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Under a Vampire Moon
 
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Lynsay Sands
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Under a Vampire Moon (Argeneau #16)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  6,461 ratings  ·  481 reviews
After a bad relationship and an even worse divorce, Carolyn decides to go on a long overdue and much needed vacation with the 'girls'. Only the rest of the vacationers didn't get the memo. Around every corner there seems to be another couple celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary and the few single men she does see are far too young to even consider, including an irres...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by William Morrow & Company
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valee
2.5 STARS

I'm not sure why so many rated this book with such high ratings... For me, this book was a fast, funny and entertaining read but nothing I'll remember tomorrow. I usually enjoy a light read every now and then, but this one was maybe a bit too shallow. I was extremely mad at how the idea I had from all the previous books about the Hero was completely disfigured. Christian Notte was a character that had absolutely intrigued me since he first appeared. I used to think he was so interestin...more
Jess
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Blog Rating: 2.5/5

Carolyn is on vacation with her girlfriends to help herself recover from dealing with a bad marriage and a divorce that’s almost finalized. Her soon to be ex-husband was emotionally abusive and a schemer who only married her for her large inheritance. Carolyn’s self-confidence took a hit and she sees herself as a forty-something year old woman with a few too many wrinkles, a little extra weight and not at all desirable. Enter the Argenea...more
Elizabeth
Disappointing :(

Carolyn is finally ready to move on after being in a bitter battle with her soon to be ex-husband for over two years Carolyn is finally ready to let lose with her friends in Island of St. Lucia.
But when she gets there is seems to depress her even more,because around every corner there is a newly wed couple or a couple in love and all Carolyn wants to do now is get drunk with her friends. But as it happens Carolyn can't even get drunk with her friends because one is sick and the o...more
Cindy
Lynsay Sands - Argeneau 16 - Under a Vampire Moon

What kind of mother invites her son along on her honeymoon? One who has discovered the perfect lifemate for him. Marguerite Argeneau is the bride honeymooning in the Caribbean with her new (or new again) husband, Julius Notte. Famous among her extended family as a matchmaker extraordinaire, she casually meets Carolyn. After a quick stroll through her head Marguerite feels she will be perfect for Christian, her and Julius' 500 year old son. (The wh...more
Amy Jacobs
This is the book that Argeneau fans have been dying for! The author finally gives the fans the happily ever after for Christian Notte. Christian is the son of Marguerite and Julius. When the married couple are on their honeymoon in St. Lucia, they run into Carolyn who is out celebrating her soon to be divorce. Marguerite instantly knows that Carolyn is the perfect mate for Christian since she has an knack for matching up immortals with life mates. Julius calls Christian and his cousins out to St...more
Becca
I discovered Lynsey Sands and her wonderful Argeneaus after about the tenth book in the series was out. I gobbled them all down one after the other and loved them. I do remember thinking they were getting a bit repetitive, but I simply loved this quirky family and the humor that Ms. Sands incorporates into her writing. Now that I read them as they come out, it's like revisiting great friends and catching up with their lives.

Under the Vampire Moon has the lovely matchmaker Marguerite, her husband...more
Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
Under a Vampire Moon is the 16th book in the Argeneau series. Christian Notte’s mother, Marguerite, is definately up to something. While Christians mother is on her honeymoon, he receives a call that his band is needed to play at the resort. Marguerite is known for her abilities to sense life mates. Could Marguerite have found his?

At the age of 42 Carolyn Connor is at the end of a very long and very ugly divorce. To cheer her up her best friend, Beth, decides to take her on a vacation to St. Luc...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Ahhhh! I am so disappointed now that this book is over!

I have read almost every Lynsay Sands Book written!

I really like her books. She keeps you entertained & glued to the pages in every series. All of her books have humor & an HEA AND some kind of mystery plot.

Plot...

All of these Vampire/Immortals are decendants or relatives of the original few Vampires from Atlantis, the Argeneaus. All of them have their individual stories about finding their "Life Mate"; their one true love & it...more
WildAboutBones
3.5 stars!
Marguerite Argeneau is at it again, excuse me, Marguerite Argeneau-Notte now. This time she's found a life mate for her son, five hundred plus year old Christian Notte. She quickly calls him and his cousins in the band down to St. Lucia when the resort band has to cancel at the last minute.

