The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake #4)
Three signs that something is very different with your mew man:
1. He sleeps all day . . . which would be annoying except he's so attentive at night.
2. He's attacked by sword-wielding assailants, yet insists he can handle it on his own.
3. He never seems to age.
Heather Westfield has always lived a quiet life, but that all changes when she helps a very handsome, very mysteri...more
Franck Eggelhoffer - Father of the Bride
Of course, now that I've actually read the book, I get ...more
(I hated hearing her voice) The Scotsmen who were done so well in the previous book by the previous narrator sounds like sickly women. How could I could I enjoy what should have bee ...more
I don't get it though, Heather and Jean-Luc were great, one of my favorites couples in the series. He was hot and Heather had this great personality, so different from the rest of the heroines; at the beginning I thought this would become my fave.But then I got a bit bored at the middle. But well, the ending was amazing.
The problem, IMHO, was that the relationship took forever to settle because she kept ...more
The Love At Stake series always guarantees a good laugh and a hot, light read.
I look forward to reading the next book in th ...more
The Undead Next Door was another solid read in the Love at Stake series. The entire series thus far contains just the right mix of emotional romance, depth of characters, LOL humor, and exciting adventure to keep me turning the pages and eager for more each time I finish a book. This particular novel also had an inspiring theme of conquering your fears right when I needed it the most. The romance is both sweet and sexy, and there is just enough action to keep the reader o ...more
For the most part the story was good, though it seems to be part of a trend I've noticed lately. Lots of sexual tension with little payoff. This may sound odd, but when I'm reading a romance novel, I'd usuall ...more
After reading the first book in the series, I jumped straight to this one because this was all the library had (I never read books ...more
Because GR acting strangely, I'll write the entire review, when it get well..
OKAY. Because my GR is well again. Like I promise, I'll write my full review now
If I can compare this book with the previous book, I enjoyed more.
Jean-Luc Echarpe ( when I'm reading this book, I pronounce his name "Jaan Luk", but there are some explanation, that his name is pronounce Jeaa Luu . I know,I can't speak French *LOL*), is a famous designer, and o ...more
Fourth in the Love at Stake series
Heather Westfield is a recently divorced single mom living in Texas. When she met Jean-Luc Echarpe she couldn’t deny her attraction to him. Something’s off about Jean-Luc. He sleeps all day, has sword wielding bodyguards, and never seems to age. Heather has always lived a quiet life, but her world is changing and they might have a chance at happily-ever-after. That’s if a murderous vampire villain doesn’t kill the...more
Nice single mom schoolteacher with a manure-for-brains ex-husband, and a gun-toting live-in senior who babysits for her, just wants to be left alone and wishes that she could afford to make elegant clothing at reasonable prices for REAL women.
At first he thinks that he ...more
The Undead Next Door is the fourth novel in Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series, and Jean-Luc is the hero of this novel. We met him briefly in the previous books, and with the little page time that he had, you wouldn't really expect him to be this hunky, romantic, swoon-worthy hero. His lady love is Heather, a full-figured mortal woman with whom Jean-Luc is *immediately* attracted to at first sight. Heather is also a divorced mother with a young daughter and an ex-husband who is the definition ...more
And best of all, the story telling is always focused on the two main characters and their point of view rather, unlike another author in the genre who shall remain nameless.
Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my ...more
Jean-Luc was everything I had hoped he would be from his introduction in previous books. Sauve, sophisticated with old fashioned charm. A beautifully written character. His love interest is Heather, a bit timid but trying not to be, history teacher from who knows where Texas. Ok she too is a budding fashion designer. Not one of my favorite heroines in the series I have to ad ...more
We met Jean-Luc in the previous book.
This couple have been my favourites so far alongside Angus and Emma. I will say that the storyline that concerns Casamir was a little lacking but the sole focus was on Jean-Luc and Heather. Heather is my favourite Heroine to date, just above Emma.
There was a storyline that came with Jean. An old enemy 'Lui' has been following him for centuries killing off his girlfriends because Jean stopped him from assassinating a k ...more
In saying that, this is the story of Jean-Luc and Heather. In the other novels [1-3:], I thought Jean-Luc was an interesting side-character but as a prime chara I wasn't so sure. Thankfully, I was proved wrong. Sparks made him unique and cle ...more
Other t ...more
While Jean-Luc was a delicious Frenchman and Heather was like the girl next door with a great personality, the book itself was a bit boring. It took me longer than usual to finish the book. It went on too long, and the ending was a bit corny and ridiculous if not predictable. I got the feeling that it would have been b ...more
Ms Sparks gives us a plus-size heroine, which Jean-Luc found refreshing. He’s tired of skinny models that are really shallow. I like Heather’s strong will and Jean-Luc was kind to her irritating ex-h ...more
The list of reasons why Heather Westfield would never date famous fashion designer Jean-Luc Echarpe;
#1 Stubborn as a mule
#2 Over Inflated Ego
#4 Too Handsome
She has just gone through a nasty divorce from a man who was controlling and overbearing. Fear ruled her life until she decided that she was at war with fear and made the decision to divorce her husband and live her life to the fullest even though her small town is anything but exciting. She’s a history teach ...more
I put this series down a while ago because I didn't really connect with any of the characters and a lot of the dialogue seemed so childish. I liked Heather. Did I connect with her? No. But that could be because she has a child and her mind works differently than mine would. who knows. I got a little bored with the story because she kept rejecting him.
Jean-Luc was one of my favorite males from the series so far. I loved how he was with Heather's daughter B ...more
Jean-Luc has a vampire enemy who has been trying to kill him for centuries. Jean-Luc ...more
The only thing that's starting to bother me about these books is that some of the dialogue is way too creepy and OTT before they hardly know the other person. For example, in this one, Jean-Luc believes that Heather is stealing his designs and she makes a commen ...more
It was a nice story and a good read.
There were a lot of people at once, a few too many to get to know in such a short notice. But I think that's because I started with number four....
The story itself was really nice but it took Jean and Heather a really long time to really 'love' each other..
I was actually getting pissed for mentioning the lame sentence: ' I'm at war with fear'.. ...more
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"Yes. My dad taught me everything about gun safety. He was an expert." - Heather
"What happened to him?" -Shanna
"He was...shot." -Heather”