by Kerrelyn Sparks
Released: July 26th 2005
Series: Love at Stake #1
Published by Avon
“It was a little tongue in cheek and was a lot of fun.”
~ Under the Covers
I have had this book on my kindle since February 2011…it’s only taken my 8 years to finally pick it up! Which, is one of the reasons I really love our Romanceopoly challenge, it’s got me checking through all my books and giving me an excuse to finally pick up some of the older titles. Of course, when you’re picking up older releases it does mean you run the risk of them feeling a little dated. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire was originally published in 2005, 14 years on it definitely feels *ponders for a second* like a classic old skool paranormal romance.
It felt nostalgic reading this book, it took me back to when I first started reading paranormal romances and the likes of Christine Warren, Lynsay Sands and Shelley Laurenston were bringing out the first installments of their paranormal series. They all excelled at bringing our paranormal romance that was sexy, fun and didn’t take itself too seriously. Which perfectly describes How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire. It was a little tongue in cheek and was a lot of fun.
The romance aspect between Roman our broody former monk turned vampire and Shanna a human dentist was very entertaining. They didn’t have a massive amount of sexual chemistry, in fact if you’re after a really sexy paranormal romance than this isn’t the book to choose, but I did enjoy seeing their developing relationship. However, for me it was some of the side characters that I enjoyed the most, they added a lot of the levity in this book. I plan on continuing to read this series, so I can’t wait for them all to eventually have their own books.
An enjoyable book, great if you want a light hearted paranormal romance and don’t mind a few dated references.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?