Book Reviews of The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, Bk 4)

The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, Bk 4)
The Undead Next Door - Love at Stake, Bk 4
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
ISBN-13: 9780061118456
ISBN-10: 0061118451
Publication Date: 1/29/2008
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 388 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 6
This is the first book I read in this series before I found out there was even a series called Love at Stake. The book has eough twists and turns to keep the reader satisfied if not highly. I think the bad guy could have been tougher. Granted he did kill at least one person but not much fighting skills at least that I can see from reading the book. There are some great comical moments to lighten up the seriouness of the book. I found the cockroach episodes to be a riot. Also the houskeeper with the big guns (i.e "Mr. Glock", "Mr. Beretta", etc.) had me laughing as well. Sex scenes were done to be hot enough to scorch but didn't overload the plot of the story. If you like your Vamps with some sex on the side I recommend this book. Just start the books at the beginning so you have a chance to be introduced to the main Vamp players from the start.
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Helpful Score: 4
Book four in the LOVE AT STAKE series. This is Jean-Luc's story. Not as good as the first three, but a fast read. Looking forward to Connor's story.
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Helpful Score: 4
Although I didn't enjoy this one quite as well as Be Still My Vampire Heart it was still an excellent read. With so many romances and so few plus sized heroines when one comes along it really stands out.
This is the 4th book in Sparks' Love at Stake series and I read it out of order so you can too if need be. Although I would very much recommend rushing out and obtaining the other ones too. Heather and Jean-Luc meet in a whirlwind manner at his premier party to open his newest store and display some of his most resent fashion designs. Jean-Luc mistakenly assumes that Heather is stealing his designs when she actually was inspired to take his sized zero creation and make it fit a real woman. In doing so...creating her own fashion. He confronts her and then the misunderstandings start. Really...it gets worse then her being accused of stealing a world famous fashion designer's designs.
Worse meaning Jean-Luc's archenemy from centuries past thinking Heather is Jean-Luc's love. So what's a really old yet incredibly handsome vampire to do...take Heather and her little daughter into his protective custody....that's what.
Heather isn't too keen on the idea but after coming into peril from Lui she changes her mind. Too bad her ex-husband doesn't like the idea of her "living" with Jean-Luc.
So throw in one manly man of a fashion designer, one plus sized independent mother, a donkey of an exhusband, a gun toting elderly nanny and a handful of interesting characters you have got yerself a highly entertaining book. Trust me.
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Helpful Score: 2
I just LOVE this series! Each one leaves me very anxious to read the next. I found Jean-Luc to be one of my favorite heroes...his sensitive side was my undoing. Sparks' wit and unique sense of humor is never disappointing. I'll never think of cockroaches in quite the same way again. The next book in the series is on it's way to me from another member...I can't wait to get it! If you like your paranormal romances light with a touch of humor, this series is for you.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was just as good as the rest of the series. It's also nice to read about a leading female character who's a size 12 for once. This book continues on with the humor and characters that have gotten me hooked to this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
love this series!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really am enjoying this author and her take on the vampire theme.
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Helpful Score: 1
Awesome series!! This book was a lil bit below the the other ones before it but it was still really good!!! This author has become one of my FAVS pretty quick. I read her WHOLE series of LOVE AT STAKE within a few days. Great series!!! A++++++++
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When famous fashion designer Jean-Luc Echarpe sees a woman drawing a sketch of one of his dresses, he assumes she is stealing the design. But Heather Westfield tells him she just wants to get ideas to make a dress that fits a real woman...not a size zero. Jean-Luc is quite taken with the mortal woman and asks her to work at his design house. But things turn from good to bad when his arch enemy sees Heather and assumes that she is Jean-Luc's lover. Lui has killed two of Jean-Luc's mistresses through the years and has now targeted Heather.

This is the fourth book in Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series and it's another entertaining read. I like the humor in these books and will be reading the next book in the series soon. My rating: 4 Stars.
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i love this series, just finished the new one...
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LOVE IT! I smiled quite a bit throughout the book, with some LOL moments, and even a few ROFLMAO moments. One, even my daughter laughed at, without knowing anything about the books, just me retelling what I had read. Jean-Luc's story is my favorite so far in this series. Sparks' books are well-written and her characters are easy to love. The humor she injects into the stories is marvelous, and she seems to be sharpening her skills with each book. I swear there is a movie playing in my head the entire time I read her stories. Obviously, I highly recommend the Love at Stake series!
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I grow more in love with this series with every book I read...
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I find that with each book the series loses the humor that originally drew me to the series. At this point I just find the books to be rather blah.

Moreover, I find her use of highly stereotypical persons of color in the last book and now this one to be a rather pathetic attempt to spice up the series.

(i.e Mexican Fidelia and her Spanglish phrases or use of "Ay Carumba" or Phineas a.k.a Dr. Phang the ghetto hood rat drug dealer who cannot string one sentence together without using "Ebonics")

The fact that they are the only persons of color in the books and the source of comic relief is just plain offensive. But at least she stopped referring to Phineas as the black vampire.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was my first one of this Author and series, I have to say I'm going to read more. I loved the body image this book talked about. I even let my friend borrow my copy, she's reading it and is liking it to. So yes a good read and I recommend it.
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Famous fashion designer, Jean-Luc, opens shop in Texas planning to disappear for 25 years so he can reinvent himself as his own son afterwards. Heather meets him at opening show;during tour he gives her, saves his life (unknowlingly) by picking up a silver belt to hit attacking Mal-content Luc with, thus burning him and scarring him away. Day guard Phil Jones along with Ian protect Jean-Luc,Heather and her daughter. Ian takes the stay-awake drug 12 days in a row to help during the day; side benefit being he ages 12 years and no longer looks like the 15 yr old boy he's had to live like since being turned. This has a lot of good dialogue and was fast-paced. A great book in the series as it plunges us further into the vampire and were-animal world.
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Very good book. Took me a two days to read because I could not keep my nose out of it.
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My favorite of the series. There's just something about the main characters that I love. A must read in my opinion.
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Very nice mec51