Runaway Vampire (Argeneau 23) by Lynsay Sands-a review
About the book: Release Date February 22, 2016
Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn’t expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he’s near the vehicle’s driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.
The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn’t feeling their incredible connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn’t believe it. But now that the men who took Dante’s twin are after her too, trusting her gut means risking her life for an immortal who’s the very definition of a perfect stranger.
Runaway Vampire begins with a bang. Or a boom if you like. As Mary is headed south in her RV, she is a bit uneasy as this is the first trip she’s made down by herself since her husband died. Then, in a flash of movement and sound, Mary slams on the breaks because she thinks she hit something. Although everything in her tells her she should stay inside the RV, she just can’t, in good conscience, leave something or someone injured. She gets her flashlight and heads out, but doesn’t really see anything. Still uneasy, she runs back into her RV and heads out. Something seems off though and when she goes to check things out in the back of her RV, never in a million years did she expect to find a naked and very injured man in her small bathroom.
As things progress, Dante starts talking about him and his brother being kidnapped, something called life mates and immortals. Of course, Mary thought that he probably had a concussion from being ran over by her RV. She had no idea how much that “bump” in the road was about to change her life, and Dante had no idea how much being the “bump” in the road would change his life……
I love Lynsay Sands. She does such a great job telling touching stories that also make you laugh out loud. For real laugh out loud. I loved Mary’s attitude. For her to be in her 60s and have such a hot “young” thing be attracted to her was hysterical at times with the thoughts that ran through her mind. I’ve waited, as I’m sure all Sands fans have, for Dante’s book. He is one of those that readers just fall for immediately. When I started this book and saw that Mary was his life mate and that her husband had died and she had a daughter, I thought that maybe for the first time, I might not like the story. Which, in the scheme of things being 23 books deep, would not have been the worst thing……… Fortunately, I was waaaay wrong. Readers will absolutely fall in love with Mary and Dante, just as I did. Also love the fact that we just about always get to see our buddies from previous books, which is always a plus. If you’re looking for a quick, fun and sexy read, you can NOT go wrong with this or any of the Argeneau Series. Well done, Lynsay Sands. Very, very well done!
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Reviewed by Vickie M