Saturday, June 19, 2010

Forbidden Nights With A Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Day Seven of Eight Days of Love At Stake

Title:  Forbidden Nights With A Vampire
Author:  Kerrelyn Sparks
Released:  April 2009
Series:  Love At Stake, Book 7
How I Got It:  Purchased ebook for Nook
Lend Me Feature: No

Book Summary
Vanda Barkowski is in trouble.
As the owner of a hot nightclub, she's more unconventional than most of her fellow vampires, and if some think her a little out of control, then so be it. But after three former employees filed a complaint about her temper, Vanda is sentenced to an anger management class. Worse, Phil Jones agreed to be her sponsor. Phil, the mortal who is forbidden to her . . .
If Vanda knew who—or what—Phil really is, she'd reconsider her attraction to him, for his true nature is wilder than anything she'd ever imagined. He has tackled the beast within and now is the perfect person to help Vanda with her rage . . . if only he can keep his cool when she makes him so undeniably hot. But with rogue vamps on the loose, will they ever have their forbidden nights?

My Thoughts
At first, this book was a little hard for me to read because I have never liked Vanda.  I've always thought that she was way over the top.  I especially didn't like her with Phil.

 Phil is a Were shifter and has  been with working security with McKay Security since he was eighteen.  His job has involved protecting Roman Draganesti and others that anyone involved with Draganesti.  Since Vanda is one of Roman's ex harem girls, Phil was had constant contact with her.  And Vanda being herself, never made it easy for him.

Vanda made it her mission to shamelessly flirt and torture the guy knowing that neither could ever act without Phil losing his job.  At that time, Phil had been shunned by his pack and the vamps had taken him in and molded him into the man he is today.  He was duty bound to the vamps and would never betray them.

Phil now an adult, and quite the resident hottie, feels that he can handle the feisty vamp that no one seems to want to bother with.  Even though he has been given specific orders to never mix business with pleasure, he throws caution to the wind and decides to take what he has already claimed in his heart.

Phil has always kept his dual nature a secret, but anyone that really knows him, knows what lurks behind that handsome profile.  And if Vanda had bothered to really get to know him, she would have already figured that out. But who knew that under all that big and bad, Vanda was terrified of wolves? 

My Rating
I still give it four stars.  After tuning out the angry girl shenanigans, I did enjoy the book.  I was impressed that Phil had so much going on for himself but didn't need to flaunt it.  It was good to read a story about that didn't have a woo is me story about why the character could never find love.  Here's a clue fang boy:  you're dead, you drink blood, and you're cold, son.  Warm Were bodies are so much better.

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Lover Of Romance said...

Great review!!! I really enjoyed this one, it was a fun one to read but also intense as well!!! Glad you enjoyed it! I just love reading this series!!!