The Undead Next Door

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The Undead Next Door

Book number 4 in the Love at Stake Series

This is the fourth book in Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series. This one stars Jean-Luc Escarpe if you have read the others as I have then I'm sure you were looking forward to his story as much as I was. And you won't be sorry it was well worth the wait. Jean Luc is a legend in the world of high fashion. For years he has designed clothing that has been worn by the best the world over including Hollywood legends. But now it seems that questions are increasingly arising as to why Jean Luc seems to not be aging over the years. Though many speculations from numerous facelifts an cosmetic surgeries have bought him time over the years it has come to his attention that it's time to drop out of the spotlight for a time and let the questions about his ageless face die down. What better place to hide out than a little town in the middle of nowhere in Texas. No one would think to look for him there right? WRONG

Heather Westfield is just your average good ol Texas girl. She's never been to Paris and the closest that she's likely to get is attending the Grand Opening of a big wig fashion designer's new store with a friend of hers that's now a model. Why on earth a major player in the design world would want to open a store in the middle of Texas Hill Country is nothing short of baffling. But when she inadvertently bumps horns with a tall sexy French stranger at the party little does she know that it's none other than Jean-Luc himself.

From the first the first moment he saw her he knew she was something out of the ordinary. But when an age-old enemy of Jean's attacks them both suddenly everything is anything but quiet in Texas. Lui an age old adversary and a merciless killer mistakes Heather for Jean-Luc's latest love interest. And now Jean-Luc is honor bound to protect Heather from the blood thirsty Lui. But as they begin to fall for each other can he hope that this beautiful mortal will be able to accept the shocking truth of what he is and love him despite all of it? Or is he destined to see history repeat itself yet again, and loose her to the deadly feud that started so long ago.

You do not want to miss this exciting, funny, and sexy adventure. I have never yet read a book of Kerrelyn Sparks that I haven't loved, and that includes this latest installment. Nor have I read one that hasn't made me laugh out loud so many times as well as heat the blood with it's sexy storylines. Plus you get to see the well-loved characters again from her previous books in the series, which is always a treat! Mrs. Sparks is truly a master at weaving romance with humor laced throughout, that you will not soon forget, and leave you dying for the next one! I highly recommend this one for anyone who loves a good vampire romance, and if you like a little fun and laughter (she has a great sense of humor) as well any of her books are the perfect mix of both! And as before this one left me dying to see what she comes up with next!

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2008 4.50