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Eat Prey Love

(Love at Stake #9)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  12,134 ratings  ·  522 reviews
Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.

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...

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Mass Market Paperback, 373 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Avon
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks
Love at Stake series book 9. Paranormal romance with shifters and vampires. Can be read as a stand-alone but better if at least a couple of the preceding series books are read. The “family” of vampires and relatives grow from the first book, How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire.
Carlos is a panther shifter. His goal is to find a female of his race and prevent the extinction of his race. Falling in love with a human is against all his dreams.
Caitlyn falls for Carlos
4.4 audiobook-
This was my favorite book in the series so far. Carlos the Were Panther finds his irritable irresistible cat nip of a woman and she has a snarky sense of humor. Cat jokes plus, I burst out laughing so many times my family members might have been considering my sanity. She was strong willed, unfaltering and quick with her lip. I liked her and would hang out with her any day.
I am not spoiling this read by telling you who she is, what happens or any other details. You know it will end
Laurie Garrison
Kerrelyn Sparks never falls to make me laugh, I love this series. Eat Prey Love is the same as all of her books fun and sexy. I was very pleased how Carlos and Caitlyn found each other and the adventure they had together. I loved the emotions between the two lost sisters and I hope to get to read about the brother one day, I don't know about the rest of you but I think he needs a female vampire. It would be nice to see all of the Whelan siblings all together. Maybe that will help dear old dad co ...more
Mar 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, safe-for-me
This was my first exposure to this author. It may be a bit too "campy" for me. I will probably try one more but the overall impression is just ok.

The male lead was too effeminate for me. I just have no desire for a man who will put in a show wearing a pink sequined thong. Thank goodness that was just a recollection. I also have zero respect for a man who pretended to be gay and allows a female friend to repeatedly undress in front of him because of this. All the while "admiring her body" and he
Yuli Atta
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am obsessed with this series!
1000 +
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Oh man what a book!

As soon as it was said that Shanna's sister Caitlyn Whelan was going to be in this book I knew that there was going to be excitement and drama. Why? Because Caitlyn was clueless to the Vamp and Shifter life, and her father was bound to be around trying to stir up drama.

I was right!

Caitlyn is invited by Shanna to Tino's birthday party. Caitlyn had no clue that her long lost sister was married or had children. Their father warned Caitlyn to stay away, which only made Caitlyn
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gr2015, mine, 4-5-stars
A great book!

I just loved Carlos and Caitlyn was awesome. Carlos did upset me in the beginning of the book, with his continuous refusal to have anything to do with Caitlyn because she was human and not a shifter. Yes, I understand he had to think about the fact that his kind was dying out, but sometimes love is more important. Luckily he saw the light in the second half, and lucky for him Caitlyn didn’t allow him to ignore her.

Great humour, romance and plot.
Sep 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
And this is Carlos and Caitlyn's book finished. This one was really fun to read. At first I thought that there will be a lot of pushing and pulling from Carlos side, but it turns out that it will not be the case. He was trying to resist Caitlyn, but in reality he wasn't trying really hard. And he gave up on his feelings to her quite easily...which was perfect for me 😃.

Roll on book number 10 - Connor and Marielle...
Liz F
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Eat, Prey, Love is Book 9 in Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series. I was told that its ok to skip around in the series and I think I agree. I read the first couple of books, I took a break and then ended up reading this one. I really didn't feel like I was missing anything or confused in any way. Oh and by the way, I enjoyed the book!! LOL!!

In this installment, we meet Caitlyn Whelan. If you've read the first book, you'll remember that we were introduced to this world and to Shanna Whelan. Shan
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
***Called people Rascals & Rascally 3 times. A shifter, a person & a tribal leader - "rascal" reminds me too much of Elmer Fudd. It ruins the console.

Lucky thing the story itself was really good. This was a girl chasing her man & getting mad and frustrated because he is being stupid. He is trying to avoid her, and she isn't giving him the chance.

A few new long term characters are introduced & now the series can keep going for another 10 books.

Larger print than normal, and I was able to read th
Kristin - *Nocturnal Bites*
Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake, #9) by Kerrelyn Sparks Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks is the 9th installment in the Love at Stakes series. This book features were-panther, Carlos Panterra and mortal younger sister to Shanna Draganesti, Caitlyn. This book picks up immediately after Robby and Olivia's book, The Vampire and the Virgin.

