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Coming into this series, and being a big fan of Jeaniene's 'Night Huntress' series, I knew we would not get a Happily Ever After in the first book of this series, even if this series would be a trilogy. I know what she is like much more than that, but I also knew things wouldn't be easy for these two. What I didn't expect was for things to become as intense and breathtaking as they did.
Leila, like Cat, is such a strong heroine. Leila goes with her instincts, sometimes she can be stubborn and not know something when it's in front of her, but she also feels things so deeply. When things become a little intense with Vlad, she knows she needs some space. She isn't sure this is the life she wants, and Vlad is so Alpha-Male and never apologies to what he wants, even if it means pushing her away slightly.
When Cat finds herself back on the road, she has no idea that someone may want to kill her. This is a mystery that will keep you guessing as to what really is going on. Who is responsible and why.
We also get some history on Vlad, and begin to understand how he came to be how he is. Why he can't bare to show Leila who he really is. The fear of being rejected when all your defenses are down is one big thing when it comes to Vlad, or anyone really.
When you put up a female, a human no less against a 700-year old Vampire, it's not easy to come out and stand up equal to that person, but Leila did a great job at not letting Vlad walk on her. She can stand her grown, challenge him and be the confident and self-respecting woman he sees her to be.
Sometimes he underestimates her.. sometimes she does things he doesn't expect, but I believe in the long run the challenges these two face will prove stronger in the end.
Leila's heart is probably the most vulnerable thing, and Vlad will have to realize that when one loves someone, it is with all the flaws and everything. I was happy at how the story between these two have been progressing.
I can't wait to see the final installment to this amazing paranormal trilogy to see these two stubborn people get the happiness they so deserve.