Audiobook Review On Bound By Flames, (Night Prince #3)
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 over protectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad's love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both.
Vlad Tepesh is now married...ya. He married the awesome Leila Dalton, the chick with the cool electric touch thing, and now she's a vampire also. Double wow. So what does a power couple like that do in their spare time? Why they go undercover, using Lelia's psychometry on their enemies. Until Vlad's greatest nemesis comes back to finish what he started two books ago...dun dun dun!
So it's been a while since I listened to OnceBurned and Twice Tempted, but I do remember how intense Vlad and Leila's relationship was, or is. The theme that I've started noticing with vampire relationships like this, ones where the male is the one that turns his mate, and he's been a vampire for a millennia, blah blah blah... and we have a dangerous enemy after us is this; the chick becomes extremely whinny and needy. It gets really annoying, real fast. Yes, the relationship is new in comparison to how old Vlad has lived, HOWEVER if she can believe, accept, and integrate herself into his world, then this means she not only understands what the fuck is up, but she also has accepted the situation for what it is and accepted Vlad in all his old fashioned ways and glory as well. With that being said, I rather enjoyed the story line, but did not care for Leila's foot stomping toddler tantrums about how Vlad wouldn't allow her to help and just wanted to sock her away and protect her, or her annoying ass sister and ungrateful father. The plot I should have seen coming, and it's simplicity, gave the ending a rather anticlimactic feeling that left me unsatisfied.
I really do love this author, and her Night Huntress series, so I don't take saying these words lightly but Bound by Flames was just “ok” for me. I was really disappointed, but I will continue this journey and grab the next new book Into The Fire when it is released in hopes of some redemption for this series.
Tavia Gilbert has been narrating this series as well as the Night Huntress series for Frost from the beginning. I love Tavia's acting of the books. She does such a great job and really gets into character! You will never be disappointed in the quality of a book or entertainment value if Gilbert is the narrator! ~Narrator Rating 5 Fangs
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