Also in this series: Vamps and the City, How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire, Forbidden Nights With a Vampire, Secret Life of a Vampire, All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire, The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, #4), Be Still My Vampire Heart
Series: Love At Stake #9
Published by Avon on September 28th 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.
Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he's recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it's like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he's found the perfect woman, except . . .Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed . . .
Caitlyn Whelan, is the daughter of the head of the CIA agency bent on destroying the undead and has kept her from her sister, Shanna. Caityln, decides to accept the invite to her nephews birthday( a nephew she just found out existed) and seeing her sister for the first time since their childhood. The reunion with her sister was bittersweet, but during this party, she meets Carlos Panterra who draws her unlike any other, and starts to realize that this is the man for her. Caitlyn knows that it won’t be easy, having Carlos but knows he is well worth the effort. Carlos, a shapeshifter, a were panther, is determined to save his kind, and knows he must mate with a were panther, but must go about to finding one, and despite the magnetism between himself and Caitlyn he knows he must not partake of the forbidden fruit, and do what is best for his kind. Because even though there is one way for her to become like him, more than likely the turning would kill her, and he wouldn’t want to harm a hair on her head. But his feelings for Caityln have only increased, and wonders if he could bear to let her go?
The Hero (Carlos Panterra)
Carlos, is one of the few survivors of his village of were panthers, and is searching for more of his people. Carlos works for Angus and his Security Investigation Firm, but on his off time is searching the jungles for his people. Carlos has many responsibilities but knows that he must find a mate one that isn’t mortal. But when he see’s Caitlyn time stops for him, and he only sees her in that moment, and the only thing that is stopping him from claiming her as his own, is her safety and wellfare, because with him he knows she could die and will everything he can to make sure that doesn’t happen.
The Heroine (Caitlyn Whelan)
Caityln, was lied to and deceived growing up, especially when it came to her sister. Until recently had no knowledge that her sister had married and had two children, and she knew the blame lay on her father. Caitlyn has special gifts of understanding any language, and speaking it within a few hours, and has lived all over the world. But her life changes drastically when she meets Carlos at her nephews birthday party, and every aspect of her life changes and is strongly attracted to Carlos and wants to show him that their connection is much more than passion…that their love is strong enough to weather anything that life may throw at them.
Eat Prey Love is the most recent release of the Love At Stake Series, and I have just loved Carlos and was captivated by this passionate story of where two people that love each other but circumstances prevent them from being together. Carlos, must separate himself from her even though it seems like she is thrown at him at every turn he makes to avoid her. But sometimes destiny gets in the way of best laid plans, and knows he must keep her safe at all costs, even from his and his animal instincts. Eat Prey Love is a powerful and passionate story about two people that are each other’s destiny, but its all about their discovery of a love that will fortify them when danger comes headlong at them. I just loved Eat Prey Love, and from the first page, I was drawn into this compelling story!!! A DELIGHTFUL READ!!!
My Favorite Quote
He leaned forward, his amber eyes blazing into hers. “You have no idea how much I want you,” Her lips opened with a small gasp, and his mouth was suddenly there. His lips were softly moving against hers. He planned to lure her with tenderness. And it was working.