One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau, #19)
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One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau #19)

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Luck be a vampire tonight . . .

When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.

. . . and every night

Who wouldn't want to be a tall, d...more
Mass Market Paperback, 353 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Avon
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This is Jake's and Nicole's story.

First off, Jake's full name is Stephano Jacob Colson Notte. We've already met him in Vincent's book A Bite to Remember, where he was almost ḱilled and had to be turned by Vincent to be saved.
Nicole is the niece of Marguerite's housekeeper, though she hasn't shown up in any book before.

After being changed into a vampire 7 years ago, Jake ran away from his family, changed his name and now works as a bodyguard.
Marguerite finds him and convinces him to protect Nicol...more
Lover of Romance
Lynsay Sands has always been one of my favorite authors to read from when it comes to vampire romances. She was one of the first paranormal authors that made me fall in love with the genre. I was given a copy of One Lucky Vampire in return for a honest review through Edelweiss. I was really excited to be able to read Jake's story. After reading this one though, it made me want to re read the whole series. Even though it's not my favorite one in the series, it was still just as fun and unique.

I was so disappointed mainly because I read this book already, it was a called A Quick Bite. If Lynsay wanted to revisit the carefree bumbling vampire mystery style that started it all I don’t get why she did it for this book, it would have made more sense to do it for the 20th book. So much of this book was silly and made no sense starting with Jake’s name. We were already introduced to this character as Stephano Notte in A Bite to Remember, so now having him go by Jake Colson made no sense. I...more
4.5 Stars!!

Not my favorite in the series, but I still loved it!!!

All the books in this series are humorous, suspenseful, and erotic. These vampires are just plain fun. I have been reading this series for years and love everyone of the Argeneau family members.

The vampires aren't really traditional vampires. They are the survivors of Atlantis who were medically treated with nanos to keep them healthy. The nanos require more blood than their bodies make, so the Atlanean's existence inspired the "v...more
(3 stars - I liked it) Book 19 wow! The Argeneaus have been sort of a mixed bag lately with some good and some so so. This one starts off well though, enough to snag me into reading to the finish when I only meant to take a peek.

I enjoyed One Lucky Vampire and I really liked Jake (aka Stephano Notte) and I also liked the heroine Nicole who is an artist - and I thought the fact that she worked multiple canvases at a time was pretty fun - but I actually liked the story a lot more before the big r...more
Jenni Lea
There are very few M/F authors I will read. Lynsay Sands is one of them. I enjoyed the hell out of this book! Let me tell you why...

*She ate sorbet - TWICE!
*He read some recipes, although it may have been in a different language
*He employed a slightly altered version of the secret handshake
*They brushed their teeth!
*They painted an ass-load of fences

And the best part of this whole thing?

Only 12 other people in the whole world will understand what the hell I am talking about in this review. :D
P.A. Lupton

I love the Argeneau books. I always get a good chuckle and enjoy them for what they are: light, fun reads. You can't take them too seriously, and if you're looking for something emotionally angsty, you won't find them here. However, if you want a book that's easy to zip through and entertains at the same time, these books are perfect.
I have been a big fan of the Argeneau books for a long time. This one was extremely disappointing though! Most of the story was spent with her explaining what immortals were or what happened in the past. Yes, there is a need to explain a little so that people new to her books can understand. But this seemed like most of the book was explanations. And there was nothing unpredictable to the book. Yes, the bad guy was left to the end, but it didn't work. She wrote the entire book as if the culprit...more
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I love the the Argeneau vampires.. cuz me.. immortals. Being Atlantians with Nanos is oringinal.

But this latest book was not as good as the others. It's still interesting. Though Margarite needs to step away. Having her be the matchmaker in all the books is getting old. I'd like more of the history, problems and inner workings of being a Atlantis immortal, than just lets see who I can match together this time.

Having Jake be fake being Nicole's housekeeper to be her bodyguard was off. It didn't...more
  ღ☆ღ  Brenda
Very impressed! This was a "New to me Author" and I love her writing style! The story flowed so nicely and not choppy in any way!The love for the characters are spot on and so was the page flipping! This is an author who knows how to hold her readers!

