Monday, November 29, 2010

Review: Born To Bite by Lynsay Sands

Series:  Argeneau Series, Book # 13

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Published:  August 2010

Publisher:  Avon Books

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Format I Read:  Paperback Copy

Pages: 358

Souce:  Purchased

Read an excerpt
Book Summary:
Eshe d’Aureus is sent to Armand Argeneau under the auspice that she needs a safe place to hide from a rogue out for revenge, but Eshe is really on the job. She's been saddled with the task of finding out why Armand's wives keep dying, and what it has to do with his son Nicholas and the murder Nicholas is accused of committing 50 years ago. She's Nicholas's only hope of avoiding being executed for a murder he may or may not have committed. Eshe's agreed to take on the task, but that was before she realized she couldn't read Armand and he is the life mate she's been waiting for.

Armand Argeneau’s first sight of Eshe was her roaring up on a motorcycle that appeared to be aflame. That was inconspicuous?! She had the grace of a panther, the attitude of a pit bull and openly enjoyed thwarting Lucian’s orders whenever possible . . . all of which delighted him immensely . . . until he realized he couldn't read the woman and she might be a life mate. Having already lost a life mate and two wives to suspicious circumstances, Armand isn't willing to risk losing another. Unfortunately, sending her away was pretty difficult when he couldn't keep his thoughts, not to mention his hands, off her. It seems it's time to once again try to get to the bottom of the deaths of his first three wives. While Armand's tried before, he's also failed, but this time he could lose his son as well as his life mate

My Thoughts
First of all I’m glad that Lyndsay Sands has kept this series going for so long.  I haven’t read all the books in the series so some of the characters are foreign to me, but I’ve enjoyed each story that I have read.

I also like that the vamps are referred to as immortals and that their origins are based on the fall of Atlantis.  They don’t bite humans, but they do consume human blood.  I’ve always thought that it was clever and funny each time they feed by “popping” the blood bags to their fangs.  It’s weird and different and I guess that’s why I like the series.

Eshe is an immortal enforcer sent to find out if Armand has become a rogue immortal.  Everyone has always suspected him of being a cold hearted bastard, but Eshe must find out if the women in his life are dying from accidents or if he is murdering them. 

I liked the story and the characters, but Eshe and Armand didn’t do for me as a couple.  Sure they were entertaining, but their story is just not one of my favorites.

I did enjoy Bricker’s presence.  He was always good for blunt observations and witty comments.

The mystery of who the killer was kept me reading.  I am a sucker for a good mystery and while I saw the killer’s identity coming a mile away, the outcome of the revelation totally surprised me.

My  Rating
I give Born To Bite three and a half flowers of love.  It’s not my favorite of the series, but I enjoyed reading it.

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