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

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

by Kerrelyn Sparks

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Olivia's packing list:

1. Sunscreen
2. Bathing suit
3. Flip-flops

FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris was looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, chaotic, and sometimes all-too-dangerous life. But when she escaped to the small Greek island of Patmos, all she got were meddling grandmothers trying to marry her off. Can't they see that none of the men around interests her—except Robby MacKay?

Robby's packing list:

1. Synthetic blood
2. More synthetic blood
3. Jogging clothes
(even vamps have to stay in shape!)

Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive—but then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from a case back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life—along with giving her a first time she'll never forget . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061976483
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Series: Love at Stake Series , #8
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 53,595
File size: 485 KB

About the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks is the bestselling author of the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list. Kerrelyn is honored that her band of merry vampires and shifters is spreading love and laughter worldwide in fourteen different languages.

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The Vampire and the Virgin: Love at Stake Series, Book 8 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 487 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
FangGirl More than 1 year ago
Kerrylynn Sparks infuses her novels with humor, sex, adventure and did I say humor. Even though Vampires are not real, she makes you relate to the characters by adding believability. She ads life to the characters by making them do everyday things. The draw of the supernatural also makes you escape day to day life. It fills you with romance and makes you feel as if you were the one experiencing ecerything that happens in the story. Also the way she continues with the characters from the past stories also makes you feel as if you know each of them and have been a part of their lives. It is the adult Twilight Series. THe sex scenes are also very well writtenm adding humor just makes it more believable.
KellyLM More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for this book for a while since I LOVED Robby in the other books. I was not disappointed. I laughed, I giggled. It was a nice book to escape into, just wish it had been longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
bhryk0 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I Loved it as much as the others in this series.Gorgeous vampire Robby McKay has been sent to the Greek Island of Patmos to get over injuries he suffered at the hands his nemises Cashimir, leader of the Malcontents.He meets a human, Olivia Sotiris, who is also on the island because of an incident with a serial killer during her work as an FBI psycologist.This story was so easy to read, I did not want to put it down until I had finished it.
katsrus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I like the way she told of a great love story between Olivia and Robby. And all the conflicts of life they also had to deal with. I could not put this book down.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Why make this book look cheesy on purpose? I love this series, and I believe that Sparks is the best author as far as paranormal romance stories go (example: She is way more original and entertaining than most of the authors who write primarily love story/romances with a little fang thrown in. (For example: Lynsay Sands who is getting predictable). The "Love at Stake" series has a fairly unique plot for each book, and the characters are fabulous. I love that we continue to regularly see previous 'stars'. However, this cover is just kooky. The cover is embarrassing to be seen with, and the vampire is completely not Robby, the red headed Scottish security guard. I have to say this gentleman does look much more handsome on the inside flap! Still though, not Robby. I didn't care for the over-the-top sounding name of the book either and its a shame since its inner content was so much fun to read. I think the "Love at Stake" series does succeed because Sparks is so innovative in the backgrounds she gives her characters and their personalities do shine through. The bigger plot of the war with the Malcontents is a great way to keep readers coming back for more. I for one want to see it when these evil vampires get thier due. Olivia is a good girl, and I thought she was a great match for Robby and the 'virgin' line waws well handled and didn't seem unrealistic. I just wish it wasn't a banner announcement in the book title! If you are a lover of things paranormal and don't mind a romance heavy plot, the "Love at Stake" series is darn close to the best out there and I highly recommend picking up the excellent first book in the series that started this all!
