"fun lighthearted supernatural romantic romp"
Las Vegas casino owner Ethan Carrick is running for
reelection as the President of theVampire Nation, but his
chances don't look good. His campaign manger suggests he
needs to show family values to the voters because the
casino and being a sexy bachelor does not provide the
proper image; he needs a mate at least through the election.
For over nine centuries, Ethan has had a thing about clean
teeth and his dentist is sweet (not just her blood), pretty
and intelligent so he decides that Dr. Brittany Baldizzi is
perfect. However, to his chagrin he finds he is attracted
to her thorny abrasive sibling Alexis the prosecutor who
happened to not only save his life (make that save his
undead), but seems willing for a one night coffin though
she has doubts beyond that tryst.
This amusing often biting vampire romance stars a likable
hero and an aggressive in your face heroine. Sub-genre fans
will relish the humorous story line as Ethan decides sour
supersedes sweet as he enjoys the sassy retorts of Alexis.
The reelection campaign takes a real bite at American
politics with its get reelected at all cost philosophy.
HIGH STAKES is a fun lighthearted supernatural romantic
romp worth reading.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted July 25, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 22, 2007
When you sleep with a vampire in Vegas it stays in Vegas
He's a bloodsucking freak of nature. But, unlike other politicians, Ethan Carrick is actually a nice guy. Not to mention a very hot, wealthy, casino-owning vampire. It's an election year for vampires, which means he'll first have to escape his opponent's hit men. Then he'll have to find a suitable First Lady, preferably here in Vegas...
Brittany Baldizzi fits the bill. She's smart, pretty—and sweeter than a glass of diabetic O-Negative. But her protective sister Alexis steps in with a message for Ethan: Bite me. It's then that he realizes it's the sexy, no- nonsense Alexis who raises his stake. And as much as she denies it, Alexis wouldn't mind a romp in the coffin with him. But can a mere mortal, even one who risks her life for him, make a centuries-old, womanizing vampire feel something entirely new?
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Contemporary, Humor