Twice Tempted: Night Prince Series, Book 1 by Jeaniene Frost (Harper Audio)

Speaking of Audiobooks — 2013 Top Ten Romance Listens

Call me a fan girl when it comes to the combination of Jeaniene Frost and Tavia Gilbert – they’re such a winning combination. Twice Tempted is the second in the Night Prince series and features Vlad, a recurring character from the Night Huntress series whose mere presence demanded his own series. He’s the original Dracula but forget all the old Dracula movies and open yourself up to a totally new interpretation. My jaw dropped at the dinner scene in the first hour of Twice Tempted peaking my interest as Frost pumped in a good dose of romantic conflict to get things really rolling. Talk about being unable to put my iPod away! Tavia continues to vividly bring the written word to life and now I’m anxiously awaiting the final entry in the series, making the Night Prince series a trilogy. Speaking of Audiobooks

Tavia Gilbert is an ideal narrator for Frost’s steamy, engrossing stories, and she brings her usual wit and emotion to this second Night Prince novel. Though they’ve survived hell together, Leila can feel her vampire lover, Vlad, growing more distant by the day, and her psychic powers seem to be fading as well. Striking out on her own again seems like the best way to overcome her breaking heart, until a ruthless killer threatens to shatter any hope of happiness. Though Vlad’s accent occasionally sounds too harsh, Gilbert’s consistency with the characters and their unique traits is admirable, and the emotional depth in her delivery brings all the nuances of these stirring figures to life. AudioFile