Book Review: Eat, Prey, Love by: Kerrelyn Sparks

Eat Prey Love (Avon)Publisher: Avon
Publish Date: 28 September 2010
Origins: Author for Review
Format: Paperback
Series: Love at Stake Series: 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), Vampire Mine (10), Sexiest Vampire Alive (11)


Synopsis
Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.

Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he's recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it's like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he's found the perfect woman, except . . .

Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed . . .

Review
I think this is exactly how Ms. Sparks got her groove back. I feel the same energy and love in this story as I did the first story and that is rare once you are so far in a series. I also apparently missed a book here (need to check my shelf) and I didn't feel out of the loop at all. Thank goodness. This book says "Hey, you should have been paying more attention so sexy--so not gay--Carlos all this time. 

I adored Carlos and I adored Caitlyn in this story. They are almost opposites yet they are perfect together. I love how Caitlyn is a women, with a gentle, yet strong nature. They juxtapose very well and give her the motherly, loving, vibe which is what I think Ms. Sparks may have been going for. I felt a ton of genuine humor in this story and I am so happy that Carlos and Caitlyn found a happy ending together.

Plot...so this book takes us from the normal townhouse and compound to the jungles of Thialand. It is neat to experience a new place from some of your favorite characters' perspectives. I enjoyed how Ms. Sparks wrote the jungle scenes. I am also very happy we have a new big bad and fugly because Casimir (as horrible as he is) was getting old pretty fast. Can't wait to see where Ms. Sparks takes this new villain.

I will still keep reading, can't stop, next up is Connor's book. FINALLY!



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1 comment:

  1. I was in the mood for something fun and different so I decided to give this one a try on audio. Bad idea. The book was ok IMO (not bad but not great either) but the narrator ruined it for me. I'm planning to have a review up soon with a full explanation of how it all went wrong ...

    Hope all is well with you. I'll miss rooming with you at BEA this year. :(

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