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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks

Handsome Howard...

Hunky Howard...

Hot Howard...

Release Date: November 27, 2012 
*** Not recommended for anyone under the age of 18** 

It's not every day that Elsa Bjornberg feels delicate, not when she hosts a home renovation show where she can effortlessly demolish a kitchen. But from the moment she meets Howard Barr, this bear of a man makes her feel like a woman. And the way he looks at her, as if she were a pot of honey he'd like to lick...

Howard is not like most men. For one thing, he's a shapeshifter. And he always thought his celebrity crush would never amount to anything more than drooling at Elsa on TV. When his meddling vampire employer gets involved, the star is suddenly within his grasp—and within a hair of her life. For an ancient curse forbids their newfound love, and Howard is suddenly torn between his desire for her and his desire to keep her alive.

This was my first Kerrelyn Sparks book and I liked it! This is the thirteenth book in the Love at Stakes Series. In this story we read about Howard Barr a were-shifter who works security for the Draganesti family and Elsa Bjornberg who works on a television show that does home renovations and is also Howard's secret crush.

After his banishment from his home in Alaska 20 years earlier for being accused of murder, Howard returns home to visit his mother and grandfather. He finds out the man he was accused of murdering Rhett Bleydden, was still alive. He puts a plan into motion to ruin Rhett. While there his grandfather is quick to remind him about a family curse, that Howard just does not believe.

Elsa Bjornberg works on a television show doing home renovations.  AKA Amazon Ellie, nicknamed in reference to her height, hates the name and is really a girly girl at heart. She was raised by her aunts growing up and has a strange birthmark on her shoulder they believe to be a family curse.

Shanna Draganesti learns of Howard's crush on Elsa and she invites the television show to renovate her home. This is where Howard finally gets to meet Elsa, and things really "heat" up. The things in this book that bothered me were Elsa's aunts. After they find out that when Howard first touched Elsa her birthmark burned, they immediately fly to where Elsa is filming the show. They show up armed to the teeth with guns and knives and threaten to kill Howard on the spot, which in turn makes Elsa stay away from Howard. I was annoyed at how they acted, they wouldn't listen to anything Elsa said, I felt really frustrated at how weak-minded Elsa was and how easily she let her aunts talk her into questioning Howard's motives even though he was nothing but nice and respectful towards her. Elsa otherwise is made out to be this strong woman and yet when it came to her aunts, she was like a child....respect i know i get that but it seemed too much for me. 

I really like Howard and his personality. He was loving, kind, a gentleman, and was very funny. When Elsa and Howard were together they had great chemistry. 

Kerrelyn Sparks is an amazing writer and overall the story was really good. (Every story has their pros and cons).  I will definitely be going out and picking up the rest of the series and you should all go out and get this book when it comes out on November 27th 2012

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