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Love at Stake book #11
Finally, it’s Gregori’s turn!
He was both a playboy and a vampire…and impossible to resist.
At the end of Vampire Mine, a terrible thing happened—a video was released that proved the existence of vampires. Now Vamps fear the worst, the Vampire Apocalypse! Will mortals start hunting vampires down and staking them in their death-sleep? At an emergency meeting, Coven Masters from around the world decide how to proceed. They need an emissary to open negotiations with the President of the United States. They want their emissary to be modern, safe, and harmless. A Vamp who has never bitten a mortal. A Vamp who has been entirely bottle-fed. Their choice—Gregori!
Now Gregori has the fate of the entire Vamp population on his shoulders. He’s given a special assignment that involves taking the president’s daughter on a dangerous mission. Will he succeed and save his friends? Or will he succumb to his playboy ways and doom them all?
Oh, what can we say about Gregori? I'm so happy that he finally found his place in the vampire world because he deserves it and he has always been one of my favorites. It was all those things that made him different from the others, his non alpha behavior combined with the super smarts that made him so appealing and a somewhat welcome change from the usual vampire stereotypes. Gregori just came across as a normal guy with normal guy insecurities.
Abby is the perfect fit for a vamp like Gregori because she has also struggled to fit in (mainly with her family and social obligations), easily imagined since her father is the President and all, but it goes beyond just being shy. Abby is a smart and dedicated scientist that is trying to save her mother, a task she has devoted her life to and something that makes a social life seem frivolous. At times I found her tunnel vision a bit frustrating since the romance seemed to move a quick clip, but overall I was satisfied with how she evolved. Yes, the romance does move rather rapidly but it wasn't a problem since all the stories in the Love at Stake series are done the same way.
Sexiest Vampire is a fun, lighthearted continuation of a series that I turn to for a bit of easy reading. I like the worldbuilding and I think all the vampire twists on everyday life is quirky and unique, from the news network DVN (Digital Vampire Network) and the names like Stone Cauffyn, to the "food" products, like Blissky and the latest in fusion cuisine, Blardonnay. All those details make each book adorable and highly entertaining.
If you enjoy Lyndsay Sands (Argeneau series), Molly Harper (Jane Jameson or those Naked werewolves) or even MaryJanice Davidson (Queen Betsy) then I think you'd find Kerrelyn Sparks a nice fit for your reading collection.
Books in the Love at Stake series:
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
Vamps and the City
A Very Vampy Christmas- found in the Sugarplums and Scandal anthology or in ebook format
Be Still my Vampire Heart
The Undead Next Door
All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire
Secret Life of a Vampire
Forbidden Nights with a Vampire
The Vampire and the Virgin
Eat Prey Love
Sexiest Vampire Alive
*reviewed by Anna Dougherty for VampChix
*This book was sent by the publisher in exchange for a review.