Once Bitten, Twice Burned by Cynthia Eden
Narrator: Jillian Macie
Date Read: June 2017
Genre: PNR, Romance
Ryder Duncan keeps his secrets. With a twisted scientist starving him in a 10 X 12 cell, it's not easy to conceal the abilities that set him apart from other vampires, or his plans for escape. But survival - and revenge - are worth waiting for. Until the so-called doctor tempts his appetites with something special: a woman, with a soft Southern accent and a scent like flowers. Sabine.
Sabine Acadia didn't volunteer to be dinner. She was kidnapped and tossed into the cage of a monster. A monster with fierce green eyes, a body that speaks of ruthless power--but a touch gentle as a caress. Ryder knows things about her, secrets Sabine needs to learn fast. Because while they might soon escape this prison, she's fighting an urge to set all her desires free...
Publisher: Brava, Tantor
Series: Phoenix Fire #2
Also by this author: Die for Me: A Novel of the Valentine Killer, Fear for Me, Burn For Me, Once Bitten, Twice Burned, Burn For Me br> br>
Also in this series: Burn For Me, Once Bitten, Twice Burned, Burn For Me
Reading Challenges: 2017 Goodreads Challenge, 2017 My Books
Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Library/Tantor)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: I knew Ryder would do it for me and he did in Once Bitten, Twice Burned by Cynthia Eden!
Overall Thoughts: Oh boy! Ryder was as hawt as I thought! I don’t normally go for the vampires in a mixed paranormal world but with Ryder I will make an exception. Also, his chemistry with Sabine? NOM NOM! That being said, the world didn’t move forward a whole lot in book 2 because it was parallel for part of it. I did like the extra information and can’t wait to get my hands on Book 3. Have I mentioned I really like this world!
Narrated By Jillian Macie / Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
I enjoyed this just as much with the narration added. I am so glad these finally came to audio! Jillian has solidly landed on my narrators I can count on list!
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
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