This is actually the 1st book in the series even though Audible has "Love Bites" as book 1. I listened to "Love Bites" first which has spoilers for th..Show More »is book in it :( Go to Lynsay Sands website for the correct order of this series.
I completely agree w/ the other reviews about the narrator, but I had to listen to the book since I enjoyed "Love Bites" (which has a different narrator) & decided that I wanted to continue w/ the series. To me she sounds like she's trying waaaay to hard to have a sexy, sultry voice and it just comes across as annoying. Her charater voices were just ok for me, I enjoyed the narrator in "Love Bites" version of Thomas much better. Unfortunatly alot of the humor in the story is lost due to the narration, a vampire that faints at the sight of blood, come on, that's FUNNY, not sexy and should have been read that way.
If you enjoy romantic vampire novels (although these aren't technially vampires since they aren't dead or undead) that are amusing, I do recommend this book, if you can stand the narrator, listen w/ the hope the next book has a better narrator.
First of all this is a great fun read. I've never been into romances before but this had enough excitement, adventure and danger to keep my attention...Show More » MOST IMPORTANT THING: you need to know is THIS IS BOOK TWO! Check the Author's website. Book one is actually A Quick Bite. I was confused at first, looking like everyone for book two, but she explaines it on her website. I don't know why audible has not corrected it.
This recording and narrator are both enthralling and brilliant. I love the way Sands, through her pros style , elevates the struggle of every man’s se..Show More »arch to find that perfect partner or soul mate to a real possibility. We read about vampires in Vampire Most Wanted, albeit god-fearing and enhanced with Atlantean Nanotechnology, but we recognize that we are reading about ourselves at the same time. Everyone struggles with the loneliness and hardships of life. Everyone fantasizes about “what if I could find my perfect partner?” “What if I could find the person to share the toils and tribulations of the journey of life?” Sands delivers this to you, at least for a little bit and lifts you above “the struggle.” She clothes the struggle in fantasy, humor, and sensuality.
She has a way of making the disenchanted struggles of Basha and hopeful struggles of Marcus, our struggle-every man’s struggle. Of course we are happy for Marcus, having met him, briefly, in other Sands novels, e.g. Vampire Interrupted and A Bite To Remember. You cannot help but be pleased that it’s his turn to finally find happiness. Basha and Marcus exult in the end, we are pleased.
The Narrator, Bebe Kaye, is perfect. Vampire Most Wanted is plotted well and an ingenious read.
This is actually the 3rd book in the series (visit Lynsay Sands website for correct order) and was the funniest one so far. Although the entire series..Show More » is suppose to be "funny" and I did find the 1st two amusing, this book for me had actual LOL moments. I wasn't crazy about the narrator, at first (or his Lucern voice), but after only one chapter decided it was his performance that added to the humor and grew to really enjoy him. This is my favorite book in the series so far, best narrator and best story (IMHO). We got a taste for Lucern in the 1st two books, bitter, cold, angry and reclusive, not at all someone I'd have any tolerance for, but fortunatly for us Kate, his editor (and indended love interest) is a strong and tolerant woman, and thanks to his mothers match-making antics, is fooled into attending a romantic book conference as a featured author. Over the course of the conference, Luc thaws out and becomes very heart warming and charming, and I couldn't help but have affection for him in the end. Kate was a great heroine: strong, persistant, kind, patient, beauitful everything Luc needed.
I don't understand why this book got so many bad reviews, if you've enjoyed the first 7 books in this series, you should enjoy this one as well! Each ..Show More »book can be read as a stand alone story, the author does well to explain enough so the reader wouldn???t be lost if done so, but there is a lot of back story about who???s who and their relationships in the other books. The narrator isn't the best for sure, but neither is he the worst either! My only complaint was how abruptly the story ended, that???s partly due to the writing, but the narrator didn???t modify his speed or cadence in which he was reading and basically ran the last sentence into the end credits!!
This story chronicles Thomas Argeneau finding his life-mate and their search to find the Argeneau???s missing matriarch, Aunt Marguerite, who at the end of book 5 decides to become a P.I. and flies off to Europe on a case (she goes missing at the end of book 6). The story includes the usual ???vampire-(a-la Ms. Sands style) boy-meets-mortal-girl-who-turns-out-to-be-his-life-mate-then-proceed-to-get-it-on??? but also includes a great mystery laced with some pretty intense nail-biting scenes. Thomas and his life-mate Inez (a Portuguese import to Brittan) are lead on a wild goose chase throughout the story, and although we are left (mostly) satisfied with Thomas and Inez???s joining, the story as I mentioned, ends quite suddenly with no resolve to Aunt Marguerite???s situation. It appears the next book in the series is all about Marguerite, but there should have been some wrap up to that effect at the close of this book IMHO, but as I???m thoroughly engrossed in this series, I plan to continue to find out what has happed to her.
Sorry, loved the book, but the narrator's 'breathy' voice is just not sexy.
I do think that even though Marguerite is supposed to be a 700+ yea..Show More »r old vampire, she is supposed to look only 25-35 years old and have a body the same. The narrator may have been better to have made Marguerite's voice more commanding rather than of an older woman's.
I really like Rick Robertson reading the Lynsay Sands books.
He certainly has a lovely sexy voice which really does help!
Even though he ..Show More »doesn't really emphasis the charactors alot, you can still tell who is talking.
Rick Robertson really does justice to Lynsay Sands books.
As I have read all the books and heard all those
on Audible so far, I hope Audible has the sense to keep Rick Robertson as the narrator to all the books.
