Twice Tempted : A Night Prince Novel Paperback
Part of the Night Prince series
Vlad and Leila return for another explosive chapter in this second installment of the "New York Times" bestselling "Night Prince" series.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 26/03/2013
- Category: Romance
- ISBN: 9780062076106
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Review by addictofromance
How can I say how much I LOVED Twice Tempted. I have been anxiously waiting for this book ever since I read Once Burned. Vlad and Leila are just explosive together. I adored both characters, there were so many unique qualities about them both, that just made them perfect for each other. We see how desperately they really need each other. Vlad is just HOT and sexy beyond imagination....very *drool worthy* if I say so myself. He is so ALPHA, and has a commanding presence, and he loves control, and hates disobedience. So of course he would be drawn to Leila who would defy him right? Leila is a very strong willed woman, but not overly strong. She doesn't start out as a fighter, she she does have a more gently side but she can be a fierce fighter when the need arises. I loved how she strives to be There was a variety of intense emotions that are displayed throughout the whole story, so vividly portrayed in such a way that is unique to the author and her writing. I also loved seeing Vlad and Leila grow stronger together in their relationship. I have to say though, one of the many things I like about this authors books, is that she always surprises me when I least expect it. There were certain things that occur in this book, where my eyes popped wide open in surprise, never expecting certain things to happen. So it was a delight to be surprised and be taken on such a exciting ride of passion, danger and intrigue. I found Twice Tempted to be a intense story that charmed me with every page. A must read for anyone that enjoys a thrilling romance that will knock your socks off!! Top of my list of favorites!! FANTASTIC!!
Review by TheLibraryhag
When Leila's lover Vlad (yes as in Vlad Dracul) presents her with a ring box at a lavish dinner, she assumes what any red blooded girl would think. Can you smell the organge blossoms? But Vlad is really offering to turn her into a vampire. In a rage, Leila leaves to return to her former life as a carnival performer. But she can't escape her association with Vlad or her own powers. There are people, well sort of people, out there who want her dead. After a couple of close calls she is back in Vlad's protection and his arms. OMG, I just love Vlad. He is a creepy, souless hunk of burning love. And I really like Leila, even though she is reckless and quick tempered. Hmmm, maybe that is why I like her. Anyway, there is a cameo of Cat which is fun too. Now I need to get back to the Night Huntress series. Hopefully, Vlad will be appearing there.
Review by kmartin802
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.
Review by krau0098
This is the second book in the Night Prince series featuring Vlad and Leila. This book picks up pretty much right after where the first book, Once Burned, left off. This is a planned trilogy with the third book as yet being untitled. I liked this book the same amount as the first one. I loved reading about Vlad but found that the plot wasn’t all that solid.I listened to this on audiobook, the audiobook is very well done. The narrator, Tavia Gilbert, is the same narrator that has done all the Night Huntress audiobooks as well. She does an excellent job conveying character emotion and distinguishing between character voices. I highly recommend listening to any of the Night Price or Night Huntress books on audiobook.Leila’s psychic abilities are failing her and Vlad is more distant than ever. When Vlad declares that he can never love her, she decides to cut her losses and leave him. Unfortunately for her as soon as she leaves him someone tries to kill her. The news of this sends Vlad into a furious rage. Leila is determined to find her killer and ensure her family’s safety while Vlad is determined to find Leila.I was a bit frustrated with Leila’s character she is sooo dense, immature, and whiny when it comes to Vlad. She continually says she accepts him for who he is, but then she leaves him because she can’t accept who he is. Vlad is kind of his typical self; controlling and conniving but minus the humor that I loved so much in his characters in previous books. I felt like throughout this whole book Leila and Vlad had the same relationship problems over and over...they didn’t grow a ton as a couple.I also still have some trouble with Leila’s “I got struck by lightening and am now full of electricity and psychic” backstory. It just seems very contrived and unbelievable to me. There also isn’t a huge plot here, basically Leila almost gets killed when she leaves Vlad and her and Vlad have to figure out who is behind the attempt. This is a very romancey paranormal romance. Most of the book focuses on Leila and Vlad and their tumultuous path to a stable-ish relationship. There are some fun and surprising twists to the story that should keep the reader engaged.The love scenes between Leila and Vlad are decently done. Leila is a lot more fiery than in the last book and makes a good challenge for Vlad. The way she stands up to him when no one else will makes her a good match for him. I did enjoy hearing about Vald’s past. The story is engaging enough, there are a couple of cameos of Cat. So it was good to see her again, albeit very briefly. The book ends on a pretty big cliffhanger with not much resolved, so I always find that kind of annoying.Overall an okay read. The plot for these books is more sparse than that in the Night Huntress novels. Most of the book focuses on Leila and Vlad’s tumultuous relationship. There is a small plot focused on trying to find out who tries to kill Leila early on in the story, but it definitely isn’t some huge and involved complicated plot. I would recommend this book to fans of the NIght Huntress series to to those who love very romancey paranormal romances.
Review by Ritastradling
3.5 starsSo, here's the thing. I really like Jeaniene's a)writing b)characters c)chemistry d)dialogue; usually that's enough for me without ever having to stray into icky issues like themes and morals and symbolism. This is one of the exceptions. ********* Spoiler Alert****************<spoiler>Pretty much the bottom line of every recent Ms. Frost book can be summed down to: A woman has to accept and embrace her man's need to brutally torture people. This for me is just a small step up in eye-rolling-inducement potential to the theme: a clumsy self sacrificing virgin can change the personality of a psycho-controlling-megalomaniac (I’ve seen this in action, doesn’t work, they call girls like that doormats for a reason people). Don’t get me wrong, I can embrace and enjoy the icky feelings, but torture? Seriously? Also, it just doesn’t work with Leila’s personality, she automatically likes people, feels compassion for people, yeah, she defends herself… but she’s repulsed by the brutality. And then in the end she’s like, “I hope you have a pole with her name on it’? Nah. It just felt like one of the girlfriends (wives) that embrace her man’s values and lose their own at the drop of a hat. And Leila isn’t supposed to be a doormat. </spoiler>
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