Nothing like a great book when on the move.
Fortunately, I can hide the cover. There is know way you can convince anyone that the story is really good with the cheesy cover. Vlad is one of my favorite characters, and even an old master vampire can have trouble with the"L-word." If you enjoyed the first book, you'll enjoy this one. Leila's determination to get the guy, and on terms that she can thrive with make the story charming, heart breaking, and funny. The author continues to slowly bring bits of Vlad's story out. Leila is growing. She is gaining a better understanding of Vlad's world. Her family is back to drive her nuts, and love her. No, it's not Shakespeare, it's not supposed to be (look at the cover;-), it's just a fun story that makes you cheer for the lovers.
This book was just okay. I am a huge fan of Cat and Bones and I really liked the Night Huntress books. This series is not nearly as good. Just okay. I do love Tavia Gilbert, she is a fantastic narrator. Of course you have to listen if your a fan. But the story its self was just okay nothing fantastic.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
This book was so good. Even though it was action right out of the gate and didn't stop. At times I felt like I needed to catch my breath because the pace of the book was just so fast. It was non-stop.
Don't get me wrong, this book was fantastic! At times I felt like I wanted to reach into the story and shake some sense in to Vlad.
This story will leave you breathless and wanting more. The narrator did a great job reading the story. She got way into the sex scenes though and was in my opinion way too involved in them for my liking. Other than that the narrator was great as was the story line.
Wonderful addition to the Night Prince series. As always Jeaniene Frost writes an excellent story and Tavia Gilbert brings that story to life for the listener. I am drawn to series because I like the continuation and development of the characters and the expansion of their worlds. Saying that, I would have liked to have had more interactions with other characters previously met in the Cat and Bones series. Still very enjoyable series. Without including a spoiler, I would have like a more definite ending but we know a third installment is coming. I will be one of the first in line for book three.
If you liked her series Night Hunter you will enjoy these books. I really like her character Vlad and am glad to see his story continue. There was a brief appearance of Cat and Bones. Would like to see more of them in this series. Can't wait for the next book.
I will like to listen both books again one after the other.
That Leila is getting stronger.
Her reading skills helps me to get inside the story every time.
I hope the saga will continue.
The Oracle Reviews
the humor adventure and the heat between the two main characters.
The story is a great read and the audio version is easy to follow.
I am a fan of Tavia Gilbert; she is the perfect voice for the Frost characters. She packs her performance with fantastic acting and distinguishable voices. Any story narrated by her is worth the purchase.
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
Yes! I love Vlad's storyline. He offers no pretense about who and what he is.
Vlad's dungeon banter
Vlad saving face in the dungeon when Leila/Frankie tricks his guards into letting her see him.
When Vlad voices his love for Leila.
I would have given the performance five stars; but, there were times in the story where Tavia overacted. For example, the love scences between Leila and Vlad. For the most part, it was an enjoyable listen.
I really thought I would not like this one because she can't make every book great... Well I am glad I was wrong. Now to what gave me pause: did she have to be vamp so fast? Humanity seems to be a major rarity in these books.
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.