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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands

An Argeneau Novel #15
Author: Lynsay Sands
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon; Original edition (May 31, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061894591
ISBN-13: 978-0061894596


Has this immortal finally met her match? 

Rogue hunter Drina Argenis (from the Spanish side of the Argeneau family) has been many things in her years as an immortal, but bodyguard/babysitter to a teenage vampire is something new. There's an incentive, however: the other vampsitter, Harper Stoyan, may be Drina's life mate. 

Trouble is, having just lost a life mate, Harper is resigned to being alone. He's completely unprepared when sexy and unpredictable Drina bursts into his life to reignite his passions. Can Drina, with a little matchmaking help from their teen charge, tempt this reluctant vampire to take a chance? 

Or will a dangerous, unseen renegade kill Drina and Harper's one chance at happiness?


Finally! Another Argeneau Novel to quench my thirst for a little while.  I am a HUGE fan of this author.  She knows I stalk her website and own every novel in the series including the ones with the original covers!  I have begged and pleaded for her to make me the life mate of Bricker in one of her books.  I have interviewed her several times on the blog and even hosted a reading challenge featuring her books.  So it is no surprise that when the publisher sent me this book for review, I moved it to the top of the pile to read first!

In the latest installment we get to meet Harper again.  He has been keeping a low profile since the death of his first "life mate" Jenny.  When Drina arrives to help watch over Stephanie, Harper finds himself attracted to her in a way he never felt with Jenny.  Together they work together in trying to not only keep Stephanie safe, but also discover the second chance at love that Harper didn't expect.

While I enjoyed the story, this is not one of my favorite books in the series.  To be honest, Harper never really made an impact on me enough to be anxious for his story.  He was sweet and romantic, but he was just okay in the sex appeal department.  Drina had a hot streak in her that could put a Jalapeno pepper to shame! She is not one that is going to take Harper's pity party lying down!  She is excited to have found a life mate and she intends to make sure Harper knows it as well! Even though they were a good fit together, I just couldn't connect with their romance like I have done with the others.  I didn't like the forced feel to it that the author brought this time around.

I did enjoy seeing familiar faces again though in this book.  We get to see Anders, Beau, Tiny and even Teddy again.  Lucien even makes an appearance and steals the small scene that he is in with his bossy, yet sexy, personality.  I love when an author brings back past characters and reminds us that they still have some story to tell long after their book is over.  The author also brings her usual witty and laugh out loud humor to the book that quickly made me a fan of her writing.

Overall, I felt this book to be a good book to pass the time with.  Not much happens story wise, but the characters were fun to read about.  Still a great book to read if you are a fan of the author and the series.  Not one to miss if you are looking to continue reading the Argeneau series.  Now, if you will excuse me, I really must go back to stalking the authors web page and emailing her about Brickers book which includes me as his life mate. 


Very Good! I would recommend this book!




Blogger Lauren B said...

Great review!
I love your blog and I've given you an award!

May 31, 2011 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Kaitlyn Devin and Grace said...

I've never read this author and I've never heard of this series, but with your glowing recommendation, I'm going to check it out!

-Kate the Book Buff
The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

May 31, 2011 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Cindy (Oodles of Books) said...

Wow, I've never heard of this author either but it sounds very interesting! Great review :)

May 31, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Witchy Woman said...

You can have Bricker; I on the other hand love Mortimer. Too bad he's with Sam.
Thanks for the honest review. I'm actually following this series.

May 31, 2011 at 12:48 PM  

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