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), Eat Prey Love
Series: Love At Stake #3
Published by Avon on March 27th 2007
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
One look at her was enough to stop his heart...If it was still beating. Angus MacKay has been undead for almost five hundred years, and it's not often something, or someone, surprises him. Until Emma Wallace. The sight of this luscious agent from the CIA's elite Stake-Out team was enough to stop Angus in his tracks. But then he discovers that she's a vampire slayer, intent on killing the "monsters" who killed her parents. And it's Angus' job to stop her.The only good vampire is a dead vampire. It's been Emma's motto since she committed her life to the destruction of these things. Now Angus MacKay wants to convince her differently. Sure, he's a sexy Highland warrior who seems to have stepped off the cover of a romance novel, complete with brogue, kilt, and sword, but he's also one of them. And it's her job to kill him.The war is on, but will it end in the destruction of one or both of them...or in total surrender to a passion for the ages?
MY BOOK REVIEW
Angus Mackay has been instructed to stop a mortal vampire slayer from killing the malcontents, to prevent a war from breaking out. Emma Wallace, an CIA agent and also part of the vampire stake out team, Emma has been out for revenge ever since she witnessed her parents murdered by vampires. The more vampires she the better it is for her, however she is thrown back to the core when she comes across the one vampire that stirs up her senses and makes her heart beat faster. But knowing her strong attraction the the Scottish vampire, she knows she must kill him. But his kisses awakens a passion that cannot be quenched and she wonders if she could ever truly kill him when she is starting to fall head over heels for him….
The Hero (Angus Mackay)
Angus has lived for over five hundred years, and has watched his past wife and children die, and his wife not want him because he was changed to save his life. Angus doesn’t believe he can find love and happiness like Roman has with Shanna. Angus is a Scot, wears a kilt, very protective over his Sporran (which isn’t a purse-or so he claims “Its a manly scottish tradition), he is a fierce warrior who takes a claymore everywhere with him, and knows a beautiful woman when he sees one. So when he spots Emma, he is determined to protect her, hopefully before she tries to kill him.
The Heroine (Emma Wallace)
Emma is just as fierce as her ancestor, she is courageous and not afraid of vampires, and has been able to kill four. Emma, was heart-stricken when she lost her parents from vampires, and now has a career as a mortal slayer, and wants to kill as many as she possibly can. However she is taken aback when she comes across the stunningly handsome Scot, and has a hard time remembering he is someone she is suppose to be killing, instead she aches for his touch…so she starts to wonder if there is a difference between the vampires that killed her parents and those that she meets through Angus, and starts to believe that there are good vampires….but could she have a future with Angus?
I thought that I would do a review on this one, since its one of the earlier books that I read from Kerrelyn Sparks, but that was before I started this blog, so I thought it was about tiime that I did. I have always loved Angus, and reading his story even though the second time was just as exhilirating and had a dangerous yet witty appeal to it. This is the book where we first see (Dr Phang) come and join their fighting team, and boy does that character make me laugh. I loved the characters throughout all the story, both main and sub, Angus is a true Scot that was born 500 years previous, and Emma is a modern woman, so things are bound to be a adjustment between the two. As the passion between them grows, we all see a strong love develop between them, and learn all about faith and trust. This story was filled with danger, sharp wit, and a powerful love story, that will captivate every heart, and have you cheering for this couple!!! Definitely a romance you don’t want to miss out on!!
My Favorite Quote
“I told you mine was bigger.”
What typical male arrogance. “I was referring to your sword. Not your wee willie”
“If ye’re going to insult my size, I’ll have to defend myself by offering ye proof.” His mouth twitched “Tis a matter of honor, and I’m a verra honorable man”