Thursday, 9 September 2010

The Vampire and The Virgin - A Book review by Voodoo Bride

The Vampire and The Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks (Love at Stake #8)

What is it about:
FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris is looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, and sometimes dangerous, life. But when she escapes to the Greek island of Patmos, all she gets is a meddling grandmother trying to marry her off. None of the men there interest her—except a mysterious Scotsman named Robby MacKay.

Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive. But then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from one of her cases back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life, along with giving her a first time she’ll never forget …


What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
In short: A funny vampire romance.
I feared I wouldn't understand a lot of things as I jumped in in the middle of a series, but have discovered that these books are perfectly readable as stand alones as each book focuses on one couple. There are some things mentioned reguarding the action storyline that have happened in earlier books, but never in a way that it takes away the enjoyment or understanding of this book. For a romance the action storyline was thought out very well and flowed very nicely together with the romance storyline. There was one thing that annoyed me a bit and that was Robby's Scottish accent. It took me quite a while to get used to the ye's, dinna's and lasses he threw around and it did push me out of the story more than once. But all in all I enjoyed this book enough to read more in this series.

Why should you read it:
Fans of Vampire Romance will like this story.


4 comments:

vvb32 reads said...

mmm, love the scottish accent. so glad to hear that it is good as a standalone. i was wondering about it because i love the cover and usually like to start at the beginning of series.

Alice Audrey said...

Don't you hate it when an author goes overboard on an accent? I've read so many Romaces set in Scotland that it doesn't bug me as much any more, but I know what you mean about it throwing you out of the story.

Midnight Sapphire Books said...

You should read the other books in this series, I really like it ... Did you know the book the next book (#9 in the series)comes out this month. can't wait for Carlo's story.

Sullivan McPig said...

We saw! Voodoo bride already put it on her wishlist