A Quick Bite. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Posted October 21, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 8 Comments

A Quick Bite. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn SparksHow to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: Love at Stake #1
Narrator: Suzanne Cypress
Published by HarperAudio on 03-29-2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads

So what if he's a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lopsided eater for all eternity.

Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan either... After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she's next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she's afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she's found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman's fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her...

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First Thought:

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE VAMPIRE is a fun and campy paranormal romance.

What I liked:

How the couple meet. Really, a vampire needing a dentist because he lost his fang biting into a sex doll? FUNNY!

What could have been better (for me):

“God’s Blood” was use in the place of any  profanity and it got on my nerves after a while. Most of the books I read have some profanity (even the few YA books I’ve read) and then some have more than enough. I’m not against a book being free of profanity but use different terms instead of sticking to the same one over and over. IMO it’s just as bad as someone dropping the f-bomb over and over.


Suzanne Cypress did a pretty good job with the narration. Her timing and accent changes were spot on.

Will I continue the series?

Yes. I already have book 2, VAMPS AND THE CITY downloaded from the library.

Last Thought:

While HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE VAMPIRE was not a 5 star book it was still enjoyable.

About Kerrelyn Sparks

Kerrelyn Sparks’ first paranormal romance, How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, zoomed out of the bat cave so fast it became Borders bestselling debut romance of 2005. Each book in the Love at Stake series has become a USAToday bestseller. When the fourth book, The Undead Next Door, landed on the New York Times bestseller list, even the Undead sat up and took notice, which made Kerrelyn a bit nervous. She lives in the Greater Houston area with her husband, children, and a house full of garlic. So far, there are no vampires in her family. Werewolves are another matter entirely.

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8 responses to “A Quick Bite. How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

  1. Isa

    Ohhh vampire seeking dentist sounds like a fun premise! I’ll definitely check this out, thanks for reviewing. 😀

  2. I have had this on the TBR for awhile. I agree with Melanie and Kim Harrison’s mix of profanity. I always found it funny. Overuse of one phrase or word is just plain annoying. This phrase is used as both an endearment and a curse, but I get so annoyed by “little human”. LOL, don’t ask me why, it just irritates me.

  3. Kim Harrison does the best job of using profanity without using profanity of any author I’ve ever read. Crap on toast.

    I think I’ll let you get a little further into the series before I decide if I’m going to move this higher on my TBR list. Like you, this has been on my list for a while. Good to know that the narration was good enough that I can listen if I choose to go with this series. Great review.