Monday, February 17, 2014

Unwrapping a Review of VAMPIRE MOST WANTED, an Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands

Celebrating Ten Years of Argeneaus, and the twentieth novel, VAMPIRE MOST WANTED by Lynsay Sands is a great one to round out the series. Already a huge fan of this series and of Lynsay’s awesome works, including her historicals, I was so excited to read number twenty. This series just keeps getting better.

***eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


For Basha Argeneau, anything is better than facing her estranged family. Even hiding out in sweltering southern California. But when a sexy immortal in black shows up determined to bring her back to the clan, she'll do anything to keep far, far away from the past she can't outrun.

Marcus Notte isn't here to play games—especially not with someone as crazy as the infamous blonde. Asked by Lucian Argeneau to bring her back for questioning, Marcus is determined to carry out Lucian's request—no matter how the seductive little mind-reading vamp feels about it.

Basha doesn't mind fighting fire with fire, especially with a hot immortal involved. But if he wants to take her away, he'll have to catch her first…

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Known as Divine to all of her carnie friends, Basha Argeneau has been hiding out for so long that she doesn’t know any other way of life. Fearing that her Uncle Lucian wants her head for being rogue, she fears she’s been discovered when one of his spies shows up working at the carnival. After being bashed on the head and told this by Abaddon, the only man who’s been a constant in her life and who she’s always believed to be committed to keeping her son safe, Divine plans to escape the carnival and start again somewhere far away. The last thing she expects is to discover is that the spy might be her life mate.

Marcus Notte is doing Lucian Argeneau a favor. He's searching for a woman who might possibly be Lucian’s niece, Basha. This mysterious Immortal went missing as a young girl and has since been reported as rogue, and possibly the same woman who helped the villainous no-fanger, Leonius, escape the hotel in Toronto where Rogue Hunters shot him with an arrow in the heart. Marcus immediately realizes he can’t read Divine, the woman suspected of being Basha, and when he notices his appetite for food and his lust for her now plague him, he fears the woman he may have found, and could possibly sentence her to death, might just be his life mate.

I loved the Rogue Hunter novels, the darker side of the Argeneau series, not only because I adored the hunters themselves, but because we got to discover the evil side of the Immortals. We met no-fangers, edentates, and learned about Leonius, his sons, and first learned of Basha Argeneau. So when I learned that this would be Basha’s story, I was thrilled with a return to the dangerous side of the Immortals, and I wasn’t disappointed.

VAMPIRE MOST WANTED by Lynsay Sands was everything I expected from an Argeneau novel with the added bonus of it being a story featuring two Immortals discovering their life mates without the mess of having to change a mortal, although, I loved how Lynsay integrated the history of the Immortals into the story through Basha’s lack of knowledge. I was a bit disappointed that Marcus and Basha didn’t share dream sex though – it was always a fun part of the story. But the danger that follows them as they try to learn the truth of Basha’s past and the fact that we are treated to appearances by Vincent and Jackie (A BITE TO REMEMBER), and Tiny and Mirabeau (VAMPIRE VALENTINE, Bitten By Cupid Anthology) as well as Lucian, of course, was well worth the loss – in this one anyway.

VAMPIRE MOST WANTED is fast-paced, action-packed, and as always with a Lynsay Sands novel, filled with sexy vampires, humor, Immortal history, and as with any of the series where a rogue is involved, danger. I do have to say that if you’re up-to-date on the series, the characters you meet will be familiar and the story will make more sense, whereas if you’re new to the series, you might do well to take a look at the Family Trees that Lynsay provides her readers. If you’re interested, feel free to check them out by clicking either of the following links for the appropriate family – Argeneau Family & Notte Family – both of whom are featured in this twentieth novel, and surely one of my favorites now.

I highly recommend VAMPIRE MOST WANTED, an Argeneau novel by Lynsay Sands to anyone who is already a fan of this amazing series. But if you haven’t tried this series, this one might not be the one with which to start. However, if you’re willing to dare it and would like a taste of sexy Immortal vampires, who always give you a sexy ride through a world where nanos keep you young, virile, beautiful, and hunky gorgeous, and where fun is always included when you meet the best characters in paranormal romance, then yes, you’ll want to read VAMPIRE MOST WANTED.

Happy Reading Everyone!

VAMPIRE MOST WANTED, an Argeneau novel by Lynsay Sands, Avon Romance, release date – February 18, 2014, to be available in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
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Sarah said...

Great review! It's been a long time since I've read a good vampire novel and I haven't ever read one by Lynsay Sands, so maybe I should start, eh? Loved the review and the enthusiasm for it!

Elizabeth H. said...

OMG! Leonius is a name we haven't heard in a while in the series. Is he back? OMG! I can't wait to read this book!! Thanks for the review!!

Amy Valentini said...

Thank you, Sarah. If you love vampires, with some humor and fun banter, yes, try out this series. Lynsay's vampires aren't truly vampires but humans made immortal by science but that doesn't make them any less exciting, or sexy. Hope you try out the Argeneaus and fall in love with them like I did. : )

Amy Valentini said...

All kinds of story line fall back to the Rogue Hunters, Elizabeth. You're going to love this one. Yes, Leonius is back! : )

Dalila G. said...

I've read some books by Lynsay and enjoyed them, Yay Lynsay!
This series is one that I really have to read in order, that's just wacky me! Thanks to the great chart I'll be able to see where I can jump in. Some of my friends read her and they LOVE her Argeneau series big time!
Another great review Amy, thanks!
Have a nice day! :-)

Shauni S said...

I can not wait to read this book! It is most definitly on my TBR..

What I seemed to have missed were the Rogue Hunter Novels.. where have I been? LOL

Thanks Amy for a great review!!

Amy Valentini said...

You're going to love it, Shauni. It's Lynsay at her best!