Forty-two year old Carolyn is on vacation with her good friend Beth in St. Lucia where their other good friend works as the entertainment director for the resort. She is disappointed when Beth gets s...more
Helen
can't wait.....always seems to take so long inbetween each novel in every series that I read!! Then I read the book in a few hours.....then I'm waiting again - lol.
It's a never ending circl (but I enjoy it!!)
Colette
This book was kind of like cotton candy: light, fluffy, good and at the same time you know you are going to have a hot mess on your hands when you finish. It was more a 2.7-2.9
Jessie Potts
Under a Vampire Moon is Lynsay Sands' 16th Argeneau vampire book! I remember back in 2005 when I first picked up A Quick Bite (book one) and was instantly hooked by her humor, wit and swoon-worthy heroes.

Under a Vampire Moon combines Sands' hilarious writing style with reluctant hero Christian Notte. Christian's family is bound and determined to help him win his life mate, Carolyn. Unfortunately, their help seems to be doing … well, something, because it included telling Carolyn that Christian...more
Kim To
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Cathy
There was a really weirddisconnect in this one for me. I was really looking forward to Christian's story. And I still love the characters and the warmth in this family. I liked the new cousins that were introduced well enough. But the plot was 1) offensive. Sure, people choose to have beards because of horrible family situations, but it's not a subject for a romantic comedy, certainly not in 2012, we've come too far to make light this topic. And 2) the plot was really inconsistent with the chara...more
Cindy
Oh Lynsay, my darling Lynsay...when ever I pick up one of your books I expect to be pleased. And once again you have proved that belief I have in you is so very well placed.

Our dear Marguerite Argeneau Notte is on her Honeymoon with the love of her life Julius Notte in beautiful , sunny St. Lucia. When she meets soon to be divorced Carolyn Connor, a beautiful 40 something woman, trying to relax after mental abuse from her idiot ex. and a long drawn out divorce. She wants to lounge around on the...more
Soraia
I love this series and the way Lynsay Sands writes it, so I'm sorry to say that this time I'm a bit disappointed. Although I had some great laughs while reading Under a Vampire Moon, I have to say halfway through I was a bit bored and I feel like I was "cheated" at the ending. I don't know, I guess I'm one of those readers that just loves a mushy sweet epilogue, and I surely wanted one this time.

Though it's very well explained why Carolyn acts the way she does, I had a really hard time liking h...more
Nikki Wilde
I don't usually read novels in a series out of order. I really dislike doing that but I had the opportunity to receive this novel as an ARC. There's no way I can read 15 books in front of this one and get my review in before the publishing date so I had to break my rule and read book 16 in the Argeneau series.

I enjoyed the way this one unfolded and I found that it was paced fairly well. I liked all of the characters and found they really gave this one that extra something. Not really knowing any...more
Virginia Campbell
A determined matchmaking vampire matriarch finds the true lifemate for her 500-year old son, and hilarious hijinks and steamy sensuality ensue! Marguerite Argeneau-Notte, an extremely beautiful, and very well-preserved, centuries-old vampire honeymoons in the Caribbean with her second husband and eternal soulmate, Julius Notte. When Marguerite meets Carolyn Connor, a fortyish vacationer trying to recover from a disastrous marriage, she immediately recognizes the perfect woman for her son, Christ...more
Crystal
There were a lot of parts of this book that had me laughing out loud. I had to force myself to put the darned thing down and go to bed. So it's a huge winner in that area.

Weaknesses... I really don't like manipulative relatives and Marguerite really pushes it with her mind controlling.

Also, the series has hit that point where the author needs to draw up a genealogy chart for her characters and pin it over her desk for constant reference. There was a point where Jackie was substituted for Rachel...more
Habrewer
Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands
*A review copy of this book was received from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

Carolyn is on a much needed vacation with her friend Bethany at the resort their friend Genie works at. She is going through a bad divorce that has left her lacking self-esteem. The only problem, the resort is full of honeymooning couples, including Marguerite and Julius Notte and Bethany has been sick so Carolyn is left on her own. She never dreamed her world would change...more
Rhianna
Maybe it just wasn't for me...