Vicki48 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Again another hit. Can't wait to see her next book. Bought this one out of sink but it was still great. Made me want the rest in her Series. Kerrlyn Sparks can write a good Vampire story. Makes you want to believe that if there were Vampires you'd want these guys on your side. A good read. Very satisfied in the end. Left you wanting more.
mountie9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mini Book Review: Won't lie to you, wasn't expecting much from the title, but Natasha convinced me that I would enjoy it. She was right, it was a perfect light and funny read with plenty of action to keep the story moving. I understand that it is part of a series but the story is told in such a way, that you really don't need to read the rest of the series to figure out what is going on. Robbie and Olivia are both charming, likeable leads and the secondary characters get you intrigued enough to want to know more about them, in other words just enough to go out and get the other books in the series (Yup, I will be doing that). I like Kerrelyn's writing style and the dialogue is just plain hilarious at times. This would be perfect for a day at the beach or to escape on a cold winters night.3.75 Dewey'sI borrowed this from Natasha - after I totally gave it to her for Christmas last year
DamarisGCR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Of course Kerrelyn Sparks is amazing! Book was so good!
jedisakora on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
FBI agent Olivia Sotiris is on a much needed vacation at her grandmothers¿ house on the Greek island of Patmos. All she wanted to do was relax and forget about Otis Crump whose somehow been stalking her from his maximum security jail cell. Relaxation isn¿t something her grandmother has in mind though. Her grandmother is determined to see twenty four year old Olivia engaged, married, or have a significant other by the time she leaves the island. She¿s getting assaulted by so many single men that it would be surprising to learn she was secretly the new ¿Bachelorette¿. It doesn¿t help that Olivia has ¿a gift¿ that she can read other people¿s emotions and know when they¿re lying. This kind of puts a damper in a relationship. Then one wakeful night she goes outside and see¿s a mysterious figure jogging on the beach. Olivia, being her grandmother¿s daughter, takes her grandmothers telescope and uses it not to watch the stars, but the man running; and what a man he was. What is even more intriguing about this man is that she can¿t read him. Robby MacKay is determined to get into shape again after being brutally tortured by ¿The Malcontents¿. His great great great grandfather Angus has decided that a vacation, and a therapist, is just what Robby needs. Robby agrees to the vacation, but not the therapist. He decides to go and stay at a covenant members house on the Greek island of Patmos. Course he¿s not going there for the sunny beaches. That¿s because Robby is a vampire. Not the sparkly kind, but the real dead during the day, drinks non-animal blood, only come out at night vampire. Course he has a few abilities up his sleeve including teleportation, super strength, hearing, and sight. He¿s practically a nocturnal superman with his kryptonite being silver. Now one night as Robby is jogging on the beach he spots what he believes to be an angel. Now he has on authority from Anakin Skywalker that angels are the most beautiful thing in the galaxy, but they live on the moons of Iego so obviously this woman can¿t be one; Perhaps a goddess. Whatever she is Robby is intrigued and so the story begins. This book was different for me because I rather like the plotline, but hated the romance. I mean hated. There was no buildup or even friendship for Robby and Olivia. It was merely ¿You¿re hot. No you¿re hot. We¿re both hot. Let¿s have sex¿. This is after knowing each other for two days. They also greatly love each other after only each other for TWO DAYS. It¿s like they needed ¿True Love's Kiss¿ from Enchanted playing in the background. Perhaps some fields to frolic through. It¿s completely unrealistic and seems like lazy writing. Something I find highly troublesome since the main plotline of a serial killer being obsessed with Olivia and was somehow stalking her was engrossing and well done. I really wanted Olivia to end up with J.L at the end. They had more chemistry to me than she did with Robby which seemed to be all about sex and good looks. To me Robby + Olivia = love based on sex and lust of each other. Olivia + J/.L = friendship, mutual respect, and the right road for a healthy and happy relationship. All I could think of at the end was the divorce court would be in Robby and Olivia¿s lives in a few years since you can¿t expect a relationship to last on mere lust and the ability to not be able to read the guy¿s mind. It just doesn't happen, but this is Kerrelyn¿s world and she can do what she wants. So 3 stars for: Awesome plotline, well written side characters, & being a page turner.
honeydew69862004 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Vampire and the Virgin has Robby being sent on vaction to emotionally heal after him being captured. On a greek island he meets Olivia who works for the FBI and has a seriel killer in prision stalking her. A very good book that has you hearing the scottish accent in your head.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books in this series.
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