Kerrelyn Sparks is the author of the Love at Stake series, and had I been paying attention when I purchased The Vampire and the Virgin, I would have started with book one like I usually do instead of buying the eighth book first.
Robby MacKay is a 300 year old Scottish vampire. He’s been to hell and back and nothing matters more to him than loyalty. Except maybe revenge for the torture he was forced to endure. He gets sent away by his great great grandfather for four months to a Greek island to recuperate.
Olivia Sotiris, an FBI psychologist is visiting her very greek grandmother after her boss forces vacation time on her. Her first night on the island she spies a man jogging on the beach. She’s horrified when the man catches her checking him out, after all it is the middle of the night.
From that point its roses, arguements, sexy scottish accents, kilts, claymores, and of course rough relationship building. There’s a run-in with a sociopathic rapist/serial murderer, deception, betrayl, and of course empathic abilities.
Then of course, comes the happy ending.
What did I think about the book?
Well, I have to say that I wish I had known that it was the eighth book in the series. I’m a stickler for reading series in order, even though sometimes I mess it all up.
As to what really matters, the book itself, I loved it. There was plenty of humor and as I mentioned earlier the whole scottish thing was going on.
Olivia was awesome, a criminal psychologist which is what I’m studying to be. Cool points for the book right there. Her relationship with Robby was filled with some serious turmoil, like finding out he was a vampire after she gave him her virginity. I love rough relationships that work out in the end.
The obstacles in the book were catchy (gruesome murders in rural Nebraska can do that), and I honestly couldn’t put the book down. I was up until 5am reading this book. Its hooks were in, and deep.
When it comes down to it, I would recommend this book for sure. Its a pretty quick read, but its fun and interesting. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series (books 1 to 7) in order of course.