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Love Bites (Argeneau #2)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  18,098 Ratings  ·  631 Reviews
When the heroine gets in the way of someone trying to kill the hero, he must make her a vampire to save her life. Then he must teach her to love the night and him.
Paperback, 373 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Leisure Books (first published 2004)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
This book was also okay. I liked the couple okay. I think Etienne should have been a little more smooth with the women being as he was over 300 years old but whatevs. So what if his game is a little weak. I could get over that. I would have liked it a whole lot better if the bad guy wasn't a big stupid turd. I mean his name was Pudge for fuck sake! Pudge!!! I mean he wasn't badass he was just a huge annoying shithook. Come on Etienne, this stupid geeky weak ass human has tried to kill you over 4 ...more
This book contains a scene so gross, I'm surprised every other review doesn't begin "OMG, this book is so gross!" I don't think any other reviewer has even mentioned it. Is it seriously just me that is icked out when a very hungry vampire woman goes down on a guy and starts thinking about actually eating him like a sausage? And later he gets caught lying there naked by a relative, with a flacid, bite-marked penis. HURL!

Anyway, aside from that fun time, it was pleasant but on the dull side. Highl
Dec 13, 2009 K. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Bites, by Lynsay Sands - Light PNR, Contemporary Vampire Series

I've only read one other book by Lynsay Sands ("Sweet Revenge"), which was one of her older historical romances. Although I liked "Sweet Revenge" well enough, it didn't compel me to want to snatch up her backlist at the time. Sands writing style is simple and easy reading, and since I prefer a deeper, more complex and emotional writing style in my historicals, I believe that's why I didn't pursue her after "Sweet Revenge." "Love
Better than the first one and super sexy!
Mar 14, 2010 DarienMoya rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010-reads, vampires

Love Bites is the second book in the Argeneau’s series. I must admit I read these out of order because I was unable to find books 2,3, and 4 but now I have them and I was not disappointed. A light vampire read filled with family and love.

Etienne is one of the youngest of the bunch being a little over three hundred years old, so he gets no respect from his brothers. His job is to create video games and his most popular is Blood Lust, a game about rogue vampires and their s
It was a funny, fluffy read until near the middle when became boring for me.

Rachel is a forensic pathologist when Etienne Argeneau (believed dead) and personal stalker intervene in her life. The dialogues when she wakes up are funny, and the first Argeneau family reunion.

But I didn't care Etienne's personality after that (misleading Rachel to keep her), and the 'push' of Thomas.

(Pudge reminds me at the end of BTVS's Andrew)
The 2nd book in the series and another "this was hard to put down" book. Your basic love story. Rachel Garrett is a coroner who works nights at the morgue. Etienne Argeneau is a Vampire who keeps getting "killed" by his stalker - called Pudge. On his second trip to the morgue Pudge bursts through the doors with a gun and an ax and tries to cut off Etienne's head to finish the job - but Rachel jumps in front of Etienne and takes a direct hit with the ax. Etienne can't let Rachel die when she save ...more
Dr. Rachel Garrett a coroner working at the hospitals morgue doesnt feel very well. She has fever but nonetheless she wants to see through her nightshift and do her work. When a corpse of a shot man is brought in she starts the examination but suddenly the corpse comes to life again. Etienne Argeneau, a vampire, was shot by a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and needed some time to repair the damage to this body and seemed to be dead. When he tries to eleminate the memories of him ever being in th ...more
Mar 07, 2009 LibraryLass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally persevered with this. I had picked it up a few times, read the first couple of chapters then put it down again. I usually would have given up on it by then, but I had interloaned it from another library and so didn't want to "waste" it.

Anyway, after all of my hesitation, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was indeed a light read, not as funny as the first in this series, but a great read all the same. I love the Argeneau family. My only real negative for this book, was the fairly easy ac
Rachel is a hospital coroner who gets a shock when a dead body comes back to life. Etienne, a vampire, was killed by a vampire hunter and
reanimates after some recovery time. Pudge the vampire hunter bursts into the morgue and fatally injures Rachel so Etienne feels obliged to turn her to save her. Trouble is, Rachel refuses to believe she is a vampire and Pudge won't give up on killing them both.

What did I like about the book? I loved Pudge! He was so pathetic and weird and a total nutjob and I
Light quick easy read, which was just what I wanted in the midst of reading 3 different thinky books ("Ardeur", "The Fountainhead", and "The Paradox of Choice" (nf)).

This is one of those "vampires as people with fangs" book. In other words, vampire light. It's also one of those books that are heavy on the romance and determined to have a perfect HEA. The heroine is the hero's one and only chance at a lifemate. I know, a bit on the cheesy side, but it fit my mood that day.

