As a huge fan of the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands, I have been waiting, somewhat patiently, for Bricker to get his story. Well, it’s finally here. ABOUT A VAMPIRE, book 22 of the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands releases tomorrow, September 29, 2015 and the adorable Justin Bricker gets his HEA.
***eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unscripted review
Blurb for ABOUT A VAMPIRE:
In New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands' new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him...
With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married.
Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new abilities, even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate—maybe even his life—and he'll break every rule to do it.
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Holly Bosley is content with her life, her marriage, and has great hopes for a career as an accountant once her schooling is complete. Working in a temp position, she’s doing the taxes for a funeral home. Ideal, it might not be, but it’s a good position even though she’s a little freaked out over the whole idea of what goes on at the place. Now having to visit the crematorium after returning to her office in the middle of the night because she’d forgotten her purse there and discovering some paperwork had been overlooked was truly freaking her out. Not wanting someone’s funeral to be held up because of late paperwork, she makes the journey across the dark and creepy cemetery to the building where not only are the bodies of the deceased cremated but they are also stored. Newly dead bodies stacked in a cooler awaiting their fate in the retorts…what the ovens are called by the staff. Discovering two men there that she doesn’t recognize was shock enough especially since they had their own stack of bodies on a gurney. Witnessing a head separated from its body fall to the floor in a splat was enough to send her fleeing for the door.
Justin Bricker was used to the dirty work that came with being an Enforcer in the world of immortals so a middle of the night visit to a crematorium was nothing new. Being spotted by a mortal that he couldn’t read and control was not. The young woman in her pajamas carrying scissors was not anything like he’d thought his life mate would be, but he wasn’t going to let her get away now that he knew she existed. When she fights to escape and falls on the scissors, Justin makes the quick decision to turn her and save her life. Excited, happy, and ready to be united with his life mate, to experience the amazing thrill of having his life mate with him, he’s shocked, disappointed and fearful of retribution when he discovers she can’t be his yet…she’s married.
Of all of the mortals who found themselves as the life mate of an immortal, I think Holly accepted the news and the idea of being an immortal the best, once she understood they weren’t really vampires that is. Although insistent that no matter how connected she and Justin were, her marriage came first and so she would never cheat on her husband. She even thought her sex dreams about Justin were cheating and when she found out they were shared, she was very unhappy about it. But overall, Holly was pretty cool with the idea of being immortal even if it meant dining on blood the rest of her life. I won’t tell you how things end up because that wouldn’t be fair to you but I will say that I wish the ending was a bit different. I felt it was rushed and Justin deserved better. He especially deserved to experience the ultimate in life mate sex but he does get his happily ever after with Holly, eventually.
Despite the weak ending, ABOUT A VAMPIRE by Lynsay Sands is a great addition to the Argeneau series. It’s a story filled with fun, teasing, Bricker’s usual young immortal quirkiness, and I couldn’t have picked a more perfect life mate for him than Holly. She’s a bit a klutz and quirky too. If you’re an Argeneau fan, you need to read ABOUT A VAMPIRE, book 22 in the series and the story we’ve all been waiting for a long time. For the rest of you, if you haven’t tried this series, you’re truly missing out on the most fun you can have in paranormal romance.
Happy Reading Everyone!
ABOUT A VAMPIRE, an Argeneau novel by Lynsay Sands, Avon Romance, release date – September 29, 2015 and available in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes& Noble, and Kobobooks.
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