The exotic title of this novel caught my attention first. Anything with the word “vampire” in it is an auto-read for me.
- Series: Love at Stake (Book 16)
- Title: Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire
- Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (December 30, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062107771
- ISBN-13: 978-0062107770
- Aquired by: Given to me by a friend
Russell wakes from a coma to find he’s become a vampire. Now he has a thirst for revenge. Determined to hunt down the master vampire who turned him, he’s used to working alone . . . until he meets Jia. She is after the same vampire for murdering her parents and insists she can help Russell on this mission. Reluctantly, he agrees, and sets up some ground rules:
Rule #1: Their partnership is strictly business. If he holds her a little too close . . . if she looks at him with those exotic eyes . . . well, that has to stop.
Rule #2: He’s in charge. Jia isn’t used to taking orders and questions every move he makes. So he stops her the only way he knows how.
Rule #3: Don’t fall in love. But the kiss that was supposed to quiet her awakens something else in him . . . something forbidden. Because Jia is engaged. To someone else.
I just wish I had realized sooner (since this was given to me by a friend who passes on her reads) that this is the conclusion to the Love At Stake series. *sigh* I do not believe you really need to have read the entire series first, but it would be a far better experience in my opinion. I enjoyed the story and could get the basics of the previous tone of the series. I simply would have preferred to start at the beginning.
With that understanding – continue on for my review of Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire. No true spoilers ahead, promise. 🙂