I really enjoyed the second book in the series. The first 20% of the book is available for free on the internet. I like the way J. Frost keeps Vlad and Leila true to their characters. Vlad is a mid evil alpha male who is use to people following his wishes without question. Leila is a modern women with a big heart. She has no real concern for her own safety and is not going to take orders from her lover. Vlad made it very clear when he first met Leila that he could never love her. Leila falls in love with Vlad anyway. Leila tries to renegotiate the relationship with Vlad. Vlad can not make any commitments to her beyond making her part of his line as a vampire. Leila decides one sided love is just too painful to live with for a life time as a human or a vampire. She walks out on Vlad. He lets Leila go without much of a fight. Perhaps he thought she was bluffing. Vlad just does not understand the independent, modern woman. Leila does leave and Maximus helps her stay safe. Ultimately Leila and Maximus are kidnapped. Vlad rescues them and brings them back to the castle. That is when the fun really begins!
Things become very hot between Vlad and Leila. Leila ultimately realizes that Vlad does love her. She confronts Vlad with it. He actually does say those three little words to her. Once Vlad realizes he loves Leila, he has to decide what he wants to do about it. Vlad has to be in the driver's seat so he makes decisions without discussing them with Leila. It is so Vlad. There is a lot more that happens. They have to figure out who is attacking Leila and why. They also have to figure out who they are as a couple.
This book is action packed with so many twists and turns that I could not put it down. The book ends with a cliff hanger. I can not wait for the final book in the series.
Absolutely! I'm sure I missed something with all the action and passion!
Ms. Gilbert is great at making you feel as if you are truly hearing Leila voice! She has an amazing way of bringing Frost's words to life!
I laughed and cried. I hoped and despaired. This book is HOT. With Vlad and his fiery temperament, his fire ability and the smoken hot sex scenes! I loved it!
A great spinoff series. One of the best I've ever read!
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
Another cliffhanger to leave us wanting more Vlad and Leila! Fast paced, action filled, steamy and hotter than helll! What an amazing ride. No slow or dull moments at all, just full of everything good and steamy. Now just have to find books to tide me over until book 3!!!!
I haven't read the story in print; but the audio version was excellent Tavia Gilbert did an awesome job.
Ms. Gilbert did an awesome job portraying the characters and unraveling the events.
A Vampire like no other.
Twice Tempted was well worth the wait. Ms. Frost did not let her readers down. I am very excited to see what will happen in the next book. Hopefully the wait won't be to long.
I love to read but with my busy schedule I barely get a chance to. However, audiobooks allow me to "read" while I manage my crazy life.
Set from the point of view of Layla, this book takes place after the events of the first book. Layla is still Vlad's lover, however she is no longer content with the set-up, wanting more from Vlad than the arms-length that he keeps her at. After an unfortunate confrontation, Layla decides to make a few changes, sans Vlad, and goes back to her life before she met the infuriating vampire.
It's one event after another as Layla's return results in fatalities, deception, and heartbreak with the focal point being Layla. Someone is out to kill her and her powers are acting freaky. Add in a love-sick body guard, a sister with an unfiltered mouth, a fun little cameo from Cat and Mencheres and you have a dynamite read.
I absolutely enjoyed this book. You definitely see the unfolding and reshaping of a relationship after the infatuation has dwindled and hard decisions need to be made regarding where to take it. Layla is strong and fights for what she believes is the better choice whether it hurts her emotionally (or physically) or not. She loves Vlad, but his seemingly stand-offish and austere attitude towards the relationship is not something she wants to live with. Vlad, on the other hand is ruthless and fierce in all ways, even when it comes to love. Their interactions were fantastic and I love the little nuances in this story even though some are explained. A lot comes from Vlad because of the type of person he is.
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Tavia has read for mostly all if not all of Jeaniene Frost's books and I love that publishers keep the same narrator even through spin-off series. Gilbert does an excellent job at reading the characters. She's very expressive. Sometimes almost too much so (think, love scene), but it fits and it fits well.
I am easily amused!
I am a huge Jeaniene Frost fan. I favor the Kat and Bones series best but this is a really good spin off. I enjoyed this book even more than the first. The heroine even outshines Vlad which I would think possible. It's definitely worth a listen but be sure not to miss out on her Night Huntress series.
I would listen to the entire series again. I loved the story with its twists and turns. Tavia Gilbert does an excellent job portraying each character. If I have any criticism it is that the book was too short and now I going to have to wait patiently for the next.
JR Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. Same idea with each book being on specific characters and the cast of characters appearing in each book.
I laughed when she awakes one morning thinking she is Mrs. Dracula and he states something about if she introduces herself like that he will make her regret it. I laughed out loud. I also like the scene when she is in blood rage and he helps her through it with a whole lot of passion. Although there were so many scenes I loved it is really hard to say.
Not sure but whoever plays the part needs to have a massive amount of sex appeal:)
If you have not read this series you need to start. I could not stop listening.
I have read all of Jeaniene Frost's books and loved the journey. The Prince Novel side books are fun from beginning to end. "Twice Tempted" is a must read. Vald and Leila are a couple with problems. Leila, a human that has gained unique powers after being hit with lightning finds she can strike out with electricity from her right arm, and is able to gain knowledge about those she touches. Of course this makes it hard to live as a normal human without frying someone with a friendly hug. Now her new bow is a very old vampire, Vlad. When they hook up her life becomes a roller coster of adventures. These two don't seem to think it is possible to live with each other to find they can't live without each other. Love blossoms amongst mayhem. And yet you will be laughing throughout the whole story with the humor of Jeaniene Frost. The narration by Tavia Gibert was done beautifully. All I need to know is when is the next book coming out?
I made the mistake of listening on the way home in traffic, and normally that is not an issue... actually why I got into audible... So Cal traffic is horrible. why not enjoy a good read on the way home... This book is very engrossing... Make sure you leaving plenty of stopping distance ladies... I found myself transported to Vlad's Castle and literally forgot that I should stop.. No seriously this one is very well written. I judge books by the 2 minute rule... if I am not drawn in within two minutes. the chances that I will listen all the way through drop dramatically... Twice Tempted sizzles right from the start, and has many unexpected twists... LOVED IT... Highly recommended! Will transport you to Romania and Vlad's arms... Has it all. action, suspense, passion!! Jeaniene Frost brings it! Can't wait for the next.
i'm a romance's lice! i crawl all over it... :D
Omg!! It was way beyond my expectation!!! Way!
This is one of those books that could easily top the first. Vlad totally captured my heart but not in a gooey mushy kinda way. He does things his way or the high way... But hey I wouldn't complain because his way is sooooo much better. I'm so in love with him, that by the time I finished, I was so upset at the realisation that Vlad was just an imagination of Jeanine Frost :( I wish he was real!
The heroine is also very likable. She's not one of those whinny character that keeps nagging about everything. Succeed or die trying, she handles eveything that thrown on her with so much determination. She's witty and sarcastic and very funny.
Definitely a must read!!! Can't wait for the 3rd book!