and I'm completely and utterly satisfied! Ms. Frost never fails to impress me! Edit: Gosh! W I haven't read Once Burned, and here I am, craving for the second book of Night Prince series. I'll say it out loud, I love Vlad! There! Vlad is my favorite character aside from the-obvious-Bones. He, alongside with Ian, seems to have a sick humor. They are interesting! I want Vlad's book to be more than 2 books, and I want Ian to have his own story! Make it happen, Ms. Frost! :D Edit: I've read Once Burned, and I'm completely and utterly satisfied! Ms. Frost never fails to impress me! Edit: Gosh! What an awesome read! This made me craving for more! I hate to wait, but the waiting was really worth it! Now, have to wait for Up from the Grave!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    I've said it before, but I'm betting a lot of you boys didn't believe me. So I'm gonna say it again: When there's a vampire in a Paranormal Romance...he will eventually chomp on the heroine's Happy Bean! Case in point: Page 282 - All thought cleared my mind when his fangs replaced his tongue, piercing my clitoris instead of licking it. Ta-da! Of course that has nothing to do with the review, but I thought you guys might like to know what exactly your ladies are reading. Word to the wise, though. S I've said it before, but I'm betting a lot of you boys didn't believe me. So I'm gonna say it again: When there's a vampire in a Paranormal Romance...he will eventually chomp on the heroine's Happy Bean! Case in point: Page 282 - All thought cleared my mind when his fangs replaced his tongue, piercing my clitoris instead of licking it. Ta-da! Of course that has nothing to do with the review, but I thought you guys might like to know what exactly your ladies are reading. Word to the wise, though. Some things only work in the fantasy world of books. I wouldn't suggest you try that little trick out at home. You're not a sexy vampire, you (hopefully) don't have fangs, and I doubt many women will appreciate someone chewing on their sensitive bits. Just sayin'. So I normally don't venture into the world of PNR much anymore, but I make an exception for Jeaniene Frost. Most of her stuff is rooted in Urban Fantasy, and there's always a great underlying story being told to go along with all of the lovey-dovey stuff. Her Night Prince series is a spin-off of the Cat and Bones series (aka the Night Huntress series), and it features my favorite character, Vlad. I still like the Cat and Bones books, but every time Vlad makes an appearance, he kicks up the story a few notches. I have to admit that he's not quite as cool in his own series. Maybe that's because he isn't playing off of Bones? Not sure. At any rate, this was still a solid story, and a good addition to the Night Prince storyline. I saw some other reviews that thought Leila got a bit whiny in this one, but I didn't think she was annoying. I thought she was justified in asking for more out of their relationship. Whatever. To each his own. For PNR with a good plot, you can't beat Frost. I'll definitely read the next book when it comes out!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Mada

    March 2013. I can't wait until 2013. I need this sooner. Pleeease. I need more Vlad. Shirtless Vlad, please. And more Maximus. UPADATE I loved it because I love everything Jeaniene Frost writes and because I really liked Vlad, Leila and Maximus in Once Burned. Besides, Vlad was one of my favorite characters in the Night Huntress series. But I still have a few problems with it. One of my problems was Gretchen. If I hear that bitch talking trash about my country again I'm going to: and then March 2013. I can't wait until 2013. I need this sooner. Pleeease. I need more Vlad. Shirtless Vlad, please. And more Maximus. UPADATE I loved it because I love everything Jeaniene Frost writes and because I really liked Vlad, Leila and Maximus in Once Burned. Besides, Vlad was one of my favorite characters in the Night Huntress series. But I still have a few problems with it. One of my problems was Gretchen. If I hear that bitch talking trash about my country again I'm going to: and then: I don't know how Vlad can stand her. She's a gold digger and a bitch who cares more about money and shopping than she cares about her own sister. I can't understand why Leila forgives Vlad so easy all the time. He treats her awfully and more than once Vlad made me feel that he only wants Leila for her special powers. If he loved her he wouldn't have let her leave him. It seems he cared more about appearances than about her. Maximus cared more about her and risked his life to protect her knowing what Vlad will do to him. I hope Vlad redeems himself in the next novel and Leila learns to stand up for hersef.

