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It bites: New York hotels cost an arm and a leg, and Terri had flown from England to help plan her cousin’s wedding. The new in-laws offered lodging. But they were a weird bunch. There was the sometimes-chipper-sometimes-brooding Lucern, and the wacky stage-actor, Vincent. (She couldn't imagine Broadway casting a hungrier singing-and-dancing Dracula.) And then there was Ba ...more
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Published July 6th 2004 by Love Spell (first published July 1st 2004)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 only for Bastien Stars

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OMG The last part of this book just pissed me off. I was loving this book. Bastien was so charming. Then Terri pulls some coward ass bs towards the end and bam I am throwing my paperback across the room like a 3 year old in the middle of a melt down! I was so mad I almost 1 stared it out of spite, but I did really really love Bastien soooo. All 3 of my stars are for sexy Bastien. Terri just pissed me off. She was a total coward ass baby. That makes two heroines in a row
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Leah
I'm giving this book two stars, because while it was good, it was not one of the best things I've ever read. It didn't get interesting for me until after the first couple hundred pages. And, that being said, it only seemed to get more interesting because they had sex and finally things were starting to get exciting. I didn't really like everything that happened in the last couple chapters; it kinda pissed me off. I just didn't like this book as much as I was expecting to. When I read the back of ...more
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Finally, a story I can get my teeth into!

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It bites: New York hotels cost an arm and a leg, and Terri has flown from England to help plan her cousin’s wedding. The new in-laws offered lodging. But they’re a weird bunch -- and it isn’t just that they’re Canadian! There is the sometimes-chipper-sometimes-silent Lucern, and the wacky stage-actor Vincent: she can’t imagine Broadway casting a hungrier singing-and-dancing Dracula. And then there is Bastien. Just looking into his eyes, Terri
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DarienMoya
TALL,DARK AND MEDIOCRE!!!
The fourth book in the Argeneau series is one fun ride. While not being able to live up to the genius that is Single White Vampire, the book is still able to capture your attention and manages to introduce some fun characters. Plus you get tabs on old characters and that in it self is just awesome. Recap this series is about a family of Canadian vampires and their search for love.

Bastien is the second oldest of Argeneau children and the most take charge. He is in charge
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Blodeuedd Finland
What I missed most in this book was the humour. The other one had me giggling. This one, well the humour missed its mark, if it was supposed to be humour. It was still good cos it was light, and not PNR serious. So for that it still gets a good mark, even if it was bordering ok sometimes. I just missed the giggling!

Bastien meets Terri. A cousin of Kate who is marrying Bastien's brother. Most of the book takes place during 2 weeks. Terri is helping with the wedding and Bastien is falling for her.
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Natasha GJ Nanny Nakia
Reseñado en mi blog Nanny Books

Lo mejor de este libro fue la protagonista (a diferencia de los anteriores que les comenté). Ella es más bien rellenita y eso hace que muchas escenas tengan un significado diferente que si hubiera estado protagonizado por la típica chica perfecta.

Además, Bastien se luce como galán y me ha subido al autoestima con sus comentarios... Jajaja, oh, vamos, que es mi favorito. No, no he abandonado a Luc, pero éste también está muy bien. Hay grandes frases que tengo marcad
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Mary Abshire
Oct 15, 2011 Mary Abshire rated it really liked it
Never read about so many problems for a wedding. Sheesh!
This was a good read. Lots of trouble for Bastian and Terri. Love the conflict.
I'm curious to see if Vincent will now find a mate.
Looking forward to the next one.
Brandi Salazar
Oct 03, 2011 Brandi Salazar rated it really liked it
This book revolves around a romance between Bastien Argeneau and Terri (insert forgotten last name here--the best man and maid of honor in Lucern (Bastien's brother) and Kate's (Terri's best friend) wedding. Upon her unexpected early arrival, Terri is pushed on Bastien who is forced to give her room and board in his penthouse (not that it was any inconvenience), and they have an immediate attraction to one another.

