Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review: The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo

The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo
The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was sizzling with some super-hot highlander action. Dougal is one of the last remaining kilt-wearing bachelors in the Love at Stake universe. He really got overlooked ever since his hand loss incident but this book gives him the great HEA we’ve been waiting for.

Dougal is still trying to figure out life with his prosthetic hand. He’s the only vampire who has one, so the novelty has not yet worn off on his overly concerned friends. They mean well, but he’d just as soon hide in a corner as be the center of attention for his disability. It’s taken him a long time to get put in charge of security, so he tries to remain professional when he sees the new arrival. Leah is a leader in genetic research and the vampires are hoping she’s the key to unlocking Master Han’s super powered soldiers. She knew nothing about vampires (or were-cats, or whatever else is out there) before arriving for work, but now her world is turned upside down. Oh, and she’s also insanely attracted to the mysterious Scotsman who seems just as uncomfortable in social situations as her.

These two seem like a perfect balance – he is a warrior, determined to prove his worth; she’s a scientist, more comfortable with facts and figures than romance. There’s also the little twist that Leah might be somehow the reincarnation of Dougal’s lost love from 300 years ago. All of this rolls together to make for a frustrating but awesome romantic read. The action is also present, in the form of a big attack on Master Han’s forces (and his pet demon). If you’re looking for a sizzling romance with some vampire (and reincarnation) twists, this is the book for you.

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