  18. 5 out of 5

    The BookChick

    My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ EXCELLENT: The characteristics of a 5 star story include: an awesome story; and, I love everything about the story — characters, plot, and story elements. I would definitely read it again and I would highly recommend it to a friend and rave about it often. Initial Reaction: The. Best. Story. Ever. Jeaniene Frost manages to top herself every time!!! Rating's Breakdown: Quality of writing: Excellent Pace: Fast and fluid Characters: Dynamic! Absolutely captivating. We see one of hist My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ EXCELLENT: The characteristics of a 5 star story include: an awesome story; and, I love everything about the story — characters, plot, and story elements. I would definitely read it again and I would highly recommend it to a friend and rave about it often. Initial Reaction: The. Best. Story. Ever. Jeaniene Frost manages to top herself every time!!! Rating's Breakdown: Quality of writing: Excellent Pace: Fast and fluid Characters: Dynamic! Absolutely captivating. We see one of history's fictional doppleganger's at his finest. Vlad is the ultimate definition of a lover and a fighter and Leila was no slacker in the kick a$$ heroine department. She almost rivals Cat in her fierceness. All of the characters were well thought out in how they acted as individuals and together. Plot development: Superb. Highly detailed and full of intricacies that kept the reader fully engaged in the story. Story line: Exceptional! This is one of Frost's best stories and I love all of her books. Enjoyability: Clearly there is something wrong if you've reached this point in this brief review and haven't realized that I loved this story *smile*. My emotions were all over the map while reading Twice Tempted. <--At the Beginning (because I was so happy to be reading it) When Leila left... When Vlad came after her... When Maximus left... -->At the End (because I was sorry to see it end). Heat Level: Smoking hotttttt...quite literally My Thoughts: Twice Tempted picks up immediately where Once Burned left off. Without providing any details about the story, because I'm strongly recommend that you pick up your own copy, I can say that this was one of Ms. Frost's best stories. This story was high-def all the way -- the imagery, the character depth, and their emotions and motivations. At almost 400 pages, Twice Tempted never lulled or dragged and was full throttle from start to finish. I don't know how Frost does it but I am amazed that she continues to write stories at such a superbly consistent level. Many of my favorite authors lose me after a while because their stories become trite or repetitive but never have I experienced that kind of disappointment with Frost. Twice Tempted was a BRILLIANT story. Read it! Love it! Bravo Ms. Frost! Bravo!!! Visit The BookChick Blog