I found the story quite funny, especially with Vincent's (another Argeneau brothe
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Samantha
Nov 01, 2015 Samantha rated it it was ok
Really all my feelings on this book can be summed up in one large groan. I had been looking forward to reading about Bastien too. Bastien really could've been an interesting character, but Sands made him out to be a soft snuggle bunny with fangs. And Terri was unbelievably sweet. She has no backbone, except for once in the story and that didn't last too long. I have a very strong feeling that if I hadn't been familiar with the characters I would've given up on this book long before hitting page ...more
1000 +
Nov 06, 2011 1000 + rated it it was amazing
Kate's (from previous book Single White Vampire) cousin and best friend Terri is flying into town to help out with Kates wedding. Kate and Lucern ask Lucerns brother Bastien to put Terri up in the penthouse owned by the family and suddenly Terri finds her self stranded with Bastien and his unplanned house guests: His cousin Vincent and Kate's co-editor Chris when Kate is assigned to an out of town writing conference.

A lot of laugh out loud scenes in the book almost from the very begining when Te
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I'm a bit disappointed! I really like Bastien, and I was hoping his book would be so sexy and he would get the perfect heroine to shake him up! But that's not exactly how I feel after reading this book.

First of all, I felt a lack of the humor that was always present in the past books in this series. I don't think I can recall one moment where I was really laughing like in Single White Vampire. Yes, there's some moments you could consider funny, but it wasn't the same.

In this book, Bastien is lef
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Jessica
Jan 05, 2016 Jessica rated it it was amazing
ive been going back and rereading books i read when i was much younger. many of them are quite awful unlike what i remembered. and i am so happy to say that this series is not on of them. you can clearly see the writers talent growwith each novel.
pros:the characterss, were great with solid backstories and understandable realistic motives and emotions. terri osnt as feisty as i normally like my heroines but her directness is lile mine and made up for that. bastien is a workholic after a failed r
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Alyssa
Loved this one like I love the others before it. It was a cute, happy little read for me.

I love the Argeneau family. I'm soo glad it was finally Bastien's turn to get a little lovin'.

Terri is cute, and she cracks me up sometimes. Terri comes to New York to help her cousin Kate with her wedding to Lucern. While there, she ends up staying with Luc's brother Bastien, and the sparks immediately start flying.

This was a light, funny read like the others before it. I totally need to remember to grab an
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Inara
Mar 17, 2015 Inara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: for all who love a romantic vampire lovestory
This is the story of Bastien Argeneau and how he found his mate:

Take a tough business vampire, his brother who marries, said brothers bride and his brides maid of honor, add the brides injured coworker and a vampire cousin who has to feed from the "living object", put them together in the business vampires penthouse, than mix, shake and the outcome is an amusing, easy-flowing and light-hearted book. No earth-shattering events, no world to save, no mysteries to solve and after THE BIG MISUNDERSTA
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Jennifer
I enjoyed this but I am kind of feeling a little like the plots are pretty similar here from book to book.

Vampire is very lonely. Mate appears. Obstacle gets in the way of the romance. Vampire family steps in to help resolve situation. Communication finally happens - Obstacle is resolved. Happily ever after.

It's not that I don't enjoy the stories - I do like them very much. But I find myself hoping that the next book will break out of the mold a little bit. Is this just going to be book after
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Theresa
Feb 06, 2011 Theresa rated it it was ok
I just stumbled across this book at the grocery store and it looked decent. I didn't realize it was a part of a series nor the fourth book. The good thing is that you can't tell that you're in the middle of a series. This book is written as if it is its own.

As for a paranormal romance book, it's mediocre. The characters are somewhat entertaining but I never really felt a connection to any of them. The plot is basic and at times I wanted to speed read to the next interesting event. The "romance"
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Jodi
Nov 02, 2014 Jodi rated it liked it
This is third Argeneau book that I got years ago. It was amusing but it was also nearly identical to the two prior books. Bastien is Lucerne's next younger brother and he falls for Kate's cousin Terri who comes in two weeks before the wedding to help. Kate and Lucerne meanwhile must rush off to a conference so aren't there for the flower disaster, the tissue flower destruction and the catering suicide. But Terry handles it all like a pro. Bastion finds himself enjoying life again. The narrator d ...more
Melissa
Jul 02, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable read. This time about Bastienne and Terri. I liked Vincent and Meredith was a good extra. off to read the next one
Marissa
Jul 23, 2016 Marissa rated it liked it
This was a good read and made me laugh, but it took way too long to get steamy. The ending felt beyond rushed and I could've used a little (a lot) more smut.
LibraryDanielle
Sep 09, 2016 LibraryDanielle rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
this one is slightly stupid what with all the eye rolling catastrophes
Andrea
Sep 08, 2010 Andrea rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
I usually love LS Argeneau novels but I have to say this one did not live up to my expectations at all. There was no thrill, no hang on every word because I might miss something major. This was a filler, a sad sappy love love thing without any substance at all. It was NOTHING like the other novel's I've read and if this is an example of future novels I'm dropping the series. I have to have something that draws me and keeps me there. This one I had to make myself pick up and actually finish it ju ...more
Georgina
Jun 19, 2011 Georgina rated it it was ok
One and a half.