Besides, it was in a pi
Feb 09, 2015 Caro rated it really liked it
Shelves: sands-lynsay
This was a really good book. I loved the characters, their personalities, the plot, and the ending. This was great and definitely had me reading into the wee hours of dawn. There were emotions, humor, some fun, suspense, a little action, craziness (of the good and bad variety), tough and good moments, and a good HEA. I actually laughed out at some parts, held my breath, and wanted to pull some kung-fu (like I would really know what to do though). ;) This is something I definitely wouldn't mind r ...more
Felicity Heaton
Love Bites is a far better offering than the first book in the series, A Quick Bite, and is probably suitable for readers looking for a lighter paranormal romance who don't mind sacrificing plot for the sake of their warm fuzzies and who can overlook some fairly glaring wrong words and poor editing (whoever missed some of these errors should be shot).

It's a quick read and the character development in this novel is certainly better than in the first, although the plot seemed terribly familiar tow
Dec 20, 2010 Keira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was AMAZING! The chart on the back, states that it is Gothic- definitely an old, overly large house, though with a modern blue touch. Romantic- YES, YES AND YES! Those were the screams coming out of the bedrooms of our characters, leaving me slightly warm (if you know what I mean). Action packed- in the first chapters people are shot, people are blown up- definitely covers that and more! Funny- I cracked up from the first chapter and the laughs continued till my stomach was in cramps. ...more
Jan 29, 2016 SweetSue rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Gah! Tried to read this second book in the series, but just could get past Chapter 8 where all the ditzy cousins from the first book are introduced. And how annoying each of their books will be! I gave the first book the benefit of the doubt and 2 stars, not happening here.
Again, I think Ms Sands has a good premise - vampire who is being hunted by a mortal shows up "dead" in the morgue and gets involved with the coroner. But the execution is so awful! The characters aren't really funny, the situ
I found Love Bites to be OK but not awesome. The plot is cute but retold over and over, the characters are fun but not fascinating and the book just doesn't draw you in, let's just say there is no "wow" in it. I have listened to both of the first two books in this series and I am not afraid to say that perhaps the narrator is lacking in this as well. The books have the potential to be very humorous but I don't think the narrator portrays that at all. I may continue this series but will probably ...more
4 Funny Stars

"Love Bites" is the second novel in the Argeneau series. This book is about Etienne, an immortal who creates video games, and Rachel, a coroner. That has got to be one heck of an unlikely pairing but for this book, it worked. I think I read this book the first time when I was in high school, and being as yet innocent, I missed a lot of the humor in this book. Reading it for the third time and I found it funny as hell. Rachel was just hilarious. I loved being in her head and readin
Paula  Phillips
Apr 14, 2010 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The novel starts off a bit like the TV Series Tru Calling if you have ever watched it starring Eliza Dushku with Rachel a young 25 year old Night-shift worker at the local morgue. The other main star of the novel is Etienne -a 400 year old silver-eyed vampire whose always trying to be killed. The first encounter between these two is when Rachel , not feeling well -gets a body brought to the morgue of a gunshot victim . The victim is silver-eyed Etienne , he starts to sit up and this causes Rache ...more
A definite improvement over the first book. The characters and plot were more interesting. In this book we meet Etienne Argueneau older brother to Lissianna (the heroine from the 1st book), and video game designer. His arch nemesis, Pudge is delusional and wants to kill him. His attempts continue sending him accidentally to the morgue where he meets Rachel Garrett, coroner. After saving his life by sacrificing hers he decides to turn her to save her. Once that's done he has to attempt to convinc ...more
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
It was good...but didn't tip past like.


Etienne Argeneau's three hundred years of bachelorhood are at an end. He can only "turn" one human in his lifetime, and most of his kind reserved that power for creating a life mate. He has to save Rachel Garrett. He doesn't know her very well, but the beautiful coroner had saved his life. To save hers he would make her immortal. Rachel Garrett awakes surprised. All she'd wanted was to get off the night shift at the morgue; now here she is stagg
Sep 16, 2012 Kisha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's a good thing they're fearless vampires so that they can take care of any pesky mortals who are out to kill them. OH WAIT. They can't kill him! It would just be too sad to kill the would-be assassin because he's had such a hard life, and it is "too painful" to get into his mind to erase his memory of vampires. (Apparently even more painful than being shot in the chest or burnt to a miraculously not-destroyed crisp--we have learned already that fire is one of the only ways to kill a vampire, ...more
May 07, 2013 Cotito rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: con-reseña
Este libro lo empecé solamente porque la idea de seguir con esta saga se me presentó como un desafío y por eso debí seguirla. Quizás la idea de los vampiros ya comienza a declinar y dejar de ser tan llamativos como lo eran antes, pero hay algunos que seguimos siendo fieles a ellos, aún cuando sea un tanto extraños y fuera de la tradición a la que se aferran muchos lectores, tema completamente comprensible.

