The second installment in Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series is just as hot as the first (pun intended). The book begins with Lelia unable to use her psychic and electric powers and Vlad seems to be pushing her away. Leila wants to be loved and Vlad cannot give her that. Instead, he offers her immortality with him– as his mistress, so Lelia does the one thing that nobody has ever done to Vlad: she leaves.
Shortly after leaving Vlad’s palace, Lelia’s home is destroyed in an explosion. She and Maximus (one of Vlad’s men) set out to find the bomber. After a few dead ends, Maximus and Lelia are captured and Lelia calls out to Vlad for help. After saving Lelia (and some brooding), Vlad asks her to marry him to prove that he does in fact love her. Their happiness is undercut by the discovery that one of Vlad’s former lovers is trying to kill Lelia and almost succeeds. Lelia survives but only because Vlad turned her into a vampire.
My thoughts: I liked this book, although like most sequels, it was not as good as the first. The cliffhanger at the end makes me excited for the next installment.