Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: Twice Tempted

Reviewed by Jen
 
As much as I enjoyed Once Burned, I really think this sequel delivers just as much! It's sexy; it's heartfelt; and it's got just enough intrigue and action to keep me glued to the page, without ever detracting from the romance.

I hate to say it, but as the story began, I wasn't really happy with Vlad. If you'll recall, he is determined that love will never play a part in his life again. This is a real problem, since Leila is head over heels for him.  The great thing about her, though, is that she refuses to settle for anything less than his heart.  And while it shreds her to do it, she walks away from the only man she's ever loved.  And he lets her go.

Of course, they don't stay apart.  Someone targets Leila and that brings her back into Vlad's life faster than you blink.  But who is out to kill her and why?  Where does the sexy and eager Maximus fall into her life?  Can she ever break Vlad's cool exterior and find his feelings underneath?  Can the sex surpass the infamous chapter 32?

I won't spoil the answers... OK... I'll answer that last one with a resounding yes.  The sex was molten hot here.  Scorching.  Wow.  Thank you, Jeaniene Frost.

I've loved Vlad since he first entered the Cat and Bones world and he grows so much in this book. I never thought I could love him more, but now I do. He is violent and tyrannical and controlling; but once we end up exposed to the emotions he works so hard to tamp down, we also see the fierce love and loyalty in him.  Meanwhile, I respected the heck out of Leila for not settling.  She manages to hold on to her backbone without being bitchy or diminishing her love for Vlad.  And Frost does a great job showing us that it's the real man she loves, not an idealized version of him.  Sometimes it's messy; sometimes it's hard; but it's real.  And I totally believed it.

Really good.

Rating: A-

*ARC Provided by Avon

Click to purchase: Amazon
Twice Tempted
by Jeaniene Frost
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher: Avon

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16 Comments:

At Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:41:00 AM CDT , Blogger Erin W. said...

I'm so excited for this book! SO EXCITED! My copy is finally on its way . . . so I'm even more excited to read it now after reading this review. Anyway, great review! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

 
At Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:02:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Thank you! I hope you like it as much as I did!

 
At Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:16:00 AM CDT , OpenID brattymelai said...

I'm giddy with excitement! Hahaha! Few more hours before I devour this Vlad... and Leila. :D Yahoo!!!

 
At Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:19:00 AM CDT , Blogger Mandi said...

Super enjoyed this one

 
At Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 3:43:00 PM CDT , Blogger Mariya said...

Oh, man! I NEED to get to this book this week! I heart Vlad! :)

 
At Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 4:16:00 PM CDT , Blogger Sebella Blue said...

Great review. I'm afraid I was a tad leary of Vlad this go round, now I'm uber psyched.

 
At Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 5:19:00 PM CDT , Blogger ParaJunkee said...

Ahhh!!! I am so jealous of you. I want to read this one so bad. I guess I just have to suck it and download now.

 
At Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 5:51:00 PM CDT , Blogger Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I just finished this one earlier today. LOVED IT!!! Glad to hear that you did too. :)

 
At Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:44:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

I hope you enjoy!!

 
At Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:44:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Me too!

 
At Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:44:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

You do! He really delivers in this one.

 
At Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:45:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Yay!!!

 
At Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:50:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Worth the $7.99!!

 
At Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:50:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

I inhaled it! Frost's books are such easy reads.

 
At Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:40:00 PM CDT , Blogger Lover of Romance said...

Great review!! I also just loved this one, just as much as the first one. There was so much chemistry and intensity.

 
At Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 5:06:00 PM CDT , Blogger Sophia Rose said...

Can't wait for my turn to read it. Glad to have your thoughts.

 

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