Book Review

by Kerrelyn Sparks

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

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This wonderful addition to the Love at Stake series focuses on the hero shapeshifter, his family and history, with the vampires taking a backseat. Sparks offers up a fantastic, entertaining story with plenty of old faces and some quite intriguing new ones, all with their own unique powers.

Werebear Howard Barr has yet to find a woman to share his life. His grandfather believes it is because of a curse, one that can only be broken by the Guardian of the Forest, a descendant of the one who created the weres. Elsa Bjornberg, co-star of a home renovation show, has also heard tell of an unbelievable curse. But it’s not until vampire Shanna Dragonesti convinces the show to renovate a house for her — and Elsa meets Howard — that Elsa begins to believe the stories. When Howard’s desire for revenge puts his loved ones in danger, Elsa may be the only one who can help him. (AVON, Dec., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Susan Mobley

Publisher: AVON

Published: December 2012

Reader Rating

4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(3 ratings)

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Wild About You

Submitted by Robin in PA on December 29, 2013 - 6:07pm.

When Shanna Draganesti learns that Security Specialist Howard Barr is enamored with Elsa Bjornberg, the host of a TV home remodeling show, she decides to play matchmaker. Getting International Home Wreckers to do the repairs on the old gatehouse is easy. Getting a reluctant Howard to act as spokesperson for the reality TV interviews is a bit harder, until he sees that Elsa is one of the people working on the project. Sparks fly when they meet...literally. A paw shaped birthmark on Elsa's arm burns when Howard touched her. This is when Elsa realizes that the ancient curse her aunts talked about for years is real, and this curse just might keep her from the one man who could love her.

This is the 13th book of the Love at Stake series. Howard has always hovered in the background of this series, but we finally get his story. He is a shapeshifter who was banished from his home in Alaska 20 years ago after being accused of murder. Now he is looking for revenge against the werewolf who actually committed the crime. Elsa is a heroine with body issues. Being 6'2" limits the dating pool. But Howard thinks she is perfect for him...if they can just overcome the curse that has plagued their families for generations. My rating: 4 Stars.