VP of Marketing for Romatech Industries Gregori Holstein has carefully manipulated the media for the benefit of the vampires who uphold the laws that say they must never eat “off the hoof” again, along the way skillfully manipulating his own persona as one of the most desired and infamous playboys of the vampire world. Meeting the very sexy daughter of the President of the United States, who has for some reason relegated herself to an almost non-existent person even while under the scrutiny of the world, makes him want to know why she has hidden herself—and more importantly, what she is hiding beneath that lab coat that makes him ready to throw away years of infamy among the women that want a piece of him.
Abigail Tucker had one focus for everything she had ever done. She wanted to find a cure for her mother and others suffering from the debilitating disease of Lupus. She was happy staying in the shadows of her father’s presidency until the man her sister called out as a vampire walked into the White House to meet with her dad. Chaos ensues in the Oval Office, and the sexiest man she has ever laid eyes on ends up floating on the ceiling. Walking out of the room with all the heads of state, it was harder to believe that now the safety of the vampire world now was laid at her feet as Gregori promised their allegiance to the US government, but with it came the stipulation that Abby had all the power to say yes or no based upon one night out with the immortal playboy.
Gregori was supposed to be the non-threatening vampire, one of the most powerful vamps alive for one so young that had never bitten a mortal or been anything but bottle-fed. How did things get so out of hand? Now that plans A, B and C were officially thrown out the window, he had to settle things down with both the vampires who were dealing with the mess Corky made with her YouTube video of the last battle and his own desire for the sexy scholar who needed his help to save her mother from deteriorating any more.
A great cast of characters that are both sexy and smart, the vampires and shifters families that make up the employees of Romatech and their spouses are funny, intelligent, sexy, dangerous and devoted to their loves and to their friends. This book brought true love to Gregori, the notorious playboy that some insinuated was gay because he was the best dressed and coiffed vamp of them all despite his reputation of a love ’em and leave ’em player. I was very happy that he found his happily ever after. Abby was not just book smart, she was sassy, flirty and the perfect fit for the sexy vamp. I loved their story, their adventure and their ultimate path, but the introduction of a new nemesis and their ultimate face-off with him left me with a few too many questions to make it perfect, although it was very close. Kerrelyn continues to keep this series fresh with new characters and dangers that will hopefully keep this series in demand for a long time.
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon; Original edition (September 27, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061958050
- ISBN-13: 978-0061958052
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