Friday, June 18, 2010

Secret Life Of A Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Day 6 of Eight Days Of Love At Stake Author Spotlight

Title:  Secret Life Of A Vampire
Author:  Kerrelyn Sparks
Released:  March 2009  
Series:  Love At Stake, Book 6
How I Got It:  Purchased it for my NOOK
Lend Me Feature:  NO

Book Summary
Nothing's sexier than an man who can keep a secret.
A typical bachelor party is all about beers and beautiful women. A vampire bachelor party is no different — except the men are drinking Blissky (whiskey-flavored synthetic blood). And no one can throw a party quite like Jack, the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova. But when the party gets out of hand and the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do . . . if only he wasn't struck speechless by the beauty of Officer Lara Boucher.
Lara is sure there's something more than a bachelor party going on. What is Jack hiding? And why is he so interested in the recent disappearance of young women all over town? Her investigation uncovers more than she wants to know, especially about this modern-day Casanova. But if she's ever to make detective, she'll need to expose all his secrets . . . if only her heart wasn't on the line. 

My Thoughts
I circled this book so many times at Barnes and Noble, but never bought it.  I'm kinda mad at myself for not picking it up sooner.  This is the sixth book in the super funny Love At Stake Series.

I loved the story because it kept me laughing.  Jack is a fun character. He's been in past books, but nothing has really been mentioned about him except that women love him.   Even though he's the son of the legendary Casanova, and women fall at his feet, he has trouble keeping the attention of the one he really wants.  Of all the women in the world, he falls for one of NYPD's finest, a wanna be detective that is convinced that he's an alien from another planet.

Lara is a former beauty queen turned police officer after a near death experience.  She has decided to make a difference in the world by catching all the bad guys.  Little does she know, she's about to meet the ultimate bad guy. Bad boy of love, that is.

While Jack is throwing his friend, Ian, a bachelor party, things get seriously out of hand, and police are called to the scene. Lara is the would be arresting officer, if only it could have been that simple.

Jack is immediately drawn to Lara, but realizes that he can't control her mind.  At first it doesn't matter, because no one will ever believe her, but when Lara manages to track him down, Jack realizes that he has a serious problem.

Not only can he not manipulate her mind, but he finds that he doesn't want to.  After years of persuading women to do whatever he wanted, Lara's immunity to his powers is exciting.  He realizes that she likes him naturally and he wants to earn her love.

He plans to be as sweet and romantic as he knows how, but when she keeps pressing him to trust her with his secrets, it quickly creates a dangerous glitch in Jack's master plan.

I found myself not liking Lara or her friend Latoya.  I hate nosy chicks that can't seem to follow directions.  If someone tells you a situation is dangerous, can't you just go with that.  Curiously can leave your seriously dead.  I'm guessing they were rookie cops, because they were very lame at their jobs.

My Rating
I give Secret Life Of A Vampire four stars.  It was funny and very entertaining.  It's a nice change to read about vampire that live normal lives-minus the blood drinking.

The only problem that I have, and i realize that I've had this same problem for a minute.  Please somebody just go ahead and stake Phineas!  I can't take another reference to the po po, or Dr. Phang, the love doctor.  Ms. Sparks, you are killing me with the slang.  I am seriously starting to get offended here.  I know it's meant to be funny, but it's  starting to become very annoying. Just teleport his ass into the sun and be done!

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Lover Of Romance said...

Love your review!!!! This is a really good series, and this book was one of my favs!!!!

Rowena said...

Wow, it looks like I'm missing out on this book. It's just been sitting on my shelf collecting dust. I must change that soon. Thanks for the review.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I love this. You read a series the way I do. I'll do a marathon read and read at least 3 or 4 in a row. I love series but hate the wait between books.

Yvonne said...

@ Lisa R-Normally I don't read or post this way. I just happened to read the last book, then got into the who, what, why mode so I had to go back and read all the others.

Yvonne said...

Very glad I did. Super funny series!