Publish Date: January 27, 2015
Series: Night Prince, Book 3
Genre: Fiction – Adult, Paranormal Romance
Synopsis: Play with fire, pay the price.
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 like 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…
For a spin-off series, Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series is one of the best. As the third book in the series, Bound by Flames if both an enjoyable and steamy read. Who wouldn’t want to read about the original Dracul that makes Dracula? Frost reinvents him in such a delicious way.
Bound by Flames is a great third book. There’s something to be said for being a third book, and not the end of a series. I always feel that a third (or even a second) book has a lot to live up to. It acts as a bridge between two important things. Often, I just muddle along hoping that it doesn’t disappoint.
Bound by Flames did not disappoint at all. Frost brought the action, the love, and the romance. She just knows how to write a story and keep her readers entertained from start to finish. The story continued almost immediately from the last book, and the momentum continued, never straying for a moment. Bound by Flames reaches a precipice for both the story and their characters. It’s a turning point that changes the momentum of the story. There is an acceptance, a compromise, and a heart breaking scene. There were a few times that I felt the story had filler moments, moments that weren’t necessary, but that was mostly all that I found at fault. All in all, it makes for a great story.
Vlad is as handsome and stubborn as he was from the days of Cat and Bones. But the interesting thing about him is that Frost chose to allow the reader to see who he really is. With the introduction of Leila in his life, he has been constantly challenged – from Leila herself and from his enemies. It’s really enjoyable to see his reactions. Really, really enjoyable.
I love Leila. She is a woman that should not be messed with. She is unyeilding and headstrong, often at times to a fault. She protects what is her own, and above all, she protects herself and her integrity. At times, I thought she was too stubborn (even more stubborn than Cat!) and it bordered on annoyance.
The romance was just as great as the first Frost book (Hello, Bones!), and I always enjoy those scenes. There’s a mutual respect that happens when Vlad and Leila are together in a romantic way, and I always savor those moments.
I am thrilled that there will be another story in Vlad’s life. He’s a great male lead, and I could definitely read about him forever.