The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau, #12; Rogue Hunter, #3)
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The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau #12)

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Nicholas Argeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires who break the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself. But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it's second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea he w...more
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published May 10th 2012 by Gollancz (first published September 1st 2009)
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Rossy
Oct 06, 2009 Rossy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who enjoy PNR/Sci-fiction, Argeneau series
Now this was a fantastic read!

While the first two books in the Rogue Hunters series were good, i didn't feel they were in the same level as the Argeneau's. Now i can see why the stories didn't seem to have much "meat". They were actually building up to this book, which to me looks like the catalyst to the series.

I fell totally in LOVE with the main characters, particularly the heroine. It was a breath of fresh air to have a smart, confident (without being arrogant), friendly and feisty heroine....more
Laurie (Bitten by Romance)
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Danielle
I thought I knew all the direct members of the Argeneau family but it seems that the author forgot to mention, the renegade hunter Nicholas Argeneau. Nicholas Argeneau, a member of the elite Atlantean (immortal) family, was formerly an enforcer who hunted immortals who broke the rules of the council, but fifty years ago he became the hunted after his cousin Decker Argeneau Pimms (allegedly his best friend) discovered him with blood in his mouth holding the dead body of a pregnant woman. The only...more
Jacqueline
Oct 03, 2010 Jacqueline rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone - while the writing style wasn't to my taste, others still might find it interesting.
Recommended to Jacqueline by: Impulse buy
Books are weird things.

You can be completely, utterly drawn in with the characters, but hate the story. You can adore the story, but dislike the characters. Sometimes you might love the story and characters, but hate the pacing of the novel. And still others, you find yourself in love with everything...except the writing.

Ironically, while I have read a few of Sands' novels over the years, I don't recall hating her writing style as much as I found myself disliking such now. My primary issue with...more
Melindeeloo
1.5 stars - It had moments, but the unsatisfying ending left me frustrated

Renegade Hunter has a good hero in Nicholas Argenau, a rogue hunter gone rogue, now hunted by his fellow hunters - but still noble and still on the job hunting down bad rogue vampires- and a decent heroine in Jo Willin (,sister to Sam from Immortal Hunter) who is feisty and who is insightful enough to question the circumstance which made Nicholas a rogue even though all the other hunters were willing to accept Nicholas'...more
valee
This book was really good. Nice to see that Lynsay Sands got back on track.
I didn't like the Rogue Hunter series as much as I did the Argeneau series. And this book, even though it has almost nothing about the other Argeneau family members and most of the time you don't even remember Nicholas is an Argeneau, was as good as the rest of the Argeneau serie's books.

I loved it. Couldn't stop reading until it was done.
Cindy
Good read, much better than the previous book [Immortal Hunter:]. Nicholas [introduced in the previous book:] was a good hero and Jo was a more 'together' heroine than some of the others in this series. Unfortunately, to create the situations where our hero comes to her rescue the other Hunters have to appear pretty incompetent. [Let's just say I wouldn't want to rely on them to protect MY body from hungry bad guys...:] And then there's another semi-cliffhanger ending which apparently is quite p...more
Alexis
Lynsay Sands is one of those authors I've just always picked up by default. Her stories are light, they don't take themselves too seriously, and they always have a distinctive element of humor that makes me laugh out loud at least a few times a novel. True, her plots are pretty far-fetched, many instances making me roll my eyes with their "convenience", but I live with them because Sands never claims to be a mystery writer, and sometimes I can appreciate a good coincidence in my literature.

This...more
Jessica Weissenburger
I was actually really looking forward to this story since we got a little taste of Nicholas in one of the previous books, but I was a little disappointed that one of Sam's sisters wound up being his mate. Not that I dislike Sam, but really it was just too convenient that Josephine wound up being Nicholas' mate. I would have liked to have seen a plot where his mother was actually alive and helping him elude capture, but alas that wasn't meant to be.

I wish that his heroine was a little bit more in...more
1000 +
Sam and Mortimer (from previous book the Rogue Hunter) have thrown a party inviting all of their Immortal friends. The reason for this party? To find Sam's sisters Jo and Alex lifemates so that Sam can tell her sisters the big secret and turn. Unknown to them all Nicholas Argeneau (from the previous book the Immortal Hunter) is keeping a close eye on the party, watching for any sign of Rogues and it's a good thing he was.

Jo Willian decides to take a walk outside after excusing herself from the...more
Megan
Book #12 in Ms. Sands’ vampire series. This was a great book! I really enjoyed it! The heroine- Jo Willan (one of the sisters of Sam from book #10 The Rogue Hunter) is super feisty and spunky (which makes this book super fun- in my opinion)! And I equally love the hero, Nicholas Argeneau, who is a rogue immortal (accused of killing an innocent pregnant mortal who used to look like his first life mate Annie, 50 years ago, he's been on the run ever since). However, he doesn't know for sure what ha...more
Barbara
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Amber
This book was horrible and I hardly ever say that about a book expecialy if it has vampires and romance. This book though was such a let down. the first thing I got really tired of was all the meaningless explaining of everyday things. The author was constantly interupting the action with stupid detials. Jo had to do this and then this and then this some more when it had nothing to do with what was going on with the story!!! The concept of the nanos was pretty cool but "nofangers" just completel...more
QiJia 치쟈
This is my favourite of the Rogue Hunter series but still it lacks some elements

Jo is too positive, don't you think?

