Book Review: Secret Life of a Vampire by: Kerrelyn Sparks

Secret Life of a Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 6)Publisher: Avon
Publish Date: 31 March 2009
Origins: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Series: Love at Stake: How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (1), Vamps and the City (2), Be Still My Vampire Heart (3), The Undead Next Door (4), All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire (5), Secret Life of a Vampire (6), Forbidden Nights With a Vampire (7), The Vampire and the Virgin (8), Eat Prey Love (9)

Nothing's sexier than an man who can keep a secret.

A typical bachelor party is all about beers and beautiful women. A vampire bachelor party is no different -- except the men are drinking Blissky (whiskey-flavored synthetic blood). And no one can throw a party quite like Jack, the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova. But when the party gets out of hand and the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do . . . if only he wasn't struck speechless by the beauty of Officer Lara Boucher.

Lara is sure there's something more than a bachelor party going on. What is Jack hiding? And why is he so interested in the recent disappearance of young women all over town? Her investigation uncovers more than she wants to know, especially about this modern-day Casanova. But if she's ever to make detective, she'll need to expose all his secrets . . . if only her heart wasn't on the line.

I am very disappointed in myself. I finished this book a couple of weeks ago and totally forgot about the review part. Oh well, I am here now. So...let's just jump in. I started reading this book directly after the last couple of books that came before it in the series and I had to put this one down for awhile because I was starting to get rubbed wrong by the books...they felt similar, which it should be, but I needed a break. I took one and then I started this book over. I was pleasantly surprised and happy about how much I enjoyed the book after a break. This is book six in the Love at Stake series. As with most romance series you can pick this book up and be fine reading it alone...but it would be best if you started from the beginning.

I love the fun carefree, yet life and death, feel of these books, it's a unique and interesting juxtaposition. The villains in this book were a bit different than the usual villain in the was nice to take a break and conquer some non-vanilla evil. I liked the interesting chemistry between the two main characters but I am starting to feel like I am reading the same story with a different twist at this point. I hope the next book proves a bit different. Overall, a pretty great read, minus some of the negatives I mentioned.

I love the characters in this story, they are interesting and I can't wait to get to Carlos' story. Also, sorry my thoughts are all over the place in this review. 

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1 comment:

  1. I’d categorize this as a vampire romance book. There’s some steamy sex in the book but it’s not gratuitous. It’s completely appropriate and gives the reader a deeper level of understanding of Jack and Lara’s relationship.


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