Title: Twice Tempted
Author: Jeanine Frost
Series: Night Prince #2; Night Huntress Universe #10
While Vlad and Leila survived the events in the previous book, not all is going well with them now. Leila no longer has her abilities and Vlad is distant with her. They have a very big misunderstanding because of this that causes Leila to reach her breaking point and leave. While I hated seeing these two split for a while, I really loved that Leila stood up for herself and left when she felt she wasn’t being loved.
Like the previous book, danger seems to follow these two and their split didn’t stop the danger. Someone is trying to kidnap and kill Leila, which leads her to asking for help again from Vlad. This pushes them back together and finally makes them talk it out. Vlad may not be great at saying how he is feeling most of the time but once he does he really goes all in. They really grew to be a stronger couple in this book and while I don’t always love strife in a relationship, I think it was necessary to break through Vlad’s barriers.
“I can live without defeating my enemies, but I cannot live without you.”
There was a lot of betrayal in this one, which is heartbreaking for Vlad. I figured out who the villain was in this one kind of early but I still enjoyed the hunt to catch them. It also shows that a bigger conspiracy is going on, which I am very interested in seeing what is going to happen next.
“If you introduce yourself to anyone as Mrs. Dracula, I’ll bite you in a manner you won’t enjoy.”
Overall, this was a great sequel. Vlad and Leila are a great couple who really suit each other. She softens his hard edges at times and he brings out the strong inner woman who can handle anything life throws at her. I can’t wait to read the next book to see how they handle the threat against them.
Content warnings: Leila kisses another man.
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