Also in this series: Vamps and the City, How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire, Forbidden Nights With a Vampire, Secret Life of a Vampire, The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, #4), Be Still My Vampire Heart, Eat Prey Love
Series: Love At Stake #5
Published by Harper Collins on October 6th 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Toni Davis's Christmas wish list
1. Springing my best friend from the psych ward.
2. Living somewhere that doesn't have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins.
3. Finding Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and alive.
This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she's taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right.
Although Ian's nearly five centuries old, he looks and acts like a twenty-seven-year-old hunk.
How can a dead man be so damn sexy? Could Mr. Wrong be Mr. Right? One forbidden kiss could lead to an eternity of passion—and all it takes is one moment under the mistletoe . . .
Toni is furious that her best friend is locked up in a mental hospital by her only relatives, and Toni is determined to free her at any cost. After she gets attacks by Malcontents, Toni has a hatred for vampires, but then is saved by Connor, who after seeing her fight them off, asks her to be a guard for them during the day. Toni promising her friend to find proof that vampires exist so that her friend can be freed, agrees. There is one man who she has a hard time resisting, Ian MacPhie, who stirs every sense in her and she feels herself pulled into two different directions. Ian, after taking the aging potion, a very painful process, now looks ten years older than before, and looking for ms. right to spend eternity with. After centuries of the guilt of being with mortal women and altering their memories to make them see him as older, he is determined to only fall for Vamp women, however fate sometimes gets in the way, and before he knows it, he can’t resist Toni and even though he knows she is hiding things from him, he can’t get her out of his system, and crave her even more, but there is a danger with the Malcontents and he hopes that he can be able to protect her…
Ian MacPhie was changed into a Vampire in the 1500’s and was changed at the age of fifteen years old, and no one took him very seriously. Ian bears great guilt for what he did to women to make them see him as older, but he felt he had no choice. However after decided to go through the painful process and take the aging potion that Roman created, he now looks older and even more handsome than before. Ian after seeing his friends find happiness and love, wants the same kind of relationship with a woman, and wants to steer clear of them. But when he meets his bodyguard, Toni, his heart and body has other plans, and before he knows it he is willing to do anything to protect and keep her in his life…Ian is the kind of character that every woman wants to have a interest in her, he is handsome as sin, charming, romantic, and wants a eternal commitment of fidelity.
Toni, has never felt a part of something, growing up she always felt alone especially after the only one that loved her, her grandmother, passed away, and Toni and even her own mother blamed her for her dear grandmother’s death. Now one of her two best friends are in trouble, and she is determined to not let her down no matter what. What Toni never expected was that the one of the vampires she is suppose to guard and keep secrets from, is the one her heart is drawn to, and she feels herself being pulled into two directions, and not knowing which way is the true course. Toni even though beautiful and brave and can fight like hell, has a fear of Vampires and how they could control her mind at any time, she has a vulnerability about her that attracts protective men to her side, especially that of Ian MacPhie.
All I Want For Christmas is the fifth in the Love At Stake series written by Kerrelyn Sparks. As far as Vampire Series go, this is one of my favorites to read, I just have loved every one of Sparks books, and I just can’t get enough of this amazing author, that draws me into stories, like bee’s to honey. In This book was fun to read, and helped me to get into get into the Christmas season, with a bit of a bite about it 🙂 Throughout the story, there seemed to be a emotional ring to it, yet still be full of action and romance….The characters had sparkling personalities that seemed very enchanting, and I kept cheering for these two throughout all of it. From the first to the last page, I found myself engaged and involved throughout all of it, that I could hardly keep my feet of the floor, such a fantastic read!!! I LOVED IT!!!!!
My Favorite Quote:
Ian stepped closer to her, gritting his teeth. “We’re no’ babies. We’re seasoned warriors.”
She affected a big shudder ” Ooh, I’m scared”