I am a HUGE fan of Jeaniene Frost and it all started with the series Night Huntress. If you haven’t read that one, I highly recommend you do. I fell in love with Bones in Night Huntress, same as I fell in love with Vlad there and much much more here on his very own series. Miss Frost writes such strong and equally different and interesting and consistent characters that you just can’t get enough of. Really, really good! 😀
The story picked up where it left off… with Leila and Vlad still on the hunt for Vlad’s oldest enemy, Mihaly Szilagyi. And dealing still with Vlad’s caveman attitude when it comes to his protectiveness towards Leila. If he was frustratingly protective then, it only gets better or worst, depends on how you take it that is, hehe. For Leila, it has only gone worst. 😉
I could not help but love Leila’s character. She is funny and she does not linger or create any drama but instead, finds a way to move forward. And most of all, she kicks ass! 😉
The story is a lot more darker than the previous ones. There is a lot of action and thrill that kept me at the edge of my seat. It is edgy and with more angst. The romance only gets more intense and hotter than ever. It basically left me high in love. 😉
Vlad’s character is very consistent and possibly hotter as he gets more powerful!
Then there’s Maximus, dear Maximus… I hope he would still be there in the future books, his parting was just too sad.
Despite this being with 390 pages.. it felt like a short read cause it is fast paced, next thing I know, I am at the end of the page. Sigh. I just want to keep reading. I would say the ending is a stalemate between a cliffy and not, as one problem is resolve and another I think bigger one just showed up. 😉 Can’t wait for the next one! 😀
Well as soon as this came out, I had to start it and boy did I gobble it up. The writing is smooth and captures your attention- add to it great action, strong characterization and an entertaining dialogue, all this makes Bound By Flames an engrossing, entertaining book and a joy to read. Not to mention the romance between one of my favorite couples.
We start book 3 with Vlad still hunting that elusive enemy intent on harming him and Leila. I again have to agree with Nance’s thoughts above, I did feel that this is a much darker read than the previous installments and I loved that, the feeling of suspense and not knowing where it was all heading, kept me glued to the pages.
Let’s talk about Vlad and Leila, absolutely adore our two protagonists. Jeaniene Frost did not DISAPPOINT and kept their characters consistent; Leila was the same old Leila, funny, feisty, vulnerable, loyal and totally in love with Vlad. Vlad was as protective as ever, one of my favorite heroes, no doubt about that. Their scenes together sizzled, made me laugh and at times left me feeling sentimental, especially when Vlad’s ex-wife Carla was mentioned. I loved how this part of the story was beautifully handled, with such sensitivity and that Vlad got his closure.
OK what about that twist at the end, totally unexpected and boy did I love it!
My only issue with the book and why I rated it 4 stars is poor Leila and the things she had to go through, AGAIN. I did feel uncomfortable reading some of the scenes, my heart hurt for her.
Cannot wait for the next book in Vlad’s and Leila’s journey.