Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake Series #9)

Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake Series #9)

by Kerrelyn Sparks

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New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks is back with Eat Prey Love—another sensational installment in her witty and wonderful Love at Stake paranormal romance series. In this simply fabulous tale of love and desire, vampires and shapeshifters, the sexy daughter of a vampire-hunting CIA agent finds untamed passion in a world she never knew existed. Lynsay Sands, author of the wildly popular romances featuring the Argeneau vampire family, calls Kerrelyn Sparks, “an absolute delight”—and Eat Prey Love will have fans of Charlaine Harris, and Katie MacAlister howling with joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061958038
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: Love at Stake Series , #9
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 324,204
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks is the bestselling author of the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list. Kerrelyn is honored that her band of merry vampires and shifters is spreading love and laughter worldwide in fourteen different languages.

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Eat Prey Love 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 445 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Her CIA father warned Caitlyn Whelan to never visit Romatech Industries for any reason. However, when she receives an invitation to attend her nephew's birthday party at Romatech Industries, she rationalizes her dad is being overly protective. Besides she feels propelled to go meet a relative she never knew she had and to see her sister Shanna whom she has not communicated with in six years. Caitlyn quickly learns why her father told her to never go to Romatech Industries. There she meets vampires; a species she always assumed was in novels and movies, but not real life. She is also attracted to Carlos Panterra, who reciprocates her feelings. The only problem is he is a were-panther seeking his purebred soulmate to help him raise orphans he adopted. This terrific urban romantic fantasy stars two strong protagonists and a powerful support cast that make vampires and shapeshifters seem real. Fast-paced, readers will see the Sparks flying when Caitlyn and Carlos meet. With their Love at Stake (see Forbidden Nights with a Vampire and The Undead Next Door), sub-genre readers will enjoy this pleasurable thriller. Harriet
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Want to read a book with the sexiest were-panther around? I have to admit to lusting after Carlos for some time now (but especially after the last book) and couldn't wait for him to have his own story. If I said nothing else about Eat Prey Love, I'd have to mention how much this book oozes sexual tension. Ooh la la, the pages all but burned my hands! How perfect for Carlos to desperately want Caitlyn Whelan, the daughter of the head of the Stake Out team. Falling for her brought Carlos right into Sean Whelan's sights. Surprisingly, however, that isn't the conflict in this story. It did add some fun, though! This story's first chapter was great - we resolved some old issues (from the Whelan family) and added some new ones. I loved to see how Carlos' and Caitlyn's entire lives changed from the moment they met. And then Carlos, a man devastated by the fact that the were-panther population was dwindling down to the point of extinction, was shaken to his core by his unwanted attraction to a mortal woman before being forced to spend time with her. Caitlyn challenged him at every turn, undaunted by the fact that he was rude and unkind and just plain irritating. She knew what she wanted, and that was that. Things aren't so easy for Carlos. He has to find a were-panther mate to rebuild their population. But he's unwilling to transform a mortal, since the death of one during her transformation was what led to the slaughter of his people. So, loving Caitlyn is impossible. The first half of the story dealt with this push-pull problem, though I think it could have been well addressed in a smaller number of pages. After a while, the desperate attraction Carlos felt for Caitlyn, and the weight of responsibility he carried was really rather old news. I know, I know: poor Carlos was filled to the brim with angst and I didn't know whether to sympathize with him or shake some sense into him. I didn't have to worry, though. Caitlyn, despite her lack of physical strength, was more than strong and savvy enough to deal with Carlos. Thankfully, she doesn't let him get away with much. And then ... the real action started. A trip into the jungle to find a mate for Carlos. How conflicted they both were! Worse, there were rumors of people disappearing into the jungle, never to be seen again. And then ... could it be? YES! Were-tigers make an appearance as well. And Caitlyn's ability to understand any language (even that of four-legged mammals) was certainly handy on this jaunt. Throw in some evil vampires determined to capture a were-cat, and things got a little crazy. Once this kicked in, I could barely put the book down. THIS is the Kerrelyn Sparks I know and love. I'm so glad I was patient enough to work through the first part to get here, because WOO HOO! I don't want to give away spoilers, but suffice it to say that she does a fabulous job of not only introducing us to several new characters that will surely show up in future books, and giving us yet another great evil to overcome, but deals with Carlos' and Caitlyn's problems in a realistic, understandable, and believable way. Love Kerrelyn Sparks? Never read her (and if that's so, then why NOT? She's an incredible author!) but love a sexy, exciting, fun paranormal? Then you need to pick up Eat Prey Love - however, though this book will stand alone *okay*, I would strongly recommend you nab the entire Love At Stake series because it's a winner. posted at: longandshortreviews.b
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good just not as good as others
LisaRayns More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book. Even though I felt there were a couple of spots that weren't well developed and made the book seem rushed, her humor made up for it. This is the first Kerrelyn Sparks book I've read, but she has some great titles that look very interesting.
