New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands delivers a wickedly fun Argeneau novel featuring a vampire ready to claim his mate and the beauty who resists her fate!
A kiss doesn’t mean eternity...
Valerie Moyer doesn’t believe in vampires - until she is kidnapped by a fanged psychopath! After escaping her bloodthirsty captor, she’s through with creatures of the night. Until she finds herself under the protection of the darkly handsome Anders. Not only is she expected to accept that Anders is immortal, but also that she is the woman destined to be his life mate!
...Or does it?
Anders felt a connection to Valerie from the moment he cradled her bruised body in his arms. But before he claims her, he must destroy the vampire who almost stole her from him forever. His job would be easier if Valerie didn’t fight him every step of the way. Still, Anders loves a challenge, and the green-eyed beauty is worth fighting for!
©2013 Lynsay Sands (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
I love the Argeneau's and Lynsay delivers...My only problem with this book is Lynsay doesn't catch my heart as much as she does with some of her books. Excellent example: Bite me if you can....Lucian and Leigh's book is amazing. In this book, a huge event happens to them...and there is none of the touching dialogue you would expect during and in the aftermath.... nor between Valerie or Anders...in fact you do get the dialogue that Anders is falling for Valerie...but not really of Valerie telling herself the same thing...some of the intimacy is not here of many of Lynsay's other Argeneaus. Lynsay....you've given us these characters to love...please give us more insights! Overall, it was still good, still Argeneau and this narrator is better than some she gives us at the very beginning of the series...keep writing Lynsay, we love them!
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
I've been an Argeneau fan for a long time (Books 1 thru 18), so what's not to like. I definately would recommend ths took if you looking for a story that hold your interest. It has humor, romance and intrigue.
"The Reluctant Vampire" compares somewhat with the same person, Paula Christensen, performaning in both stories. The characters had life and were less mechanical.
My favorite scene was when Anders told Valerie how he felt.
I tried to listen to this book all in one sitting, it was so arresting in interest.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This book was great! I love this series and have been wanting for Anders to have his own book for a while. He's just so dower that he really needed a lifemate to lighten him up and bring some joy in to his life.
Valerie is certainly up for the job. She's smart and brave and doesn't sit around waiting to be saved...she saves herself a few times in this book (which is refreshing). She meets Anders when she's kidnapped by the rogue vamp. She manages to escape the Vamp and calls in the police. Anders and the other Enforcers come to investigate and find Valerie. She ends up staying at the house of Leigh and Lucian under the pretense of protection the Rogue. In all actuality, Lucian and the others realize that Anders and Valerie are lifemates and keep her around so they can get to know each other.
With some time, Anders and Valerie get to know each other and become close. There are some issues to get past but with some effort (don't want to go in to too much detail) they're able to and I liked the ending very much.
My only complaint... I thought the narrator made Anders sounds sightly nasally (like he's stuffed up a bit). But overall it didn't detract from the story enough to matter.
I'd recommend this book (as part of the series or outside of it..Lyndsay does very well at including enough info to allow the books to be read on their own). 2 thumbs up! :D
I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.
After actually reading the first 17 books plus novellas of this series I just knew I'd love to listen to this edition. While I thought the narrator was fine I think I'm use to the voice in my head when it comes to these characters.
Also, I thought the story needed a little something. I just didn't feel the attraction between couple, especially when he keeps saying she wasn't the prettiest woman he'd ever seen. Kinda like, 'oh, she'll do. I guess. If I have to.' But still I thought overall it was a good story and nice performance.
Amazing as usual, another great installment of the Argeaneu Series. My favorites are still Lucian's and Marguerite's stories, but Ander's story was just as good!!!
Could not live without my 2 dogs, humor, books, books and more books ( wishlist is almost endless) oh yeah, I try myself at gardening..lol
Like Carolyn before me, this is nothing at all like the other books in the series.
I miss the action from before. Valerie, seems to get over trauma in no time flat and into Anders bed. It is just not cutting it for me....sorry.
Wish I had not spend my credit....
This Book was an easy listen and a great novel. Now that said the last few books there was more interactions and conflict between the "bad guys" and the "good guys" this book however concentrates on the couple. Now lets talk narrators, I am Unimpressed with Paula's work. She has a pleasant voice but doesn't do the men justice. I hate her interpretation of Lucian's voice! I think she also fall flat when it comes time to add a little intensity and drama. I'll just say If she narrates the next one I'll just read the book. However It is creditworthy and I did enjoy listening to it. I just wish for a return to one of the previous narrators. I always enjoy a Lynsay Sands book, and I thought the birth scene was sweet.
The long-awaited story of Anders has finally arrived, and it did not disappoint. Immortal Ever After was a little slow in the beginning, but picked up in the middle and ended with an exciting conclusion. The story has a full cast of characters from the previous 17 novels, including a great secondary story with Lucien and Lee. This book did not have as many of the humorous lines that I love in some of her previous books, and I missed that. If you are new to the Argeneau series, I would not start with this book.
Paula Christensen, who has read two other, recent Argeneau editions, does a good job with the female voices, but not so much with the men. This is especially true with the story's subject-- no one does Anders like Kirby Heyborne in The Renegade Hunter.
As an early reviewer of this audiobook, you must know I am a big fan of this series. This book was well worth the preorder.
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