I had a great time with the first book in the series (this is the second), the writing style and tone of which reminded me very much of Lynsay Sands' vampire romance series.
This book was cute but there was really no tension in it at all. You'd think a vampire romance would find a way to sneak in some romantic or suspenseful tension somewhere, but nope, straight cutesy-poo all the way. Kinda gently funny. Good for if you're looking for a soft read, but definitely not for anyone looking for something edgy.
I liked the idea of a reality show for a book plot -- it's a fun concept. This is still a good series, but this installment didn't quite have the spark of the last one.
Darcy Newhart has only been a vamp for 4 years now, but every day she longs for her previous life: the sun, the beach, and the man of her dreams, an Apollo-like Sun God! Little did she expect to meet him on the set of her new reality TV show, The Sexiest Man on Earth. Now Adam, an Undercover agent for the Vampire Stake-Out team, has been accepted to participate in the competition, undercover of course. He falls hard for Darcy, not realizing at first that she's a vampire, and she's totally smitten with him as well. But can things work out between them when they're both from two separate worlds... and when one of them is actually a vampire slayer.
I'm not sure I enjoyed this second book in the Love at Stake series as much as the first, How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire. Some of the events were a bit too far-fetched to be believable, even in a novel based on fantasy such as this is. A few times I found myself thinking, "yeah right, as if that would happen". Beyond that however, there was some good action, the romance scenes weren't too sappy, and it was a pretty enjoyable read. :-)
Another great book in this series though it doesn't feature any of the vamps from the first book as the main couple. I wasn't expecting to like this one as well due to the vamp being female and the mortal being male. I tend to think of the vamp as more dominant/stronger but the guy in this one has strong psychic powers and the ending surprised me a bit as did the ending of the 1st book but the couple is happy and even in the 3rd book they're still happy with their choice so that makes it ok for me. Some funny moments as Darcy(a vampire who doesn't want to be a vamp) tries to make it in vampire tv by running a vampire reality show for the ex-harem of a coven master to find a new master though there are some humans entered for a 'twist'. They don't know they're competing for a harem..just think it's money! very good series.
This book is gives you insight to Shannon's father and his CIA agents. It is about one vampire who does not like being a vampire. Some people might enjoy the benefits of being a vampire or even fantasize (can you say live forever and superhuman strength?), Darcy Newhart did not. Four years ago, she lost her job, her family, and her freedom (not to mention her life) when she was turned without her consent. Yet things are looking up. Now that Roman Draganesti, the Master of the harem to which she belonged (how medieval is that?!), was engaged to a mortal woman, she has the chance to change her life (okay, afterlife). Contacting the Digital Vampire Network (DVN for short), she pitches a new show and is hired to direct the first Vampire reality show: The Sexiest Man on Earth. One CIA agent falls hard for Darcy Newhart who he thinks is a mortal to only find out she is undead. Now his entire world comes crashing down. How can vampires be good? He is part of a reality show gets close to many vampires he is suppose to seek out and terminate. He can't because he has fallen in love.
This was another great book in this series. It has great "vamp light" humor for those who aren't into the darker, horror vampire stories. Even though it's not necessary to read these in order, I highly recommend it due to the recurring characters and their sub-plots.