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Be Still My Vampire Heart

(Love at Stake #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  12,746 ratings  ·  439 reviews
If it was still beating. Angus MacKay has been undead for almost five hundred years and it's not often something, or someone, surprises him. Until Emma Wallace. The sight of this luscious agent from the CIA's elite Stake-Out team was enough to stop Angus in his tracks. But then he discovers that she's a vampire slayer, intent on killing the "monsters" who killed her parent ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published March 27th 2007)
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Yeah, yeah... sexy vamp in kilt falls for a vampire slayer. Hilarity ensues.

I can't concentrate today. My country has suddenly gotten very hot and we are traveling in a handbasket for some reason.
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
More fluffy vampire reading. This time it's the kilt wearing, claymore fighting Scot vampire Angus McKay and human vampire slayer, Emma Wallace.
Ren Puspita
Jul 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire fans, paranormal romance fans, fans of story with humor, Love at Stake series fans
5 stars

So far this one is my favorite books in this series, and I enjoyed it from the start until the end :). Be Still My Vampire Heart is the story about Angus MacKay (weird name, Angus?) and Emma Wallace (not, not Braveheart, LOL)..

Angus MacKay is a vampire. Turned by Roman Draganesti (hero from book one), and the become his close friend and ally. Someday he find a disturbing news. Someone has slaying many vampire outside. Its a good news of course, because the vampire that got slayed is part
I've read three books and one short story in the Love at Stake series. Be Still My Vampire Heart has the weakest title in the series so far but it's the best story. Angus MacKay, Highlander leader of the British coven and responsible for security in the vampire world, is called to New York to solve the vampire hunter problem. The malcontents believe one of the good vamps is attacking their members and turning them into dust, little they know that the hunter is Emma Wallace, CIA agent member of t ...more
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sweet, romantic, fun and sexy.
Ah sweet Angus, he stole my heart. I loved how he checked under his kilt overtime he shifted to make sure he was all there. He was the perfect gentleman, honor bound, respectful and driven to make his woman happy. Oh and happy he does versa well.
< wink >
Emma his sworn enemy, hates all things fanged, she kills them regularly. That is what draws attention to her, she is going to be killed by the malcontent vampires if she doesn't stop. Angus is charged with stop
I was really looking forward to this series based on the reviews, I just wanted to find a great vampire series!!! On to the next one....
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Lighter PNR Romance w/Good Character & Emotional Development
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So far, I've really been enjoying Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series. She has created some lovable heroes and heroines engaged in fun and exciting stories, and Be Still My Vampire Heart is no exception. In fact, it is, in my opinion, the best book in the series to this point, owing in large part to its to-die-for hero. Normally, I'm not a big fan of romantic comedy, especially in paranormal romance, but Ms. Sparks really knows how to do it right. I'm able to love her b
Aug 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be Still My Vampire Heart, is the third installment in the Love at Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks. I'm ashamed to say this is only my first Sparks book I've read. I've seen this series everywhere, but just never
picked it up. Until I came across this book and decided to give it a go. And am I ever glad I did.
I usually read a series from the start, but since these books are pretty much stand alone, it's not necessary. If you are looking to start from the beginning, book one is called 'How to Ma
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All PNR Lovers
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: PA Lupton, writer, enabler and all round good friend.
Can a hero get any more masculine, alpha, gorgeous, loving than our kilt wearing Scot Angus MacKay? I think NOT!..He is every woman's dream. A warrior, a friend, has a sense of humour, loyalty and you can rely on him to do the right thing. I think Kerrelyn Sparks wrote the epitome of PNR hero, and as if that isn't enough she matched him with a strong, self reliant, heroine in Emma.It is about time a PNR author wrote strong characters who are true to themselves. She let our hero acknowledge our h ...more
Mary Abshire
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really like Emma. She's spunky and perfect for Angus. Good humor, tension, and action. The story flowed very smoothly, even with the additional bit with Shanna and the baby. This was an all around great read!
Sarah Marie
Be Still My Vampire Heart by Kerrelyn Sparks

Third in the Love at Stake series

4.75 stars

Angus MacKay is a Scottish vampire for almost a thousand years. He runs MaKay Security and Investigation in hopes of saving humans and vampires alike. When out patrolling the park he finds Emma Wallace. Emma works for the CIA’s Stake-Out team and she’s intent on getting revenge on vampires after what they did to her family. As Angus falls for Emma and Emma starts feel the same way, she wonders if she’ll be abl

Sana Zameer
This one was better than the first two books. It had a good plot. Emma Wallace is a vampire slayer, like Buffy.

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I liked Emma. She's a very strong, badass girl. And her chemistry with Angus was sizzling hot. These two are the best couple in this series. Angus is kind and chivalrous. In fact all of the vampires are kind and gentle and I'm beginning to adore all of them. Connor, Ian, Gregori, laszlo.... The rest of the characters were there too. Roman and Shanna, Austin and Darcy, Garret and ever
Liz F
Jun 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book from Kerrelyn Sparks. I only gave it 3 stars though because although I LOVED the male love interest, Angus MacKay, I never really connected with the female love interest, Emma Wallace. And I'm not really sure why.