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    I loved this book so much! His lips curled into something that wasn’t quite a smile. “You don’t really want me to love you, Leila.” I let out a soft scoff. “Is that what you tell yourself?” “It’s what I know,” he said, a touch of anger coloring his tone. Possible spoilers ahead With Leila’s abilities leaving her after Vlad saved her at the end of the previous book and Vlad distancing himself from her, Leila isn’t sure what the future holds for her. But she refuses to accep I loved this book so much! His lips curled into something that wasn’t quite a smile. “You don’t really want me to love you, Leila.” I let out a soft scoff. “Is that what you tell yourself?” “It’s what I know,” he said, a touch of anger coloring his tone. Possible spoilers ahead With Leila’s abilities leaving her after Vlad saved her at the end of the previous book and Vlad distancing himself from her, Leila isn’t sure what the future holds for her. But she refuses to accept the little Vlad is willing to give of himself, knowing he’s capable of more. She has given him all of her, and she won’t settle for less from him. But Vlad is determined to keep his heart locked away and Leila soon finds herself back at the carnival circuit where it seems danger followed her. When tragedy strikes Leila doesn’t know whom to trust – Vlad the vampire who crushed her heart or his right-hand man who wants to be more than just Leila’s friend. Can Leila stay alive long enough to find the enemy intent on killing her? Vlad made a sound too harsh to be a growl. “You won’t be satisfied until you’ve brought me to my knees, is that it?” “Why not?” It shot out of me with all the recklessness of my still-broken heart. “You brought me to mine.” I loved Leila in this book, how she wouldn’t just accept the little Vlad was willing to offer her, that she forced him to realise his true feelings for her. I love how she continues to stand up to his controlling ways, but that she’s also learning to compromise. She’s still as feisty and reckless at times like in the first book, and I love that about her. “You’re the scariest man I’ve ever met, but I am not afraid of you. As for your enemies, let them come. I’ve survived them before and I will again.” “You should be afraid. Very afraid. Before, I told you if you wanted to end things between us, I would let you go, but, Leila”—his voice deepened—“I lied.” I adored Vlad. He’s one of the most complex heroes I’ve ever read, so good at keeping his true feelings hidden. His arrogance and stubbornness made me want to slap and jump him at times ;-D The fact that he’s not a good man, he’s not called Vlad the Impaler for nothing, but he’s also not evil, makes me love him even more. He’s loyal to those who are loyal to him and his painful and violent past has made him appreciate the things that most people take for granted. I loved his fierce protectiveness and possessiveness over Leila and once he let go of the tight control over his feelings, showing her how much she means to him, I was in romance heaven. “How often must I tell you that you mean more to me than vengeance? I can live without defeating my enemies, but I cannot live without you.” These two are one of my favorite couples ever! I thought their feelings were intense in the first book but it was nothing compared to this book. Their passion, their hurt and pain and their love sizzled across the pages. I love how their relationship continues to grow, the ups and downs of it, especially the downs because of Vlad not wanting to admit to himself what Leila really meant to him. All of it just made their romance that just more palpable. And the sexy times were SCORCHING! The plot was excellent, so gripping and suspenseful with Leila trying to figure out who was trying to kill her, her uncertainty about who she can trust, and wondering if and when Leila and Vlad will get together again. The secondary characters were awesome, especially Maximus and I really wish he would get his own HEA too. I didn’t think I could love this book more than I loved the first one, but I did. The emotional rollercoaster ride of their romance, all the angst they had to go through, and the captivating suspense and action was excellent! I loved everything about this book and I can’t wait to read the next book especially not after that ending. This is UF writing at its best. Highly recommended! Original review I just love Vlad and Leila, and finally Vlad realises how he feels about Leila. This is a must read for all romance readers, you can't go wrong with Jeaniene Frost. I can't wait for the next installment.

  20. 5 out of 5

    ❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️

    Fantastic!!!!! Loved it!! Jeaniene Frost never disappoints. I loved Once Burned but I have to say Twice Tempted is even better!!! Book 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 dar Fantastic!!!!! Loved it!! Jeaniene Frost never disappoints. I loved Once Burned but I have to say Twice Tempted is even better!!! Book 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." “You should be afraid. Very afraid. Before, I told you if you wanted to end things between us, I would let you go, but, Leila"--his voice deepened--"I lied.” “No one feels like you do, so every brush of your skin is a cruel reminder of what I’ve lost. I can barely stand the sight of you because you’re more beautiful than I’ve allowed myself to remember, and when I cut that wire off Maximus and smelled you all over him, I wanted to kill him more than I’ve wanted to kill anyone in my life, yet I couldn’t because of my promise to you.” “If you introduce yourself to anyone as Mrs. Dracula, I'll bite you in a manner you won't enjoy.” I felt Once Burned was more about Leila and her POV Twice Tempted was all Vlad and we see the Vlad Tepesh we know and love from the "Night Huntress/Night Huntress World" novels. I cannot wait for book 3!!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Duchess Nicole

    Vlad the Impaler gives even Bones a run for his money. And he's deliciously callous....maybe a touch overboard when it comes to protecting those he loves. To attempt some pun-ny...he's bloody awesome :D

  22. 4 out of 5

    Robin (Bridge Four)

