Series: Night Prince #1
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Source: Borrowed from OverDrive
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She's a mortal with dark powers...After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...He's the Prince of Night...Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars
How exciting! This is the first book by Jeaniene Frost that I've read and I'm pleasantly surprised by Once Burned. What drew me to read this book was actually the summary--the terrifying power that Leila obtained after a serious accident that left her scarred--and Vlad of course! Put the two of them together and you have a sexy and fast-paced action story that will never leave you bored.
You wouldn't believe how Leila met Vlad (the summary gives no indication of that so you'll just have to read to find out). Leila's abilities (plural) really helped in the dangerous situation. I'm really awestruck by her ability to "learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch". That's not all, she could also see the person's present. What a useful ability! (for stalking--but no, I'm not a fan of stalking)
The pacing of the story was great. I was kept thoroughly entertained throughout the whole book. As for the ending, it made me want to grab the next book in March to find out what will happen to Leila. Meanwhile, I may just start the author's Night Huntress series. I only knew that Night Prince series is actually a spin-off from Night Huntress series but I'm not complaining!