He's Out of Control
Dougal Kincaid has something to prove. After being injured in a battle with the Malcontents, he's ready for active duty protecting unsuspecting mortals from these villainous vampires who want to rule the world. But first he has to get control of himself . . . because just the sight of a certain lovely doctor has his injured hand doing some peculiar things, not to mention the sizzling sensation that burns along his dragon tattoo.
Vampires? Vampires?! As a scientist, Leah is having trouble believing that these immortal creatures exist. But there they are, standing in front of her, asking for help in solving a genetic puzzle that can save mankind. There's even one in a sexy kilt! Just one look into Dougal's gorgeous green eyes sets her pulse racing. But can she trust him—and the overwhelming desire that refuses to be ignored?
From New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks comes the next adventure in the Love at Stake series, featuring a Master vampire and his love affair with a woman of many secrets . . .
Vampire Zoltan Czakvar is on the hunt for the truth about his father's death. He's been searching for a very long time—since 1241, in fact. And he is not about to give up, even when he's attacked by a woman with striking blue eyes and a hell of a right hook!
Neona is also on the hunt. She's looking for a mate, and she thinks muscled Zoltan will work just fine. After all, men are good for only one thing. Soon, though, she realizes there's more to this handsome vampire than just sexual prowess. But she's keeping a secret from Zoltan, something so big that it will rock the vampire world.
Can their newfound love survive . . . even if their passion means the destruction of her world?
New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks delivers the exciting conclusion in the Love at Stake series, where a Marine-turned-vampire finds love with the shifter princess forbidden to him...
Russell wakes from a coma to find he's become a vampire. Now he has a thirst for revenge. Determined to hunt down the master vampire who turned him, he's used to working alone . . . until he meets Jia. She is after the same vampire for murdering her parents and insists she can help Russell on this mission. Reluctantly, he agrees, and sets up some ground rules:
Rule #1: Their partnership is strictly business. If he holds her a little too close . . . if she looks at him with those exotic eyes . . . well, that has to stop.
Rule #2: He's in charge. Jia isn't used to taking orders and questions every move he makes. So he stops her the only way he knows how.
Rule #3: Don't fall in love. But the kiss that was supposed to quiet her awakens something else in him . . . something forbidden. Because Jia is engaged. To someone else.
I really enjoyed these books-Dougal has been a character from the beginning, and the rest of them are newer to the series, either in the book that they star in, or infrequent mentions. There was a lot of world building, even this far into the series, with the dragons! That was just awesome!
The bad guy of Lord Han and his vampires, well, it makes me want to go back to the book where they were introduced, because didn't they have to wake him up? Like, how long was he sleeping for? The tigers were all, the vampires have been after us for 40 years, but didn't mention any time off, so I'm not sure how that all connects! I'm confused!
One thing that had me really annoyed, was saying that Jia was engaged to someone else. Because it was an arranged marriage contract, that her grandfather set up, and she hasn't even met the guy. This is the 21st century, and I'm glad that Jia was like, I'll meet him, but if I don't like him, I won't go through with it. You go, girl!
While there has been a lack of books after Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire, there's the possibility for more books in the series, so yeah, I have hope for more books, so no End of Series 2017 Book for this series! And there are a few couples/single people out there, like J.R. and Winifred, and the sheriff guy from The Undead Next Door, who really should get a story, even if he hasn't been a part of the series since that book, that I recall!
These books were just so incredible to read, and I really hope we get more!
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake #14, 15, 16
Read: November 18th, 18th, 18th, 2017
Reason Why: Love this series and her writing, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Published: August 27th 2013, April 29th 2014, December 30th 2014
The Vampire With a Dragon Tattoo:
How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Even Trying):
Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire: