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review 2018-05-10 15:02
Twice Bitten: An Argeneau Novel - Lynsay Sands

There were things that got in the way of this being a solid 4 so it's kinda a shaky, quivering, ready to shrink to a 3.5 sort of 4.

 

Elspeth was met a million years ago in Lisseane's book...as was her twin sisters...and mother. Mommy dearest is also the mother of Cale and Decker. Decker never said much about his family, but Cale revealed that his father and 8 of his brothers were killed by a rival 2 millennia ago. So I *guess* there's one more brother somewhere? maybe? The girls' father apparently only came into Martine's life a couple centuries ago, so she's been alone and fretful for a long time...and she's paranoid about the daughters' safety. So paranoid that when the h disappeared 4 years ago, she freaked and upon finding her daughter, rearranged her memories to make her forget that she'd spent 24 hours with her life mate. Elspeth finds this out later in the book. She's already fed up with being controlled (literally) so has undertook to move while her mom and sisters were out of the country.

 

Wyatt is the life mate in question, and is greatly puzzled that she does not seem to remember him, although being a mostly bright boy, he quickly figures things out. He's visiting his grandma - her landlady - to see if the elderly woman really does need to be shuffled into a nursing home. Fortunately, Elspeth's mom can't hold her hand while she eats so she's able to "encourage" the landlady's BIL to say what he really thinks during a meal, nixing any idea that grandma is incapable of taking care of herself.

 

It's the niggling things that drag this one down. An ex special forces H who works as a body guard yet he fails to notice they're being followed? And I know walmart is busy but it's possible to maintain enough situational awareness to notice someone hovering around you or following you while you shop.

 

It's almost expected at this point that the superpowers the immortals possess are not used. Nobody notices someone lurking and watching the house (in the case of Marguerite's house, not only that, but the pet Mastiff didn't notice and try to eat him or at least bark a lot), nobody takes a minute or 3 to read minds of anyone wandering near them... Oh, and what's the purpose of letting a dog out when the dog door is a magnetic one that responds to his collar. Couldn't he go out any time he wanted?

 

And they all pile in the same car, setting the stage for Elspeth to be kidnapped near the end (mortal creep instigated an accident, and grabbed her while everyone was unconscious. Couldn't have gotten her if they'd split up)

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review 2018-05-08 23:41
Immortally Yours - Lynsay Sands

Well... Here we have Drina's only surviving member of the brothel she was a Madame of. We sort of know how she was turned...and Scotty was mentioned then as the rescuer when Drina and Beth confronted the rogue who had attacked the retired ladies of the evening, though not by name.

 

I was baffled as I'm almost positive Scotty was the name of one of the Immortals Dressler had in his clutches. I'd have to hunt that last book to see.

 

Beth is... well, let's put it this way, were I the H, I'd be wary of ticking her off. In the first chapter or two, she's taken down a rogue by nearly splitting him down the middle.

Scotty - H - is at times (in the h's words) an ass, stubborn, bossy, and just plain stupid. He keeps trying to convince her to let them do a 3-in-one so she won't have to remember her past. Besides the whole bit that she'd essentially have to be taught everything - again, there's also the little bit that he seems blithely unaware of - that as per Vampire Interrupted, it's forbidden to perform on Immortals. he's head of the UK council and unaware of this?! Even better, as demonstrated in the aforementioned installment, this gives the immortals performing the ritual permanent access to the victim's mind...and the ability to control them.

 

I kept hoping one of the others would grab him by the ear and "explain" things to him.

Then there's the ubiquitous villain - a fellow female Enforcer and rogue victim the H took in as a child and at some point (like, shortly after rescuing the h and Drina), assumed SHE was his lifemate so instigated a sexual relationship. He realized his mistake a few months later when for some ungodly reason, he undertook to attempt to persuade the European council the h was nuts and slept under the same roof as her. Naturally, the one who was nuts (and perhaps would have benefited from the forbidden 3-in-1) was the girl he'd raised.

 

What I didn't really understand is why, when they realized it was an inside job, they didn't call forth a meeting and read *everyone*. But as per usual, they poke into everyone's thoughts over personal stuff yet it never seems to occur to anyone to start reading minds when trouble starts.

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review 2018-03-17 00:00
Runaway Vampire
Runaway Vampire - Lynsay Sands Runaway Vampire - Lynsay Sands Runaway Vampire is a light and sweet read. Even though it’s number 23 it can be read as a stand-a-lone. But, I will say Dante Notte and his twin pop up in previous titles, so you might enjoy more if read in order.

Their isn't anything new to the series. It's pretty much the same, but with different characters or problems. I have to mention that I really enjoy Sands vampires. They are not your typical vampires and I like this aspect of the series.

The storyline is that Dante and his twin where sent to investigate vampire kidnappings and have gotten themselves kidnapped. Dante finds a way to get away, but now we are wondering who has kidnapped them and why? It was enjoyable the little RV drive to avoid being captured again and to protect Mary his life mate.

The romance is charming and sweet. Dante, I just adore him. He’s such a nice guy. Mary she was nice and I liked her level headedness. She had concerns being attracted to a man who looks in his mid 20’s early 30’s when she’s an old lady in her 60's, but these two got along. I had fun with the shared dreams and once Mary was changed well the life sex - makes them pass out. I always had fun with that aspect.

I will say I did miss Aunt Marguerite. She has a gift for finding life mates and brings a little humor into the story, but here we don’t have her and well this couple “accidentally” runs into each other and nature takes it’s course.

I wasn’t overly impressed and it’s not my favorite, but I still enjoyed Runaway Vampire. I must admit that I prefer the older pervious titles, the ones at the beginning. They just had so much more life, humor, and quarry fun to them. Now it just feels a little stale even though we are getting a different plot with the kidnappings.

Rated: 3 Stars

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text 2018-03-16 14:50
Reading progress update: I've read 56 out of 384 pages.
Runaway Vampire - Lynsay Sands

 

Currently reading for March #TakeControlTBR & the #LibraryLoveChallenge.

 

Amazon - http://amzn.to/2peTiK7

 

 

So far it's fun!

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review 2018-01-15 17:25
Immortally Yours: An Argeneau Vampire Novel - Lynsay Sands

I should never, ever open a Lynsay Sands book to "read a few pages" that way lie bad decision book club moments where I spent way too much of my night reading rather than sleeping while being a little out of it because of infected sinuses and general malaise.

For 125 years Beth Argenis has been nursing a crush on Cullen "Scotty" MacDonald, ever since he rescued her from a rogue immortal and her life had been changed by becoming immortal. She has dealt with a lot of her issues but he hasn't dealt with his and now they have to work together while someone is hunting vampires. Before they can be a couple they have to admit to their issues with each other and their attraction for each other.

Not bad but a bit by-the-numbers. Still fun and it did keep me engaged until well past my bedtime

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