Sunday, May 31, 2015

ARC Review: About A Vampire 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.  

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 29th 2015 by Avon

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Argeneau #22


I have been a fan of Justin since he was first introduced in this series and waiting for his book was serious torture.

Justin Bricker meets his life mate by total accident when he and Anders are taking care of burning rogues at Holly's temp job.

“Yeah, we’re pretty flammable,” Anders commented. “I guess that makes us hot stuff,” Justin said and laughed at his own joke.

She is so freaked out by what she sees and since Justin can't control her she runs away. Holly ends up falling on a pair of scissors (of all things) and Justin is forced to change her. Yes she is married but Justin doesn't know and now holly will have to get used to her new life and have to decide if she will stay married to her husband or be a life mate to Justin.

When holly first wakes up Justin tries to be up front and explain things better then anyone from previous books. Let's just say the more he talks the more she thinks he is crazy.

“Well, it’s like winning the lotto or something.” That made her jerk her head toward him with a start. “The lotto?” “Yes,” he assured her. “It’s all good. You’ll never age, never get sick, never have to go to a dentist again. You’ll always be young and healthy.” Grinning, he grasped her arms lightly and said, “Basically you have won a lotto of sorts. The Bricker lotto.”

“Yes, bagged,” he said dryly and then his lips quirked. “Save a man, bite a bag.” Holly shook her head at what she supposed was intended as a joke and turned her attention to threading the belt through her pant loops as her mind wandered.

Justin is still as sexy, confident, and funny as his was in the other books he appeared in. I absolutely love his sense of humor! While dealing with the idea of holly being his life mate holly opens up to decker and Anders about things she doesn't like. Since Justin gave them a hard time while they were "wooing" their life mates they decide to get Justin back by saying she likes fish, flowers, picnics, dogs etc when she really doesn't. Justin pulls out all the stops and oh boy I was laughing so hard!! It was seriously a major highlight of this book.

After the turn holly is still confused but with Justin, Gia and the twins she is getting the training she needs for her new life. I liked holly because she took her marriage seriously and she felt somehow she was being unfaithful to her husband by having shared dreams with Justin. When she finds out that he new about the dreams she kind of freaks out and goes back to her husband. Now that she can read him she is starting to question things and she can't help but think of good looking Justin who makes her passion rise.

The only issues I had with this book was the ending. I wasn't expecting it to go the way it did. Another disappointing thing was they didn't have the fainting sex like the previous books. They only share the dream sex. I was hoping holly would have seen the facts and maybe have them wipe her husbands mind and Justin and her would go on with their lives but I can see why sands did it this way and this other couple finds out they are life mates which means once less book in the series but maybe they will get a novella. Who knows?!

Overall it was a great read and I couldn't put it down. I loved that previous characters made an appearance with their life mates. I also loved how you we get to meet Bricker's parents. Since Justin has brothers and sisters I hope maybe they will get a book or at least introduced in the series. I knew Justin's book would be funny and it definitely lives up to that.

1 comment:

  1. Number 22? My gosh! I was a bit worn out on vampire books, but feel like I am ready to pick them back up again. It is always amazing to me when book this far along in a series is still so entertaining. All to often I wonder why authors don't know when to cut bait. I am adding the first in this series to my TBR. Thank you for your review.