    Re-read Feb 2019 with the Girls at BB&B. Vlad, maybe I like you a little more the second time around. “You can have all of me, I silently told him, but I'm taking all of you in return.” Leila is an all or nothing kind of girl, Vlad is a my way or the highway kind of guy. Those two attributes don’t always go so well together and personalities definitely clash at times throughout the book. Just when Leila is sure that Vlad’s brother is dead and she is safe she returns to her old life only to fin Re-read Feb 2019 with the Girls at BB&B. Vlad, maybe I like you a little more the second time around. “You can have all of me, I silently told him, but I'm taking all of you in return.” Leila is an all or nothing kind of girl, Vlad is a my way or the highway kind of guy. Those two attributes don’t always go so well together and personalities definitely clash at times throughout the book. Just when Leila is sure that Vlad’s brother is dead and she is safe she returns to her old life only to find out someone is still trying to take her hostage again or kill her. But she isn’t sure if it is Vlad or someone else. Maximus is trying to win her heart but it still only beats for Vlad a man she isn’t quite sure she can trust. I still enjoy all of the Night Huntress books and there spin offs. They are always action packed and full of great bad guys. The love story of Leila and Vlad really captivated me, I liked being able to see inside of Vlad’s head at times to really get a better idea of the man he is. At times he comes across as so harsh that he might seem quite unlovable but seeing the fierce side of him protecting the people around him makes him sympathetic. “Vlad made a sound too harsh to be a growl. "You won't be satisfied until you've brought me to my knees, is that it?" "Why not?" It shot out of me with all the recklessness of my still-broken heart. "You brought me to mine.” The story always progresses along so fast and I can’t help it I always finish these books in a day. The story totally took a different twist in the middle once Vlad and Leida worked out a few things. But once I thought about it a little I decided that why would Vlad wait to do anything once his mind was made up about it, he is a conqueror after all. So while there was a little bit of a shift from the story in the middle I just went with it since I really like the romance part as much as the action. If you like Vlad in the other series books no reason that you won’t like this one as well. Little drift from the action but it set up for the next book about Leila and Vlad to kick some bad guy butt. There are small appearances from Bones, Cat and Menchures but not for more than just a few pages each. These can be read on there own but are definitely better if you have read all the other books in the Night Huntress Series first.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Claire Scott

    LOVE THIS SERIES! The Dracula myth/real life legend has never felt so contemporary . . . or so sexy!

  24. 4 out of 5

    CC

    I liked this one better than the first book. There was tons of action, we got more insight into Vlad's feelings (which were deep) and Leila continued to be pretty kick ass. Leila had to take a hard stand with Vlad. Good for her! I actually appreciated the drama and angst because it helped develop and deepen their relationship. Vlad's sociopathy is actually amusing. I know that sounds sick but his love of impaling enemies was a little funny. His ex being a plot device could have really bothered me I liked this one better than the first book. There was tons of action, we got more insight into Vlad's feelings (which were deep) and Leila continued to be pretty kick ass. Leila had to take a hard stand with Vlad. Good for her! I actually appreciated the drama and angst because it helped develop and deepen their relationship. Vlad's sociopathy is actually amusing. I know that sounds sick but his love of impaling enemies was a little funny. His ex being a plot device could have really bothered me, but it did not. I appreciate the author not making us relive her time with the Hero in any favorable light. Overall, I really enjoyed this one! I just cannot give it 5 stars since it was missing something. Probably the Hero POV would have made up for it. BTW - I am listening to this series on audio and the narrator is really excellent!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amy Jacobs

