This vampire has been alone for far too long....
As one of the most ancient in the Argeneau clan, Cale Valens has given up on finding a life mate. His friends and family, however, have not. In fact, they believe they've finally found his perfect match. Getting them together, however, requires one little white lie....
Alexandra Willan is in a panic. Her restaurant is due to open in two weeks, but her chef just walked out. Then a highly recommended replacement arrives, an impossibly handsome culinary genius who sends electric tingles racing through her body....
Except he can't cook. In fact, Cale hasn't eaten real food in 2,000 years. Yet he's determined to prove to Alex his prowess in the kitchen - and elsewhere. Because never has he hungered so for any mortal woman. And not just for a taste of her, but for the whole delicious feast!
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©2010 Lynsay Sands (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
Grab your oven mitts before you start listening to this sexy story! Lynsay Sands has once again proven that she can deliver one HOT HOT HOT hit book! This edition of the Argeneau Vampire series is excellent! While I am still in love with Armand Argeneau (Born To Bite), Cale Valens is one vampire after this womans heart too! The kitchen sizzles in this love story set in the kitchen! I do not know where Ms. Sands comes up with all of these excellent stories, but I am so glad that she shares them with us and so glad that they have been brought to audible.com as well! I do wish they would carry more of her stories too! This is another must read for any vampire fan!
It was such a fun love story that you just can't help but return to again and again.
Cale and Alex are just great!
Kirby did a great job overall with this story and really portrayed Cale well.
I have listen to them all now and loved them all, pure fantasy romance with adult love scenes, especially loved the narrarator with the sexy French accent...the only bad thing about finishing them all now I have to find a new series
If you like vampire fantasy novels then you will love this series
I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print
I never thought i would write a bad review of a Lynsay Sands Argeneau Novel. I downloaded this as soon as I saw it. I wish now I had missed it.
This story never really takes hold of you I even stopped listening to it before it was half way. I came back to it later in the hope It might get better or grab me . . . sadly it did not.
This should have been another hit, Alexandra Willan's story should have been as good as her sisters but you never feel that there is any real connection going on here between her & Cale or at times reality.
Cale pretends to be a chief to get to meet her & badly burns dishes in her high end restaurant but some how they manage to keep that fact from Alex & even feed half cooked badly burnt food to patrons & convince them its mana from heaven , , , meanwhile Alex is having problems with the new restaurant we are to believe that a successful business woman who has already built & run a successful restaurant does not seem to know the basics of dealing with business and trade people. E.g. A professional painter signs for paint he is told not to use until she OK's it. He does so anyway even though its green & the tins are labeled white. The painter leaves saying he will bill Alex. In the real world the professional painter would not only be up for repainting but paying for the used paint he signed for & used in spite of be told other wise. But Alex a successful business woman apparently cant see this.
This of course sets up for Cale Valens to manage the fit-out & leaves Alex to cook . . .
I know this is fiction but so much just rings so hollow like the fact that Cale appears to be the only immortal to date that does not know how to use a microwave ( they use them to heat blood etc) or apparently read (yet he is a successful business man) he burns/destroys one microwave meal after another until Bricker comes.
This just does not have Lynsay's usual flair or style its almost as if it's been written by someone else.
I really love these men and women. I can't wait until Bricker finally meets his match. Any chance it might be a biracial cop from Texas? Good job Ms. Sands. I'm looking forward to the next one.
This one is my favorite Argeneau novel. I have read or listened to books 1-15. I like them all mind you - though one or two stories have pushed my patience a little with overly self-sacrificing / ridiculously over protective male leads .
In any case, the first four books and Thomas's story are tops for me. But this one is my favorite, probably because I can really relate to unhealthy expectations of parents translating to the closing off of emotions in adulthood.
As an aside, Lucern's story, Single White Vampire is the one that made me laugh the most.
I enjoy them all for la little light reading or listening, often filled with humorous insights - some even are actual LOL. Perfect to pass the time on a long, lonesome drive.
Well, Kirby Heyborne has a great sense of comedic timing so he increases the enjoyment of this in book greatly!
I think when Alex finally sees what Cal is after the accident. I think I actually get pretty upset with her every time, because even though he's never done anything to hurt her, only to help and she's literally crying because she thinks he's dead, when she realizes he isn't dead, instead of being happy that he's alive, she freaks out and runs away from him because he's a vampire! I mean, I understand how that would be upsetting, but come on, if he really could control her and was using her why would he help her and be nice to her? There would be no need to! I just wanted to smack her in the back of the head and say, "Think you, idiot… Think!"
I have heard Kirby's performance in, "Born to Bite" and both are equally wonderful!
Hungry for You… Of course!
I'm glad that Sam finally turns… She really drug that particular storyline out and I was ready for it to be done.
For a delightful story and excellent addition to the series. Likable characters, wonderfully drawn and performed. Only mild frustration with Alex's absolute refusal to see and accept the obvious. Charming romance and laugh out loud moments.
Yes. Already have. An A for entertainmemt and easy listening,
I always laugh out loud while listening to the Argeneau stories.
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