Sunday, December 27, 2009

Be Still My Vampire Heart - Kerrelyn Sparks

One look at her was enough to stop his heart . . .

If it was still beating. Angus MacKay has been undead for almost five hundred years and it's not often something, or someone, surprises him. Until Emma Wallace. The sight of this luscious agent from the CIA's elite Stake-Out team was enough to stop Angus in his tracks. But then he discovers that she's a vampire slayer, intent on killing the "monsters" who killed her parents. And it's Angus's job to stop her.

The only good vampire is a dead vampire. It's been Emma's motto since she committed her life to the destruction of these things. Now Angus MacKay wants to convince her differently. Sure, he's a sexy Highland warrior who seems to have stepped off the cover of a romance novel, complete with brogue, kilt, and sword, but he's also one of them. And it's her job to kill him.

The war is on, but will it end in the destruction of one or both of them . . . or in total surrender to a passion for the ages?

Title: Be Still My Vampire Heart
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sub-Genre: Vampire Fiction
Publisher: Avon Books (An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
My Rating: 4/5

This is the third installment in the Love at Stake series. I've read all of them out of order, and I recommend that they be read chronologically. This book was excellent. I enjoyed the comraderie between the male vampires. I really like Angus's character as well. He and Emma seem to just flow well together. At first, the fact that Angus keeps checking under his kilt to make sure that "everything" is still there after he teleports was funny. It wears thin the tenth time that he does it though. The story was engaging, with Angus trying to stop Emma from killing vampires and to realize that there are two different factions of vampires; that some aren't necessarily evil. We get to see their relationship evolve, and see how far they are willing to go to save each other. Casimir, the leader of the Malcontent's makes an appearance as well, and there is another fight between "good" and "evil"... It is definitely a light and funny read.

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