Monday, February 27, 2017

Into the Fire (Night Prince, #4) by Jeaniene Frost

Title: Into the Fire
Classification: Adult Fiction
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Series: Night Prince
Format: Hardcover; 320 pages
Publisher: Avon (February 28, 2017)
ISBN-10: 0062465864
ISBN-13: 978-0062465863
Author's Website:
Notes:  I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am also an Avon Addict which means I love the books that Avon publishes enough to volunteer to read as many ARCs and books as they can send my way. So you'll be seeing a lot of books reviewed by me from this publisher. Please note, however, that if I don't like a book, it will be truthfully reflected by a low rating. Please note that as I read an ARC, any quotes listed are subject to change, they will need to be checked and verified against the final version.
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Vlad and Leila have been together under a year and the flames of their love seem to grow stronger with every day. If they had it their way they'd live together in peace, but the world of vampires and sorcerers just doesn't seem to want to let them. Leila is the victim of a spell gone wrong. A spell intended to kill her instead bound her to Mircea by both flesh and blood. If he feels pain, she feels pain. If he is killed, she'll be killed. As Mircea is the one who hexed them both you'd think he could fix things, but he insists he can't. While you might think the eye for an eye type of standoff  would keep her safe, it doesn't. Someone has found out about the hex and has decided to use it to force Vlad's hand. Can they find a way to stop the spell without killing Leila or is Vlad doomed to become someone's puppet? One things for sure with these two nothing ever comes easy. They're constantly stepping out of the frying pan and into the fire.
This is the fourth book of the Night Prince series and while you might get away with reading this one as a standalone, I don't recommend it. There is so much history with this group that you will lose some of the magic of the series if you don't read its predecessors first. While Jeaniene Frost claims to have no vampiric powers of her own, she manages to keep her readers in thrall with each new book she writes. She breathes new life into the classic story of Dracula by adding a sexy new twist and a romance that will curl your toes and melt your heart.

Vlad is a hard man to love. He's got a coldness to him that turns many off. Seeing him with Leila, however, one quickly forgets all that until his mate is threatened. Then there's no doubt who he is and fear is a common side effect of those around him. The reason for this is not only his fierceness on the battlefield, but his ability to set things on fire with himself remaining unaffected.

Leila has not had an easy life. She is smart, strong, sassy, resourceful, loyal and tells it to you straight. She acquired special abilities years ago when she came in contact with an electric power line that should have killed her. Not only can she see a person's past and future, but if she comes in contact with an object she can also find where they are at present or will be in the future. She also has a much more "shocking" talent that she picked up that day. She emits electricity when touched. She's the equivalent of a human taser gun and has only recently learned how to control her power. Before she shocked anyone who came into contact with her. This made for a very lonely life until Vlad came along and swept her off her feet.  

Overall, I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. There is plenty of madness, mayhem, and murder so strap your seat belt on because you're in for a bumpy ride. *smirk* In this book, the latter part of Vlad and Leila's 'for better or worse' marriage vow is getting a workout, and friendships and loyalties will be put to the test. Leila will learn more about her powers, and Ian and Mencheres both make an appearance. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.

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