Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost – a Review
Bound by Flames
Night Prince series – Book # 3
by Jeaniene Frost
Release Date: January 27, 2015
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…
Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost is the 3rd book in her Night Prince series. Though Jeaniene has ended her fabulous Night Huntress series, we still got to stay in this world with the heroes of this series, Vlad and Leila. The nice thing is we get to see some of our other favorite characters, such as Mencheres, Cat, Bones, Kira, Fabian, and even Marie, the ghoul queen.
The hunt continues for Vlad’s oldest and most dangerous enemy, Szilagyi, whose powers rival Vlad’s. In each book, Leila, a new vampire, gets stronger both emotionally and physically. The love between Vlad and Leila is beautiful, but could also be the death of the both of them. If anything should happen to Leila, Vlad will not be able to handle it. Szilagyi knows Vlad’s weakness, and he will use it with the help of a former ally of Vlad.
Vlad wants to keep Leila safe, but she is determined to help him. While Vlad is away, there is an attack on the mansion, and Leila refuses to stay put, as she wants to help those in danger. This will open the door for Szilagyi to kidnap her. Throughout this series, Leila has been through hell, and it is no different here. She is badly tortured, while the villains video tape it and send it to Vlad, knowing they he will lose control. Vlad is very lethal, and can be a terror against those who betray him. But Vlad will go to some of his friends to ask for help..as I mentioned above. We know that if Vlad gets his hands on Szilagyi, he will make him suffer for what he did to Leila, and we anxiously awaited hoping for vengeance.
What follows is an intense, exciting story from start to finish with much violence throughout. Telling too much more would be spoilers. There were so many exciting parts where we held our breaths, and Leila’s ability to rise above the torture was an amazing feat, as she has risen up to be a wonderful kick-ass heroine. Throughout this action packed adventure, the romance between Vlad and Leila was sizzling; you could see their love for each other shine, and it was those moments that released the tension built up from the terrible enemy they needed to destroy, in order to survive.
Leila’s sister Gretchen was funny, and a pain at times. I get the feeling that Jeaniene might just use this for future stories, but then again, she isn’t Leila.
I love Vlad and Leila and Jeaniene Frost has done it again….one of my all-time favorite couples is Cat & Bones, and now Vlad & Leila are rising up there. I was thrilled to find out that Bound by Flames is not the last book of this series, as was originally thought. We will get another Vlad and Leila story in 2016. I totally recommend that you read this series, but if you have not read Night Huntress, it would be fun to start with that one.
Reviewed by Barb