So what if he's a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lopsided eater for all eternity.
Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan either... After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she's next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she's afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she's found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman's fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her...
©2005 Kerrelyn Sparks (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Title sounded good, and the reviews too. Once I got into the story, it kept me going. Think I'll try book 2 of the series. Vampire owns a pharmacutical company that makes special flavored blood substitute products for vampires, and regular blood substitute products to save human lives. Intersting story.
I never read the print version so I can't compare
Had me laughing from the first chapter on---and the love scenes WOW just WOW
I always think giving the characters a voice gives them more life. I didn't read the print version, but I think that in this case I will always chose the audio over print
I found myself laughing on more than one occassion.
I really liked this book and have since put more titles from this author on my wish list.
The "Love at Stake" series is one of my favorites and I have read every book through the current, in come cases, mulitple times. I enjoyed the audio book version of "How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire", and while the narration was not totally perfect, it was very good. For the most part I enjoyed how Ms. Cypress was able to vary the character voices and her treatment of the various accents of the characters. I particurly like how she captured the characters of Gregori and Laszlo.
I do like kick butt chick vampire slayers
I loved the characters, interactions between the characters, romance and humour. Could not put it down
Never give up on love
I enjoyed this and found at some places it was pretty funny. Also I think the narrator think a great job on teh accents and characters. Would buy another book from Sparks again..
I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audiobooks and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed!
I liked this book. At first, I thought the author was trying too hard to be funny and almost gave this book up in the first few chapters. Too many one liners. But after a few chapters, other than the constant use of God's Blood, it started moving along nicely. I am still undecided about reading any more in this series unless I hear something really good about the sequel.
I am sorry, I really thought with all the reviews that this book was going to be funny and sexy. Instead I found myself listening to a horribly crappy books that ensures that I will not listen to this series or anything else by Ms. Sparks. The narrator was great. The whole take the hero on biting a blow-up doll and losing a tooth starts off well-enough. However, I have never heard of a hitman calling a mark to tell her the hitman is about to kill her. The whole premise of this book makes no sense. The vampires can't be in the sun, but have heartbeats? The herioine is afraid of blood and is creeped out by the hero but is so weak and mealy-mouthed that she runs away from him only to run back to him only to later lead a charge to save him by holding up a sword and saying a rallying cry ????? A cab is able to lose a government vehicle in a chase???? The vamps have pulses during the night and no other time (this I could live with). However, I can't live with or even find humor in the fact that even though the vampires are dead, they are getting fat from "fusion" cuisine and now the hero is introducing something called "Blood Light!" In addition there is an assassin female vampire who is not strong enough to lift a body? I found myself skipping whole chapters trying to digest this book. This was a painful listen and I could not think how this could get worse. Except it does. Her father is even more foolish. No CIA personnel would tell a mark that the CIA has been trying to use mind control on them. The whole premise of the book is interesting but the follow-through is awful. I did not find humor in it or have any interest in the romance. I could not waste 11 hours so I skipped multiple chapters so I could get to the end. Don't waste your money on this book.
Bibliophile, Cinephile, huge geek, and resident cat lady, among many other things...
Okay, so we all know the lore, right? Vampires drink blood, can't go out into the sun or they'll burst into flames, do not have reflections in mirrors, and they sleep in coffins, etc... Well, in Kerrelyn Sparks' world of vampires, these are definitely the case, but there's so much more. Roman Dragonesti, a 500+ year old former monk turned vampire, is one of the most brilliant scientists in modern times. And, since inventing synthetic blood in the late 80's, he and his kind have sworn off biting humans. Well... Except for a small faction of malcontents who call themselves "The True Ones", but I digress...
Roman loses a tooth during a business meeting (you'd think he'd lose his head instead, right?), and has to race against time in order to have it replaced before the end of the night and his body permanently seals the hole. Queue Shanna Whelen, the night dentist at the SoHo So Brite Dental clinic. The problem is that Shanna is in the Witness Protection program after recently witnessing a mob hit in a restaurant she was dining at. And, the killers just tracked her down, minutes before Roman shows up at her office door. Oh! And, then there's the teeny tiny issue of Shanna being hemophobic; meaning she has a phobia about blood, as in she faints at the sight of it. Yet, she's a dentist.
So, Roman shows her the tooth he needs replaced, and she instantly thinks he's off his rocker because it's actually a fang. Or, what she believes: a wolf's fang. She immediately rejects doing the procedure and then all hell breaks loose. The mob finds her place of business and shoots up the clinic's storefront, she ends up seeing blood and faints on Roman, and he still needs his tooth replaced.
It will take a bit of work getting her to do the procedure (and she eventually does, so yay for Roman). Then, they have to deal with why the mob is after Shanna, and finding out that her dad is actually in the CIA on a top secret covert team called The Stake Out team, tasked with wiping out the entire vampire race. Shanna and Roman, in the midst of all this drama, develop strong feelings for each other and eventually fall in love. But, can the two endure everything that is going on? Is it even possible for a vampire and human to have a relationship in the first place? You'll just have to buy the book and read for yourself.
Avid reader and listener
The only thing I'll say is that I got absolutely sick of hearing "gods blood" used as a curse. It got repeated ad nauseum. The author should have changed it up occasionally.
The reader was good 7/10.
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