Buckle up - the Argeneaus are back in a sexy, witty new novel from New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands.
Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn't expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he's near the vehicle's driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.
The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn't feeling their incredible connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn't believe it. But now that the men who took Dante's twin are after her, too, trusting her gut means risking her life for an immortal who's the very definition of a perfect stranger.
©2016 Lynsay Sands (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
This book was not typical "Argeneau", so not very witty and lacked the joy I expect from one of Sands' novels. Very disappointed in the ending. If I had known the story was only part one, I would have waited for the next book in the series to be published before purchasing.
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 was a very good story. I really liked Mary and Dante and their story was very enjoyable. I really love this series and how Sands is able to make the Atlantian Vampire storyline continually enjoyable and interesting with each new couple.
Mary is a 62 year old widow who lost her husband a year ago. She and her late husband had some bad times between them but their marriage had many years of love and companionship so Mary misses him deeply. Mary and her husband used to drive their RV south to Texas and some other places in the winter and this year Mary decided to make the trip on her own. Well, her and her dog Bailey.
Dante is an Immortal (aka Atlantian Vampire) that's just over 100 years old. Dante has an identical twin, Tomaso, and they both agreed to help the Immortal enforcers try to capture some mortals that have found out about their kind and has been kidnapping young Immortals to experiment on. They both got captured and due to unfortunate circumstances, only Dante is able to escape.
When Dante is able to escape, he has to run miles through the woods to get to a highway. Unfortunately, Dante is going too fast to stop when he reaches the highway and he ends up half sliding in front of a moving RV which then proceeds to run him over. As you may have guessed, Mary is the person driving the RV. She stops and gets out to try to see what she ran over but finds nothing on the road or by it that she could have run over. She does see movement in the trees though and gets spooked, deciding she should stop at the next gas station to report the incident. Before that can happen, Mary discovers an unexpected passenger in the back of her RV.
Dante manages to explain his kidnapping and escape to Mary and even though he finds he can't control her mind, he manages to get her to believe him. He's thrilled that Mary is possibly his lifemate and it's decided that he should stay with her to protect her from the kidnappers (who probably saw her pick him up) and also to try to draw the kidnappers in so they can capture them and find out where Tomaso is. It isn't too long before Mary realizes that Dante isn't normal and it takes some time and explanations (and a bit of proof) to get Mary to believe Dante when tells her what he is and what they are together as lifemates. Once she takes in everything and believes, it's not too bad but there are some issues to deal with. The story ends with Dante and Mary getting a HEA together but there is a bit of a cliffy in the fact that Tomaso hasn't been found so Dante and Mary are heading out (with Lucian and other Enforcers) to find him.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked Mary very much as a heroine. The fact that she was 62 years old and got the man and an immortal life with a body at it's prime is something I would love to have myself so I could really relate. Dante was a good hero, nice and sweet with a decent head on his shoulders. Overall, the story was good and kept me interested so once I started I didn't want to stop. I'd recommend this story and series. :D
* note - the narrator did an alright job but Dante was supposed to have an Italian accent but I don't feel she did very well. Dante sounded more gruff with some slight lilts to some of his words that may have been considered some sort of accent.
Same old same old immortal match making with Atlantean nanonites with no conclusion of who the underground immortal kidnappers are. If you're gonna have a mystery it has to lead somewhere. I've been following the series and unfortunately Lyndsay Sands must have writer's block because she can't finish the suspense.
I doubt I'll stay on this train. The story line isn't going anywhere but introducing new life mates and sex. There's no substance. I'll use my credit to better use.
loved the narrorrater voice. love happy endings. can't wait for the next book to continúe the story line.
I'm sorry to write bad things about people, but the narrator of this book had no range. The women had regular voices and all the men had a raspy voice. The same raspy voice. I thought these guys were Italian? They sounded like New Englanders with a cold. I sped the reading up because I really didn't enjoy the narrator . I feel bad, but it's a good thing this was bought with a credit and didn't pay the usually HIGH price they charge. I have always enjoyed the narrators, some I loved, this one not so much.
Omg I'm on 2nd chapter but don't know how much more I can take. When the narrator does the male characters voice it sounds horrible and painful. You can tell she's really trying to do a deep voice but it just sounds dumb and uncomfortable. Like she"ll be hoarse for days after recording because she's strained her vocal cords. It's the main character so I know ill have to suffer through this voice throughout the entire book. Also he's Italian but she didn't bother trying to do a accent. Wonder if the author got a cousin or friend to narrate instead of a professional voice actor? Ill probably be returning the book soon.
"Funniest Argeneau Novel Yet"
I've read all the Argeneau/ rogue hunter novels and have loved most of them and this was one of the best. It was definitely the finniest. I adore the characters, especially Dante.,
The first book I read from this series. Funny, witty, fast moving. I couldn't believe how quickly I got to the end. It was simply brilliant. .... good for gran Mary :-)
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