Phineas McKinney knew that he had broken the rules by getting involved with his still-human family, but that bridge had already been crossed, and his brother was actually going to be an asset to him thanks to his current predicament. The Love Doctor, Dr. Phang, had had enough of the by-the book rules of the “good guy” vampires. His job as a spokesman for Blardonnay on the DVN network gave him the opportunity to get an “in” with those who knew where the new Queen Corky was hiding out.
Brynley Jones hated vampires even though her job as a teacher at Dragon Nest Academy, a school run by both vampires, shifters and other paranormal people, kept her in close contact with the bloodsuckers. Even her best friend was in love with one of them. She hid out there to not only protect the “Lost Boys”, the young alpha children her pack had abandoned, but also to escape the clutches of the werewolf mate her father had arranged for her to marry.
Phin’s cover is quickly discovered, and with the entire compound out searching for Corky’s location, the news of a series of deaths in Wyoming caught the attention of the head of McKay security while he was hanging out at Romatech training his brother for his new position. There was no one else to go, and unfortunately, no one could come and help him track but the sexy Wolfie Princess. Bryn and Phin agree to work together, but staying in the close confines of a cabin, it is harder to deny the attraction both have tried to ignore. Without back up, they must find a way to not only capture the elusive Queen but also work together to escape a past which threatens not only their lives but also their souls.
Dr. Phang has been a fun and interesting character from the first time he was brought into the Romatech world. Despite his ladies’ man persona, this reader knew that deep down there was one thing this vampire desired above all: to be loved. Who knew that a feisty, sexy werewolf would be his hope for a lasting and loving relationship? Bryn is the perfect complement for Phin’s sometimes over-the-top personality. The complications of falling for him, a hated vampire, are much harder to ignore than she imagined; Bryn dishes out the snark but gives into her desires for the sexy former drug dealer. The “interracial” aspect of their relationship was only a problem for those who could not see the love that they shared (which included themselves for as much as they denied it) or the completion of their souls when they finally accepted each other as their perfect soul mate. Warning: this book WILL have you laughing out loud. Be prepared. Scenes may involve witty dialogue, dangerous vampires, and a desire to search out and find a man on a horse for yourself.
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon; Original edition (March 27, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061958069
- ISBN-13: 978-0061958069
Books in the Love at Stake series in the order in which they should be read:
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
Vamps and the City
Be Still My Vampire Heart
The Undead Next Door
All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire
Secret Life of a Vampire
Forbidden Nights with a Vampire
The Vampire and the Virgin
Eat Prey Love
Sexiest Vampire Alive
Wanted: Undead or Alive
Wild About You