alexia561 More than 1 year ago
This book originally caught my eye because of the title. Love it! It tells me that the author has a sense of humor, and I love authors with a sense of humor! While it probably won't age well, I really got a kick out of the takeoff on Eat Pray Love (which I have no plans on reading, am tired of hearing about, and think deserves to be mocked, but that's just me). So I fell for this one before I even opened the cover. Major cover/title love! The story itself wasn't bad, but I'm not a big paranormal romance fan and tend to skip over the steamy parts. I'm a little old school and prefer to leave the steamy parts to my imagination instead of having it spelled out for me (which is never as much fun!). The main characters are Caitlyn and Carlos. Caitlyn is a mortal woman who finds out that her sister married a vampire, and that the handsome stranger across the room is actually a shape shifter. All in all, I'd say that Caitlyn takes it pretty well. I doubt that I would be that calm about learning that my niece and nephew, who I didn't even know existed a few short weeks ago, were half vampire and that I had the hots for a werepanther! Caitlyn has the amazing ability to learn any language almost immediately. Caitlyn and her sister Shanna both have psychic abilities, which they inherited from their father. Oh yeah, did I mention that dear old dad works for a secret CIA task force that wants to wipe vampires off the face of the Earth? Including his son-in-law! And I thought MY father-in-law was bad! *L* The plot was just okay, mainly revolving around Carlos trying to track down other werepanthers in order to ensure the survival of his species, and Caitlyn messing up his plans. After a horrible massacre five years ago, Carlos and five orphans are the only ones left. Caitlyn manages to muscle in on join his latest expedition because, well, he's hot. I didn't really care for Caitlyn at this point because hello, the man thinks he is the only adult werepanther left! It's kind of important that he find a mate so that his entire species isn't wiped out! Yes, there are five children left, but they're growing up together and then expected to mate. If they don't get a choice in mates, why would Caitlyn think Carlos should get a choice? Yes, Caitlyn and Carlos have the hots for each other, but she very selfishly decides "true love" is more important than protecting your entire species. Actually, it's more like "true lust" as she doesn't really know Carlos all that well yet. Sorry, I seem to be ranting, but this really annoyed me... So on the plus side, I really enjoyed the author's writing style and sense of humor. On the negative side, Caitlyn's selfishness really turned me off. She is letting her libido interfere with a man's noble duty! Yeah, yeah, yeah, someone will probably point out that true love conquers all and that alls well that ends well, but she still annoyed me enough to downgrade the book to a 3/5 rating. I did like the author's style enough that I'm going to pick up another one of her books and see if I get along with other characters any better. Don't see how they could be much worse... ;)
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really like the Love at Stake series. My favorite genre is Urban Fantasy and most of the purely romantic series end up bugging me. Sparks has been quite the exception to that rule since I read her first book "How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire". "Eat Prey Love" reminds me that Sparks is still the best of these specific genre. Her books are still most definitely romances. There is always a man and a woman who despite obstacles come together and have a happily ever after. Yet her vampire world is amazing. The focus of the story is Romatech industries, a company that makes synthetic blood. On the supernatural side they also make fine vampire cuisine...bloods like Chocoblood...blood with a hint of chocolate. Because the bad vampires are after the good ones associated with Romatech, there is plenty of security provided by McKay security. The world has just kept getting bigger and more involved as the stories have progressed. This one deals not with a vampire, but with Carlos, a were-panther, who works for the security company. He has sworn off women until he meets another of his kind. He fears they are becoming extinct and wants to mate specifically to carry on their kind. Then he meets Caitlyn. Caitlyn has just discovered this world after reuniting with her long lost sister who is now married to the vampire Roman who owns Romatech. Caitlyn has her own special gift, but she is no were-panther. Can she overcome Roman's objections and make him see that she is the one for him? The characters are quirky and endearing as always. I love visiting with other couples from previous installments to the series. I love pondering which of the the single people that show up in the stories will eventually turn up going after their own happily ever afters. There were a few cheesy parts where I had to do an eye roll but again, thats probably expected in paranormal romances. I was bothered once when Caitlyn acted surprised about one of Carlos's abilities when I was sure he had just told her about it on an airplane ride a couple chapters before. Maybe I read this wrong but it confused me for a second. Sparks is good enough at mixing things up to ensure I will be around as a reader for a long time to come.
