Review: About a Vampire (Argeneau #22) by Lynsay Sands

September 24, 2015 Review 0

Review: About a Vampire (Argeneau #22) by Lynsay Sands

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.

Title: About a Vampire
Author: Lynsay Sands
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: One Lucky Vampire , The Loving Daylights, The Immortal Who Loved Me, The Highlander Takes a Bride
Series: Argeneau #22
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: One Lucky Vampire , The Immortal Who Loved Me, Immortal Unchained
Published by Avon
Source: Author
Published: September 29, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Amazon

Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-flames

Let me start with this is my very first book by Lynsay Sands. Several of my friends have read her books and have raved about her vamp series. Being a PNR fan I was intrigued and kept thinking I needed to give her a try. When the opportunity to review her latest I said heck ya! The blurb for About a Vampire sounded good. On closer inspection, I see it is book #22 in a series. YIKES! One I have not read. Oh, dear. Sometimes jumping into a series works, sometimes it doesn’t. Fingers crossed!

Annnnd… About a Vampire was good. Justin and Holly were certainly likable characters. She’s very sweet with a interesting yet okay childhood. Justin I found to be fun guy although I didn’t find him to be a big hubba-hubba sexy vampire (I’ll get to the whys in a moment). They found themselves in a very inconvenient position with her being his life mate and her being married to someone else. Can we say awkward much! Justin is determine to have her, just as determine Holly is to her marriage vows.

Justin, thy middle name is persistent! And you really should have known better than to trust Anders and Decker with their intel on Holly. Justin’s attempts to woo Holly all seem to fall flat thanks to those two. While others may have found it attractive that a man was doing everything to charm his life mate to join him, I wasn’t so keen on it. Yes I get it. Life mate = soul mate = THE one and ONLY for him. Justin’s actions seem to fall on the too desperate side for me to find attractive. Don’t even get me started on the life mate shared dreams!

There’s quite a few secondary characters in the story that I found interesting. I’ve peeked and see they’ve all had their own story and yes I think it is worth going back and reading those books. About a Vampire did work just fine for me without reading any previous titles. It was fun and for the most part, entertaining with minimal amount of any ick to make the vamps all GRRR SCARY! The ending did seem a bit rushed and the HEAs a bit too pat for my taste. I like my PNRs to be just a bit darker and, that wasn’t happening here. Still, it was a good read and worth recommending. If the chance to read Ms. Sands’ books came up again I wouldn’t say no. Just one linger question: If the perfer to be called Immortals, why is Vampire in the title? Just a thought…

 

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