Friday, November 27, 2015

Review: Love At Stake

Author Victoria Davies
Format e-book
Print Length 225 pages
Publisher Entangled: Covet
Published January 27, 2014

Abbey is the lone human working for Fated Match, a company that pairs members of the supernatural community with their eternal mates.

To snag a young vampire socialite as their next client, Abbey journeys to the home of Lucian Redgrave, the oldest vampire on the East Coast. But he's not willing to allow his vampire daughter to use the agency... unless Abbey can first find his perfect match in a month.

As Abbey coaches Lucian through his dates, she can’t deny the chemistry between them. But humans are toys for vampires, and risking her heart isn't a part of the plan.

My Opinion

I read this series out of order. Having read book three first- it honestly doesn’t matter what order you read it in. Although, had I known about the other two books I would have read them first.

When Lucian a vampire elder, finds out his daughter wants to sign up with Fated Match he puts his foot down. No… daughter of mine… is going to find her mate through a dating service. Melissa calmly asks daddy, why? Lucian says that is not how we find mates. Melissa gives him the stink eye- all while Abbey looks on with amusement. Oh really? Lucian says he can prove it- Abbey has month to find his mate. If she does Melissa can sign up, if not well vampire socialite doesn’t get to sing up. Okay, that is not exactly how it goes down but pretty darn close.

Abbey works her tail of trying to find Lucian’s fated mate. Her boss is mad, he is refusing to go to a more experienced employ for his matches. This is understandable due to her having built the company from the ground up and expecting to expand. She warns Abbey that she is a novelty, for vampires as Abbey is human. With Lucian being an elder, you could expect some publicity and increased enrollment of others trying to find their match.

Abbey tries her hardest to find Lucian’s match. She knows she is not his mate as their percentage calculated in the computer is not above 75 (that is the idea range). She is realistic of how she compares to other people in this world that she fell in. Abbey for the most part is sensible about the chemistry between her and Lucian. She uses her brain and tries to do her job. She is a little bit perky mixed with a lot of spunk.

Lucian is an elder vampire, sexy as all get out and knows how to get what he wants. The problem is he can’t figure out why. Lucian has no clue why he is pursuing her. At one point you can even see him asking himself what is wrong with him. (This should have been his clue). I love his relationship with his daughter. You can see the love that is between them, as well as the honesty.

Love At Stake is a fast paced, easy read that will have you daydreaming of a dating service (that could match you with your favorite type of being- were, vamp, wizard or whatever you want) in no time at all. I recommend it for those time when you have nothing to read and a few hours on your hands.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Humans. You’re such lovely playthings.”

Other People

Melissa- Lucian’s Daughter
Christian- competition for Abbey’s heart
Vivian- Abbey’s boss, not really liking her
Chloe- works with Abbey, witch

1 comment:

  1. How fun it would be to visit this dating service! Adding this series to my TBR list.