First thought... What do you mean Carlos isn't gay?? That's right, the fun-loving, olive-skinned, gorgeous gay man introduced in Ian and Toni's book, All I Want For Christmas is a Vampire has officially come out of
Aly is so frigging bored
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, paranormal
She lifted her head, clasped the gun with both hands, and took aim. Bam! She swayed back from the recoil, bumping against Carlos’s chest. He steadied her, holding her against him. The paper man shuddered with a hit.

“You did it!” Phineas ran up to the counter and pushed the button to activate the pulley that would slide the paper target close to them.

“Damn, woman.” Phineas gave her a horrified look. “Remind me never to make you angry.”

Caitlyn gasped as the paper came close enough for her t
Yum, werepanther Carlos...

Renewing family ties with her long lost sister, Caitlin discovers there's a whole a hidden world of paranormal beings - and that she is related to a fair number of them including her sister Shanna's children and vamp hubby - when Caitlin meets the gorgeous vamp members of Shanna's extended Romatech 'family'. But while vamps are great to look at, it is the sultry shifter Carlos Pantera who really gets Caitlin's heart pumping and throws her libido into overdrive. Unfortun
 Crystal _ Reading Between the Wines Book Club
Another great novel in the Love at Stake series from author Kerrely Sparks! In Eat Prey Love, Sparks takes you on a thrilling adventure through the Asian jungle wrought with danger, mystery and passion.

Carlos is on the hunt for a mate and he only has one requirement; she must be a were-panther. His race is endangered and he has been traveling across the world to find more of his kind; not just for himself but also for the five orphaned were-panther children that he has taken in.
When he meets eye
Sep 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Book 9 in the Love at Stake series.

I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this story that much, as I wasn’t very interested in Carlos. I always thought he was a great secondary character, but I was concerned he wouldn’t make that great of a hero. Boy was I wrong! And I LOVED his woman, Caitlyn, who is hands down the most stubborn, feisty, and fiery heroine in the Love at Stake series so far! She gave Carlos a run for his money and I loved that. Caitlyn had a hard job ahead of her- she had to prove
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I zoomed through this book. This is my favorite of the series so far. Carlos the were-panther is such a hot kitty! Caitlyn is Shanna's long lost sister. They are finally reunited and it is very touching. I hate their father more and more in each book. Carlos fights his attraction to Caitlyn from the get go and sometimes is a total jerk to her . But they made a fantastic couple .

There was so much action in this book I totally loved it. Some super hot lovin . Just when I thought the danger was ove
Debra Johnson
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.75 Stars

Although all the elements that I love in this series was there, humor & hot romance, this one had a more serious tone to it.
There was more cloak-and-dagger with Caitlyn and Carlos who are on an assignment that takes them to dangerous and mysterious places filled with myths and legends that can get them killed.
Caitlyn is Shanna's baby sister and has a secret ability of her own.
From the first second she and Carlos meet they are catapulted into their attraction to each other. The chemi
Sana Zameer
After Be Still My Vampire Heart, Angus and Emma's book, this is my second favorite in Love at Stake series. Lots of quirky characters and laugh out loud moments. I usually prefer books where the hero chase after his love interest. In this I was entertained by Caitlyn's shenanigans while she shamelessly chased after Carlos. The dialogues between them was hilarious. This was more of a shifter book and I was glad of the diversion from the vampires because the last two books were disappointing and I ...more
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"4.5 stars" Eat Prey Love is the ninth full-length novel in Kerrelyn Sparks’s Love at Stake series. This one pairs panther shifter Carlos with Shanna’s younger sister, Caitlyn. Carlos has become an adoptive father to five panther shifter orphans and feels it’s his duty to find a female of his kind to carry on their line. Caitlyn has just lost her job with the State Department, and after many years apart, she finally reconnects with Shanna during little Constantine’s fourt
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
Caitlyn hasn’t seen her sister in years and her father is against her seeing her, but when she is invited to her sister Shanna’s child’s birthday she has the need to go, to see her sister again. When she arrives to see her sister, she witnesses Constantine, her sisters son “fly” and when her sister offers Caitlyn a job with the security company owned by a friend of Shanna, Caitlyn is interested as her psychic ability with languages would be a valuable asset to the company but first Shanna must t ...more
Oct 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Eat Prey Love. The main character, Caitlyn Whelen has just arrived back into the U.S. after being fired from the U.S Government for interfering with a human's rights issue in a foreign country. This humiliation does not sit well with Caitlyn's father who is the head of a CIA agency hellbent on trying to wipe out vampires from the face of the earth. After checking into a hotel, Caitlyn receives a birthday party invitation from her older sister, Shanna whom she has not had contact with i ...more
Sep 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paperback
Well, smack me, and call me surprised!

