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One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Published by HarperCollins on 2013-09-24
Reviewed by Jo
No one does wickedly funny and irresistibly steamy like New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands—especially in this red-hot romance between a reluctant vampire and the beauty who needs his help.Luck be a vampire tonight . . .When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.. . . and every nightWho wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire?Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his newstate before he's roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First, he'll put a stop to whoever's targeting her. Then he'll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.
Jake Colson is a bodyguard with many secrets. While on a few days break after completing an assignment, Jake is asked to take on an assignment to protect a woman from what appear to be potentially deadly attacks from her soon to be ex-husband. Jake agrees because this request from an old family friend is not one he can refuse. So once again Jake will hide his many secrets from a human – like that his true name is Stephano Jacob Colson Notte and that he is a vampire. Admit a vampire who never wanted to be changed and left all those around him in order to come to terms with his new life.
Nicole Phillips is a well-known artist in the middle of a divorce that has been nasty at times, but it’s almost over. Nicole has recently moved back into the house she lived in with her husband and since then has experienced many odd accidents. Right now Nicole has some impossible deadlines and because of that she finally agreed to allow a family friend hire a housekeeper to help out. But Nicole never expected her new housekeeper to be the sexiest man she has laid eyes on in a while.
Jake discovers right away that things are not as they should be around Nicole and knows he will have to be on his guard to keep her safe until the divorce is final. What he wasn’t expecting is the instant and intense attraction between them or that he wouldn’t be able to read her mind. Not being able to read the mind of a person is the sign that you have met your mate in his world. Nicole just isn’t ready to have another relationship after her disastrous marriage. But something about Jake just pulls at her and she can’t resist giving in on the mutual attraction. When the danger threatens both Jake and Nicole, it’s his family that comes to the rescue and Jake learns a few heartfelt lessons about love and forgiveness. But when the truth behind the attacks come out, can Jake embrace his vampirism enough to save Nicole and the love that they found before it’s too late?
It’s love of a mate that shows a vampire in denial that life can be just as fulfilling, if not more so when your future is eternity. Jake finds Nicole and his answers in One Lucky Vampire. At first I couldn’t decide if Jake was being selfish in his actions after he’s turned or just really confused. When he agrees to protect Nicole I watched as he finds not only love but also the way back to the family he loves and loves him back. At first Nicole seemed to be in denial that her husband was trying to kill her, but as the incidents continued I wondered just who was right. I really enjoyed watching as Jake and Nicole fell in love against all the odds. Even better, I enjoyed watching as they were both embraced by the Argeneau and Notte families. Finding out who was really behind all the incidents was a surprise because that was one angle I didn’t expect. Love of all kinds won the day as I turned the last pages. One Lucky Vampire uses equal parts of passion, suspense and humor to prove that second chances are sometimes the best ones when it comes to love and family.