My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Eat Prey Love is the 9th installment in the Love at Stakes series. This book features were-panther, Carlos Panterra and mortal younger sister to Shanna Draganesti, Caitlyn. This book picks up immediately after Robby and Olivia's book, The Vampire and the Virgin.
First thought... What do you mean Carlos isn't gay?? That's right, the fun-loving, olive-skinned, gorgeous gay man introduced in Ian and Toni's book, All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire has officially come out of the closet. That's right, due to his animal magnetism and instant appeal to women, Carlos has been disguising himself as a gay man. That is, until he finds the right female. Carlos' story is about his quest to find a female were-panther mate to help take care of his adopted children and to continue his species.
In comes Caitlyn Whelan, Shanna's gorgeous sister who sees right through Carlos' disguise. Caitlyn is thrown into the mix, when she attends a Birthday party for the nephew she never even new she had. Turns out, Caitlyn's father, Sean Whelan has been keeping a lot of things from the family, including his oldest daughter, Shanna and her affiliation with the Undead world. Immediately after her arrival, Caitlyn catches a glimpse of her nephew flying, and all too quickly she's thrown into the paranorrmal world surrounding her.
Eat Prey Love was another great addition to the Sparks collection. Caitlyn proves to be an uncommon heroin, or rather, a breath of fresh air for the paranormal romance genre. As soon as Caitlyn sets eyes on her kitty, she pounces, and the seduction begins. Caitlyn's smart, witty, and caring. But her best quality, in my opinion, is her determination to win the heart of a Panther.
From the steamy first kiss, Carlos' game plan is turned upside down. The attraction is immediate and Caitlyn seems to be everything Carlos wants in a woman. Except for one thing, the most important thing....she's not a panther. Carlos knows he has to avoid her at all costs because in the end, the temptation may destroy them both.
This was a fun read. Especially since we got to spend some time with characters (uhhmm I heart Angus)from previous books. Sparks is an expert with tongue & cheek humor, and this book does not disappoint. Filled to the brim with action, ear to ear grins, and sexual tension, this book is an absolute delight. Up next in the Love at Stakes series is Vampire Mine, featuring one of my favorite vampires, Connor Buchannan, scheduled to release March 29, 2011.