Thursday, April 2, 2009
The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau Vampires, Book 10) by Lynsay Sands
Since book 11 just was released, I figured I'd best get this one read that's been on mount TBR for months. I love the Argeneau series, but seriously, this one , unfortunately, left me flat.
Here's the synopsis from Amazon: Sands spins off this paranormal romance series debut from her popular Argeneau books (Bite Me If You Can, etc.) with her trademark wit and passion. On a well-deserved vacation from her fast-track job as a lawyer, Samantha Willan is looking forward to hanging out with her sisters at their family's cottage. Rogue Hunter Garrett Mortimer has been sent by the Council to search for an errant vampire who has been biting mortals. When the two cross paths in the middle of nowhere, romance intrudes on Sam's R&R and Garrett's mission. Sands maintains the heart, sass and steam of her other novels, providing plenty of plot-driving backstory, but never letting it overshadow the love and passion. With sexy immortals, strong protagonists and smart dialogue, this series launch is a winner.
My review: Samantha Willan and her sister's are taking a vacation in their family cottage when things start to go astray. Samantha is on the fast track to becoming a partner in a lawyer firm, and when her boss calls her for a favor, Samantha puts a temporary halt to the vacation to help him out. Garrett Mortimer is a rogue vampire hunter who is stationed next door to Samantha's cottage. When he finds he can't read Samantha (read her mind), he is stunned to find out she is is lifemate. Samantha is no where near what he envisioned the past 800 years. She is skinny, clumsy, and flat-chested. But Garrett comes to desire Samantha and soon wants her for his own. The only problem is, Samantha is terrified of bugs, bats, and things that go bump in the night!
Containing the famous Sands humor, the story still left me wanting more as no real background information was given for Garrett. A sliver was given for Samantha, but it was hard to build a character frame of mind without knowing WHO they really are. The mystery portion was thin, but worst of all, there was no happily ever after as there is in most Paranormal Romance. I will continue to read the series, and hope Book 11 is better than this one, as I am a Lynsay Sands fan.