I love Lynsay Sands but the narrator on this book drove me nuts! She sounds like a robot and half the time her inflections sounds like questions inste..Show More »ad of the statements they are supposed to be. Gah, that's so frustrating, were is the guy from the last book?
I love Lyndsay Sands books now I have discovered a new dimension..audio books.
Kirby Heyborne is incredible.in his narration...wish he d..Show More »id all the Argeneau series especially Lucian and Leighs story. Thanks for many hours of pure enjoyment
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!..Show More » 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!
I always love the Argenueau stories. This one is as good as the rest. The shopping trip to walmart was SO funny. The adjectives "wryly and dryly" w..Show More »ere way overused but the story line is great.
Ms. Sands has done it again. Under a Vampire Moon is sassy, steamy and funny. I've listened to all of the series, and this one is one of the best. Kir..Show More »by Heyborne does his usual fine job of narrating.
Brilliant, as you would expect for LS, this is perhaps not my favourite Argeneau romance story, but it was still a great listen. It mainly focused on..Show More » Paul and Jeanne Louise's battle to turn both Paul's dying daughter and Paul before it's too late for them both. It was also good to hear what's been happening to the other characters from previous books.
The only downside is that now I have to wait AGES for the next one in the series.
Worth a credit? Absolutely - but, if you haven't listened to the rest of the series then do yourself a favor and start at book 1 then work upwards.
Lynsay Sands is known to give us awesome listens - so if you are like me (a big Argeneau fan) and have already listened to books 1-17 then you pretty ..Show More »much know what you're going to get. I stopped the book I was listening to and immediately, excitedly and eagerly started this one (I know I know that's a bit sad but hey!).
This has a brilliant start as Valerie escapes her 10 day capture and torture by a bloodthirsty rogue vampire and meets Anders (in walks talk dark & handsome) on the team that saved her, but she's unaware that he's also the very thing that she's just escaped from. Anders realises he's met his life mate and there's instant attraction, bewilderment, humour, friendships, a few tense moments, an exciting delivery and a happy event together with past familiar characters who either make short appearances or are part of the story which all contribute to filling the hours quite happily.
However, on the negative side and I'm really sorry to say that this listen left me slightly disappointed as it just felt a little bit of a watered down version of her usual action packed sexually charged listens. I wanted a bit more passion, more sexual attraction and interaction and more excitement between the two lovers which seemed a little tame. Also, there didn't seem to be much focus/history/involvement in the story on the villains as to the who/what/why's etc. until the very end.
Worth the credit? Despite my negative comments, this was a very creditworthy vampire tale and a good addition to the Argeneau's family tree. These books could all be a stand alone listen as each mentions the origins of their species however they all contain some references to other family members so, to get the full Argeneau 'family unit' effect, I highly recommend them all.
This was a very good story. I've read the rest of the series and this was a great addition. Jake is actually Stephano Jacob Colso..Show More »n Notte (but goes by name Jake Colson) who was changed by Vincent Argeneau to save his life in A Bite to Remember. He didn't take his change in circumstances well and I was happy to see his story and him coming to terms with everything.
Nicole is a portraitist and a good woman. She's just getting out of a bad marriage to a man who was just trying to fleece her for her money. Nicole is related to Marguerite Argeneau's maid and has know Marguerite for many years. When she has troubles during her divorce, Marguerite thinks her soon to be Ex is trying to kill her off before the divorce to get her money but Nicole doesn't believe it.
It's been 7 years since Jake was turned in to a Vampire to save him from sure death. He never wanted to be a Vampire (most of his family are and he had decided not to be changed) so when he finds himself a changed anyways he freaks and leaves everything behind. He ends up in a job doing personal security and is stewing in his life but not really making any progress when he is contacted by Marguerite asking for a favor. She explains about the issues Nicole is having and asks Jake to protect her by acting as her maid/cook for 2 weeks until the divorce is final and he agrees.
Marguerite introduces Nicole and Jake and he starts the job for a 2-week trial and Marguerite leaves soon after. Jake and Nicole start to get to know each other and soon after, Jake realizes he can't read Nicole and she's probably his lifemate. He realizes that he hasn't really accepted or moved on with his life as it is now and now his lifemate is here he has to get things together soon. A couple of issues show up that seem to confirm that someone is attempting to kill Nicole. When Jake is made sick by one of these attempts, Nicole has to call Marguerite and his family, who come to help. The attempt ends up bringing Jake's differences to light and he's forced to tell her what he is and hope she'll accept it all without freaking. This actually helps Jake, because in explaining it to Nicole, he realizes just how faulty his own prejudices are and is able to put them to rest.
Thankfully, because of her long friendship with Marguerite and her growing feelings for Jake, Nicole is accepting of Jake and his family's Vampire status. She also learns about lifemates and is sure she's not ready for a new relationship (especially with as fast as it all seems to be going) but she does decide to give Jake a chance. There is more danger as the attempts escalate but they find the person behind the attempts isn't her soon to be Ex after all. Then everyone is left scrambling, trying to find the true villain. When the villain shows up in the end, I was surprised to find out who it was. With a little bit of creativity, the villain is dispatched and the danger is ended and Jake and Nicole head in to a satisfying HEA that left me smiling.
I really liked this story. Jake and Nicole are great and I was happy to see them get together. The story was interesting and kept me engaged throughout. The secondary characters are (as always) great. This was a great addition to the series. I'd recommend this. Thumbs up! :D