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The Vampire and the Virgin (Love at Stake Series #8)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The Vampire and the Virgin

Who doesn't need a little R&R on a warm, sandy Greek Island? Opa! Well, Robby MacKay, for one. The dashingly handsome vampire hero in Kerrelyn Spark's newest adventure/paranormal, The Vampire and the Virgin, is anything but happy about his forced vacation on the Isle...
Who doesn't need a little R&R on a warm, sandy Greek Island? Opa! Well, Robby MacKay, for one. The dashingly handsome vampire hero in Kerrelyn Spark's newest adventure/paranormal, The Vampire and the Virgin, is anything but happy about his forced vacation on the Isle of Patmos. His great-grandfather and employer, Angus MacKay-proprietor of MacKay Security and Investigation, highly recommended the time away, well, gave him an ultimatum of taking the time off or not returning to work, to help Robby heal his body from the two nights of torture that Robby endured at the hands of Casimir and his Army of evil vampires, the Malcontents.
Robby needs to recoup and work on his plan of revenge. And all went well until he's halted in his tracks by the sight of a Greek goddess on a balcony.
But she's no goddess, she's a mortal.
Olivia Sotiris, FBI criminal psychologist, was seeking the warmth from her native Greek island and her Grandmother for some much needed time to regroup and calm her frayed nerves, since every time she looked at a beautiful red apple it would bring back horrified memories of being stalked by a serial murderer who is behind bars, but somehow still has the ability to frighten Olivia.
But Olivia forgets all about her nerves the second she spies through her grandmother's telescope, Robby. Could the gods be granting the gift of such a beautiful man for Olivia?
Oh, yes.
And opa!
Robby and Olivia have to overcome his obsession for revenge and her fear derived from a serial killer. Oh, and to add to the conflict is her pesky virginity and the fact that he's a vampire. Will their romance be doomed or something that even the Greek gods would be envious of?
No body does heroes like Kerrelyn Sparks, and Robby MacKay is another one of her greats with a deep soul that has been wounded from the torture he's lived through. But sweet and smart Olivia Sotiris just may charm the pants off of him all in good time.
For this spring, The Vampire and Virgin can add that touch of warmth that turns into a lip biting, cheeks blushing, steamy good time. Curl up and enjoy!

posted by Wild_One on February 18, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Worst book I've ever read

I was hoping for a nice paranormal romance. What I got was a spoiled brat heroine who really had no motive to change other than the author writing so. As for the Hero, he was excellent early on but then turned into a wimp completely under the thumb of the brat. The stor...
I was hoping for a nice paranormal romance. What I got was a spoiled brat heroine who really had no motive to change other than the author writing so. As for the Hero, he was excellent early on but then turned into a wimp completely under the thumb of the brat. The story line was promising but dialogue and what must have been thought of as character development was sorely lacking. I had just finished another of this genre and thought it was bad. This was worse. The graphic autonomy lessons were disgusting as the "romantic" interludes scattered throughout the story, and there were too many of them. This is a complete waste of money and time unless you are with a limited sence of good storytelling thinking this to be an excellent book. It is excellent only as an example of how low this genre had fallen. I definitely do not recommend this book to anyone. This author is off my potential list if this is the best she can put out.

posted by Longtimebooklover on October 5, 2010

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  • Posted October 5, 2010

    Worst book I've ever read

    I was hoping for a nice paranormal romance. What I got was a spoiled brat heroine who really had no motive to change other than the author writing so. As for the Hero, he was excellent early on but then turned into a wimp completely under the thumb of the brat. The story line was promising but dialogue and what must have been thought of as character development was sorely lacking. I had just finished another of this genre and thought it was bad. This was worse. The graphic autonomy lessons were disgusting as the "romantic" interludes scattered throughout the story, and there were too many of them. This is a complete waste of money and time unless you are with a limited sence of good storytelling thinking this to be an excellent book. It is excellent only as an example of how low this genre had fallen. I definitely do not recommend this book to anyone. This author is off my potential list if this is the best she can put out.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    The Vampire and the Virgin is a boring book. I couldn't even fin

    The Vampire and the Virgin is a boring book. I couldn't even finish this poorly written novel. Robbie, the hero is ok. But, the book got really stupid when he wanted to have sex with the heroine, Olivia, and he started asking her if she had any STD'S. And, if they could use condoms.(even though they didn't use anything). It just ruined the whole book for me.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Terrible

    I have read a lot of awful books in my day but this is one of the worst. The characters are ridiculous, the writing is painful, and the plot is dull. It is hard to put a finger on which one of these is worst. The writing of the leading man's dialogue drove me crazy. Lots of ye and aye, all of which were unnecessary as long as your reader can imagine a Scottish accent. Save your money and time.

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