A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sign of blood...an especially annoying quirk for a vam...more
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- A few solid ideas (like the anemia thing in the beginning).
- Great opening.
- Cringe-worthy writing.
- Hasn't been proofread/edited enough; too many errors.
- Terrible at foreshadowing; Chekhov's gun much?
- Thesaurus abuse and neglect.
- Very little "showing" and too much "telling".
- After page 13, the story dipped.
- Poor character development and male protagonist is a moron.
- Too many useless minor characters.
- Story was as bland as the characters.
- Trying too hard.
- Obvious villain w ...more
Lissianna Argeneau is a 202-year-old vampire who happens to be, gasp!, hemaphobic. That's not a good thing considering what she is. Concerned about her future, her mother Marguerite decides to gi ...more
So when Lissianna finds ...more
It was a light refreshing read, with none of the 'usual' formula romance angst etc. Unlike other reviewers, I liked the concept of the vamps coming from Atlantis. I am completely new to this genre and it's all fantasy/paranormal/romance to me anyway, so if the book is entertaining and keeps me reading ...more
I can't do it. Maybe I'll try a re-read in the future, but I have too many books on my TBR list to force myself to get through this. If you are just getting into paranormal romance and "paranormal chick-lit," you might like it. I think I have just outgrown this kind of stuff for the most part. I need something a little more complicated than the typical formulaic romance story.
A one-time read.Though I did throughly enjoy reading the book and its characters. Looking forward to reading the rest.
Sigh, maybe it was because I kept putting off this series, maybe I was just on a book high from having really enjoyed the last 4 books, 3 of which were actually authors I'd never read before, or maybe it just wasn't a great book. I don't know. I wanted to like this book, I really did. I'd read the descriptions and reviews and it just didn't do it for me.
Lissianna Argeneau is a vampire with a serious phobia and at 200+ years old, she needs to get over i ...more
This was kitschy. You have to be able to find humor in their unusual personalities. The heroine, in particular, will drive you crazy if you do not. It was like reading a sitcom or some slapstick comedy. I liked Lissiana, but not a lot. She was just a bit too detached for me. And a bit too naive (a nice way of saying frustratingly oblivious). I liked Greg, but did not love him. I had issues with his reactions to his "kidnappings" and did not always love being in his head. But overall I was entert ...more
I was extremely disappointed that the hero/heroine got very few minutes together without the family constantly interfering, I mean they walk ...more
Okay story. Really liked the romance, but the beginning was painfully repetitive and slow. Luciana had to be a pretty dim bulb to miss the identity of the bad guy! So frustrating.
Wouldn't really recommend the audio. I did enjoy the narrator's voice, but in parts the cadence seems so very slow. Also, I'm not sure what was up with some of the really long pauses out of the blue. ??
I did get this on sale on audible so I guess I can't really complain too much. :/
More than once I thought of just deleting the damn book and picking on something better. I saw people compare ...more
This was a sweet little vampire read. A little different than any I've read before. Definitely a light and mildly amusing story, with a touching romance to keep you guessing just how this story would end.
The Argeneau's, are a very close knit Canadian family of vampires that huddle around each other worrying and caring for each other. The story starts out as the family is celebrating the two hundred and second birthday of Lissianna Argeneau. She is one of the younger siblings of the group, and s ...more
So I start reading it. Lissianna comes from a family of vampires. Her parents, siblings, and friends a ...more
I know people will laugh when I say this, but it didn't feel very believable....I know, I know. It's a story about vampires, but they are trying to claim some advanced science from the time of Atlantis made these vampires. Huh? I understand that Atlantis was supposed to be advanced...for their time. To say that they had nanotechnology back in those days? Please! I am fine with vampires being supernatural. They are something you can't explain. When you get into the sci-fi reasoning, I ...more
This started out pretty well, with psychologist Greg being kidnapped to be vampire Lissianna's "birthday gift" from her mom. Sands sacrifices character authenticity/plausibility to maintain a frothy, light feeling--Greg is way too mellow about being tied to the bed against his will, over and over again--but I was interested in the story. It all kind of petered out though, ...more
I'd be happy to put a check to funny, to cute too; but as for it being original and thrilling... well, not so much.
The first book of the Argeneau series struck me as light, humourous, sweet, but not all that captivating. I'd say you should give it a go if you're after something relaxing, but if you want something thrilling, I'd recommend you leave it for another time.
What I did like about this book was the fact that it was filled with potentially (that word again)
hilarious ideas. If you think of a hemaphobic vampire, ps ...more
This is fun, friend/family filled and slow/hot romance.
The first half was a bit off. It seemed like a never ending let's tie up the mortal dude and forgot about him.
Then was the never ending interview as in question after question.
Then there was Lissi with her attitude of Oh they are going to maul his mind, should I care about him?
But overall, if you need a fast read with no angst, you might read it.
A fresh take on the vampire genre, nothing too dark or angsty, and an interesting new view on vampire origins
The most "normal" people who just happen to be vampires, it was quite refreshing to read.
It never took itself too seriously, but some of the secondary characters that were mentioned, have made me curious, such as Lucien, Bastien and Thomas.
At the start, there were possibly too many characters introduced, it took me awhile to get them all ...more
The story in A Quick Bite was very flat, the writing was childish and in DIRE need of a good editor and perhaps a few lessons in plotting and character creation, and I just couldn't get past the fact that a psychiatrist who was apparently a genius was acting completely idiotic about what sort of people he was suddenly kidnapped by, and acce ...more
That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau's bed? He's not dessert—he's the main course!
Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck ...more
This was the most painful thing I've read in a while. Though the premise is interesting and the Partridge Family-esque nest of vampires a refreshing change from the broody loner stereotype, I had to force myself to finish the book. "A Quick Bite" is full of plodding exposition and 2-D characters who conveniently miss or ignore cues in order to move the simple plot towards its conclusion.
So little happens during the course of the book that the author fills the pages with ...more
Lissianna is a vampire, well, kind of—she drinks blood but she also faints at the sight of it, making needing blood and getting it more tedious for her to say the least, unlike for other vampires now-a-day’s who do not bite people unless it is an emergency. This year for her birthday her mother has decided that she needs cured and so she gets her one—a psychologist that deals with phobias.
Dr. Gregory Hewi ...more
Lissi is a vampire with a strange condition, she faints at the sight of blood. This means that Lissi has to feed the old-fashioned way, "off the hoof," or straight from mortals, instead of feeding off bags of blood from the blood bank like good vampires are supposed to! So, for her birthday, her mom "kidnaps" a psychologist to cure her of her condition. When Lissianna sees Greg tied up on her bed, she things he might be a birthday present of the snacking kind and hilarious hijin ...more
I thought the vampire aspect, the way Sands wrote it, was definitely original. I'd never heard it explained like that and I thought it was a great twist.
The characters seemed real, especially the family part of it. LOL, I could see my dad's side of the family doing just what the Argeneau family does.
I thought Lissi was a great character. Strong in her own right, she has a head on her shoulders, and I'm equally glad that she fell in love with 'the doctor' ...more
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