Vanda Barkowski is in trouble. As the owner of a hot nightclub, she's more unconventional than most of her fellow vampires, and if some think her a little out of control, then so be it. But after three former employees filed a complaint about her temper, Vanda is sentenced to an anger-management class. Worse, Phil Jones agreed to be her sponsor. Phil, the mortal who is forbidden to her....
If Vanda knew who - or what - Phil really is, she'd reconsider her attraction to him, for his true nature is wilder than anything she'd ever imagined. He has tackled the beast within and now is the perfect person to help Vanda with her rage... if only he can keep his cool when she makes him so undeniably hot. But with rogue vamps on the loose, will they ever have their forbidden nights?
Bite into another Love at Stake novel.
©2009 Kerrelyn Sparks (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
I have been waiting for Vanda's turn to do the love dance. And who better to tango with than Phil. I enjoyed this story. It had the right amount of tug and pull between Vanda and Phil. There romance was hot ,sassy and sexy. And there were some surprises to boot. I am fan of the Love at Stake series. SO if you like the series you'll like this one. The narrator did a fine job.
I am really enjoying the series
One of the main characters Vanda had an accent in previous books, Gregori is now pronounced as Gregory , Jack, the hero from last book went from French accent to no accent. ........I could go on but I do understand using different narrators but the lack of consistency between books about different character accents is a huge fail!!!!!
Narrator did not keep up with the character to this point. Her narration left quite a bit to be desired. 90% of the accents for characters were either gone, or awfully done. Big bummer, because this could have been an awesome installment, but was ruined by a bad performance. Again, this series would have been so much better if they could have found a narrator up to the job and stuck with that person. The story itself is great, and moves the series plot along, and the main characters are interesting.
This series is a good, quick listen. Most narrators are good, which is saying something due to the exuberance of Scottish English used. That said, I don't feel this narrator was right for this series. Accents were not great, although Scottish was good, I did get used to her. She did not know the correct name pronunciation, which, as a fan, is a little irritating. Overall, it was still an easy listen and I did finish it, just not the best narrator choice and I'm glad they switched.
I love these audiobooks and the performances are done well, but I really wish that whoever produces these audiobooks (as in this one) would really take into consideration having the performers speak the same dialect, pronunciations of certain names/ places and characters..... I have not found a problem with any of the previous series books prior to this but in this book several of the characters did not speak the same dialect is in other books and some characters names were not pronounced the same which is really frustrating for a fan and a reader. I would literally cringe every time Jack would "speak" and when the performer said Corky's name.... I would just appreciate it as a reader and the fact that I'm also paying for this audiobook that things be kept the same.
The narrator could not pronounce all the foreign names correctly
example Gregori (Greg-gore-i) is NOT pronounced Gregory
She also had a difficult time when she switched from female voices to male voices, in other words all the characters came out sounding like females. This was a bit odd considering some of the characters are Scottish Highland warriors.
The narrator should have listened to past performances from this same series to get an idea of how to pronounce all the characters names correctly
The only way to improve this narrator is to replace her.
I started this series and have enjoyed each book. it grows on one main story and involves characters from book to book. However, it has been difficult to keep my head in this story from book to book since the narrator's keep changing
It would be nice if Audible actually read this and realized when they're dealing with a story from a series, the narrator should be cast and kept from book to book to ensure the readers enjoyment
I was not able to get into this book as much as others because of the narrator. One of the biggest fails of this narrator was that Wanda had an accent and sounded like a tough cookie in other books but her version made her sound like a timid, whiney girl. Also, Jack, the main character from the last book had an accent and his name was pronounced differently but in this book he had no accent. I would still recommend the book if you like the series.
I enjoyed the story and while it was not my favorite of the series it held my interest.
I liked the meshing of the supernatural worlds
She made everyone sound like they were 5 years old. I got the impression that the charactors were whinny and dependent and having read and listened to the other books in the series I know thats not the case
This was a good book that moved the story line along
"What the hell like"
normally love these book but could not finsh this one vamps and all are cool but leave the animals out of it no need to be killing snakes and a snake that size could not even eat a person they get a bad name as it is with out books like this making them out to be killers not funny.
I enjoyed this book, the writer is superb,
Narrator not so good, yet again,
It's a shame as I am really enjoying this series,
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