The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks

The fourth book of the series Love at Stake has Sparks bringing out Jean-Luc for a final fashion store before he goes into retirement but that will stop when he sees a true woman he could fall for.

The Plot of The Undead Next Door:

“Heather Westfield has always lived a quiet life, but that all changes when she helps a very handsome, very mysterious stranger. There’s something not quite right about Jean-Luc, but still, she’s never been with a man so charming, so attractive…so wonderful. Now if only a murderous villain wasn’t after them, they might get their happily-ever-after.”

The Undead Next Door was brilliant. I was laughing, smiling, sighing over the whole book. The characters of Jean-Luc and Heather were fantastic and had great depth to their characters.

Jean-Luc doesn’t want to harm anyone and doesn’t want to fall in love but he can’t help it when Heather comes into his life with her cheerful daughter and wise-ass babysitter. Heather is a teacher who is unsure of herself in a lot of things. She can’t seem to be strong for herself all the time. But I do love that she is already aware that Jean-Luc is not everything he seems to be. I like that she thought he was an immortal which is almost right.

The bad guys are not really showing right now, but there is an enemy from Jean-Luc’s past who wants nothing more but to put Jean-Luc into the ground permantly.

As far as the other characters I still love how they are all interacting little by little. Ian is taking the potion to age himself so he can find love. Then Shanna and Roman are going to have another baby who will probably be like Constantine. Not quite human but the best part is she is going to turn to a vampire when the children are older. I didn’t know how they were going to do this with keeping them together, so maybe the same thing will be with Jean-Luc and Heather at a later point.

Kerrelyn Sparks is delivering hit after hit with the series Love at Stake and I can’t wait for the next one.