Coming into any series, particularly one with so many instalments is daunting, and the Argeneau series, with 23 books means Lynsay Sands is a very busy writer. I normally don’t have problems jumping into a series, but after an earlier experience really needed backstory and information, I asked around. Fortunately, while there are several characters that are obviously from earlier titles in the series – I was able to follow along with the story and didn’t have too many moments of confusion, while I was intrigued to see how we got to this point.
I wonder just where the idea of a ‘cougar-like’ relationship came into Lynsay Sands head – especially when the cougar in process is recently widowed and all too human Mary. Completely defying expectations, Mary is older, still mourning the loss of her husband and taking that one last ‘dream trip’ in their RV to recapture the feeling of their yearly trips. Running over the very beautiful, and now damaged Dante was not part of the plan, but she can do nothing BUT try to help.
Tomasso was kidnapped and Dante has been ceaselessly trying to find his twin before the unthinkable happens. At just over a century old, Dante has yet to find his mate, and this search for Tomasso while avoiding those who are chasing him has pushed the desire for companionship aside. You’ve heard the phrase ‘it was like being hit by a bus?” Well, Dante was run over by an RV, and lo and behold his destined mate was behind the wheel. Talk about making an impression.
It was SO very easy to get lost in Mary and Dante’s story: as the attraction grows and secrets are revealed. Mary is so very solid and wonderful, and manages to challenge Dante in the right ways, that keep their relationship moving forward even when finding Tomasso and avoiding the threats that are coming are foremost in their minds. Clever dialogue, some serious steam and a wonderful pairing that felt unlike any other ‘fated mates’ I have ever seen with a nice balance of give and take between the two. Working well on its own, this story kept me engaged and felt fresh and new, even as a later installment in a long running series.
Title: Runaway Vampire
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #23
Published by: Avon
Published on: 23 February 2016
Source: Avon Addict
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 4 minutes
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The latest entry in the sizzling paranormal vampire series featuring the Argeneau family - no one does wickedly funny and irresistibly steamy like Lynsay Sands!
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.
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A copy of this title was provided via Avon Addict for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.