ARC Review + Blitz: Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Posted January 27, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

ARC Review + Blitz: Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review + Blitz: Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

5 Stars


Bound by Flames
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Published by Avon
Released: January 27, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 342
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

 

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“BOUND BY FLAMES is a pulse-pounding, electric and combustible ride! This series just gets better!” ~ Under the Covers

I’m not quite sure where to start.  But let me tell you one thing…. Jeaniene Frost still got it!  BOUND BY FLAMES blew me away, kept me riveted and kept my adrenaline pumping.  This book lives up to every expectation I didn’t even know I had.  Yeah, it’s that good.  Vlad is back with a vengeance!  This is the Vlad I fell in love with in the Night Huntress series.  Ruthless, possessive, exasperating, pure dominant alpha male.  Did I mention Vlad tended toward the brutal side of archaic?  I think there will be a lot of Vlad gushing in this review, so excuse me from now.

I don’t want to give too much away from the story.  Just know that Vlad is still fighting his number one enemy.  And this is a big sneaky one!  As far as bad guys go, Ms. Frost gives Vlad a run for his money with this guy.  Definitely a worthy opponent and one that really kept me on my toes and kept shocking me!  Making this such an action packed story.

Leila, let’s talk about her.  She’s more and more like Cat for me.  She’s growing, she’s learning, she’s tough, and she will fight tooth and nail for her love and her relationship.  She will endure anything she must.  And she will survive.  Go girl power in this book, Leila rocks it!  And just as Leila rocks it, Vlad is so intense and overbearing that it’s everything I’ve always known him to be!  Oh, but if he was real I would stab him in his sleep.  But this is top book boyfriend material, not just for now, but forever.  Vlad has secured a permanent spot in my list of favorite heroes ever.

utc-top-pickThis book is not as hot as some might have expected after such infamous scenes that Ms. Frost has written.  But every sex scene is so strategically placed and carries just the perfect emotion needed during that moment in the story!  What a great job with that!  And when I say not as hot, I don’t mean it’s dull.  Vlad knows how to rock a girls world and he definitely does that and then some.  Have I mentioned how much I need to change my name to Leila?  Leila Dracula that is. 😉

For the Night Huntress series fans out there, Cat is in this one!  Beware that there is a huge spoiler if you haven’t read the last book in the Night Huntress series!  But Cat gets the job done here as well.  And some of our favorites from that series make a cameo in this one too, like Marie Laveau.

BOUND BY FLAMES is a pulse-pounding, electric and combustible ride! This series just gets better!  This book is SAVAGE, that is probably the best way to describe it. I loved every single minute of it.  If you’re not reading this now, you’re missing out.  If you haven’t read this series yet, you’re missing out.  I can’t wait for more!

Favorite quote:

“Months ago, you made me ask you if you would marry me. This time, I’m not asking. I’m telling you to say yes, so say it, and be mine for eternity.”
“Yes. Yesterday, today, forever… yes.”

*ARC provided by publisher

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“Truth be told, I didn’t have a lot of experience with flirting. I’d started electrocuting anyone I touched at thirteen, which put me firmly in the “dateless” column for the next twelve years. Not even vampires were immune to the dangers of skin- to-skin contact with me, and that’s when I wasn’t even trying to hurt them. Since I needed the Joker to stay close for the next few minutes, I had to keep up my act, poor faux seduction skills or no. Soon, I’d sneak the detachable fingers off my right glove, touch him while holding in my currents, and thus find out his darkest secret.

Lie detector tests had nothing on my ability to discern people’s worst sins through a single touch. I’d hated my psychometric abilities until recently, when they had become a necessary tool for keeping me and the people I loved alive.”–Jeaniene Frost, Bound by Flames

About Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series and the Night Huntress World novels. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

 

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I’m a 32 sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me) and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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