Title: One Lucky Vampire
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.
Author: Lynsay Sands
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Loving Daylights, The Immortal Who Loved Me, The Highlander Takes a Bride, The Highlander Takes a Bride
Series: Argeneau #19
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Immortal Who Loved Me, About a Vampire, Immortal Unchained
Published by Avon Source: Publisher
Published: 24 September, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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This book is one of a series, but I didn’t find great gaps in my knowledge: Lynsay Sands managed to fill in the blanks neatly and provided just the right amount of information, not overwhelming a new reader to the series, nor boring one familiar with the Argenau series.
This story focuses on Jake and his withdrawl from the ‘family business’ because of his great distaste for other vampires. Still bitter after his change, he has worked hard to find a line of work that both suits his nighttime hours and allows him a measure of remove from the others.
When his “aunt” Marguerite approaches him to protect the daughter of a trusted employee, Jake is understandably frustrated and upset that again, the “family’ has intruded in his life. Although, coming from a family where immortals are the norm, and working for the same vamp that turned him to save his life does give him a unique insight into the behavior, expectations and even frailties of his kind.
Nicole left home when she married the man who turned out to be a vengeful, lazy and controlling beast. A talented artist, she was pushed beyond sense and her physical limits, and the soon to be finalized divorce has been an ugly process.
When the two meet, there is an attraction: even as Jake is posing as a housekeeper / cook. Kicked bur refusing to stay down, Nicole was determined and strong: shell shocked from her divorce, there is just something so right about Jake. Jake, for his part, was still reeling from the mind control and other deceits he believed his family practiced with malice: trust never came easy for him, and a relationship is the last thing he needs or wants.
Beautifully written with characters that are easy to get to know, yet still hold some surprises. Their interactions felt real and their hesitancy was understandable. What was even more perfect was Marguerite’s knowing the match was a real one and they are made for one another. My first introduction to this author, and I will certainly be adding more of her titles to my list. Sure to please fans of the series, there was clever action, a few twists, some danger and some very sensual to steamy scenes.