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All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire
Love at Stake, Book 5

Kerrelyn Sparks
















Release Date:
October 28, 2008

Contemporary Romance
Paranormal Romance


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Reviewed by
Natalie S.

Review Posted:
November 2008


Ian MacPhie is ready, willing, and able to find himself a woman.  Just back from Texas where he spent twelve days taking the magical vampire stay awake drug, Ian finally looks twelve years older.  Ian is very happy with the results because he was made a vampire when he was fifteen years old and so for the last four hundred years he has not aged one day.  When he wanted to spend time with a woman, Ian had to place them under an enchantment spell so that they didn’t realize he looked like a minor.  He has been thinking about his life and has decided to start looking for his soul mate – the one woman that completes him.  Enlisting the aid of a close female friend, Ian lets her sign him up for an online dating service. When he finally goes to the townhouse in which he spends his days sleeping, he expects to meet Tony, the new bodyguard.  Only, Tony is ACTUALLY Toni, and she is not thrilled to be guarding an irreverent flirt such as Ian MacPhie. 

Toni Davis has an agenda. When her friend was attacked by rogue vampires and subsequently reported the crime, everyone thought she was crazy.  Everyone except Toni and Toni promised her friend she would find irrefutable proof that vampires exist.  So, when Toni is attacked by the same rogues and is in turn rescued by a handsome kilt wearing avenger with long teeth, she jumps on the chance to guard them during the day so she can find the proof she needs.  She doesn’t expect to come into contact with one so annoyingly sexy or blatantly handsome.  Ian MacPhie makes her heart jump start and beat just a bit faster – whether in desire or in anger.  All Toni knows is that there is something about Ian that she can’t live without. 

Kerrelyn Sparks never fails to make me laugh. Never.  ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE truly kept me in stitches one minute and blushing the next.  Ian’s plans for one true love were cute; he had no idea what he was getting into when he allowed his friend to place that singles’ ad.  I laughed out loud more than once at the shenanigans between he and Toni.  Ian loved to knock Toni for a loop and tried to get a rise out of her any way he could.  More often than not, he could.  His intentions were pure but the way Ms. Sparks has them go about fulfilling those intentions is what truly made  ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE the amazing book that it is. 

Toni is loyal to her friend first and foremost.  The fact that she still has bite marks from a rogue vampire attack is never far from her mind – it takes Ian MacPhie, the luscious highlander that he is to forget them.  Toni had an agenda just as much as Ian did and while hers did not involve marriage, she could not help but want forever with her vampire.  Add in a nasty vampire villain and my life was complete. 

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE is a remarkable love story.  Previous characters play key roles in this book so I suggest reading the series in order, starting with How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, Roman and Shanna’s love story.  Readers will not want to miss a single minute of this entertaining and ultimately satisfying series.  Releasing just in time for Halloween, I suggest grabbing a box of chocolate, some hot cocoa, and your favorite chair to settle in for a witty and fresh look at vampires and the women who love them.


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