This book was tedious - bored the pants off me but for some reason I felt compelled to finish it.

Lots of boring detail about nothing in particular. I reached my limit when Sands felt it necessary to explain how Terri went to the toilet.

Plenty of unnecessary dialogue that went nowhere, and supposed comedy that just fell flat for me and halted the story when actually it had a chance to go somewhere - as I've said previously about Sands' humour, I guess you had to be there.

I think I
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Lourin
Aug 13, 2016 Lourin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, vampire
Not even a catastrophe can stop this Argeneau wedding!

Bastien is the go to guy. He's the head of the family practically and runs the family business. His life is all about work and ensuring his family has everything they need. He runs on schedules and calm. But this wedding planning business is throwing Bastien's normal calm life for a tailspin. To make matters worse, the maid of honor may be his life.

Terri flew from England to New York to help her cousin with the last minute details for the wed
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Linda Walters
I was somewhat disappointed in Bastien's story. It was one I was looking forward to reading since I started reading the series. While it was sweet, it felt somewhat tame and almost more about the other members of the family than it was about him and Terri. Don't get me wrong, I like the whole odd ball unique family, but it just felt like it was missing something.
The wedding planning mishaps were funny and the mishaps just kept coming. Things really did keep Bastien and Terri busy trying to fix
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Flying Off The Shelves
Nov 13, 2015 Flying Off The Shelves rated it really liked it
This series is probably one of the best vampire stories I have ever read. Lynsay Sands is a real dynamite author and her stories intertwine is really great ways. As a matter of fact because of the way she wrote these stories its hard to take them apart from one another hence the series review rather than singular book review.

Each of her stories in essence is very similar in that they are all romances and thus all have happy endings. The stories also all have their action parts, which is great! T
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Maura
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Laura
Aug 28, 2015 Laura rated it it was ok
First Thoughts:
Not at all impressed. When I said that I'd be annoyed if Miss Sands followed the same structure by having the vampire staked in the chest by a random person, I didn't mean completely get rid of it. This was just a romance, there wasn't really any reason for it to be a vampire book. I'm incredibly disappointed so this is a low two stars because the previous book was a bit better.

What Is It About:
Terri is Kate's cousin and maid of honour. She's coming to ease the process of the wedd
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Lorre
Feb 22, 2013 Lorre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tall, Dark & Hungry was another hot, sexy and funny book by Lynsay Sands.
I loved Bastien and Terri, their story was amazing! And it was really great that Lucern and Kate (from the previous book) were present in this story as well. Planning their wedding sure didn't go smoothly LOL

Oh, and I just love Vincent, the somewhat strange cousin. I hope there will be a book about him cause I want to get to know him better.

I'm curious to see who the next book will be about!
Caro
Feb 14, 2015 Caro rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sands-lynsay
Another great read in this series. I really loved all the characters and their personalities. There was humor, fun, some tense moments, great dialog, some steaminess and a great HEA. Another book for the shelf. This pulled me in and had me reading and completely engrossed. I loved the botched attempts and the friends from home. Tough Love. ;) Super great book that I had fun reading and will probably end up reading again. A book for the shelf. Totally Enjoy!
Dawn
Review of Tall, Dark and Hungry Tall Dark and Hungry is the fourth book of the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands. The story is about Bastien and Terri. The week before Lucern’s wedding his life mate has to leave town unexpectedly for a conference while her best friend, Terri, is coming into town early to help with last minute wedding details. Bastien is the guy everyone turns to when they need something, so of course it is expected that Bastien will deal with all of the emergencies while Lucern an ...more
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