    Twice Tempted in the second book in the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost. When this ARC copy arrived in my mailbox I screamed like a little girl. My neighbors looked at me funny. My dogs took cover thinking I was finally losing it. My family even wondered if I had finally lost it. Vlad, oh-sweet-lord-above-Vlad, how you love to mess with my heart. Leila has finally had it with Vlad when we pick up shortly after the last book ended. She decides that if Vlad can't admit his feelings for her and Twice Tempted in the second book in the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost. When this ARC copy arrived in my mailbox I screamed like a little girl. My neighbors looked at me funny. My dogs took cover thinking I was finally losing it. My family even wondered if I had finally lost it. Vlad, oh-sweet-lord-above-Vlad, how you love to mess with my heart. Leila has finally had it with Vlad when we pick up shortly after the last book ended. She decides that if Vlad can't admit his feelings for her and express them with three little words, then obviously she isn't worth enough to keep. When he can't give them to her, he lets her walk away from him. There is actually quite a bit that happens between the beginning and when she leaves, but I am not going to reveal too much so that it won't spoil the book for you. I will say that someone close to Vlad -- and a previous character in the series -- does stick around her and tries to keep her safe. This person also tries to make her see that Vlad is not the one she should love. When Leila returns home to the carnival, she doesn't get to resume her previous life though. Someone is hunting her and keeping one step ahead in the plot to kill her. When the carnival is rigged with a bomb, Vlad is led to believe that Leila is dead at first. A grieving Vlad is not a Vlad to mess with. Although as scary as Vlad can be, Leila has a backbone that is just as strong. When she falls asleep, she is somehow connecting with Vlad. At first she thinks it is a dream, but later on we find out it was real. So thinking Vlad is just a dream, she lets her backbone stand at full attention with him. His brows drew together like thunderclouds. "Enough of this. Tell me where you are." I almost said, "South Bend, Indiana" because what was the harm in telling Dream Vlad? Then I paused. Why would I gratify Dream Vlad, either? "I'm at the corner of None of Your Business and Screw You." --Leila with Vlad, page 95 in ARC copy Needless to say, Vlad does finally catch up to Leila and he is not a happy camper folks. He is 'fuming' -- pun intended. Even with Vlad angry though, Leila insists on pushing the subject of him not returning her love. Vlad tries in his own words to explain his hesitation though. "You see, you don't want me to love you. You want the version you've made up. The knight, even though I'm the dragon and I always will be." --Vlad to Leila, page 169 in ARC copy With Vlad walking away from her, Leila is determined to know everything about him so she can prove to love the real Vlad just as much. Using her powers, she enters the Weapon's Room that holds pieces of his past on display. With each touch, she sees horrors of Vlad's past. With her powers being on the fritz though, she overloads her body and Vlad finds her just as she collapse's. Before she passes out and goes into full arrest, she tells Vlad that she loves the real Vlad. After she recovers, we are treated with Chapter 29. Now let me point out that something MAJOR happens between Vlad and Leila, between her power surge collapse and this chapter. After that major event, author Jeaniene Frost gives the readers something that is so gloriously good, that it will be rated up there with Chapter 32 in her Night Huntress series. Loyal fans will know what I am referencing when I say Chapter 32. While it may not out rank Chapter 32, Vlad and Leila's Chapter 29 will tie pretty close with it. All I can say is be prepared for scorching, sexy, and combustible! Whew! Again, after this hot chapter, many things happen. The author doesn't hold out when she comes out swinging with surprises and plot twists. Some readers will cheer for some things, other things the readers will be shocked about. All I can say is that Vlad will always be Vlad even in tender and quiet moments. Just remember that he is feared for a reason, and the author makes sure to give very detailed imagery for you. This book has a darker and bloody side, so be prepared. While some things are resolved at the end of this book, there are still loose ends that will need to be addressed in the next book. All I can say is bring it on Ms. Frost!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jacqueline's Reads

    5 Wow stars Twice Tempted is the second book in the Night Prince series. If you haven’t read the first book, then you shouldn’t read my review because you should stop what you are doing and pick up Once Burned ASAP. I was curious to see how Twice Tempted would go. The book starts off where Once Burned left off. Leila leaves Vlad because Vlad couldn’t admit he loved her. Gah, the angst and the love and the passion. I couldn’t get enough of it. Leila is traveling back to the carnie life. All the roma 5 Wow stars Twice Tempted is the second book in the Night Prince series. If you haven’t read the first book, then you shouldn’t read my review because you should stop what you are doing and pick up Once Burned ASAP. I was curious to see how Twice Tempted would go. The book starts off where Once Burned left off. Leila leaves Vlad because Vlad couldn’t admit he loved her. Gah, the angst and the love and the passion. I couldn’t get enough of it. Leila is traveling back to the carnie life. All the romance and intense feelings between Leila and Vlad are still there. It’s just that now, Leila is somewhere else, but that doesn’t stop Vlad. Of course there are still the same obstacles to overcome, like someone always trying to kill or kidnap Leila and like I said before I couldn’t get enough of this. What I love about this book is the fast pace, the action and the page turning love story. All the feels I had from book one is still there after reading Twice Tempted. Leila is strong as ever. Vlad is still ruthless but only has eyes for Leila and of course the relationship goes through A LOT in this one. Overall, keep reading the series! Once Burned #1 AMAZON | REVIEW Twice Tempted #2 AMAZON Bound by Flames #3 AMAZON Into the Fire #4 AMAZON

