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message 1: by Jonetta (last edited Jul 22, 2016 01:25PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
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…

38 Chapters
Epilogue

Character List
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Spoiler Info
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Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
We will begin reading this on/after July 15.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Looking forward to it.


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I'm starting this now.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Started this morning. These books always start with the action so quickly :0)


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I'm only a couple of chapters in because I paused to finish listening to the Connelly book.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments No problem. I might actually be ahead of you now. I'm on chapter 7 :0)


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
Lol! Very.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments I'm up to chapter 14 - there was one chapter than almost did something unforgivable that might have resulted in a DNF but thankfully this travesty was avoided, lol!


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I just learned of Maximus' duplicity. Grrr...though I gotta say I wasn't surprised.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments I thought that Vlad was a bit too hasty in trusting him again


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
Chapter 12 was ROUGH!!!!!


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Jonetta wrote: "Chapter 12 was ROUGH!!!!!"

I know! I wasn't really worried it was going to go all wrong :0(


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I was. Frost is really wreaking havoc with Leila.

FYI, Mencheres....*sigh* *swoon*


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I'm almost done (Chapter 37). Where are you?


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I'm done!


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Been painting all day - I'm up to chapter 26 - Vlad and Leila are about to see Majestic in New Orleans.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Finished the book and loved it!
I'd forgotten just how much I love Vlad and his quips about impaling people, lol!

I really liked the way the story ended and the lead in to the next one. Looking forward to it.


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
You know, I really liked seeing how badass Vlad is. We know he is but Frost showed it very descriptively this time. And his sardonic nature is surprisingly appealing.


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I was repelled by all that happened to Leia. Szilagyi was just diabolical.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Jonetta wrote: "You know, I really liked seeing how badass Vlad is. We know he is but Frost showed it very descriptively this time. And his sardonic nature is surprisingly appealing."

Me too. I also liked how his powers seemed to grow and develop in this book because he was finally beginning to accept his emotions and let them out rather than holding them in.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Jonetta wrote: "I was repelled by all that happened to Leia. Szilagyi was just diabolical."

Yes. He was so evil. I'm really glad he got his just desserts here.

All I can say is that if (view spoiler)

Maximus - (view spoiler)

Vlad - (view spoiler)


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "Yes. He was so evil. I'm really glad he got his just desserts here. All I can say is that if [spoilers..."

This is now open for spoiler discussion....

When I thought she was going to be raped, I paused for a minute and wondered whether I could read this. As it was, it was bad enough.

I was really, really disappointed when I thought Maximus had betrayed Vlad and Leila. I really liked him and was just put out when he first showed himself with Szilagvi.

Vlad really grew emotionally in this story. Being able to outwardly profess his feelings for Leila was a big step and then accepting that she could be more of a partner than someone he had to protect. I loved how he used her in the meeting with Marie. It was dangerous and brilliant.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments The section with Marie was excellent. It highlighted how much Vlad had grown from the man who felt he had to limit Leila's power, ostensibly for her own protection, to the man who had confidence in her abilities and knew she could handle herself with the remnants without even needing to tell her about it.

Another aspect of the story that struck me was Leila's relationship with her father. Hugh Dalton is such a jackass! He doesn't deserve Leila. Marty is more of a true father to her.


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
Hugh was a jackass before she became a vampire so I guess we shouldn't expect much more from him. I wonder how he'll be now that his leg is healed.

That scene with Marie was masterfully written, full of political intrigue with two formidable adversaries outwitting each other. Marie is no slouch so this was a big coup. As much as I don't like Marie, I'm in awe of her.


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I was really caught off guard to learn Mircea's identity! Vlad's rarely this surprised so I didn't feel so bad:)


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Jonetta wrote: "As much as I don't like Marie, I'm in awe of her."

I actually like her a lot. She's tough and merciless but honest and fair. She's the kind of person who would stab you face to face rather than in the back, lol!


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Jonetta wrote: "I was really caught off guard to learn Mircea's identity! Vlad's rarely this surprised so I didn't feel so bad:)"

I was surprised too! Now I'll be comparing him to the similar character in Karen Chances Cassandra Palmer series, lol!


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I really wish I'd continued that series. I liked the first book.


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
Speaking of Mircea, it was fascinating to learn more about Vlad's first marriages. What did you think about his decision to not pursue whether she committed suicide or was pushed by Szilagyi?


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Jonetta wrote: "I really wish I'd continued that series. I liked the first book."

The problem is that Cynthia Holloway does the audio narration and she's so awful. I listened to the first 3 and now I'm going to start the spin-off series (they intertwine) and thankfully, its got a different narrator.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Jonetta wrote: "What did you think about his decision to not pursue whether she committed suicide or was pushed by Szilagyi? i?"

I thought it was a good decision. He's made peace with it and moved on with Leila. Pursuing it would mean she still had a hold on him and it would undermine his relationship with Leila.


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "The problem is that Cynthia Holloway does the audio narration and she's so awful...."

Oh, no. How does this woman keep getting hired.


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "I thought it was a good decision. He's made peace with it and moved..."

I felt similarly. By the time he got to her grave, he realized he was at peace. It was wonderful that Leis was included in that process.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Jonetta wrote: "Oh, no. How does this woman keep getting hired"

I really don't get it. Although I know that some people love her. No idea why - her accents are terrible and her intonation sucks!


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments What did you think of Gretchen and Samir?


Jonetta (ejaygirl) | 7660 comments Mod
I'm convinced these two will be a couple in the next book. He was hilarious.


Lauren (laurenjberman) | 2239 comments Jonetta wrote: "I'm convinced these two will be a couple in the next book. He was hilarious."

I know. I loved their bickering.


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