Title: The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo (Love at Stake, #14)
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel (384pgs)
Release Date: Aug 27, 2013
He's Out of Control
Kincaid has something to prove. After being injured in a battle with
the Malcontents, he's ready for active duty protecting unsuspecting
mortals from these villainous vampires who want to rule the world. But
first he has to get control of himself . . . because just the sight of a
certain lovely doctor has his injured hand doing some peculiar things,
not to mention the sizzling sensation that burns along his dragon
Vampires? Vampires?! As a scientist, Leah is
having trouble believing that these immortal creatures exist. But there
they are, standing in front of her, asking for help in solving a genetic
puzzle that can save mankind. There's even one in a sexy kilt! Just one
look into Dougal's gorgeous green eyes sets her pulse racing. But can
she trust him—and the overwhelming desire that refuses to be ignored?
BAM! Book number 14! Can you believe it?!
Usually by book 7 of a series you'll find a lull in story, or repeated story-lines. Fortunately Sparks keeps it fresh with this newest installment of Love at Stake. The humor is still there, but you also get a very serious story of a guy that feels less of a man, and an awkward geek finding love.
I think part of the success of this series are that the characters are so different. I've heard authors say that their characters speak to them, so I can only imagine the 100's of voices that must be flowing through Sparks' mind at one time. lol. From book to book you get individuals with wonderfully unique quirks.
I don't want to give away too much plot, because there is a wonderfully heart warming twist and it would stink if you knew about it before hand. Just know that Dougal and Leah are meant to be. They have their ups and downs, but what fun would it be if they didn't!?
The action in this one is kept to a minimum, but the villain story line in Asia is still going strong. Hopefully in the next book we'll get to see a good 'ol fashion showdown between our wonderful Romatech saviors and the evil vamps causing problems out east.
So, great addition to the Love at Stake series! If you've read them to this point don't stop now! If you haven't checked out this series, pick it up today! You'll be in paranormal romance heaven :)
*OH! And guess who's back for another appearance? That's right, VANNA ;) Love that doll!
Just to get you caught up, Here's the Love at Stake series reading order:
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1)
Vamps and the City (Love at Stake, #2)
Be Still My Vampire Heart (Love at Stake, #3)
The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, #4)
All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire (Love at Stake, #5)
Secret Life of a Vampire (Love at Stake, #6)
Forbidden Nights with a Vampire (Love at Stake, #7)
The Vampire and the Virgin (Love at Stake, #8)
Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake, #9)
Vampire Mine (Love at Stake, #10)
Sexiest Vampire Alive (Love at Stake, #11)
Wanted: Undead or Alive (Love at Stake, #12)
Wild About You (Love at Stake, #13)
The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo (Love at Stake, #14