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀

    One of the things I love about this author are her great one-liner beginning sentences that instantly engage you into the story “Flying at high speeds through a forest is less dangerous than it looks. At least that´s what I told mysef the few imes I opened my eyes.” Every time I start one of Jeanine Frost’s books, I’m instantly thrown into an amazing world where this new character (another possible future love of my life) is performing some daring feat. Both Leila and Vlad experience some cha One of the things I love about this author are her great one-liner beginning sentences that instantly engage you into the story “Flying at high speeds through a forest is less dangerous than it looks. At least that´s what I told mysef the few imes I opened my eyes.” Every time I start one of Jeanine Frost’s books, I’m instantly thrown into an amazing world where this new character (another possible future love of my life) is performing some daring feat. Both Leila and Vlad experience some character development in the this second book. Adapting to their new circumstances and of course gotta fight the new bad guy “I caught up to him instead. “What part of ‘we do this together’ did you translate as ‘leave Leila behind’?” I hissed, keeping my voice down since we weren’t the only ones with supernatural hearing.” The more I read about Leila, the more I love her. I’m use to more reckless characters but she is more a plotter of schemes which I quickly learned to love as well. In general, I would begin with Cat’s series then follow up with Vlad&Leila’s hot steamy dangerous epic adventure

  28. 5 out of 5

    Beanbag Love

    This was more of a 4.5 star read but I bump it up to 5 stars (lost one star because of pricing shenanigans) because I can. The price was not set by the publisher, so it qualifies per my rating policy. Suck on that A6ers! *ETA* Ooooooh. Color me with egg all over my face. This may not have been Agency priced but the price dropped a lot a week or two after release. So if you're a loyal fan and you preorder then *insert two middle fingers*. No longer eligible for 5 stars. Will keep an eye on this p This was more of a 4.5 star read but I bump it up to 5 stars (lost one star because of pricing shenanigans) because I can. The price was not set by the publisher, so it qualifies per my rating policy. Suck on that A6ers! *ETA* Ooooooh. Color me with egg all over my face. This may not have been Agency priced but the price dropped a lot a week or two after release. So if you're a loyal fan and you preorder then *insert two middle fingers*. No longer eligible for 5 stars. Will keep an eye on this publisher to see if this kind of tricky behavior is typical. *end edit* Anyway, I really like the Night Prince series. It's part of the Night Huntress World series which is an off-shoot of the Night Huntress series which features Cat and Bones (okay, that's really confusing). While I also liked the Night Huntress World books that have gone before -- Spade and Denice/Mencheres and Kira -- I think they suffered from having to be resolved in the space of one book. Jeaniene Frost is particularly talented in multi-book romance arcs and I really wish those stories had been told this way. Leila is a great lead. I really like her voice -- this is first person POV -- and her story. It's complex and full of angst. Her devotion to her friends and family is admirable and makes her a solid action heroine. I love her power, too. She kicks ass. Vlad is an arrogant ass who is violent and grumpy and totally lovable. His feelings for Leila are clearly disruptive to his equilibrium and it's really endearing. She's a nice match for him. I'd been sort of "meh" about the Night Huntress series, but this off-shoot has gotten me more excited about all of it. There's an excerpt for the new Cat and Bones book at the end of this one and I'm even excited about that now. So I'd say the Night Prince series is good medicine for the disenchanted Night Huntress fan. You really don't have to read the other two Night Huntress World books (First Drop of Crimson, and Eternal Kiss of Darkness) to be able to fully enjoy these books. Enjoy! ETA: Finished reread. Glad I did it because I'd forgotten some key bits. Starting Bound by Flames soon.