Nicholas was intriguing since the second book
though his character wasn't really interesting in the end. Great guy(as usual) But nothing much
Cathy
Third in the Rogue Hunter series by Lynsay Sands, but also 12th in the Argeneau series. Confusing? Nah. It's a sub-plot based in the same world with overlapping characters. The Hunter books are a little bit less silly fun, a little bit more action. They still have great characters that I can't help but like. I liked this one a little bit more than the other 2 Hunter books. Nickolas is super-appealing, sort of a bad boy, still a hero. I also enjoyed Jo's smart mouth, especially when she was calli...more
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
I don't know how these books keep getting better but they do. I like how Ms. Sands has now made a single enemy tied into the family's lives. Makes things more intriguing. I Loved, loved, LOVED Jo that woman is one spicy pepper. And smart to boot. I love how she had figured things out so quickly and so easily. But I love her spark the most, and I love love LOVE LOOOOVE the way she stood up to Lucian. that had me rolling sideways on that one. This is one book you have GOT to read in this series. I...more
Dawn (Kat N Hat)
I really liked the female lead. Lots of LOL moments in this book.

However, I am disappointed that the plot lines from 2 books back in the series are still not resolved. This couple got their HEA but the main mystery was not explained away. The story wasn't complete.
Tilequa
Loved this one also, i loved josephine character alot. I like straight foward type girls in novels not shy and awkward ones so much!!!!!!!!!!!! and i definily loved my sexy husband nickolas alot also!!!!!!!!!! i would read this again and not be bored!!!!!!
Kelly
Can't decide what I think of this one. Loved the heroine, disliked the ending. Sick of anything that even mentions Atlantis, yet the nano stuff is actually pretty well thought-out. Tough to rate. Review to follow soon.
Susan (susayq ~)
I really enjoyed reading this. Jo was snarky and funny and was a great female character. However, I really want to know what Lucien found out about who killed the mortal woman and framed Nicholas.
Fallen for books
Loved the book. I haven't read the startinb books and jumped to this one.I love the cover.the romance , mystery!1
Cindyg
Damn this was good. I totally loved Nicholas and Jo. You've got to read this one.
Sabine
Nicholas Argeneau lebt seit 50 Jahren auf der Flucht. Damals wurde seine Lebensgefährtin und sein ungeborenes Baby bei einem Unfall getötet und in seiner Trauer ist er ausgerastet und hat eine junge Schwangere getötet. Doch ist er wirklich ein Abtrünniger? Wieso rettet er dann ständig jungen Frauen das Leben und jagt selbst Abtrünnige?

Josephine Willan ist bei ihrer Schwester Sam und deren Lebensgefährten Mortimer zu Gast im Hauptquartier der Jäger. Jo weiß weder, dass es Vampire bzw. Unsterblich...more
Morgan
**Kindle Read**

AND WE'RE BACK.

I knew I would like this one better than the first two in the Rogue Hunter off-shoot. Jo/Nicholas was a better pairing than Sam/Mortimer or Decker/Dani (so much so that Decker/Dani weren't even in this book. haha.)

Jo is one feisty chick. I adored her take on Nicholas' past, and the scene where she threw the glass of wine on him.

Charlie the dog reminded me of my dog Izzy especially with how he would sit and stare at you to wait until you TELL him he can get up on...more
marlene
since we moved to the rogue hunter part of the series the writing has taken on a much ore serious tone and lost a lot of the humor and playfulness that was in the argeneau series. this book featured an argeneau, nicholas, and so it did have some of the usual suspects from the family show up. they brought in some laughs as well as small updates on how their lives were going.


the story of Nicholas and Jo was amusing by itself. Jo being so in the middle of the vampire world with her sister being a l...more
Abby Helstrip

The renegade hunter is a funny, sassy book full of mischief. I found the scene when everybody is thinking of rhyme so Lucian doesn’t find out Nicholas is back quiet ridiculously funny. Yet again there is another rogue that needs catching and it’s the renegade hunter at hand, but he loses his balance when he meets jo. Jo who happens to be damsel in distress can Nicholas safe her? – Of course he can! 50 years on the run for something he didn’t even commit – know that’s ironic. Believing that you k...more
Nina R.
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Gina
The Renegade Hunter is double digits into Sands' Argeneau vampire series, but it is the third of an internal story arc featuring enforcers for the Council. Nicholas Argeneau has been a rogue for 50 years after it was believed he killed an innocent pregnant woman during his immense grief after the death of his wife, Annie. Yet he continues to hunt bad vampires and ends up saving the life of two mortal women (in The Rogue Hunter). When he saves the life of Josephine Willan (sister to Sam from a pr...more
Angela (Reading Angels)
You would think after 12 of these books that I would grow tired of them. While they do have a very similar plot point, immortal finds lifemate, etc, each book and characters are very different and somehow each book ends up being fresh and fun.

I really enjoyed this installment in the Argeneau series. Jo and Nicholas were both great characters. I really loved Jo, she was so sassy and funny and smart. She kept Nicholas on his toes, and that's hard to do with someone who is centuries old. This one h...more
Justyn Kyle
I really enjoyed this book. Nicholas Argeneau is a rogue vampire wanted for murdering a pregnant woman 50 years ago. He has been on the run ever since but once a council enforcer always and enforcer. The beginning of the summer he found himself rescuing a couple of young women from a group of rogues and is still trailing one from the group when he rescues Jo Willan.
Jo Willan is a bar manager who is also putting herself through school. She is visiting her sister when Nicholas rescues her from th...more
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LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to...more
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