Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ARC Review Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks

Title: Wild About You (Love at Stake, #13)
Source: Edelweiss
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel (approx 384)
Published by Avon Books
Release Date November 27, 2012

Handsome Howard…Hunky Howard… Hot Howard…

It’s not every day that Elsa Bjornberg feels fragile, not when she hosts a home renovation show where she can effortlessly demolish a kitchen. But from the moment she meets Howard Barr, this bear of a man makes her feel like a woman. And the way he looks at her, as if she was a pot of honey he’d like to lick… 

Howard is not like most men. For one thing, he’s a shapeshifter. And he always thought his celebrity crush would never amount to anything more than drooling at Elsa on the TV. When his meddling vampire employer gets involved, the star is suddenly within his grasp—and within a hair of her life. For an ancient curse forbids their newfound love, and Howard is suddenly torn between his desire for her and his desire to keep her alive. 

Like so many of Sparks' novels I instantly fell in love with the latest installment of The Love at Stake series, Wild About You. Shy, quiet Howard transforms in his starring role into Handsome, hunky Howard and I loved every second of it!

Wild About You read a bit different than previous installments in the series. Not in a bad way, but there was just more of a serious tone and less laugh out loud moments than I'm used to in a Sparks book. We get an insider look at how Shanna Draganesti (How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire) is dealing with her newly undead status. (Let's just say if there's a such thing as post-vampire depression, she's got it bad.) Fortunately, to take her mind off her own troubles she throws herself into the role of matchmaker for the ever-present, but mysterious, bear shifter Howard.

Throughout Love at Stake we gradually learn more about Howard's past including a heinous banishment from his homeland, a rivalry with the wolf shifter Rhett Bleddyn (baddie from Wanted: Undead or Alive), and a curse that's plagued his kind for centuries.

'Elsa the Amazon' is the star of a home and renovation show 'International Home Wreckers'. At 6'2 she's used to being an oddity, and an outcast. She longs for a man that can make her feel girly and loved. And Howard delivers. Unfortunately for our loving duo Elsa also has a family curse and it could put a stop to their relationship before it can even start. 

If you're a fan of Paranormal Romance I have no doubt you'll love Karrelyn Sparks' entire Love at Stake series including Wild About You. It's fast, fun, and filled with enough drama to make it a winner!


  1. I thought this installment was one of the better ones of the last few that she released. Very cute and I LOVE Howard :-)

    Paranormal Haven

  2. I saw this one on NetGalley and was tempted to request it but then I saw that it's installment #13. Do they have to be read in order?

  3. I feel like you could pick up this one up and still enjoy the story, but there are so many characters mentioned from previous books you might feel a little left out (for lack of a better word).


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