RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.
Greetings and salutations Humpday Nation! You who have survived the gauntlet known as the month of Tyra and Jenn, we salute you! No seriously, we love having you here with us every week, sharing the books that we love with each of you. I feet it is my civic duty to remind you to make every day count: love freely, laugh loudly and indulge guilt free...because I am such a giver - I share my eye candy for the week. Inspired by our week's hero, Phineas, aka Dr. Phang, the Love Doctor. (This fella can make house calls to my place any day!)
So more of our featured week of Kerrelyn Sparks. Those who have read the blog over the past year know my penchant for all things a) paranormal, b) laugh out loud funny and c) sassy and sexy. If you find a series like that, you have me hook, line and sinker. Kerrelyn Sparks Love at Stake series has kept me entertained since the early days of Tyra's and my friendship - from the wacky girls' night out which always ended with us stumbling, a little tipsy, from the local Applebees across the lot to the local Books-a-Million where we sobered up checking out new books and spending more on them than the drinks and dinner before! At the risk of sounding like Tyra, I do encourage you to read this series in order - mostly because the stories build upon each other with new characters and evolving relationships all resulting from the wacky hijinks of book 1, How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire. (How can you not love a series that starts off with a millionaire CEO vampire, a freak fang accident and a blood phobic dentist in witness protection? Now, see? That's what I am talking about - you can't beat that combo with a stick, I tell ya!)
Wanted: Undead or Alive (Book 12, Love At Stake series), Kerrelyn Sparks, Avon Books, March 27, 2012
Now, some seven years later, we find ourselves finally getting to hear the story of the often mocked Phineas, aka self proclaimed Dr. Phang. Phineas started his early days with the bad vamps - the Malcontents - until he straightened up and chose to work with Angus McKay's security detail and join Roman's fight for the right way. It's been a pleasure to see his growth over the past 8 or 9 books. He is hilarious, always preening and pranking with the kilted warriors he works with. You almost forget there has to be more to the story and of course, as everyone around him is finding their soul mates, Phineas wants the same. Thankfully,our featured book – #12, Wanted Undead or Alive gives us that long awaited HEA for our favorite bad-assed newbie vamp and our new favorite bad-assed werewolf princess!
"...Since the total effect of the man overwhelmed her, Miranda broke it down into separate pieces. She noted the square jaw, the watchful gray eyes, the dark hair worn in a crew cut that looked regulation. Broad shoulders. Fatigues designed to help camouflage him in this jungle setting and did nothing to disguise the powerful body they covered. Hands that looked very capable gripped a weapon she couldn’t begin to identify, but it looked lethal and probably had a loud bang. They sent GI Joe to rescue to rescue Dr. Barbie, Miranda thought. She hoped he had his Jeep handy. Or some kind of getaway machine."