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Secret Life Of A Vampire
Love At Stake, Book 6

by Kerrelyn Sparks


Once again, Ms Sparks uses fangs and claws to bring forth a vampiric tale of love, sensuality, and humor.  Her returning characters deepen the content of her sixth book in the Love At Stakes series, but it's the love of one lonely vamp and his lady that capture the hearts of romance readers as they, too, fall in love with her bad-boy vamps.

NYPD Lara Boucher is called to a potential crime scene.  The blood spatter suggests violence, but the tall, dark and Italian-accented man who denies anything went down is more intense than the bloody room.  Jack Giacomo is sex on a stick.  His eyes are mesmerizing, his body a testimony to a warrior's prowess, and his moves would make even a dead woman sit up and take notice.  The only problem is, he does this type of mind thing where she is supposed to obey.  Yeah, like that's going to happen.

Jack has been a vamp for several centuries.  He's lost at love more than he's won, but the intriguing woman wearing police threads lays a mind trip on him like he's never known.  For some odd reason, he can't control her and when he finds he's falling fast and deep for Lara, he knows she will never trust him until he tells her what he is.  Her suspicions that he is an alien seem laughable, but when she finds out he is a vampire, she has the power to shatter his heart into dust.

Lara and Jack put aside their DNA differences and work to solve a serial kidnapping case.  When Lara is kidnapped, Jack fears he will lose her before he can truly make her his own.  Lara gets an up close and personal view of the difference between the man who captured her heart and the malcontent vamp holding her hostage.  When push comes to shove, she must decide if she can live with a vamp forever or suffer the decades of loneliness before death.

The Book

Avon Books
April 2009
Mass Market Paperback from Advance Review Copy
Paranormal Romance
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NOTE: Explicit Sexual Content

The Reviewer

Faith V. Smith
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Faith V Smith's Regency time travel romance, titled Beware What You Wish, came out in late 2008, and her new vampire romance, titled Kensington's Soul, was released February 2009.
© 2009