Love at Stake Series
This has to be one of my favorite Vampire series on the market. The characters are ones that you could imagine living next door to you, in fact I think that was the title to one of the books in this series.
Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he’s recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it’s like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he’s found the perfect woman, except . . .
Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed . . .
Carlos now there is a character that we have all wanted to know more about, and yet he has always been so secretive well all that ends here in this book. Caitlyn is Shanna’s younger sister and a bit over protective but not as much as their father was when he went so far as to separate them for most of their lives.
This may become my favorite book in the series, I had to re-read the book when I realized that I had forgotten to save my original review and it had been a couple of weeks since I had read it.
Carlos will only mate with another panther because he feels like he has the weight of his race on his shoulders (which we find out why), no matter what his feelings are for Caitlyn. Caitlyn however takes one look at Carlos and knows that he is it for her. As these two emabrk on a mission that could change both their lives we get to travel to a fascinating country in Southest Asia and meet more great characters.
If you didn’t know that Carlos was a panther and all his friends were vampires well except for a bear and a couple of wolves you would think that this was just a contemporary romance book as that is how it reads, which I think is the reason that I love this series so much.