Series: Argeneau

Review: One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands

Posted September 24, 2013 by Sherri in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 1 Comment

Review:  One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands
One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Published by Avon Books on September 24, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher

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Book Description:

Book Description:
Luck be a vampire tonight . . .When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.

. . . and every night. . .Who wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his new state before he's roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First he'll put a stop to whoever's targeting her. Then he'll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.


Lynn’s Review:
Jacob “Jake” Colson is on assignment in Ottawa – a place I’ve never been (guess I’ve been missing out on a lot by staying in my corner of the world).  He’s been asked to be the bodyguard of Nicole Phillips.  Nicole has one sorry S.O.B. of a soon to be ex.

Lynsay does a great job in creating the husband.  If she wants her readers to have someone to hate, she has accomplished her goal – if I had a picture, darts would come in real handy.  You will also love the scene where Jake and Nicole meet for the first time – I feel a dream coming on.  Lynsay makes Jake’s character out to be a vampire but she also leaves him with his manhood – this includes learning how to cook.  It brings to mind a lot of great memories of when my dad used to cook on Sundays.

Two words – hot tub.  If you don’t happen to own one you may just change your mind after reading this current Argeneau book– especially if the tub comes with your own Jake.  I’m not nurse material and Lynsay reminds me why – you will understand when you read that particular scene (but it’s also a warning if you are like me).  It set off the gag reflex but it didn’t stop me from reading – I’m totally hooked on Jake.  I also had to know what was going to happen.

If you like to drink while you’re reading – the drinks of choice for the characters seems to be coffee and wine – I had my Dunkin coffee handy while I was reading.  What’s your drink of choice going to be?  If you also like to snack, I’ll leave that up to you.

Lynsay knows just the right time for our couple to experience mind-blowing sex.  You might have wanted it earlier but our author didn’t want to take away from the storyline.  She leaves enough that the reader can use their imagination to fill in the blanks.  But one of her reoccurring characters, Marguerite, has me thinking of one reality star in particular – Patti Stanger.  It makes me wonder if our author had the same thought.

If you like some action and suspense with your paranormal fix, you can’t go wrong with this book.  If you’re a fan of Lynsay’s already, this is a must for your shelf.  If this will be your first book, make sure to go back and read the other books in this series, you can’t go wrong.  And of course the author ends this current book with the very popular HEA ending. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)

ARC Review: Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands

Posted February 5, 2013 by Sherri in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments

ARC Review: Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands
Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #18
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Avon Books on February 26, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher

Also in this series: One Lucky Vampire
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Book Links: Goodreads
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Book Description:
A kiss doesn’t mean eternity . . .Valerie Moyer doesn’t believe in vampires—until she is kidnapped by a fanged psychopath! After escaping her bloodthirsty captor, she’s through with creatures of the night. Until she finds herself under the protection of the darkly handsome Anders. Not only is she expected to accept that Anders is immortal, but also that she is the woman destined to be his life mate!

. . . Or does it? Anders felt a connection to Valerie from the moment he cradled her bruised body in his arms. But before he claims her, he must destroy the vampire who almost stole her from him forever. His job would be easier if Valerie didn’t fight him every step of the way. Still, Anders loves a challenge, and the green-eyed beauty is worth fighting for!


Chanel Chancey’s Review:
Immortal Ever After starts off darker than most of Lydsay Sands Argeneau books. Although the story gripped me from the start, I was quite surprised at the predicament the heroine finds herself in.

I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that Valerie Moyer is a strong, fearless woman who goes to great lengths to save not just herself but others. She thinks clearly and comes up with ways to save the day while at the same time maintaining a sense of wholesomeness about her.

Anders is the hero every woman wants to read about. He is strong, determined and at the same time emotional. This tall, dark and handsome immortal is willing to go to any extreme to not only ensure his woman is safe, but that she is taken care of and happy.

My favorite thing about Anders is his ability to think ahead and do things for Valerie without her having to ask it of him. From complicated things like taking care of her wounds, to little subtle things like getting up early to be there when she has to take the dog out. This undeniable alpha male that is so caring and gentle with his life-mate wins both Valerie and the reader’s heart by his actions alone.

The villain is a bit of a mystery in this book, unlike the other stories, his motivations are a bit murky and at the end it felt forced. But I didn’t care, as I was too busy looking toward this couples happy ending.

I loved the cameos from past protagonists, it’s always great to revisit with the couples that have been featured in Sands’ books. Lucien and Leigh are prominent secondary characters in Immortal Ever After, and are going through a life-changing event, which was included, much to my delight.

Immortal Ever After is the perfect next addition to the Argeneau Series with steamy chemistry followed by sizzling hot love scenes. A must read for those following these delightful vamps.

If I were to suggest a wine to drink while reading this novel, I would suggest a glass of dark Melot while listening to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. (Reviewed by Chanel of Chanel Chancey Reviews) – I Read, I Review, That’s It!

Rating: 5 Flowers, Sensuality Rating: 3 Flames