Monday, August 1, 2011

Review: Secret Life of a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Secret Life of a Vampire
Love at Stake #6
by: Kerrelyn Sparks
$7.99 mass market paperback
Avon Books
Paranormal Romance
Released: April 2009

Jack is the son of the legendary Casanova, although he'll deny it if you ask him.  He decides to throw a bachelor party for a vampire friend of his, but the party gets out of hand and the cops show up.  Not good, since he'll have a hard time explaining all the bottles of blood lying around.  When the cops get there, he goes to wipe their minds, but one officer, a gorgeous red haired beauty, seems to be immune to his mind control.  Not good, since the last thing he needs are the cops investigating his kind. 

When Lara and her partner get a disturbance call at the hotel, she figures it's business as usual.  She doesn't expect the drop-dead hunk in the suite, nor does the expect the instant attraction she feels for him.  As she begins to investigate this mystery man, more and more questions arise.  She knows he's keeping secrets from her, and she knows she can't have a relationship with a man who won't be honest with her. 

When she finds out the truth, will her feelings be enough to keep her at Jack's side, or will it be too much for Lara to deal with?

This book is about healing the wounds of the past in order to have a future.  It's about two people who are drawn together, even knowing there can be no future between them.  Yet, it seems to make their time together that much sweeter.  And we realize that love can occasionally overcome all obstacles.  Lara is trying to build a new life, but she doesn't want to trust Jack, knowing he's keeping secrets from her.  Jack has spent his life trying to live up to his father's famous repuation, but not really having any interest in following in his father's footsteps.  When he meets Lara, he thinks he's finally found someone he can spend his life with, but she's mortal.  When Lara's life is in danger, Jack realizes what's most important to him.

Carla gives this book a

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