Monday, December 31, 2007

The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks

The Undead Next Door
Love At Stake, Book 4
Kerrelyn Sparks
Avon Books
January 29, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-06-111845-6

When Heather Lynn Westfield attends the grand opening of Le Chique Echarpe, the last things she expects is to meet the owner. He’s a big name in the fashion world, and when he sees some of her sketches and offers her a job, Heather can’t refuse. Designing has always been a dream, but this job is about to get a whole lot more dangerous than it should. Jean-Luc has enemies, and when one targets Heather her new boss takes the responsibility he should by protecting her and the young daughter she has at home.

After losing lovers at the hands of his enemy, Jean-Luc chose not to get involved romantically with another, at least until there is no longer a threat. Life as a centuries old vampire isn’t always easy and when the fashion world begins to get suspicious that Jean-Luc is not aging, he chooses Texas as a place to hide-out. He figured that his self-imposed exile would be the worst time ever, but then he met Heather. Now his world revolves around keeping Heather and her family safe while they hunt his enemy and put an end to the threat once and for all.

The Undead Next Door is the fourth installment in the Love At Stake series. Heather’s quiet life is about to get a whole lot more exciting when the gorgeous Jean-Luc Echarpe comes to town and brings with him danger and the possibility of love. With a romantic tale that’s begins with secrets, Ms. Sparks engages readers from the first page. There’s possible danger at every turn, a touch of humor at the most unexpected of times and a love story that’s simply charming. The Undead Next Door can be read as a stand-alone, but this is such a fun series that if readers are able to they should enjoy it from the beginning.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


T.C. Robson said...

Even for a vampire novel, this sounds good. It doesn't sound like any others. Very unique plot, and great review!

Anonymous said...

I've got to get this book. It sounds exactly like what I need to perk me up for a new year of reading.

Enchanted by Books said...

Sounds great! Very cool! :)

Kimberly Swan said...

T.C. - even with all of the action, they are more lighthearted than a lot of the vamp stories tend to be. So if you like this kind of story without all of the bloodsucking, this is really perfect. Thanks! :)

SCooper - I always love the secondary characters in this series too. :)

Rachael - Think I should tell Wendy there are some kilt wearing highlanders in it? *grin*

Anonymous said...

omg i luv kerrelyn sparks's books they r awesome and im starting to get impatient for this one...she mixes romance wit humor and u just have to read the book again and again :D

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Rebecca - Just a little over 2 weeks left! You're going to love the humor in this one as well. :)