The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo (Love at Stake #14)
by Kerrelyn Sparks
He's Out of Control
Dougal Kincaid has something to prove. After being injured in a battle with the Malcontents, he's ready for active duty protecting unsuspecting mortals from these villainous vampires who want to rule the world. But first he has to get control of himself . . . because just the sight of a certain lovely doctor has his injured hand doing some peculiar things, not to mention the sizzling sensation that burns along his dragon tattoo.
Vampires? Vampires?! As a scientist, Leah is having trouble believing that these immortal creatures exist. But there they are, standing in front of her, asking for help in solving a genetic puzzle that can save mankind. There's even one in a sexy kilt! Just one look into Dougal's gorgeous green eyes sets her pulse racing. But can she trust him—and the overwhelming desire that refuses to be ignored?
Dougal Kincaid was injured in a fight and now has a mechanical hand. He has fought to get back into shape so he can be included in the fighting again. Everything seems to be going good until he meets a scientist named Leah. She causes his hand and other parts to go out of control. He may be a vampire but he isn't dead. Leah resembles someone he knew long ago and he has to figure out if that is the only reason he wants her. His past is also threatening to come to light and it's one he doesn't want others to know. Leah never dreamed vampires, shifters and more were real. Now she is faced with the fact that they are. She is scared but fascinated with the thought of working with them. Not to mention there is one she can't keep her mind off of. Dougal is a vampire who wears a kilt and wears it well. They have to work past there difference if they can ever have a future.
Dougal is a tough fighter and the last thing he wants is pity. He had a hard time before he was turned and feels it is only his business. He wants Leah and is scared of scaring her off. You see how sweet he can be as he loves to show Leah he cares. He wants what is best for her. Leah is scared but that doesn't stop her from wanting to know these people. She does pretty good when faced with the fact creatures she thought were not real are in fact real. She never thought much of being an attractive person and never had time for that stuff but Dougal makes her want more.
I loved this story. Dougal in some ways seems broken and Leah is the perfect one to fix him. He is willing to do anything for her including cut his hair and lose the kilt. I didn't want to see that happen as he is a sexy kilt wearing vampire. There is lots of heat between these two. This is a great series with tons of characters you get to know and love. I love all the different types and how they come together. Don't worry it's not all hearts and flowers as there is plenty of fighting and action. You also get a few laughs in this book as the author does a wonderful job blending them all together. If you like paranormal romance books with a good story line I would recommend this series.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam