How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake #1
Published by Avon on July 26th, 2005.
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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More books by this author: Secret Life of a Vampire
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So what if he’s a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn’t have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop–sided eater for all eternity.
Things aren’t going well for Shanna Whelan either…After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she’s next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she’s afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she’s found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman’s fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her…
SECRET LIFE OF A VAMPIRE was such a blast, it sparked a desire to reread/finish the rest of the Love at Stake series, so I happily purchased a Nook copy of HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE VAMPIRE. It did not disappoint! Re-reading Ronan and Shanna’s story was a delightful trip down memory lane and a reminder of why I have such a good time with Kerrelyn Sparks’s fangtastic world. The novel sports an entertaining heroine, a somewhat suicidal but completely adorable hero, and introduces the yummy kilted crew of security tasked with keeping Romatech safe.
Roman Draganesti is presented the opportunity to test a creative new way for the morally inclined Vamp to indulge in Romatech’s artificial blood. Things go awry when he looses his fang and must find a dentist to re-attach his tooth before sunrise, or be a lop-sided eater for eternity.
After being relocated by Witness Protection, Shanna Wheeler, is a dentist stuck working the night shift. Fortunately, her newfound fear of blood makes working the dead night shift a relief—until the mob learns her whereabouts and sents assassins to despose of her. Her life is changed in the weirdest of ways when she’s rescued by a sexy stranger in need of her services.
“So you trust her with your work, but you don’t believe her when she says she’s psychic.”
He frowned. “Some of her predictions are wrong.”
“How do you know? Shanna hefted herself up the last step.
His frown deepened. “She has predicted that I will find great joy in my life.”
“What’s wrong with that?”
“Do I look particularly joyful?”
“No.” What an exasperating man! “So you’re making yourself miserable just to prove her wrong?”
His eyes flashed. “I am not. I was miserable for years before I met Radinka. She has nothing to do with it.”
“Well, hurray for you. You’ve made a lifelong commitment to misery.”
Ronan, the hunky owner of Romatech Industries and the genius that saved millions—in more ways than one—with the engineering of artificial blood, is a hero a girl just can’t help but want to coddle. He’s a vampire who considers himself an abomination before God and he’s deeply depressed. I don’t know anyone who needs a happily ever after more than this unwilling vampire.
Shanna was a hoot! Her first impression of the handsome scientist was that the man is both incredibly good-looking and off his rocker. He was trying to convince her to re-attach a fang that was definitely not human. She comes to care for her eccentric savior, and she’s deeply attracted to the man, but she finds him rather weird. ::snort:: It was so fun watching her reason out the man’s strange habits and overcome her fear of blood. Which, ironic much? She’s terrified of blood and the man she digs survives off it. Hah.
Ronan and Shanna were both charming characters who were sweet, quirky, and lots of fun. I loved their story and can’t wait for them to appear in more of the series. All-in-all, HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE VAMPIRE was a blast and I’m giddy to read more from Love at Stake!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 Goodreads Challenge
- 2017 Reading Challenge
About the Author
Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing more than a dozen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes her readers will love The Embraced as much as they did her merry band of vamps and shifters. To learn more about her paranormal, historical, and upcoming out-of-this-world fantasy romances, please visit Kerrelyn on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.