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.
You and I both know how much I love Jeaniene Frost as a writer. I will pretty much buy anything written by her regardless of the storyline because I know it's going to be awesome (I've probably said this a million times already but it's the truth). It's kind of her stamped-approval guarantee when it comes to every book of hers. But unlike her previous Night Huntress spin-off series books, I have to say TWICE TEMPTED is by far my favourite spin-off book of Frost's as we finally get to see a whole different side to Vlad (even if it takes him forever to be vulnerable with someone else other than himself and even though he can be a huge pain in the butt sometimes).
One of the major things I love about this book and this spin-off series alone is that the entire storyline (well most it anyway) is constantly surrounded with the romantic relationship between our two main characters, Leila and Vlad. As we know already, Vlad isn't exactly - if not at all - the warm and fuzzy kind of vampire who oozes romantic gestures and kindness so easily, so it was very interesting seeing him react to Leila's actions and feelings towards him in this particular book. It kind of threw him through a loophole and I don't about you guys . . . but I just love witnessing the 'oh-come-on-kiss-her-already!' moments and the ever-so-frustrating conflicts that arise from their relationship. It's just one of those rare and wonderful treats you get from Jeaniene Frost and boy I want more of it!
In terms of Leila's character, I really missed her from Once Burned. She is everything I love in a character - faults and all. She is strong, spunky and SO bloody determined unlike any other character I know, and I love for what she represents when it comes to protecting those closest to her. But much like with Vlad's character, Leila too opens herself up a little bit more and begins to let go of all of her insecurities, so just you wait . . . Leila is going to blow your minds with her bad-assery awesomeness and the fact that she will never say no letting go of Vlad . . . well who could blame her honestly?
Overall, TWICE TEMPTED offers so much more compared to the first installment Once Burned. With some action-packed adventures, sexy fun, and plenty of humor to keep you reading, I'm sure this next installment will NOT disappoint!