Published by Entangled Covet on January 27, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Sexual Content: Several sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kate
Abbey is the lone human working for Fated Match, a company that pairs members of the supernatural community with their eternal mates.
To snag a young vampire socialite as their next client, Abbey journeys to the home of Lucian Redgrave, the oldest vampire on the East Coast. But he's not willing to allow his vampire daughter to use the agency... unless Abbey can first find his perfect match in a month.
As Abbey coaches Lucian through his dates, she can’t deny the chemistry between them. But humans are toys for vampires, and risking her heart isn't a part of the plan.
LOVE AT STAKE is exactly what it sounds like - a rather cheesy paranormal romance featuring a vampire. So long as you keep that in mind, you’ll be rewarded with a sexy, slightly brooding hero, a spunky heroine, and a lot of fun sexual tension. LOVE AT STAKE is the perfect little escape for a few hours of guilty pleasure fun.
Having just come off the Midnight Liaisons series and looking for more paranormal matchmaking, I stumbled on LOVE AT STAKE. The plotlines of LOVE AT STAKE and BEAUTY DATES THE BEAST are similar - sole human employed by a paranormal matchmaking company is forced to date a supernatural being. But that is pretty much where the similarities ended. LOVE AT STAKE is fun and lighthearted, and the most drama keeping Lucian and Abbey apart are their own insecurities and prejudices. This is pretty much pure romance novel with the relationship taking center stage.
For that to work out, Abbey and Lucien had to be an excellent match -and happily, they are. I always worry about centuries old vampires falling in love with younger women, but in this case it didn’t seem ridiculous. Abbey is fun and smart, not a meek pushover, and the sparks between the two of them are obvious. Generally my favorite parts of a romance novel are the scenes with the hero and heroine together, and LOVE AT STAKE was no exception. Luckily, Abbey and Lucian were together a lot, so there was plenty of that for me to enjoy.
So if you’re looking for a fun, quick, Valentine’s Day read, with a sweet happily ever after ending, LOVE AT STAKE will totally satisfy that craving.Series Titles: