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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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2 out of 7 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2010

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    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 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!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    Love this series

    Kerrelyn Sparks has a great way to tell a story. Love her characters and the world she has built around them. Definitely worth exploring. Each story can stand on its on from this series, but has so much more depth when you start from the beginning and follow along with the adventure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Good read

    Good read

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    I love paranormal romance and this was a wonderful story. I have been reading the "Black Dagger Brother" series and who hasn't read the "Twilight" series. This was the first book I've read by this author and I loved it. The characters were loveable and the romance was subtle but steamy. I would love to read more about Robby and Olivia in another story; does he ever get revenge on Casimir? Will he and Olivia have children; will the kids have special gifts? I recommend reading this if you like Vampire Love Stories!!

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  • Posted June 15, 2010

    Great

    I loved this book. I read it in an entire day. It was interesting, it got a little bit cheesy at some points, but it was a great book and I really enjoyed reading it.I would definitely recommend it and will probably be reading other books by this author in the future. It was a great way to spend a rainy day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2010

    I found a new favorite!

    This was the first book I've read by this author but definitely won't be the last. The story was good. The characters were well written & easily identified with. Well done!

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  • Posted April 11, 2010

    Ignore the Campy Title!

    I bought Sparks' All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire simply because I loved the title. It was such a cheesy and ridiculous title I had to have it. I carried it facedown to the register lest someone I knew see me and judge my intelligence by the title of the book I was buying. The joke was on me because I fell in love with this series! I promptly bought the rest of the series and enjoyed each one. The Vampire and the Virgin is yet another campy title from Sparks but she once again overcomes a silly title and tells a story the reader will enjoy. The sexual tension runs high in this book as the characters lead a long distance romance. Great read and I can't wait for the next installment. This is definitely a book I will read again and again.

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