Damn.. I had absolutly no high hopes for this book.. Well, yes, Carlos had been pretty funny in the previous books, but a whole book just about him? Hmm.. Yeah, that had me a bit concerned..

(And here is where the 'smacking me' comes in)

How surprised do you think I was, when this actually turned out to be my favorite book so far? (I'm SO sorry Ian, I still love you though *kisses*)

The chemistry between Carlos and Caitlyn was smoking hot from the beginning, an
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have not read all of the books in the Love at Stakes series. Which is fine as each one can really be read as stand alone novels. Although, I have to say that this book is probably one of my favorites. Instantly I fell for Caitlyn and Carlos. The best part was that Carlos is not a vampire but a were-panter. For a change in a vampire series, it was nice to have a different character type like Carlos. Plus, in a way it made more sense and it was more believable that Caitlyn would fall for Carlos. ...more
Jun 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely story

I liked this one, because it's a mate for Carlos, funny storyline had to laugh lot's of time, hilarious lol
She gulped. Was he thinking about biting her? He had lost a little blood. “If you’re hungry, there are some bottles in the cafeteria.” He tilted his head. “I like real food.” Did he mean fresh blood? “I thought you were resisting temptation.” He stepped toward her. “You’re making it very hard for me.” She eased back. “Look, I know you’re really gorgeous and all that, but I’m no
Feb 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was my first book in the series, and I really enjoyed it. It was light, the two characters had some serious chemistry, and I respected both of them, him for his devotion to the children, and her for her open mindedness and strength. She didn't just jump into any scary or dangerous situation, but she didn't shy away either. She also wouldn't stand for any of his "mate" nonsense; she thought he was hot, and he clearly thought she was gorgeous since his eyes glowed each time he looked at her. ...more
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: shifters
Ok, so you know how sometimes you'll be reading a series and there's a secondary character whom you adore and you get so excited for his book and then when it comes along you're super disappointed.

Yeah, that just happened.

Carlos, you're supposed to be this sexy, sexy shifter and all we get is angry. I get 'why' and all. But it was just a huge let down for me.

And it was just TOO instalove for me. I've read many instalove stories and this one was just a bit far fetched for me. Caitlyn was a bit
Amy the book-bat
This is book 9 of the series. I had only read book 1 previously and it was no problem at all. I am enjoying these books quite a bit and will definitely be looking for more of them. This one had plenty of action and adventure mixed into the romance. This time the focus is more on shifters than vampires, but the vamps have plenty of appearances. I really liked the pairing of Caitlyn and Carlos. I could imagine an Indiana Jones style movie with shifters and vampires added. This book would be really ...more
Jul 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review coming shortly.
S. Rutherford
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was probably one of my favorite romance books because it was pretty good, intense suspense with some gore and frightening scenes and some nice HOT sex scenes. Rawr!
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, vampires
Officially my third favourite book in this series so far. What a great story this one was. I especially loved the adventure in Thailand, and when I read the part about 'Chiang-Shih', I started picturing the vampires hopping around wearing the dark colour costume in my head. It's cool that Kerrelyn included the Chinese folklore in the story.

I liked Caitlyn, she wasn't afraid to follow her heart's desire, she's very determined and stubborn, and when her seducing act didn't work, she willing to se
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“I'll talk to him before I go," Carlos grumbled.
"And what about the girls?" Toni asked. "They need you, Carlos."
"They need a mother!" Carlos yelled. "And I need a mate."
Caitlyn gasped. Hes was looking for a mate? What kind of mate? His gaze shifted towards her, and his eyes glittered with a hard, angry look.
"You--what?" Toni stepped back, apparently stunned.
"You heard me," Carlos growled.
"Ye want to get married?" the Scotsman asked.
"Don't look so shocked, Ian. Didn't want you want to get married?"
"Aye, but--"
"You can't get married," Toni declared. "You're gay."
Caitlyn snorted. Were they crazy?
Carlos glared at her in the shadows, then shifted his gaze to Toni. "I never said I was gay."
"Of course you're gay," she insisted. "I saw you dance the samba in a hot pink sequined thong."
Carlos shrugged. "So? You said I was very sexy. You were practically drooling."
Ian stiffened. "When was this?"
"Before I met you," Toni muttered.”
“There's no bright side," Phineas objected. "The man's got no gonads."
"But she hit the target," Carlos said.
"The man has got no gonads," Phineas repeated forcefully.
"It was an accident." Caitlyn set her gun on the counter. "I was aiming for his chest."
"You blew his pecker to Connecticut," Phineas muttered.
She grinned. "I think you have issues, Phineas. It was only a paper pecker.”
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