High Stakes by Erin McCarthy (‘Vegas Vampires’ Book #1)

High Stakes     High Stakes by Erin McCarthy

‘Vegas Vampires’ series Book #1

<LABEL>Format:</LABEL>Trade Paperback  <LABEL>Published:</LABEL>July 20, 2006  <LABEL>Dimensions:</LABEL>304 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.8 in  <LABEL>Published By:</LABEL>Berkley Trade  <LABEL>ISBN:</LABEL>0425210138

From the “USA Today” bestselling author, a vampire-meets-girl story set in the city that never sleeps-except during daylight.

He’s a bloodsucking freak of nature. But, unlike other politicians, Ethan Carrick is actually a nice guy. Not to mention a very hot, wealthy, casino-owning vampire. It’s an election year for vampires, which means he’ll first have to escape his opponent’s hit men. Then he’ll have to find a suitable First Lady, preferably here in Vegas.

Brittany Baldizzi fits the bill. She’s smart, pretty- and sweeter than a glass of diabetic O-Negative. But her protective sister Alexis steps in with a message for Ethan: Bite me. It’s then that he realizes it’s the sexy, no-nonsense Alexis who raises his stake.

And as much as she denies it, Alexis wouldn’t mind a romp in the coffin with him. But can a mere mortal, even one who risks her life for him, make a centuries-old, womanizing vampire feel something entirely new? 


Review: Um, I’m not sure what to make of this. I was expecting better?
I didn’t think the characters were strong at all. I felt almost no chemistry between Ethan and Alexis. Sure, there were some sparks, but I think Alexis flies way off the handle a little too much for my taste. I didn’t feel a dept to the characters as I was expecting.
I thought the plot weak. Other than getting Alexis to fall for Ethan and winning the election, I didn’t really see much of a story here. There were a few action scenes that made the book worth reading, I suppose. *SPOILER ALERT* And Alexis gave in way too easy for my taste. The way McCarthy wrote it, it was like inevitable – it was going to happen one way or the other. I wasn’t impressed.
Those who know me know that I’m not really big on straight romance. I need that certain ‘oomph’ of suspense and action or I’m just not really into it. For those who love romance, you might like it. For me, it was okay – just not a wow for me.

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