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Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  13,790 ratings  ·  371 reviews
The taste of temptation

Terri had flown from England to help plan her cousin's wedding, but paying for a New York hotel room was like giving blood! She had an alternative: the new in-laws were offering lodging.

Of course, the Argeneaus were a certifiably odd bunch. There was the sometimes chipper, sometimes brooding Lucern—a "vampire romance" writer. There was the wacky sta
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Published June 8th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published July 1st 2004)
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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!


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
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
Mary Abshire
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.
This is the second of Lynsay Sands's books that I've read, 'The Perfect Wife' being the first, and my rating for this one is the same as the one I gave the other one: Disappointing.

The female leads in both of these books had no dimension and were silly beyond compare. Terri was not credible as a university professor, unless she is one of those genius-in-their-professional-expertise/not-very-bright-in-the-real-world types. Her dialogue, her thoughts, everything about her was juvenile and shallow.
Brandi Salazar
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
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
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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
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
Jessica Uzzo
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
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
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
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
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"
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
Sep 08, 2010 Andrea rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
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!
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!
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
Kitty Felone
It's a good book. I'm not raving about it, though. But at the end, I wanted to slap Bastien so badly for assuming something so stupid to be the reason behind Terri's... Urghn... men... they can be SO dense!
I am thrilled that responsible, always two steps ahead, family go-to dependable Bastien gets his own story. The Argeneau family would fall apart without Bastien running things.
This was sooooooo good i think this is my favorite title of all lynsay sands books!!!!! I love the character that is bastien!!!!! The whole story line was pop!!!!!!!!!
Melissa Mayhue
There are times when you just want a good story with some humor... this book was perfect for one of those times!
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
this was probably my fav so far out of the series, I just love Bastien.
This is definitely my new favorite of the series. Something about the combination of the workaholic Bastien and the fun-loving Terri just made the best coupling so far.

Bastien was overdue for a mate. He watched as his family found love and didn't want any part in it. Of course, he finds his mate in the form of his reluctant houseguest during the final planning phase of Kate and Luc's wedding. What could go wrong, right? Poor Chris (Kate's coworker from the last book) was adorably cursed and had
I loved "A Quick Bite", I didn't love "Love Bites", but I found some funny and entertaing bits in "Single White Vampire". Unfortunately "Tall, Dark and Hungry" is the worst of the Argeneau Vampire stories so far. I kinda liked the characters of Terri and Bastian but the story was pretty boring. Chris was an obvious device Sands manufactured into the story for no point except to add humor...and he wasn't nearly as humorous as he was in "Single White Vampire". The story dragged on FOREVER. This pr ...more
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Déjà que cette série se démarquait par son humour piquant et ses scènes déjantées, elle ne fait que s’améliorer au fil des volumes ! Avec ce quatrième opus, on en prend plein les yeux et on ne cesse de rire du début à la fin. Encore une fois, quiproquo et situations abérantes sont parfaitement maîtrisées par l’auteur et on a aucune difficulté à se mettre à la place des personnages. Ce volume est dans la continuité du précédent et se passe à peine six mois après. On est en plein dans les derniers ...more
After another of his mother's matchmaking attempts, Bastien Argeneau has relocated to New York in hopes of escaping to a more peaceful life. But with his brother Lucern getting married in the city, Bastien soon finds himself roped into helping by letting bride-to-be Kate's cousin Terri stay in his Manhattan penthouse. Terri and Bastien click straight away but with a wounded groomsman, Broadway actor vampire and all manner of wedding crises to deal with it looks like love will have to wait.

This i
Bastien is the next vampire in line to find his one true life mate.
he has moved to New York, to help with Lucern and Kate's wedding. after all he is best man. Kate has to work, but as lucern isn't very sociable. she asks him to pick up her matron of honour, Terri.
after picking up Terri, they head to his penthouse apartment. only to find his cousin Vincent munching on his housekeeper!
Vincent is a great character, and the family treat him not very well. but I think he issue a good egg with unfortu
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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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Other Books in the Series

Argeneau (1 - 10 of 23 books)
  • A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
  • Love Bites (Argeneau #2)
  • Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)
  • 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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