Monday, February 22, 2016

Unwrapping a Review of RUNAWAY VAMPIRE, book 23 of the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you already know I’m a huge fan of Lynsay Sands’s Argeneau series. I eagerly await each new installment, and then after reading, wish the next would come quickly. Well, her recent additions, although good, haven’t given me what I know and love about the series as much as others have in the past…the delight of the secondary characters, the humor, the adventure, and most of all that steamy immortal sex appeal. RUNAWAY VAMPIRE (Argeneau #23) gives us all that and more.

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


The latest entry in the sizzling paranormal vampire series featuring the Argeneau family - no one does wickedly funny and irresistibly steamy like 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.

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Mary Winslow’s life is on the downslide since her husband died. She thought she’d lost all that was special and made life worth living. Her only companion now is her faithful canine, Bailey. She made the yearly trek to Texas as she and her husband had for years but found it lacking in enjoyment so decided to return home to Winnipeg, Canada early. Sticking to back roads for comfort, sentimentality, and so as not to rush home to her empty house, Mary thought it was a smart move…until her RV thumped over something in the road. Fearing she’d hit a pedestrian, she stopped and searched the road but found nothing. When Bailey reacts to something in the woods, she and the dog scurry back into the RV and head for the nearest truck stop. She feels terrible about leaving the scene but soon discovers the what or rather the whom she hit is a very handsome, very sexy, and very naked Dante Notte with his sexy Italian accent, gorgeous immortal body, and a claim that she is his life mate. Lucky gal!

Dante is escaping from the men who have been kidnapping immortals. He had to leave his twin brother, Tomasso behind but needs Mary’s help to keep ahead of the kidnappers who are now chasing them until Lucian can get the other hunters in place to grab them, read their minds, and discover where they are keeping their victims. When the bad guys run the RV off the road, everything changes!

First, let me say that I love that Lynsay has given us another older woman as our heroine who is about to discover the secrets of the immortals and what being a life mate to one is all about. Being able to relate to a woman of Mary’s age, although she has at least four years on me, is such a delight. Whenever someone says something about my enjoying looking at younger men, I am always reminded of the saying when it comes to men…if I stop looking I’d have to give up my man (woman) card. Well, since I’m back out there just as Mary is, I completely understand her interest in, her attraction to, and her resistance to the gorgeous naked man in what is essentially a moving bedroom. Yes, Dante spends a lot of time naked or semi-naked in this story and we love that, don’t we?

RUNAWAY VAMPIRE, book 23 in the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands is everything we go to this series for…humor, sexy men, beautiful women, excitement, adventure, edge of death events, and we even get treated to some of the crazy Bricker annoying Lucian time we love. I know Lucian is a badass and he has to be…it’s his job…but I love him anyway. One of the things I loved about RUNAWAY VAMPIRE was how it reminded me of the very first Argeneau that I ever read, BORN TO BITE (Argeneau #13). There was no lead-in to the action, it just happened and never stopped until the last page. In RUNAWAY VAMPIRE, we are treated to characters we know and love, and are introduced to two new ones who are already favorites of mine and when you meet them, you’ll quickly discern why.

I highly recommend reading RUNAWAY VAMPIRE by Lynsay Sands simply because you’ll have such a great time reading a book—ever. You’ll laugh, you’ll swoon, you’ll worry, and you’ll cheer on Dante as he tries so hard to win Mary over. And before you ask—yes, you can read this one just as you can all of the others that have come before it as a standalone. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you dip into the Argeneau series if you haven’t already. As for me, I’m thinking I need to get an RV and start roaming the back roads, in case Tomasso escapes too.

Happy Reading Everyone!

RUNAWAY VAMPIRE, an Argeneau novel by Lynsay Sands, Avon Romance, release date – February 23, 2016, available in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.


Elizabeth H. said...

I couldn't read the review because I haven't read the book yet but I LOVE the series and I'm so glad Dante is getting his HEA!!!!!

Amy Valentini said...

Can't wait for you to read RUNAWAY VAMPIRE then, Elizabeth. Thanks for coming by. xo