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A Bite to Remember (Argeneau #5)

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Rule #1: Never get involved with someone who won't be there for you when the sun comes up.

Rule #2: Never kiss a can be a pain in the neck.

Once bitten, twice shy - and sexy PI Jackie Morrisey *so* wasn't going there again with a vampire. Vincent Argeneau might be the hottest guy she'd ever met, living or dead, but she'd been hired to stop a killer from turning

Paperback, 362 pages
Published January 13th 2011 by Gollancz (first published January 1st 2006)
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I am pretty much sick of writing reviews for this series. I think that is a sign I need a break from it! This book sucked. It did not make me mad, hence the 2 stars for a sucky book.

It was boring, the hero was a wuss, the heroine was supposed to be tough but ended up being a wuss too. They definitely did NOT act like they were life mates. He let another man kiss her!!!!! How is that ok - ever?!?! They did not pass out during/after sex (like every single other couple in the series). They were un
It's an Argeneau book. They all seem to have basically the same sort of plot...ish. It's not a bad thing necessarily, but if you've read one, you've kind of read them all.
Still, I'll be the first one to admit that I find them a fun way to pass the time, and A Bite to Remember is no exception.
It's got a halfway decent mystery and a cute romance (although I did get a bit bored with the love scenes and had to start skimming).
I'd recommend it for the beach, but not for a book club. Well, unless it's
May 07, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Evanovich fans who like a Morreli/Ranger with fangs.
YAY! Another book that was hard to put down.

This book centered around Vincent Argeneau whom we were introduced to in the last book. He is an actor and heads his own production company to oversee all his plays. When one too many accidents happen that force him to close down play after play - he realizes these might not be accidents after all. He contacts his cousin Bastien who sends out the P.I. his company uses on a regular basis. (I assume Vampires need P.I.'s more often than us normies - so I
Mar 21, 2010 Natasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book!
A Bite to Remember is the fifth installment in the Argeneau series. The Argeneau's are turning out to be very interesting and fun!
Honestly, I enjoy Lynsay Sands, but this book is my favorite by far.
It has even more action, romance, mystery and suspense than the other books combined. The other books I've read by her are still great but I find they are a bit simple and straightforward. But she does have a interesting twist on the creation of vampires that hearkens back to the tim
Fangs for the Fantasy
Someone is sabotaging Vincent Argeneau's business and each act sabotage is getting more violent. He reaches out to his cousin Bastien, who hires Tiny and Jackie Morrisey. What Vincent does not realise that the private investigators are human. He is not exactly open to the idea but Bastien assures him that both of them know all about vampires and are skilled at what they do. Vincent know has to deal with mortals in his home, a saboteur and his aunt Marguerite, who has decided its time for Vincent ...more
Oct 13, 2014 Amyiw rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: x-2011
Sad, sad day. I always could rely on Sands, always, always... but this was a disappointment.

Wow, I really hate to give a book of Sands a bad review and maybe it should get one and a half stars for the quick story at the end but this was bad, and I don't understand the 5 star reviews.

1. The Private Investigator is incompetent. (view spoiler)
I believe I read this in 2007 or maybe early 2008? I can't remember exactly, so I've just left the date to "not set". I know it's been a few years since I've read it. Haha. But the interesting thing is... I didn't forget that I did enjoy this book.
I believe I've already stated in one review before that I don't read much erotica in general. It's not much my genre type. I don't have anything against it... I just have never been a huge fan, with the exception of The Black Dagger Brotherhood series
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 Stars

Even though I feel this book was better than the last one, I did not get the same feeling I was expecting from this series.

There was an ok connection between Jackie and Vincent, which was completely lacking in the last book, it just wasn't anything special. I still like Margarite. Tiny was a cute character too (please tell me that's not who Margarite will end up with!).

The plot development felt like it was just going around in circles, nothing ever really happening! And I missed the hu
Jan 05, 2015 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This was the book that introduced to me Lynsay Sands. From the moment I opened this book all those years ago and got my first taste of her writing I haven't been able to to stop reading her books. She is one of the very few writers that can make me embarrass my self in public by making me laugh out loud at her characters. It is a Paranormal Romance with Vampires. She has a very different, more believable, take on the Vampire which I found extremely refreshing. In the story Vincent Argeneau has h ...more
The cover of this edition, published by Gollancz, is somewhat misleading; this is by no means a creepy novel, in spite of that unfortunate little trickle of blood running out of the guy's mouth. I had already read this years ago, and really enjoyed it. So, I bought this edition (because of the good-looking guy on the cover) and dove in again, with the intention of reviewing the book this time around.

Most people unfamiliar with the paranormal genre would most likely assume that vampires and humor
Jun 20, 2013 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been about four years or so since I've read Lynsay Sands. I was going through my boxes of books this past weekend in advance of our upcoming move and I rediscovered her books. Instantly, I was reminded how much I'd loved her world and vampire mythos — one of the most unique I've come across — and quite eagerly purchased the ebooks for A BITE TO REMEMBER and BITE ME IF YOU CAN.

I was a little worried, truthfully, that four years away from the world she'd created would dampen my enthusiasm for
Aug 20, 2013 Bernadette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been reading the Argeneau Series for 2 weeks now and I love the series but it was not exceptional, I love the concept of a new vampire breed... This is the 5th book and by far this is the book that really caught my attention. I also dig the 3rd book maybe because I'm a book lover by heart. In the 4th installment, Vincent made me laugh so I'm expecting so much for his story and it did not disappoint...