In need of a get-away as her messy and unhappy marriage nears the final stage of the divorce, Carolyn Connor finds herself in St. Lucia. With her traveling companion down with a stomach flu Carolyn has a tough time enjoying herself alone while surrounded by honeymooning couples. Having a chance meeting with Marguerite Argeneau, a matchmaker of epic proportions, Carolyn becomes the target of her latest life-mate finding scheme.

Called to St. Lucia by his mother, Chris...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

So I have a confession to make. I am not up to date with this series (maybe I'm about half way through it) and decided to take on reading this book out of order because I LOVE CHRISTIAN! So I figured, what could it hurt? And I was pleasantly surprised that this was it's own little story in the Argeneau/Notte world so I had no problem jumping right in.

Now that being said and from my feelings on the past books in this series I feel that the cute charm thi...more
Terra
Reading Under a Vampire Moon is like coming home for a family reunion. Considering we have sixteen Argeneau books now, our author still brings us a wonderful romance with something new and unique to keep our interest. I must say I just love theses books and have read everything Lynsay Sands has written to date. Now to wait for my next fix.

Carolyn Connor is on a much needed vacation but as fate would have it she has been plunged into a Honeymoon Resort by her loving friends. Trying to take her m...more
Patricia BookExhibitionism
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Dear Patricia,

in the past you've had issues with Lynsay Sands Argeneau Vampire novels. You thought they were a little too light, that something was always missing and that the fated mates "Trust the Nano"-message was getting old. Not only did it feel too convenient, it also bored you a little.

But you also read almost all of her books one after another. I am not saying that they are the best thing that has happened to the world, but after going a few months...more
Kayla
I have read all the books in this series and this one was by far the worst and most disappointing. Sorry to say but Lynsay Sands books have become very predictable. It's basically the same thing in each book. I basically forced myself to finish because it was so boring. I get tired of reading mundane daily activity in each chapter, for instance, they either make coffee or tea and fix something to eat because their hunger is reawakened. All in all a big disappointment that may keep me from readin...more
Danielle Lisle
I find myself more and more disheartened with Sands books of late. This one was poorly edited (IMO - repeated words etc), and if i had not read the entire series before this one, i don't think i would have understood any of it. The explanations are left (literally!) until the last page and the heroine’s acceptance of it all was rushed and frankly, unbelievable. Of course this is just my thoughts and you all may disagree - but alas, it's how i feel - disappointed.
Pansy
This book reminded me of the older books in the series. It was fun, sexy, and light. I enjoyed finally reading about Christian. He and Carolyn were adorable. My only problem with the book was the ending. It was rushed and then it ended abruptly. I was looking at my Kindle thinking, "WTH"! Not smooth Ms. Sands. It's down right mean.
Jessi
I love the books in this series....no matter what they make me laugh and with this book Christian's inner and outer commentary had me laughing so hard I kept getting the "what's so funny look from my family".... I can't wait for "Lady is a Vamp" coming out in August
Judi
This the first book that I have ready by Lynsay Sands and I really enjoyed it. It only took me three days to read it, but if I had the time it would have been read in a day!! I can't wait to read the rest of the series!!
Darlene
i'm giving this 3.5 stars.
after getting tired of the hunter arc, finally we're back to marguerite's family. although the plot is not new, i still liked it. but the end was too abrupt for my liking. i want more...
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Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She's been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fit...more
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“You told her I was gay."

"Yes, but see--"

"And she BELIEVED you!" he asked with horror.

"Yes, of course. Why would she think I'd lie about something like that?" she asked with exasperation.

"Julius," Marguerite chastised gently when his father muffled a guffaw.

"Sorry, darling, but he gave me such grief over wooing you that I can't help but think this is funny," Julius said, slipping his arm around Marguerite.

"It isn't funny," Christian growled. "She told my lifemate I'm gay."

Zanipolo gave a bark of laughter. "And she BELIEVED it."

Christian scowled at the man, considering violence until Gia said, "Actually, at first I just said my cugino was gay and didn't tell her which one. She thought it must be you before I said it was Christian.."

"What?" Zanipolo cried. "Why would she think that? Do I look gay?"

Christian growled impatiently, and turned on Gia. "I don't see how her thinking I am gay is supposed to help."

"Is it my hair that made her pick me for the gay one, do you think?" Zanipolo asked suddenly. "Maybe I should cut it."

"It could be," Santo said, eyeing him consideringly.

"Nah. Christian has long hair too," Raffeale pointed out.”
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