Love at Stakes series, #9
Publisher: Avon Books
Date Published: October 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by TammyTammy
Obtained via: publisher
Kerrelyn Sparks is back with another paranormal treat in her Love at Stakes series, EAT PREY LOVE. Sensuality, humor, adventure and surprise all blend seamlessly in this uplifting and romantic tale of family dynamics and love.
Caitlyn Whelan hadn’t seen or heard from her sister in six long years, when she receives an invitation to her nephew’s birthday party. What she finds upon arrival is a world beyond her imagination. Her sister is married to a vampire and their son can levitate. And the sexy guy she spies playing basketball, turns out to be a different species all together. Carlos Panterra is a were-panther and one of the last of his species. He wants nothing more than to find another of his kind to mate with and provide a home for some were-panther orphans that he has adopted. Caitlyn intrigues him like no other has in a very long time, but she is human and her father is part of a group bent on ridding the world of vampires, weres and anything else less than human.
Though this is the ninth book in Kerrelyn Sparks’ Love at Stakes series, there is no need to read any of the previous books in the series to thoroughly enjoy EAT PREY LOVE. And since this reader hasn’t had the pleasure of reading any of the previous books, that was indeed a good thing. When Caitlyn attends her nephew’s birthday party, she had no idea about all the revelations she is about to unearth. This reader found Caitlyn to be a very contrary character.
Her sister had suddenly moved out of the house and she hadn’t heard a word about her for six years. She has no idea what her father really does for a living or of the hatred in his heart. And yet, when she is thrown into the world of vampires and weres, she seems to almost take it in stride with an openness and acceptance that was astonishing.
The storyline moves at a nice clip and the romance between Caitlyn and Carlos is both sensual and fun. When he attempts to train her so she can hold her own in the supernatural community, hilarity ensues. These two really sparked off each other. And even though Caitlyn’s father never really warms up to his daughters’ love interests, he does manage to be there when Caitlyn needs him and this reader enjoyed this book all the more, for keeping him so thoroughly human with human failings. Though the story mostly ends up how you expect it to, EAT PREY LOVE is still a fast, fun and sensual romance that is sure to brighten any reader’s afternoon.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.