Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Book Review-Secret Life Of A Vampire

Secret Life Of A Vampire
Kerrelyn Sparks
Avon, 371 Pages, Published April 2009
Vampire Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-166785-5


A typical bachelor party is all about beers and beautiful women. A vampire bachelor party is no different -- except the men are drinking Blissky (whiskey-flavored synthetic blood). And no one can throw a party quite like Jack, the illegitimate son of the legendary Casanova. But when the party gets out of hand and the cops show up, Jack has some explaining to do ... if only he wasn't struck speechless by the beauty of Officer Lara Boucher.

Lara is sure there's something more than a bachelor party going on. What is Jack hiding? And why is he so interested in the recent disappearance of young women all over town? Her investigation uncovers more than she wants to know, especially about this modern-day Casanova. But if she's ever to make detective, she'll need to expose all his secrets ... if only her heart wasn't on the line.

My Review:
Secret Life of a Vampire starts out with a bachelor party ending bad, with a bad result of Blissky ( Whiskey-flavored blood) what else would it be at a vampire bachelor party right? Well right when you thought it couldn't get worse, with blood all over the place, there is a knock at the door with words "NYPD, Open up," Jack, a vampire and the son of the real Casanova, knowing he can control human minds, is thinking that this will be no problem right? Wrong, his obstacle is the most sensational and beautiful woman he has come across, however there is a snag, her mind is blocked to him. What's a vampire to do?Well Jack tries to go about with a somewhat ( but not really) reasonable explanation of the reason for the party, with blood everywhere, and all over his partner- Lazlo (who drunk too much blissky). However he is able to avoid her questions that night, but what about the future nights to come? Lara Boucher has recently become a police office, her goal however is to become a police detective. But when she answers a call of a noisy party and goes down to investigate, and finds a bizarre situation she knows she needs to find answers with the captivating Italian Jack.  But as she pursues the investigation, she finds herself being drawn to Jack's sensual warm gaze, and she ends up getting herself in a whole lot more than she bargained for. Thus begins a whirlwind of romance, danger, a mystery that leaves you breathless in anticipation, and a desire that will sizzle your senses!

I am never disappointed with Kerrelyn Sparks, and this one I can say is one of my favorites!!! I was thoroughly satisfied with Jack and Lara's whirlwind of a romance. I couldn't resist in falling for both of the captivating characters. Jack is a vampire although turned against his will. His father was the real authentic Casanova, however Jack has no desire to be like his father in any shape, way or form. He wants to find one woman that he can love and cling to her forever. Jack has a romantic side, that I think we all wish we had in the men in our lives. Of course he promised Connor, that he would not tell Lara of his true identity since that could put many good vampires at risk. But the longer their courtship continues the harder it is to be with -holding the real truth from the one he really loves. He knows he has to trust his heart and trust Lara to still love him after knowing all! Lara Boucher although very strong willed, has suffered a bit in her past. She was in accident and thus her mind was a bit damaged, and she had to work hard along side her best friend, to become a police officer. She is determined more than ever the solve the answers that she craves, as she starts her own investigation, so does she start a courtship with that virile Jack who stirs her senses. Lara is a beautiful, courageous and strong willed woman and a fighter for everything that she believes in. I felt a kinship and took both sides to both Jack and Lara. They are both stubborn yet so alike, and I was definitely enjoying watching these two characters interact with one another. It was definitely a mix of all the ingredients that I enjoy it a well done baked romance!

My Grade On This Book
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series:
How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire 
Vamps and the City
A Very Vampy Christmas
Be Still My Vampire Heart
The Vampire Next Door
All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire
Forbidden Nights With A Vampire
The Vampire and the Virgin

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