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    Jeaniene Frost still dances gracefully on that fine line between paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Her books are a perfect combination of paranormal mystery and steaming romance, and while her Night Huntress series seems to be suffering from a serious decline in quality, the Night Prince trilogy is moving in the other direction. When Frost decided to promote Vlad from a secondary character in her Night Huntress series to the love interest/main character in a trilogy of his very own, she had Jeaniene Frost still dances gracefully on that fine line between paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Her books are a perfect combination of paranormal mystery and steaming romance, and while her Night Huntress series seems to be suffering from a serious decline in quality, the Night Prince trilogy is moving in the other direction. When Frost decided to promote Vlad from a secondary character in her Night Huntress series to the love interest/main character in a trilogy of his very own, she had to rebuild him almost from scratch, and I strongly suspect he proved somewhat elusive, at least at first. In Once Burned, the Vlad she gave us had very little in common with the Vlad we’ve come to adore through Cat’s eyes, and his deliciously sardonic sense of humor existed as no more than a fond memory. In Twice Tempted, I think she finally caught him. For the first time, I saw him clearly, as a fully fleshed-out character, his personality consistently built upon known historical facts, a hardened soul breathed into his gorgeous, (in)famous body. Once again I found myself being frustrated by his actions and adoring him at the same time, but more importantly, I finally understood him completely. And guess what? The cruel, enigmatic vampire with pyrokinetic and telepathic powers has finally met his match. Just like she did with Vlad, Frost worked tirelessly to develop Leila’s character into someone strong enough to handle Vlad the Impaler. It’s not easy to love someone who has a torture chamber in his castle and impales people for sport, especially when that someone adamantly refuses to love you back. What made me finally like Leila (after disliking her intensely in the first book) was her courage to take the all-or-nothing route and do what any woman with a modicum of self-respect would do – leave him. I didn’t think she had it in her, but she turned her back on his I’ll-sleep-with-you-but-never-love-you attitude and went back to her old life. Honestly, I wanted to cheer. She has become so strong, a real threat to her enemies, but watching her fight personal battles, both with Vlad and with her father, seeing her stand up for herself and for what she thought was right, that was the true delight. It was probably hard for Frost to find that perfect balance between a kindhearted heroine and a heroine ready to do what’s necessary even when it seems cruel, but both these traits are essential for a woman worthy of Vlad Tepes. Twice Tempted is more romantic, more exciting and more tightly plotted than its predecessor, but it leaves just enough room for improvement to get me excited about the third and final book in the Night Prince trilogy.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    I of course, am giving this book five stars!! I fell in love with Vlad all over again, and man..that vamp knows how to love to the depth of his soul! "No one feels like you do, so every brush of your skin is a cruel reminder of what I've lost. I can barely stand the sight of you because you're more beautiful than I've allowed myself to remember.." Uh..Vlad...he totally had me at "Hello!!" LOL Of course he is still his sarcastic self that takes no crap from anybody, and he still gets off on impali I of course, am giving this book five stars!! I fell in love with Vlad all over again, and man..that vamp knows how to love to the depth of his soul! "No one feels like you do, so every brush of your skin is a cruel reminder of what I've lost. I can barely stand the sight of you because you're more beautiful than I've allowed myself to remember.." Uh..Vlad...he totally had me at "Hello!!" LOL Of course he is still his sarcastic self that takes no crap from anybody, and he still gets off on impaling his enemies!! In his own words he states: "I am Vlad the Impaler, not Vlad the Emasculated!" Then we can't forget his humor: "Fourteen hundred and thirty one." I blinked. "What's that?" "The year I was born, which is not, as you'll note yesterday." I could go on and on, as my Kindle is lit up like a Christmas tree with all of the highlights I included throughout the story. I actually liked "Twice Twempted" way more than the first one, and am pleased to note there will be another book in this series!! Leila is a perfect match for Vlad, and even though she leaves him in the beginning there reuniting back together is explosive!! (pun intended!!) Jeaniene Frost is at the top of her game for this book. There is tons of action, humor, love, and well...of course...my favorite...sex!!! *wink* An added bonus is that some of our favorite characters make a short appearance in the story, and as I'm always up for nostalgic moments, this just added to my enjoyment! Once I started reading, I became so engrossed in the story, I couldn't put it down!! There I was mopping the floors with my Kindle in my hand!!Now that is desperation!!! Just plain excellent, and I can't wait for further adventures from Vlad and Leila!

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