When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!
I have always loved the story of Vlad the Impaler so when I started listening to Jeaniene Frost's book series I was very happy to see that she had incorporated this fascinating historical character. This book allows us to see inside the life of Vlad, how he has become one of the most powerful vampires in this series. He is an amazingly complex yet simple man that draws me in. The heroin is tough! She has been through a lot in her life but still has a very tender side. I think many people will be able to relate to her just as I did. She can see visions of the future and the vision of her and Vlad's first intimate scene had me excited to continue listening! I loved this story and can't wait for the next book in this new Night Prince series. Frost never disappoints!! Enjoy!
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
Sexy, daring, hot.
Tavia does a great job with this book. She also narrates the "Night Huntress" series which goes along with this book and she does a fantastic job with the entire series.
Another hit from Jeaniene Frost. Listen to the "Night Huntress" series before listening to this book and it will make more sense to you.
Hot, Smart, and Bothered
When Leila gives Vlad her greatest gift. It was sweet and hot all at the same time. I was listening to it at work and had to keep checking others couldn't hear my headphones.
I like her Vlad. I probably wouldn't read it with an accent in my head, but she is consistent in his accent and how he talks to Leila.
Yes. I kept getting annoyed anytime someone asked me a question at work.
I love her other books and Bones appearance made me laugh just as he had in his own books.
Say something about yourself!
Read/Listened for Fun (Audible/Kindle)
Tracking Books Read Review (short)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75
Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Once Burned gave me a new favorite female character in this world: Layla!
Overall Thoughts: Take that TBR! I will get to you one way or another :) I loved Once Burned! Vlad has always been one of my favorite characters in the Night Huntress series so I was worried about what kind of gal he would end up with. However, Layla freaking kicks arse! She can totally stand up to him and bring it. I loved the story too. It was an interesting way to bring in new characters and it was great to learn more about Vlad. I am interested to see where book 2 goes. I know Vlad and Layla have much more story to tell.
Narrated By Tavia Gilbert / Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
Tavia is excellent at narrating this series. I can't imagine anyone but her doing the narration. I think she nails all the women's voices. I am still not a fan of Bones voice but she nails Vlad!
Final Thoughts: Working the 2nd one into my book budget!
I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
I love Jeaniene Frost and all of her stories. This one was no different. It was great to see a different side of Vlad and I love Leila. She is doing great job keeping Vlad in line as much as she's able. I would love to see more of Cat and Bones (who have about a page in this book). I hope that we will see more of them in the next book. I do wish we could have Vlad's point of view.
All around great story.
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Another great story, although the ending surely leaves room for another book. Which I can't wait to read. I have yet to be disappointed with any of Frosts books.
Well worth the credit!!
This Audio book is an easy listen and the story draws you in. I cannot wait for the next book!!!!
So many books...so little time! :)
So glad Frost broke out Vlad's story from the Night Huntress series! Although Vlad irritates me at times with his arrogance...his friendship and loyalty with Cat in the past made him another favorite. And Once Burned only makes him better!
Vlad meets his match in Leila who, although human, has powers of her own as well. Between the two of them...well...lets just say there are sparks right from the beginning, figuratively and literally. :) Similar to Cat and Bones, Vlad and Leila are just a stubborn as they attempt a relationship, all the while tracking down someone from Vlad's past that was presumed dead centuries ago. This book is filled with many tense moments that are both good ;) and bad..once again sucking you in!
As for Tavia...she never disappoints and I am so glad that they kept her as the narrator for all of the Frost books! Without a doubt she is only getting better! She does such a good job with every character...it is hard to believe it is one person! And she does so much more than just reading...the way she acts out what she is reading really makes it come alive!
Once Burned is another "Hot Frost" listen :) worth the credit!! Bring on the next one!!
YEP MOST DEFINITELY:)
THE WHOLE THING..LOVED VLAD...THAT GUY IS A TRIP. THE AUTHOR HAS ONE HECK OF A SENSE OF HUMOR:) THE CHARACTERS BLENDED WELL WITH ONE ANOTHER.
PARTS WHERE VLAD HAD HIS SARCASM..FUNNY STUFF!
THERE REALLY WASNT ONE PART IN PARTICULAR..LOVED THE WHOLE BOOK.
THE LADY WHO DID THE AUDIO DID A GREAT JOB...ESP WHEN IT CAME TO SOUNDING LIKE VLAD. LOVED IT...LOOK FORWARD TO WHEN THE BOOK 2 COMES OUT:)