I loved this story on vampire who didn't want to be turned and was angry at his family for all of the lies told to him and mind control they performed on him as a child.Leaving home angry at them for being monsters and then to be turned by a so cal...more

Tenia este libro en mi lista de pendientes desde hacia un par de semanas, la razon : era que despues de leer la sinopsis, la historia no me llamaba para nada, algo sorprendente puesto que desde siempre que sale algun libro de la saga Argeneau voy corriendo a descargarlo para luego devorarlo; Obviamente decidi leerlo porque le tengo mucho cariño a la saga y a sus personajes.
El libro es muy gracioso y divertido como los anteriores de la saga, a pesar de que muchos digan que la saga ya es muy repit...more
Deanna also on Leafmarks because I miss Marco
First, I must admit that I love this series. I love it. I was disappointed in this effort.

I like Jake. He was everything one would want in a love interest. He was handsome, brave, smart, funny and tender. He did love his family even though he had not been in contact for a few years, but what is a few years to an immortal. I do wonder how he could do his job as bodyguard/security to mortals with no clue what he is. How did he function in the daylight? How did he hid his blood bags while on the j...more
First off, I love Ms. Sands because she brings humor into her writing. However, I find with her books it's either hit or miss for me. This one was a miss. I wanted to like it. Really I did because I have read the series from the beginning. But this one falls flat. I guess I just couldn't get past the fact that Jake/Stephano had such a hard time dealing with becoming an immortal when he was raised with them since childhood, and found out about them at 18. He was in his 50's when Vincent gave up h...more
Paranormal Haven
Stephano Jacob Colson Notte, or Jake Colson as he now goes by, was horrified when he learned at 18 his stepfather, mother, and younger half-brother are blood sucking, mind controlling vampires (immortals). That turned to anger when he was changed after nearly dying 3 years ago. After he learned to care for himself, he walked away from his family to start a new life. This new life and career as a body guard has brought him to Nicole's doorstep. Nicole doesn't believe her string of unfortunate eve...more
Amy Jacobs
When it comes to author Lynsay Sands, I am a sucker for the story! I absolutely adore her writing, characters and plot lines. You would think after 19 books in a series I would grow bored with it. Sadly, it just makes me crave more from her!

With One Lucky Vampire we get to read about Jake Colson and Nicole Phillips. Jake you might remember as Stephano Notte from A Bite To Remember. He was turned by Vincent in that book in order to save his life. To say that he isn’t happy with being turned is an...more
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นับแล้วเล่มนี้เป็นเล่มที่ 19 ในชุดแล้วนะคะ ดังนั้นตามทฤษฎีของเราที่ว่า จำนวนเล่มแปรผกผันกับความสนุก เราก็เลยไม่ได้คาดหวังอะไรมากมายจากการอ่านเล่มนี้ และนั่นอาจจะทำให้ใครหลายคนตั้งคำถามว่า ถ้าไม่คาดหวังว่าจะสนุก แล้วจะอ่านไปทำไม เสียเวลานะ

เราอ่านเพราะเราติดตามชุดนี้มาตั้งแต่ต้น และแม้ความสนุกจะลดน้อยลงไปเรื่อย ๆ แต่ธีมเรื่อง สไตล์การเขียน และเล่าเรื่องของคนแต่ง ก็ยังเป็นสิ่งที่เราคุ้นเคย เราเป็นมนุษย์ที่ยึดติดกับสิ่งที่เคยชินค่ะ เราอ่านหนังสือที่เข้าข่ายแบบนี้ เพราะแม้จะไม่คาดหวังว่าจะดีเลิศ แต่เ...more
When a writer gets to the 21st entry in a series, as Lynsay has with the Argeneaus the freedom from having to remake the world and the virtual surety that anyone reading the 21st book "gets it," must mean you are able to focus on other aspects of the characters' life.

So, in ONE LUCKY VAMPIRE, the mechanics of the Argeneau's particular brand of immortality take a back seat to how Jake feels about being a vampire and how he has treated his family of vampires (also his employer and so on). He's bee...more
I feel like every time I review a book for Lynsay Sands' Argeneau it's necessary to point out that this is not a regular PNR series. It's not supposed to be serious, it's not dramatic or dangerous. Its charm lies on the fact it's sweet, simple and funny. If not for the sex, it could easily be set to young-adult.

After reading so many books in the series, I know what's going to happen, I know the basic lines of the story as everyone else does. What makes me continue to read them is the how, the j...more
Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
This is an original review from - Original Rating 3.5/5

One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands is an Argeneau Novel series read. I admit that I totally love this series and have read every book in every series in order. I believe this is the first book by Sands that I would not recommend reading without reading previous books in this series first. Many characters from previous books popped in and out and even I felt a little confused at times. I think if I would not have had...more
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A twist on Beauty and the Beast that only Lynsay Sands could bring to life! Fun, fast-paced, and totally hot.

