I still love the work by the author. This book here is one I read some time ago. And despite my little irritation about one scene, I am still thrilled about how the plot was developed. And that the reader is guessing until the end if Leila and Vlad will have another happy ending after their first happy ending. My advice, read the book and find out for yourself.

Twice Tempted
by Jeaniene Frost
Night Prince Series #2
Publisher Avon Books on March 26, 2013
Genre Vampire
Pages 384
Format Paperback
Source Penhaligon

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.
Leila loves Vlad more than anything, but she is not willing to always dance to his will and be treated like an underage child. Since it also seems that she has lost her abilities and Vlad is becoming more and more distant from her, she sees no other way than to reject his offer to become a member of his clan and to end her relationship with him. A step that not only completely surprised Vlad but also forced him to rethink. When an unknown person is after Leila, the situation becomes critical, and Leila is forced to take a cruel step.

Jeaniene Frost staged the second part of the mini-series about Leila and Vlad in the usual gentle tone. Which is also the fourth individual novel in the Night Huntress World series. The reader experiences a fast-paced story in which some things are blown up, a lot of blood is splattered and there is more than just one highly passionate scene.

After the wonderful happy ending of the previous volume, everyday life now creeps into the relationship between Leila and Vlad. An everyday life that Leila doesn't like at all, especially since it's been a while since she and Vlad shared the bed. The tensions that prevail between her and Vlad are skillfully written down by the author with a great deal of self-mockery, thus creating a real fascination for the reader.

Jeaniene Frost keeps the reader guessing for a long time as to whether she wants her two main characters to have another happy ending. The plot on the way there is varied, exciting, and written so quickly and fluently that you don't want to put the title down.

Jealousy, passion, hatred, and an extreme amount of anger and despair - the author spares her characters absolutely nothing. For a fantasy novel, the individual characters are surprisingly deep and compelling. There is even a brief reunion with Cat, which the author captures in a very amusing scene.

Leila struggles with the fact that she no longer has the ability to find out more about a person by touching objects. Since no one can tell her whether this is just a temporary state or a permanent one, she finds herself in an unbearable state of uncertainty. A feeling she doesn't like, as the gift makes her a valuable person to Vlad.

Another interesting character, who plays more of a supporting role in this novel, is Leila's sister Gretchen. The carelessness with which she accepts Vlad's money for her immense shopping addiction is not only limitless but also extremely embarrassing for Leila. But that doesn't bother Gretchen at all. She takes full advantage of Vlad's hospitality. Gives Leila a stand-up and more than once a resounding slap in the face for her behavior.

A gripping fantasy novel that scores with breathtaking scenes, quick-witted dialogues, and lots of blood. A must for all fans of Jeaniene Frost.

Happy reading

*I read the German edition published by Penhaligon on December 9, 2013 

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Jeaniene Frost is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author whose works include the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have been sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking, and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cookbooks frighten her.


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