Published by Harper Collins on March 3rd 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Who says a vamp can't have it all? Darcy Newhart thought it was a stroke of genius—the first–ever reality TV show where mortals vie with vampires for the title of The Sexiest Man on Earth. As the show's director, Darcy's career would be on track again. And she can finally have a life apart from the vampire harem. Okay, so she's still technically dead, but two out of three's not bad. Now she just has to make sure that a mortal doesn't win. If only she wasn't so distracted by a super–sexy and live contestant named Austin... But Darcy doesn't know the worst of it. Austin Erickson is actually a vampire slayer! And he's got his eye on the show's leggy blond director. Only problem is, he's never wanted any woman—living or dead—as badly. But if he wins her heart, will he lose his soul? And if it means an eternity of hot, passionate loving with Darcy, does that really matter anyway?
Austin Erickson is a agent in the CIA, and he works for Sean Whealan, Shanna’s Father who is determined to free his daughter. Sean thinks his daughter is captive against her will by vampires including the love of her life. Austin is part of the team that goes after vampires, determined to destroy every one of them. Shanna and Roman’s wedding is coming up, and her father is going balistic over the news. He desperately wants his daughter back. On stake out one night, orders from Sean to try to see where his daughter is at, he see’s the most beautiful and captivating woman he has ever seen. He suspects that because she looks so human, that she couldn’t possibly be a vampire. Austin has psychic abilities and knows that the other women that surround her are vampires.
Darcy Newhart, has been a part of a vampire harem, four years previous she was turned vampire when she almost died. She has desperately wanted to be human once more, she despises being a vampire. She wants to feel the warmth of the sun again, and to see her family once more. So she comes up with a plan to seperate herself from the vampire harem (filled with self consuming women that she gets frustrated easily with) so she comes up with a plan to have the first reality TV show where mortals go against vampires for the sexiest man on Earth. Darcy, the show’s director, will have her career back on track again once more. She then meets one of the human canidates, Austin Erickson. She finds herself being entranced by his handsome “Apollo” good looks and charm. As the show continues one, their attraction strengthens between them. Austin has doubts whether or not she is a vampire, since her thoughts are never of drinking blood or killing humans. Its more about the sun, beaches, and things that relate to life during the day. However, Austin finds himself falling in love with Darcy, and when he finds out who she really is, he is more confused than ever. He knows he could never kill her no matter what, for he loves her too deeply. He has never wanted or needed anyone as badly as he does Darcy.
I really have enjoyed reading Vamps and the City I really love reading from Kerrelyn Sparks, she is such a talented writer, especially of Vampire Romances. This story was truly a delight, and I am glad that I finally got my hands on it. It was definitely a “Roller Coaster”, filled with ups and downs between the couple. You have Darcy, who hates being a vampire, finds herself falling for Austin, a mortal, who when she finds out who he really is, a man bent on destroying vampires, starts wondering if despite what she is feeling, does he feel the same? and will he really kill her? Austin on the other hand is more confused than ever, and is at a loss at what to do. He hunts vampires and seeks them out to kill them, since he believes all of them are evil. Then he falls for Darcy, whom at first he assumes is human as he is, and might need help escaping from all the vampires. When he finds out she is a vampire, he is confused and the only thing he knows for sure is how much he loves her. Vamps and the City is a intense love story, that is filled with conflict and mystery, that creates a sense of intrigue that sets the heart a stutter, and leaves you wanting more and turning one page after another as fast as you can read them. I definitely was on my seat from beginning to end, wondering how it was going to end. I definitely loved the ending, it was perfect! There were some minor things that I didn’t agree with, but overall it was a genuinely well written story that charmed my heart.