MDobson84 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When I was given the opportunity to review Eat Prey Love I jumped at the chance, for two reasons. First reason, I am a fan of Kerrelyn Sparks, especially her Love at Stakes series, and second because I am always looking for good were-animal novels. I love all were-animals but there seems to be so many werewolves and not much of were bears, lions, tigers, and panthers. Eat Prey Love is Carlos' story and he is a were-panther, so that was just what I was looking for. Just from reading the blurb I knew I would love Carlos, who can not love a man who would risk his life to save young children and then adopt them. Carlos was sweet and caring. Caitlyn I felt bad for a first because her family was so messed up. Her father was a total jerk, she lost her sister because of her father, and her mom was indifferent. I loved how we learned about what happened to Caitlyn's sister Shanna as she did. Caitlyn took everything in stride, and never shut down because of all she was hearing about vampires and shapeshifters, she was a strong women. I enjoyed Carlos' search for more were-panthers, especially since Caitlyn went behind his back to be able to go with him. They both loved each other, and I loved how their relationship developed throughout Eat Prey Love . Eat Prey Love is hilarious, especially when Caitlyn is learning to fight, stake vampires, and shot a gun. I won't tell you what happened, because that will spoil it but trust me you will get a kick out of it. Eat Prey Love is definitely one for the keeper shelves.
bgknighton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just as enjoyable as her others in this series. Can see some problems coming down the line with the panther children, especially Teresa. And the continuing problem of Sean Whelan, he will eventually have to be dealt with, especially since he has proved himself to be not a nice person at all. Can't wait for the next book!
honeydew69862004 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Eat Prey Love has Carlos falling in love with a mortal named Catelyn. In order to save the were panthers Carlos needs to find a were mate or turn one. Catelyn is Shannons sister who tries to warhn her against falling in love with a vampire or a shifter. In my opinion Catelyn was a whiny weak woman and Carlos could of been better written also. Not the best in the series.
Tracy Arnett More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Carlos's story and I was not disappointed. Caitlyn Whelan is instantly attracted to Carlos but when she finds out about shifters and vampires her world is turned upside down. When her father Sean tries to convince her to work for her she decides to take her sister Shannon's job offer instead. She doesn't know that an adventure is about to begin, one that may cost her more than her heart. Loved this book and it is my new favorite in this series. Carlos and Caitlyn are amazing together. Their story develops at such a natural pace and I loved it. This is a book in this series that must be read. Strong characters, hot scenes and danger abound. MUST READ!!!
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-bookworm- More than 1 year ago
A little different than her usual, and it was very good! I loved this pair.
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BeccaGTX More than 1 year ago
It has been a long time since I have read anything that has made me laugh out loud. From the first book of this series Kerrelyn Sparks has not only brought a smile to my face but several chuckles and out load laughing with each and every book that I have read. This is a woman with my kind of humor and or sarcasm. I will finish reading this series and will read all others that Kerrelyn Sparks has written. It doesn't hurt that she lives on the other side of town (Houston, TX) from me. We Texas women are feisty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book for a light read. I read her sisters book years ago and was excited to see this one. The title gave me a laugh. The book was cute. I think the author has fun ideas for books, but the execution is mediocre. I walk away from one of her books having enjoyed it, but wishing there was more depth.
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lemonsprite More than 1 year ago
I really love all of this series is seems to that the cover invokes a differnt image, but all of her love stories inclued love, sex, war, excitement of the unknown and just a touch of truth as in costume and era.s. they are fun and interesting. not just another sex book.
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