Title: Once Bitten, Twice Burned Series: Phoenix Fire #2 (Jen's review)
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: April 29th 2014
Genres: Paranormal 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. . .
Also by this author: Immortal Danger, Bound By Blood, Once Bitten, Twice Burned, Playing With Fire, Burn for Me, Burn For Me (2nd review)
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Jen’s Review of ONCE BITTEN, TWICE BURNED
Once Bitten, Twice Burned is the second book in the Phoenix Fire series by Cynthia Eden. I loved most everything about this book. It was exciting, action-packed, and sexy. Sabine and Ryder are both likable characters. I especially liked how this book overlapped with the first book, but from different characters’ perspectives. I also loved the surprise later in the book. I can’t wait to see what happens to Cassandra and Dante in the next book.
The only things that I didn’t like were:
- typos in a finished copy. ex: Wyatt says to shoot and Sabine shoots Wyatt. This should have been Ryder says to shoot.
- the author gave away who had betrayed Ryder before he knew. I would have preferred for him to figure this out first.
- the author always uses the word “sex” to denote female anatomy. Sex is not a body part!
In the big picture, those complaints can easily be overlooked because this book is so much fun to read. I give Once Bitten, Twice Burned 5 stars for danger, excitement, and passion.