Angus MacKay is a centuries old vampire and the general to Roman Draganesti's security force/former army. Many centuries ago, there was a great vampire war, pitting good vampires who didn't want to hurt humans any more than necessary and bad vampires that wanted to k
Solace Winter
This is the third book in Sparks’ series. The first one was a solid read, though not great, the second one was better, though I hated the contrived ending, and this one just fell apart. You have to read the other two to understand the secondary storyline in this novel. Shanna and Roman are a large part of this book and the continued efforts again Shanna’s father and the upcoming baby. Angus and Emma, however, are the main characters of this story, and it’s boring. The underlying storyline is bet ...more
Aug 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am seriously loving these kilted vampires...and an accent always does me in. Whew. I really enjoyed reading the banter between the Emma and Angus...both characters are smart as well as kick a**. This is the third book in the Love at Stake series and I have to say they keep getting better with each addition. There was a lot of action (both butt-kicking and steamy) in this book and I was glad for it, and hope that stupid hard-headed Sean is finally maybe coming around. Anyway, I am glad that the ...more
Aug 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need to get me a scottie... they are HOT!
This is one of my favorite series, it's just so fun to read!, I love the characters and the writing is so light and easy to read.
Once I pick one of this books up, I know it'll be gone by the end of the day.
A bunch of things happened here, but one thing in particular made me very happy: Ian's solution. I just didn't know how was the author gonna get past the 15 year-old image of him and I always wondered about it, I don't find teenager-looking guys atra
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this one. The characters have great chemistry, their banter is funny and the entire book really helped the general arc move along. It has lots of romance, old fashioned chivalry some drama and heartache and who could forget hot steamy action.
Well this is the best one I've read in this series so far. I absolutely loved it. I could not put it down! I loved all the action. Angus was already one of my favorites but I hadn't counted on liking Emma that much. She was crazy stubborn and a bit if a brat but she was also pretty kick ass. Angus loved every one of those things about her too *swoon*.

The first couple STILL has no resolution BTW! Argh! Every book since them the couples mortality has been resolved and it's seriously bugging me the
Jimmy Hanson
Dec 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: 2009, m-f
This is my second time actually reading this book; the first time was about a year ago, and was my entrance into Kerrelyn Sparks. It's the 3rd novel in the Love At Stake series and admittedly, probably my favorite so far. I adore Angus' habit of checking under his kilt to make sure all his 'bits' are still there and in order after transporting, and the way both Angus and Emma know each other for what they are right off is appealing. I've noticed Sparks has a habit of kind of leading the charas i ...more
Very much in line with the first book in the series, but the author's writing, or the editing, or both, have improved. A decent if not spectacular paranormal/vampire romance. The leading man is adorable, the plot is weak but acceptable. The author's strength is in writing vivid characters that are quite likable, including the supporting characters. Presumably many of those supporting characters will get novels of their own at a future date, and she's done them well enough that I'm curious to see ...more
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOT!!! This book was so friggin hot. I felt every emotion in this book. Angus! Oh My. He is such a sweet guy. Didn't see that in the other books. Glad to know him more. My favorite part was when they were locked up in that silver room and his very first bite.. That scene just scorched me.. Kerrelyn. What a amazing writer you are. Every next book i pick up. Its better and better. And Ian.. Poor Ian.. but Hey No longer right?. Hehehe I am already thrilled to see him how he turns out. I bet he is h ...more
Dec 07, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so far the best in the series. I loved Angus and Emma was a great heroine. In this book the romance between them had a much better development than in the last two, it seemed more real. I really like this series, not a fave but a really quick, fun read.
It would've been 5 stars if the name of my country was used correctly. At least once :) Who's doing proofreading nowadays?! :)
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, that one was so much better. Not LOL funny but it had it's moments when I smiled and thought "How cute"..
The book was ok I guess. Emma seemed to be a little too emotional and too naïve/stupid for a CIA/MI6 agent. On the other hand, Angus ... mmmmm *drools*
Just too long. Couldn't really get in to it. Went to sleep and woke up to it still playing. Also, I just don't like when women go back and forth with men, giving them mixed messages. I don't trust you, but I'll sleep with you. After sleeping with them...ok, but I won't love you. After loving them...ok, but I don't see a life time with you. Twenty years later...HEA, lol.
Guess you can say, I just don't appreciate all the angst.
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Angus Mackay has been instructed to stop a mortal vampire slayer from killing the malcontents, to prevent a war from breaking out. Emma Wallace, an CIA agent and also part of the vampire stake out team, Emma has been out for revenge ever since she witnessed her parents murdered by vampires. The more vampires she the better it is for her, however she is thrown back to the core when she comes across the one vampire that stirs up her senses and makes her heart beat faster. But knowing her strong at ...more
Jan 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-at-stake, 1own
This was a good story but I'm still having trouble with the author's writing style. It felt like at times she was forgetting her own character was British. Plus an M16 operative would have had better training and would not have been so emotionally scattered. This author still has a lot of crying going on with characters still. I'm guessing Sparks is an emotional person. I love how Angus always had to check and make sure his family jewels were ok after teleporting.

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Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
I usually pick up this series when I want to rest my brain and suspend all belief for a bit. I was pleasantly surprised by the suspense and really enjoyed Angus and Emma. Angus is a 500 year-old vampire who believes opening his heart to love, especially with a mortal, will only lead to more sorrow. Emma is a slayer set on exacting revenge for the death of her parents. When she isn't working for the Stake-Out Team, she is slaying vampires in Central Park. The Malcontents blame Roman and his crew ...more
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