Thursday, September 15, 2011

Review: Sexiest Vampire Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks

Sexiest Vampire Alive (Love at Stake #11) by Kerrelyn Sparks
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (September 27, 2011)
Goodreads Description:

He was both a playboy and a vampire…and impossible to resist. At the end of Vampire Mine, a terrible thing happened—a video was released that proved the existence of vampires. Now Vamps fear the worst, the Vampire Apocalypse! Will mortals start hunting vampires down and staking them in their death-sleep? At an emergency meeting, Coven Masters from around the world decide how to proceed. They need an emissary to open negotiations with the President of the United States. They want their emissary to be modern, safe, and harmless. A Vamp who has never bitten a mortal. A Vamp who has been entirely bottle-fed. Their choice—Gregori! Now Gregori has the fate of the entire Vamp population on his shoulders. Can he keep them safe? Or will he succumb to his playboy ways and doom them all?
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Finally it is Gregori's turn for love! He has been in just about every book in the Love at Stake series and I have been eagerly awaiting his story for what seems like forever now. What I find intriguing about Gregori is that he isn't a warrior like most of the other men, he has this playboy image but you can tell there is more to him than that, and he has never bitten someone before. Actually, the fact that he has always been "bottle fed" and never bitten someone is one of the reasons he is chosen to negotiate with the President of the United States. After Corky released the video of Casimir being beheaded, the vampires are scrambling to cover it up and have it declared a hoax by the government. To do this they have to let the President in on the secret that there are actual vampires out there and convince him to side with them.

As part of the negotiations, Gregori is given an assignment by the President. If he completes it then the vampire video will be declared a hoax. Of course there is a woman involved and let me just say it is pretty surprising. I really enjoyed the development of the relationship and the hurdles they have to overcome keep things interesting. As far as action goes I would say it is lacking just a bit. It definitely has a different feel than the other books in the series where it felt like there was a constant threat, but there IS an enemy to face so that element of danger wasn't totally lacking.

This book shows a new side to Gregori. We get an in depth look at how he feels about his life and how people perceive him. As for his love match I think she is perfect for him. They have a lot in common and the connection between them is believable.
I can't get enough of this series! I've yet to be disappointed and I can't imagine I ever will. Kerrelyn Sparks really knows how to write a juicy vamp love story.

5/5

I received an e-copy for review from the publisher. Any opinions expressed are my own.

CymLowell
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