Vincent is a happy-go-lucky vampire but deep inside he is losing everything, the love of li
Dec 29, 2010 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good entry in the series. While I've enjoyed all the books so far, the previous books were starting to feel very similar, i.e., the heroes and heroines after the first book were all alike and interchangeable, and I was feeling just a tad bored by the end of Book 4. But Book 5 shook it up a little bit. Our hero this time, Vincent, is a cousin to the previous heroes, and he's much less serious than they are, and more at ease in dealing with mortals and their world. The heroine is a mortal, bu ...more
Vincent Argeneau has a problem. Someone is sabotaging his business and doesnt even shrink back anymore from hurting people to succeed. As Vincent is at a loss to figure out who could hate him so much, his cousin Bastien sends him Jackie Morrisey a private investigator and her partner Tiny McGraw to help him track the person down. What complicates matters in Vincents opinion is that his aunt Marguerite is also on her way to check on him and maybe "cheer him up" because he hasnt found his lifemate ...more
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
I adore Vincent, funny, quirky one of the Argeneau's best heroes to date.


The bestselling author of "A Quick Bite" continues her popular vampire series. Sexy private eye Jackie Morrisey admits Vincent Argeneau is the hottest guy she's ever met--dead or alive--but she's supposed to protect him from a killer, not fall in love with him

My Thoughts:

LS stepped outside of her nucleus of the Argenteau family has introduced a whole new cast of characters and I for one find them more entertaini
Feb 08, 2016 Kinga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vincent, the easy going funny and smily vampire and Jackie, the serious immortal-hater kind of detective. I love the pair. She's an amazing woman and matches Vincent well and they make quite the lovely couple. But then again I might be biased. I like the earlier couples more than those around the 20th book.

Nicholle Fournier

I love all her books. I plan to go buy the rest asap. I would recommend her books to everyone I know.
Dec 24, 2014 Butterfly2507 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ich mag die Reihe so sehr :D Freue mich schon auf das nächste Buch :)
Julie Paugh
Vincent was a fun and upbeat character which is a welcome change from most of the brooding vampires we meet. Overall an okay read but I'm growing tired of the series...all the plots follow the same formula and the story tied up without me caring much one way or the other. I already know how it ends-happily of course. I swear, by the end, if I'd read the word, "sabotuer" one more time, I would have happily cracked my own head. And once you've read a few of these in the series, the repetitiveness ...more
Linda Walters
Although I liked both Vincent and Jackie, it seemed to be a little light on the romance part of the story.
The focus seemed to be more on the mysteries that surrounded them. Who was out to get Vincent and Why? Those questions will be answered and they come with a surprising twist. Jackie's partner in her business was named Tiny, which was a misnomer because he was a gentle giant. He added to the story as well, having known and worked with Jackie for some time. He had some unusual skills as well,
Flying Off The Shelves
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
This is my fav in the series so far. Loved it!

I didn't really like Vincent in Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4) by Lynsay Sands but he grew on me throughout the book and by the end I wanted to claim him for myself. But alas Jackie is his life mate and they perfect for each other. Yes it was slow to start but probably a third of the way through I was hooked. I thought I new who the bad guy was pretty much from the beginning but was pleasantly surprised to find out I was wrong. (view spoiler)
Amy *Rawr*
Vincent is a refreshing characters after reading all about the brooding, serious Argeneaus. He is unable to drink bagged blood which is a refreshing change from the usual. Jackie to me seems kind of annoying because she is unable to get Vincent's fun personality and seems kind of drab. I connected to Jackie's friend Tiny the best. I gave it a 5 but honestly you can skip this.
Theresa Derwin
Jan 14, 2016 Theresa Derwin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Argeneau Vampires 5
Author: Lynsay Sands
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In Tall, Dark and Hungry, we met cousin to Bastien, Vincent Argeneau, who bagged the starring role in 'Dracula: The Musical' then lost the role as all of the cast fell victim to a strange case of contagious amnesia; his family put it down to him being a bit peckish, but is it really him after all?
Now, Vincent is back at home and his business is facing a saboteur so Bastien has sent PI Jacki
May 14, 2008 Raina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love how all of the books in this series are so intertwined you feel as if the stories are almost all occuring simultanously...or at least pretty darn closely so you really aren't missing out on anything.
Brenda (b)
I liked that the plot wasn't just revisiting the same premise as the previous books in this series. Jackie and Vincent were likeable characters and I enjoyed meeting Tiny and the Notte cousins from Italy.
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
this is an awesome series! butso far this is my favorite out of the series vincent is just too adorable and jackie with all she knows about vampires she was still quite naive it was great. lol
Sep 04, 2012 Tilequa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have-to-read, vampire, own
I read about vincents dad in accidental vampire and loved it, it was the first book i picked up of lynsay sands. I can't wait to read about him now!!!!!!!!!!
Laura Evans
Dec 10, 2014 Laura Evans rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ja! Sabia que Vincent prometia!
Y es que ¿quien no ama a un vampiro que se dedica al teatro? Vincent, ademas de actor, tiene un problema genético que le impide alimentarse de la sangre embolsada. Sin embargo, su vida da un vuelco cuando empiezan a chantajearle y tiene que dejar su seguridad en manos de Jackie, una intrépida investigadora y su ayudante Tiny. Lo que Vincent no se esperaba es que Jackie fuese también, la mujer destinada a guardar su corazón.
Este libro es maravilloso y nos enseña pr
So predictable! I also found that i skipped a few pages because it went into too much lengthy detail about the saboteur.
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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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Argeneau (1 - 10 of 24 books)
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  • Love Bites (Argeneau #2)
  • Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)
  • Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4)
  • Bite Me If You Can (Argeneau #6)
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