I just got to finish it without reading any spoilers
Vlad : he's so original and in a way he's not a lame romantic hero but I saw him as an anti-hero with his own sense of justice and he doesn't care about people's opinion. He developed as a character from when we first met him and he seems less mysterious to me now.I liked his arrogance and his knowledge of his bad traits and ruthlessness and not hiding anything
from Leila and most of all for the first time we get a sex god who didn't have to go through legions of women and be good at what he does.I found his "selectivity" and tenderness towards Leila endearing.
Leila: In my POV she is clear-headed,brave,rational and strong. I know she has a few outbursts here and there but most of the time she gets a grip of herself quickly and lashes back at taunts. Although her upbringing scarred her, she seems to really put it behind her back which is remarkable.
I was jumping up and down when Cat, Bones, Kira and Mencheres showed up.The bantering between Bones and Vlad as usual was classic and witty.
What i didn't like
The pacing of the story was so fast and I felt like the relationship between Vlad and Leila didn't progress fast enough.Also the villain didn't show up until the end and for the first time i didn't hate his guts and he didn't seem evil enough for me it was more of a settling old scores between Vlad and Szilagyi.
Don't hate me but even though I loved all the characters introduced in the book, I didn't feel any emotional connection between Vlad and Leila.There was great sexual chemistry but no love and his warning to Leila in the beginning that he can't love her was a part of it.
There were a lot of funny moments in the book and one my favorites was when Vlad was dramatically floating in the air with fangs and flames and revealed to Leila's family that he was a vampire. Gretchen fainting was another priceless moment.
All in all I enjoyed reading it and I cant wait for the arrogant Romanian to finally say the three letter words to Leila.
and congrats Jeaniene!