Be Still My Vampire Heart - Book Review Kerrelyn Sparks
'Love at Stake' Book 3
There is just somethign about reading this series that has trapped me. I seem to clear a book within just a few days, and I'm ready to be on to the next.
Being that I started the series with book 8, I'm pleased with how things have gone by going back to the beginning. I was able to create an attachment to the characters and get to know them a little better in their present state of book 8. Then, going backwards reading 1-3, I was able to learn the why's and how's.
Book three, took the series back to the typical vampire romance with the stubborn, strong, manly, gentleman vampire and the strong-willed, beautiful mortal woman.
Sparks brings more of the Stake-Out team into the store, in that Emma and is the main focus, this time. She's staking the Malcontents in the park, which is causing friction between the good Vamps and the bad.
In the mean time, Shanna is preparing for the birth of her first son, and the first half-ling.
One can definitely see the love that is throughout the plot. Roman worries about Shanna and the baby. He attends doctor appointments and prepares the birthing room in case of a demon-child.
Angus protects Emma, a stranger who has been killing vampires.
Sean still fights for his daughter.
The vampires work with Sean to find Angus and Emma once they've been kidnapped by Galina and Katya.
There is a lot going on in this book. I will readily admit that I was sad when the scenes changed from the growing love between Angus and Emma to Katya. I wanted to watch the love grow, but at the same time, what's a book with only one plot.
Without the plots intertwining, the trust between Angus and Emma would not have grown. Without the multiple plots, we could not have seen and watched Emma grow mentally into the woman she becomes.
Throughout the book, you will wait knowingly, untill Alek is finally able to capture Emma. I am not spoiling anything, as you know there has to be some sort of drama. Sparks did not include too much drama and catastrophe in Book 2, so she had to go back in Book 3. You know it's coming, and the anticipation of how and when is quite strong.
Find out whether Shanna and Roman have a demon-vampire baby, of if the baby is going to be a normal child.
Watch Emma grow from a vampire-hater who only wants revenge for her parent's deaths to a woman who needs the love of a vampire.
Discover where Galina and Katya have hidden Angus and Emma, and watch what happens when you lock a strong vampire in a room with no bottled blood, only a mortal woman.
Determine for yourself, whether a mortal and a vampire can have along-lasting relationship.
When I read book 8, and when I reviewed it, I believed that the books in this series could really be read individually without having to read any of the other books in order to gain history and interest in the storyline. I still believe that, but I now think that Sparks has created a great book series that is wonderful as a series in addition to individual books.
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