Stephano Jacob Colson Notte never, ever wanted to be a Vampire. He felt betrayed by his family when he turned 18 and they felt that he was old enough to know the truth and give him the option of becoming a Vampire. No possible way was he becoming an evil bloodsucker! Until tragedy strikes...more
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Quickie Thoughts:

I enjoyed this installment of the Argeneau Family Series, it was so much better than the last one. The characters were likable and easy to relate to...he was perfect as a vamp who was turned against his will and she was great as a heroine who was getting over a bad marriage. I loved that we got to see more of the twins from California and see Vincent and Jackie again. The story moved along quickly and had some great suspense. There were a couple of things that I wo...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this series. Love because I really enjoy some of the light humor that this series usually offers. Hate because now that we are at book 19, sometimes I feel like I’ve read that before.

I had high hopes for ONE LUCKY VAMPIRE, mainly because I have enjoyed the past few books in this series. But while reading this I couldn’t help but feel that although it’s a completely different couple, with their own issues and set of problems and chemistry… I just fel...more
I have really enjoyed this series over the years. I love the intricacies of characters coming and going throughout a series. Allowing me to learn more about their lives than just "their" initial story line.

That said, while I did like the inclusion of some familiar characters such as Marguerite, Vincent, etc. I thought it was a little overboard with the Twins, the Notte family, Dani and so on. Some of whom seemed just to be there to be there without a really great purpose. Or more as though the s...more
If you wondered what happened to Stephano Notte, who we met in A Bite To Remember after he was involuntarily turned into a vampire, then now is your chance.

Nowadays, Stephano, goes by Jake and he is in the bodyguard business. His Aunt Marguerite ropes him into a little subterfuge in order to protect her friend, Nicole who is going through a divorce and seems to have a run of bad luck that may be hiding the fact that someone is trying to kill her!

Jake doesn't seem to be coming to terms with what...more
Danielle Goodwin
Lynsay Sands has done it again! Even though “One Lucky Vampire” is the 19th book in her Argeneau Series, it has all new plot elements that make it stand apart from the other books. Nicole, the leading lady in this novel, could be me – she’s very realistically written and it was easy to imagine myself in her shoes. The characters are deep and have flaws and quirks, there are no perfect people (mortal or immortal) in Sands’ books! There are lots of details to the plot, as usual, and it turns out a...more
Deborah Vespo
I've pretty much given up on the vampire series books with the exception of this one. I love the Argeneau and Notte family books. It's about family and how they take care of one another, and at the same time are entertaining and light books to read. This is Jake Colson's (AKA Stephano Notte) and Nicole Phillips's story. Jake is sort of related to Marguerite Argeneau - who is a sort of Aunt. But to Marguerite the relationship is. Nicole is the niece of Marguerite's housekeeper, so Marguerite feel...more
Anna's Herding Cats!
Yes, yes, I know! *hangs head* I am so late to the Lynsay Sands game but I'm luuuurving her books and totally making up for it now. And going about it backwards apparently starting with book 19 (eep!) of the series. LOL But thankfully that's okay and One Lucky Vampire totally worked without reading the previous installments. A reluctant runaway vampire, a heroine in denial, vampirical meddling and sex induced faints? Yeah. Good times. Good times.

Alright, so, One Lucky Vampire. Jake has been hidi...more
I don't know when Lynsay Sands vampire stories begun to bore me. But that's what happened with this one.
There's humor and that's it. Cause most of the time it's irritating how much of the boring plot is trying to be covered by humor. And the worst of all is that she just couldn't make me invest some care or feeling for the characters. That's just sad.

So, I won't be buying anymore of the books. That horse is so dead that it should be buried for good.
As with all of Lynsay's Argeneau novels I found this one funny and an enjoyable read. But I found a problem at the end. Nicole wasn't told all the ramifications of being turned. This may be covered briefly in Vampire Most Wanted. I hope so.

Once again Marguerite is at it ;). Remember Stephano? Vincent changed him w/o permission when he was attacked and dying. Well, he left the family stomping his feet and being alone. He moved to Ottawa, changed his name to Jake (his middle name is Jacob) and got...more
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