Love Bites (Argeneau, #2)
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Love Bites (Argeneau #2)

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Nach einer Nachtschicht im Leichenschauhaus erwacht Rachel Garrett zu ihrer Überraschung in fremder Umgebung und noch dazu vollkommen nackt! Ihr erster Gedanke ist, so schnell wie möglich das Weite zu suchen. Doch dann sieht sie den Mann ihrer Träume aus einem Sarg steigen, und der Blick in seinen silbernen Augen geht ihr sofort unter die Haut. Dreihundert Jahre lang ist d...more
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Published March 31st 2009 by Dorchester Publishing Company, Incorporated (first published January 1st 2004)
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willaful
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...more
K.
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...more
DarienMoya
IT BITES AND IT SUCKS!!!

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...more
Jennifer
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
Inara
Dr. Rachel Garrett a coroner working at the hospital´s morgue doesn´t 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...more
LibraryLass
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...more
chucklesthescot
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...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...more
Keira
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
Bookie | 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 drag...it 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
mlady_rebecca
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...more
Tracy
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
Yvenande
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 reading...more
Paula  Phillips
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
Tara
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.

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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...more
Kisha
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
Cotito Hernández
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...more
April
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...more
RedIza
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 ?...more
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...more
Laurie
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
Maureen
When I saw ‘Love Bites’ in the Waterstones I didn’t really know what I could expect about this book. The description sounded really interesting but to be honest almost every book with a vampire in it sounds interesting to me. I decided to give this, for me, new series a chance and bought the book. Yesterday, before I started reading it, I saw that ‘Love Bites’ is the second book in the ‘Argeneau’ series but I decided to still try reading it because I just really wanted to know if this was my kin...more
Susan Gottfried
I never knew this was part of a series until just now! I had picked it up via BookCrossing, most likely, because it was something all my friends were talking about. Word of mouth at work.

And it sat on my shelf for years. I grabbed it finally a week or two ago because I needed something fun and light; I was in a funk. I don't read as much as I used to now that I'm an editor, but this fit the bill.

I teetered and tottered in how I liked this book. On the one hand, it was hard to put down. But on th...more
Mary Abshire
4.5 stars....
I really like how this started off. I thought the whole "wet dream" episode was a bit funny. The romance was great. The Pudge fellow got on my last nerves. I was almost shouting at the book "just get him already." Love the garden scene. I think this was the first time I read a vamp biting a male vamp during a blow job. Yeah, that was interesting.

I like this one better than the first. Good humor, great romance, excellent story. Looking forward to reading more in this series.
Grace
I liked the second book in the Argeneau series more than the first. It was a little faster paced and the story flowed better.

Yes it was a little predictable but it was a quirky fun read. I found Etienne and Rachel to be an entertaining couple and I loved the crazy villain of the piece Podge.

I really have to keep reading this series as I want to get Thomas's book. He is a great character who makes me laugh with his Spiderman pyjamas in the first book and his playing cupid in this one.
Cathy
I just read it for the 2nd time and it was good again. Probably a 3.5 since it's not exactly deep, but the skill of the writing and characterization deserves more. She's a master of humorous romance writing, one of the beat I've ever read. I'd rank her with Nora Roberts non-thriller/dark romances for great characters and families you want to be a part of, but funnier.
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
I love this series it's funny, erotic, and sometimes sad but mainly funny the way the family is and the way the main characters are to each other at times is quite comical but Marguerite is hilarious I just love herr, this is a series I would recommend to anyone cause they are just greats read, and I'm only on the second one.
Agata Salim
I was expecting for a cheesy romance, lighthearted, and a quick read, hence the four stars.
It was well written, the characters were believable, and Sands didnt left loopholes-or maybe thats just because the theme vampire had been used so many times, there are no loopholes left.
There are definitely some extra cheesy parts that dont need to be read, we can skip it and be happier for it, and there are some marvelously ridiculous parts such as how the captor was so busy parading as a vampire that...more
Karen Wilson
The first part was a bit funny with the mystery corpse and coroner.

As the story progresses, it was nice to see the other members of the family and how they are faring. Etienne's mom is funny.

Meant as a funny, light-hearted novel, this book consequently suffers from lack of character development enough for the readers to agree that yes, they are meant to be together and will be happy together.

Pudge's antics may have been meant to be funny and I am not sure if it was a good thing that problem was...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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