Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks

Title:  The Undead Next Door
Author:  Kerrelyn Sparks
Released:  January 2008
Series:  Love At Stake, Book 4
How I Got It:  Purchased ebook for NOOK
LendMe Feature:  No

Book Summary:
Three signs that something is very different with your new man:
1. He sleeps all day . . . which would be annoying except he's so attentive at night.
2. He's attacked by sword-wielding assailants, yet insists he can handle it on his own.
3. He never seems to age.
Heather Westfield has always lived a quiet life, but that all changes when she helps a very handsome, very mysterious stranger. There's something not quite right about Jean-Luc, but still, she's never been with a man so charming, so attractive . . . so wonderful. Now if only a murderous villain wasn't after them, they might get their happily-ever-after.

My Thoughts:
My first thought was...daaaaaamn this cover guy is hawt!  Come stay next door to me!

I'm still not sure why I have been missing out on this series.  So far, I have read three books from the series and have not been disappointed.  I love these flirtatious, but deadly vamps.

Jean Luc (swoon) is the latest vamp in the Love At Stake to find his bride to be. Now I immediately had a problem with him back in book three.  First of all, he's a fashion designer...what?  What kind of vamp can skewer his opponent with his mighty sword, and design the latest fashions in his spare time?  Gay much? 

Anyway, Jean Luc turned out to be a real sweetie.  He sees Heather stealing his designs, or so he thinks, and demands to know who she's working for.  In the process of interrogating her, he manages to flirt with no shame.

In order to pursue her, he offers her a designing job.  It is considered an honor to work with the famed designer since no one has ever personally met him.

Being a few hundred years old, sometimes these vamps need to lay low and come back as a grandson or great grandson so the public won't figure out that they never age. But, if laying low means missing the opportunity to to court (yeah, these old people say court) Heather, Jean Lu is totally against it...until being near him puts her on the top of his worst enemies' hit list.

Now Heather and her family have been thrust into the position of knowing a little too much about the vampire world to be allowed to leave it.  The only option is to give herself to the charms of the handsome, Jean Luc. And Jean Luc wouldn't have it any other way.

My Rating:
I had so much fun reading the latest in the series.  I give it a 4.5.  The only problem I had was how Heather's weight kept coming up.  So what if a girl is curvy.  Her model friend kept trying to make her feel bad about herself.  If anything, that racehorse really needed to eat something and put some pounds on her little ass.  Being thin as wind is soo not sexy! 

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