Audiobook Review - The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost @Jeaniene_Frost @BlackstoneAudio

The Sweetest Burn by Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
Series: Broken Destiny #2
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Date Read: October 3, 2017
Length: 9 hours 8 minutes
Source: Library via Overdrive
The breathtaking second novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost's Broken Destiny series finds Ivy and Adrian rekindling their alliance—and passion—as the struggle for the fate of the world begins…

Conquering a supernatural realm turned out to be easier than getting over a broken heart. But her initial victory has made Ivy a target for revenge, forcing her to reunite with the dangerous—and dangerously sexy—Adrian. Ivy isn't sure which will be harder: finding the hallowed weapon that will repair the crumbling walls between the demon and human realms, or resisting Adrian, who's decided that come hell or high water, he will make Ivy his.

At first, Adrian tried to resist his feelings for Ivy. Now, determined to break the curse that dooms their love, he's vowed to save her and to have her. If only he can persuade her to forgive his past sins. But defying destiny—and surrendering to the smoldering desire between them—will bring consequences and sacrifices they never imagined…

My Review

I liked this book.  After having mixed feelings about the first book in the series, The Beautiful Ashes, I had considered not reading this book.  I decided to give it a try in the end and actually liked it more than the first book in the series.  I do think that this is a series that needs to be read in order.  This book picks up shortly after the events of the first book and is really a continuing story.  I am very glad that I made the decision to give this book a chance.

I love the world that this story is set in.  It is like the world we live in but with a few extra features available to certain people.  In other words, most people don't see the things that Ivy and Adrian see and I like the idea of the something extra.  In some cases, people really just don't want to believe what they are seeing.  It was rather exciting to go with Ivy and Adrian to all of the realms and deal with so many different issues.

Ivy and Adrian's relationship takes some big steps in this book.  I do really like them as a couple and was happy to see things progress for them.  At the start of the book, Ivy did drive me a bit nuts by being a tad dramatic.  I understood why she was upset but maybe she could have found out why things happened the way they did.  It just seemed to slow the story down at times.

There were some pretty interesting developments in the overall story.  I really didn't expect the artifacts to work for Ivy quite the way that they did and I found it to be really creative.  They spend a lot of this story looking for the second artifact which is a staff.  We learn a lot about Adrian's history as they search through different areas.

I did enjoy the narration of this audiobook.  Tavia Gilbert does a really good job with the character voices which helped to bring the story to life.  I thought that she really added a lot of emotion to her delivery which made everything a bit more exciting.  I thought that her voice was very pleasant and I found myself listening to the book for hours at a time.

I would recommend this book to others.  I can't say that I like this series as much as the Night Huntress series but it is quite entertaining.  In the end, I found it to be quite enjoyable and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Broken Destiny Series
Book #1 -  The Beautiful Ashes - My Review
Book #2 - The Sweetest Burn
Book #3 - The Brightest Embers
About the Author

Jeaniene Frost is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author whose works include the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the Broken Destiny series.  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, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her. Jeaniene is represented by Nancy Yost at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter


  1. I never got hooked on her books ./

  2. I used to read a lot by this author but for some reason I stopped. I really liked Cat & Bones though and I think I need to read 2 more books to finish that series. I'm kind of lost on the spin-off ones.

  3. This happens to me a lot. Book one is meh and then from there things get awesome.

  4. it's been a while since I haven't read any of her books

  5. glad you gave it a shot despite the rocky start with book one, her books do tend to get better when the series goes on

  6. Neat that book two was better for you than one and you were able to give it a chance. For some reason, I never picked up the first one in this series after loving Night Huntress and liking Vlad's series. But for Tavia Gilbert telling the story, I might. ;)

  7. I love this author and narrator. Haven't read this series yet, but glad to know that they seem fun. (Carole, in the book info you put that it was a Night Huntress book, but it's actually a Broken Destiny book. :) ) ~Aleen

    1. Good catch! I guess you can tell that I used a previous post as a template for this one :) Oops!

  8. I am glad two turned out better, providing you with a reason to continue the series.

  9. I am glad this one was better than the first in the series. It makes continuing on seem more worth it. I hope it continues to get better!


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