Sunday, September 2, 2012

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, #1)

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

First in the Love at Stake series

5 stars

Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but he’s not just any vampire. He’s the founder/ inventor of Romatech Industries, a place where synthetic blood is manufactured and the night and day crew isn’t all just human. When Roman is brought the latest idea in vampire drinking to try he ends up losing a fang, with only 24 hours to get the tooth fix finding a dentistry opened at night is harder than it looks. He finds Shanna Whelan, a dentist who is afraid of blood and on the run from the mob. I had read this series out of order, the first book I read being The Vampire and the Virgin, and I already knew who Shanna and Roman were, but I still wanted to read their story and know all about their romance. I’m a romance stalker I guess you could say. All things romantic, I stalk it. Armed with a catchy name (you can’t deny that title is catchy) and an awesome summary, this series looks like it would be fun and it is! How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire is absolutely hilarious. From page one I was laughing like a hyena. Sparks’ writing is stunning and easy to read. She has a great with words and can bring humor into the most serious of times.

The main female character is Shanna. Shanna had witnessed a gruesome murder and she’s on the mob’s hit list. She has special psyche abilities where she can block out mind control. Shanna is such a great character. She’s one of my favorite heroines of the series.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 8.5

The main male character is Roman. Roman is a brilliant scientist who’s not only saving human lives, but he’s also preventing them from being attacked by creating synthetic blood for his fellow vampire brethren to drink. Roman is a great guy. He’s sweet, charming, caring, and he genuinely loves Shanna. Granted they only knew each other for a short period of time, but that didn’t bother me in this story.

Swoon Worthy Scale: 8.5

The Villain- The Malcontents and the vampire hunters. The Malcontents are vampires that refuse to drink synthetic blood and love carnage, hate, blood, rape; you know the typical evil vampire stuff. I hate the Malcontents they truly have no care for what they do. The vampire hunters are humans with special abilities, like Shanna, the leader of the Stake Out team is Shanna’s father, Sean Whelan. I don’t like Sean.

Villain Scale: 8

The characters in this novel, whether they are main are side, they made me laugh and made me feel emotion. I loved every single vampire or shifter in Romatech.

Character Scale: 8.5

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire was a great to start to a series. I’m sure I would’ve loved it even if I had read the series in order. I used to read adult series out of order so you may see that a lot in rereviews.

Cover Thoughts: I am not a big fan of the cover. I don’t hate it, but I don’t really like it. Out of all the covers in the series I think this is my least favorite.

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