Twice Tempted ~ Jeaniene Frost

  • Title: Twice Tempted
  • Author: Jeaniene Frost
  • Series: Night Prince #2
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
  • Format: Paperback
  • Source: Library
  • Reviewer: DarthVal
  • Rating: 3 out of 5

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.

*Potential Spoilers*

Review:  I am a big fan of Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series. I especially appreciate the action-based plots that are liberally laced with humor. Twice Tempted is the second book Night Prince series, spun off from the Night Huntress Series. This series focuses on Vlad, the vampire of Dracula legend.

The Night Prince books skew much more heavily toward the paranormal romance genre, rather than the urban fantasy style that I prefer. Don’t get me wrong, there is still a good bit of action and I enjoy the stories. I just wish they would focus more on the adventure rather than the lover’s angst.

The book features a lot of high drama, Leila runs away from Vlad, who cannot admit to her, let alone himself, that he loves her. Vlad is determined to let her go, if it will make her happy, but then danger strikes and his alpha male kicks in to try to protect her. What follows is chaos, mystery, and danger – oh, and a crap ton of love fueled chemistry.

I will give Ms. Frost credit, she does a wonderful job of building romantic tension and serving it up piping hot. Paranormal romance fans will want to line up for seconds. For me, it is fun enough to tide me over until the next Night Huntress, but it did not earn a spot on the top shelf.

As for the cover, it is a pretty eye-catching, if cliché use of the muscle bound bare torso. I do have to say, the publisher chose a suitable tasty model to depict Vlad. The flames are a good visual representation of the story, in more ways than one.