Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost
Night Prince #3
Published by Avon on January 27, 2015
Leila´s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn´t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin … Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn´t Vlad to feel fear, but he does … for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad´s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him – and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away – Vlad´s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both.
After all the other books in this series, which started actually as one big Night Huntress series, I for sure had to read this latest in her now so-called Night Prince series.
Going back to Leila and Vlad was great and after all the other genres I´ve read a welcome change in my reading schedule.
Leila is desperate to find out who betrayed her and her husband and ripped her off of all her former abilities. So she wants to do it her way, but Vlad won´t let her. The risk of losing her is too big for him and way too dangerous. But who is the traitor among them, who is giving his arch-enemy all the information about where Leila is?
From Leila´s point of view, the reader is thrown right into the middle of a very entertaining story where Leila has to find her place in the world of the vampires. As a new one, she is forced to obey all the new things that come along with it and that is sometimes not very funny At least not from her sight.
Jeaniene Frost wrote this last book of her Night Prince series in a very ironic, sometimes wonderful sarcastic and even cynical way. The language is simple, to the point and shows a main figure with a lot of wit, irony and strength and confidence.
And oh yes, there are some very graphic and hot, very hot, scenes. And believe me, there are really hot – hot ears are granted here.
Well, well, don´t expect too profound characters. Okay, they all have their burden; their dark pasts and things that lay heavy on their hearts, no question here, but you can´t compare them with other books characters. This is fantasyland. Well written fantasy, yes, and very entertaining, but nothing more.
Leila loves Vlad, but the way he treats her sometimes is putting her in rage. And rage combined with her new abilities is no good combination. At least not for her enemies. She is smart, sees things Vlad doesn´t always see the same way and during the ongoing plot she starts to figure some things out that don´t make her life any easier. But her love for her husband, her devotion to him is unconditionally strong.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Jeaniene Frost is, in my eyes, always good for a great read with fun, irony and sarcasm and fantastic scenes. And this book is no exception. For all fans of Leila and Vlad a must-read, for her Cat & Bones fans a wonderful addition to the Night Huntress series.
*I read the German edition new release by Penhaligon on July 25, 2016.
Jeaniene Frost is a New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author whose works include the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cookbooks frighten her.