Love at Stake #9
by: Kerrelyn Sparks
$7.99 mass market paperback
Released: October 2010
Carlos is one of the last panther shifters in the world. He knows he must help save his species, so he's made it his quest to find a female shifter to mate with, one who will also help him take care of the orphans he's rescued. Years have gone by with no luck, and he begins to despair. When he sees Caitlyn, she's like a beacon of light shining her way through the darkness. He's captivated from the first time he sees her. The problem? She's human, and her father is part of a CIA team determined to kill all supernatural beings, Carlos included.
Caitlyn has just recently been reunited with a sister she hasn't seen in years, and she couldn't be happier. When she sees a tall dark and handsome stranger playing basketball, the world seems to stop. He's everything she's ever wanted in a man. Too bad he doesn't seem to want her back. But she's nothing if not stubborn, and she knows she can change this shifter's mind.
When the opportunity comes for Caitlyn to go on a mission with Carlos she jumps on it, knowing this is the perfect chance for them to get to know each other better. But when it comes down to it, can she really give him what he needs, or is their blossoming romance doomed to fail before it's gotten started?
This story takes us deep into the rainforest to search for werepanthers. Along the way we encounter allies who aren't what they seem, enemies who become allies, and the possibility of a love that will transcend time. Carlos is torn between duty and love, while Caitlyn is determined to live her life on her terms, and that includes picking the one man she's come to love, but seems unable to love her in return. There's danger, suspence, romance, and a new bad guy is introduced that may be just as dangerous as Casamir is. It's a great story, and I'm glad Kerrelyn Sparks has managed to keep the stories fresh and interesting throughout the series.
Carla gives this book a