Book Review

by Kerrelyn Sparks

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

An interesting and intriguing addition to Sparks’ vampire series adds angels and demons to the mix. The continuing characters‘ stories are well integrated into a new romance and the fight against the familiar villains brings an end to some characters who will be missed and others it’s a relief to see the last of.

At almost 500, vampire Connor Buchanan is heading for a mid-life crisis. His job as bodyguard to the Draganesti family gives him purpose. He considers himself a cold-hearted old bastard, and since the cure for that seems to be getting happily married, he plans on staying the way he is. That is, until he rescues Marielle, an angel banished for disobedience, condemned to mortality, who accidentally causes the death of one under Connor’s protection. While Connor and Father Andrew believe Marielle can help the good vamps, not everyone agrees. As for Marielle, she’s falling in love with Connor, though she still wants to earn her way back to heaven — doesn’t she? (AVON, Apr., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Susan Mobley

Publisher: AVON

Published: April 2011

Reader Rating

4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(2 ratings)

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Submitted by Robin in PA on January 22, 2013 - 9:56pm.

Connor Buchanan has been a vampire for nearly 500 years. After seeing all of his friends fall in love and get married, he has concluded that he doesn't need a woman in his life. That is until he meets Marielle. She is an angel cast out of heaven whose wings have been removed for disobedience. Connor finds her and vows to help her win her way back into heaven. But as Marielle works with Connor in his fight against the Malcontents, she just may be the woman who heals his broken heart.

Cute addition to Sparks' Love at Stake series. I've always liked Connor and have been waiting for his story. Marielle was a little too goody goody for me. She never paid much attention to humans and had a lot to learn. It was funny when the vampire women get together with her to teach her some things. My rating: 4 Stars.

Vampire Mine

Submitted by hcabm on April 7, 2011 - 6:27am.

It is a wonderful story. It intertwines different elements such as redemption and danger and makes them into a compelling whole.

Connor Buchanan is a 499 year old vampire who has become desolate. He feels he has done and seen everything. He is carrying a burden in his soul that cannot possibly be forgiven.

Marielle is " an angel cast own from heaven for disobedience. Trapped in mortal form she finds a protector in Connor."

These two come together to teach each other some life lessons.

In addition in case you think the story is boring you are so wrong . Marielle just might hold the solution to getting rid of Casmir the evil vampire that wants to rule the world.