Vampiros creados gracias a que por su sangre habitan nanobots que reparan rápidamente sus d
Aug 07, 2012 April rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pros: It has great love scenes and humor
Cons: The concept is not very original

When Etienne, a vampire, finds himself in a night shift morgue on the slab, so to speak, in coroner Rachel Garrets care, he develops an attraction for her and ends up having to change her into a vampire to save her life.

If you're looking for a new vampire romance series to get into this book is pretty good. However some of the following novels begin to get a little repetitive, in the the sense that after this one, the
Red Iza
Like the first book, I liked it, but not loved it. There were some very funny moments, of course, but when I thought of all the other books I've got waiting for me, sometimes, I wanted to skip some pages.
I was surprised that an issue didn't come up after Etienne feeds her "that" blood at the beginning. And then, Etienne delaying "the talk"... If a 300 year-old man is not self confident at that age, then he's beyond hope ! And a simple human wants to kill a vampire and noone in the family moves ?
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I almost want to say I enjoyed this book more than the first one! In typical Argeneau fashion, this book was exactly what I expected. A fun, sexy, light read.

Not too much action, not too much evil. The Argeneau family is, as many families, very involved. They all want to know what everyone is doing, and they want to be involved and help.

Etienne is so sweet. Even though he's 300 years old, he's never been in love. But when he has a human trying to kill him when he figures out he's a vampire, he e
The BookChick
The story was okay...really, it was...I just wasn't bowled over by it. Etienne and Rachel kind of left me feeling blah and the story was just meh. I kept waiting for it to "get to the point". It just seemed to didn't pick up until about 70%. Pudge (aka Norman) was the worst villain that I have possibly ever read about...I wanted to kill him myself. I had a squee moment in the story when Rachel viewed Etienne's penis as a "big sausage" and bit into the vein running along it *shutter*. H ...more
Feb 07, 2016 Kinga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely better than the first one. Actually I'm writing (and going to write the rest of them) the review after finishing almost the whole series. This is one of the best.

I loved Etienne and his incapacity to explain things, but again in his situation I think kost man would find explaining a ...hard ...thing to do. ( not sorry for the pun if you do get it)

I find it amusing that things started evolving after a few books. I mean everyone faints in the later books and almost no one does in the f
Jun 30, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series!! This one was about Rachel and Etienne, they are both awsome!! I love feisty Rachel but I also like the fact that she is sometimes vulnerable. And Etienne *sigh* well he's an Argeneau and that is explanation enough. My favorite male member of this family makes a brief and cruel appearence. Yes okay hes bad but really he's a lamb. Of to read about Kate and Lucern next. yay for me!
Jun 29, 2011 Laurie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Etienne Argeneau's three hundred years of bachelorhood are at an end. He can only "turn" one human in his lifetime, and most of his kind reserved that power for creating a life mate. He has to save Rachel Garrett. He doesn't know her very well, but the beautiful coroner had saved his life. To save hers he would make her immortal. Rachel Garrett awakes surprised. All she'd wanted was to get off the night shift at the morgue; now here she is staggering to her feet naked and in a strange place. The ...more
Jun 29, 2011 Shell rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire, series
I enjoyed the first Argeneau book in this series. It had a cute premise and likeable characters that I wanted to know more about. This book was merely "meh". While I did find the interactions with Pudge @ the end of the book funny, I couldn't find more than a passing interest in the characters of Ettiene and Rachel. They didn't have the spark of life that I found in the first novel.

I do have hopes for this series. I fell in love with the character of Thomas, and his interactions in this novel pe
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Goodreads Librari...: weird combining issue 5 31 Feb 13, 2012 06:56PM  
  • All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire (Love at Stake, #5)
  • Sex, Lies and Vampires (Dark Ones #3)
  • Highland Thirst (MacNachton Vampires, #4)
  • I Only Have Fangs for You (Young Brothers, #3)
  • Taken by the Night (Brotherhood of Blood, #3)
  • Bled Dry (Vegas Vampires, #3)
  • Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed, #4)
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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Other Books in the Series

Argeneau (1 - 10 of 25 books)
  • A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
  • Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)
  • Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4)
  • A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5)
  • Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6)
  • The Accidental Vampire (Argeneau #7)
  • Vampires are Forever (Argeneau #8)
  • Vampire, Interrupted (Argeneau #9)
  • The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau #10; Rogue Hunter #1)
  • The Immortal Hunter (Argeneau #11; Rogue Hunter #2)

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