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The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau #12)

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The Argeneau Family Has A Secret...
One Of Their Own Is A Rogue Vampire!

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

Mass Market Paperback, 357 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Avon (first published September 1st 2009)
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Oct 06, 2009 Rossy rated it it was amazing
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.
Laurie Garrison
Mar 27, 2010 Laurie Garrison rated it it was amazing
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Marta Cox
Mar 01, 2016 Marta Cox rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews, library
It was nice to catch up with these Argeneus' and I particularly liked Nicholas. He may be an outcast and on the run but he is still in his mind first and foremost a hunter. Pairing him up with Jo was sheer genius. She asks questions, doesn't shilly shally and generally takes chances. Does she come across as too pushy at times? Perhaps if honest as she is facing off against big bad vampires but I can't help but admire her pluck.
I read the first five books in this series but then frankly got a lit
4.5 stars

Books like this one make me happy I stuck with the series after a couple of mediocre books.

It was sooo good! It was not perfect, but I think it was my second favorite of the series that I have read so far.

Jo (the heroine) kicks serious ass! She is not a ridiculous alpha female, but she is confident, funny, and goes all out to help vindicate Nicholas. She really rolls with the punches and handles all of the drama and problems really well. But man she is horny! The guy can barely come up
Feb 19, 2015 Melindeeloo rated it it was ok
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'
Oct 27, 2009 valee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 07, 2010 Danielle rated it liked it
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
Oct 03, 2010 Jacqueline rated it did not like it
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
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Nov 06, 2011 1000 + rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 09, 2009 Megan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire-romance
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
Jun 23, 2010 Barbara rated it really liked it
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Mar 09, 2015 Caro rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sands-lynsay
I really really liked this book. It was steamy, funny, suspenseful, emotional, and kept me on my toes. This was a real page-turner and I didn't want to put it down until I was finished. I would most definitely read this book again. If I owned it, it would stay on my bookshelf. (mine's not big, only can put the best on the shelf) If I had them, this would be four thumbs-up! I will definitely read the rest of the series and I can't wait. Bask and Enjoy
Re-read: Still just as awesome. If I had to be
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
Fangs for the Fantasy
May 20, 2015 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it did not like it
Josephine, who is attending her sister Sam's party decides to step outside to get some air after deciding that the environment feels weird. It's a walk that will change her life. Once outside, she is attacked by a rogue vampire only to be saved by Nicholas an ex hunter and rogue himself. Before Josephine knows it, she on the run for her life and involved in a fifty year old murder mystery. She cannot believe her hero is actually guilty of what he is accused and no matter what, decides that she i ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
May 14, 2011 Susan (susayq ~) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011books, vampires
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.
Oct 03, 2009 Cindyg rated it it was amazing
Damn this was good. I totally loved Nicholas and Jo. You've got to read this one.
Nov 13, 2009 Cindy rated it really liked it
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
Oct 11, 2009 Alexis rated it liked it
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.

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
Sep 16, 2012 Jessi rated it it was ok
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
Oct 22, 2009 Amber rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
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
Mar 03, 2012 Mem rated it it was amazing
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 would also want to kiss her senseless…

One minute Josephine Willan is taking in a breath of fresh air, and the next sharp fangs
Feb 11, 2016 Kinga rated it it was amazing
My all time favorite of the series !!!

Nicholas was the badass hunter I wanted to see in every book, who took care of business, done his job properly, saved the day, saved his woman, killed the bad guys, good in bed. Hmm.

Jo. I loved her more than Sam that's for sure. She was strong, even resqued Nicholas a time, has a great dog, could have snappy conversations with Anders and insulted Lucian a few times and lived to tell about it. Loved her! So much <3
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
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
Linda Walters
Jo and Nicholas have quite the dramatic start. She really gets hostile when she realizes pretty quickly that she was controlled and her memory was wiped when it came to her encounter with Nicholas. But time and time again, she proved herself one smart and quick thinking person. Sometimes even smarter than the general group of people in the vampire/immortal family and community. Of course that doesn't mean that she doesn't do some incredibly stupid things herself from time to time while they are ...more
Megan Altorfer
Aug 27, 2015 Megan Altorfer rated it really liked it
Nicolas lost his lifemate and was considered rouge after he thought he killed a pregnant woman when he was out of his mind. He has been on the run but has never quite given up his old hunting habits of hunting rouges down himself. After tracking down a particular nasty group of no fangers he ends up hunting one of them down at the last place he really wants to be at the enforcer house for the council. But there he meets Jo Willian sister to Alex and Sam Willian. Sam is desperately trying to find ...more
Lisa Williamson
Mar 02, 2015 Lisa Williamson rated it really liked it
The Renegade Hunter Yet another great novel from Ms Sands. In this one we have a hunter who has gone rogue do to a murder that he does not remember. Being a good man, he does his best to protect those he can.

Like most of Ms Sands vampire books, we have an interesting woman who doesn't know that the man she is attracted to is more than human. Her take on vampires is interesting, having them descended from Atlantis and their vampirism being caused by nano technology instead of a demon or virus mak
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.
Nov 11, 2010 Tilequa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!!!!!!
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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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