**spoiler alert** How could someone not enjoy these books, they always end up happy. This particular Argeneau book is focused on Thomas, one of the yo**spoiler alert** How could someone not enjoy these books, they always end up happy. This particular Argeneau book is focused on Thomas, one of the younger ones in the family besides his sister. He is being sent off to England to help find his Aunt Marguerite who has mysteriously stopped contacting everyone in the family. Which wouldn't be that big of a deal except Lissiana (her only daughter) is pregnant and about to pop. Thomas goes off to England, and everything is already falling apart. He is supposed to meet one of Bastien's employees but ends up leaving her (Inez) standing in the airport because no one ever told him he was supposed to meet her there. Inez of course ends up tracking down Thomas because she wants to keep her job with Bastien.
Thomas and Inez begin the search for his aunt, and along the way Inez finds out all about the immortals and how Thomas is in fact her life mate. But of course, many things get in the way of their happiness, besides Thomas' missing aunt.
This book had a lot of action involved in it, and many of the past characters show up in this one, so the reader gets a brief look in to see how all the couples in the family are doing. This wasn't my favorite out of the books, but it was still pretty good....more
Fantastic! This might be my favorite book in the Argenau novel's!
This book centers around family matriarch Marguerite Argeneau. She is currently workiFantastic! This might be my favorite book in the Argenau novel's!
This book centers around family matriarch Marguerite Argeneau. She is currently working as a P.I trying to help Christian Notte discover his long lost mother. His father, Julius, refuses to tell him his mother's name and every P.I he has ever hired, is scared off by Julius.
Marguerite is determined to help Christian, and then she is attacked in her hotel room and almost beheaded. Christian's father shows up and ends up revealing that Marguerite is indeed his lifemate and he will help them while they searched for Christian's mother so that he could keep Marguerite safe. There are so many twists and turns in this book, and it was very difficult to try to guess at the mystery of who Christian's mother is, and why people seem intent on killing Marguerite.
I really enjoyed being to read more about Marguerite, because it was obvious in the other books that she was very focused and devoted on her family. But it was nice to see her have a chance at being happy as well. It was also nice to see her family gathered together in it, and get glimpses into how they are doing.
But this book definitely needs to be read after reading Vampires are Forever. The two books have story lines that are occurring simultaneously. And the two story lines converge towards the end of Vampire, Interrupted....more
Excellent! Another great book to add to this series. I love Nicholas!! He's one of my favorite characters now. I also liked seeing some of the other cExcellent! Another great book to add to this series. I love Nicholas!! He's one of my favorite characters now. I also liked seeing some of the other characters floating through the story, and getting a glimpse into what's going on with their lives.
So I have been really jonesing for a historical Scottish romance, and I've been debating for awhile if I should read this series by Sands. I love herSo I have been really jonesing for a historical Scottish romance, and I've been debating for awhile if I should read this series by Sands. I love her pnr books so I went with it and hoped it would be good. I'm so glad that I did because it turned out to be excellent. Just enough highland brogue, mystery, romance and did I mention the brogue?
The main character is named Evelinde and she lives with her stepmother who is really horrible to her, in fact her stepmother is so disturbed she has requested (and it was approved) that Evelinde will marry the Devil of Donnachaidh, aka Cullen. Evelinde prefers anything next to where she is now and she leaves with Cullen already wondering if his title is more myth than truth. As the two try to get used to eachother Evelinde discovers a secret that threatens her very safety with Cullen.
So yes, some of this book was predictable and some of it seemed a little familiar but it didn't really matter to me. It was an easy and entertaining read which is just what I was looking for.
I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in the series....more
This book was about Alexander d'Aumesbery (the brother of Evelinde from the first book) and Merry Stewart. Alex was betrothed to Merry before he left This book was about Alexander d'Aumesbery (the brother of Evelinde from the first book) and Merry Stewart. Alex was betrothed to Merry before he left to go to war and now that he has finally returned to his estate, Merry's family brought her to Alex's attention. They want Merry married and out of their keep. The two get married and then bad accidents start happening to Alex. Alex's people think it's Merry doing it to him and Merry doesn't know who is doing it. But things promise to keep getting worse until they both figure out what to do.
I liked the romance between Alex and Merry, but I did find myself a little bored in the beginning of the book. Things just moved really slowly, but once it started picking up I was sucked in a little more. I also have to say that I had half of the mystery figured out, so it was a little annoying to have to keep waiting to see it revealed to the characters....more
I didn't realize that Sands had another historical romance until I happened across this one at BN the other day. I had to give it a try since I reallyI didn't realize that Sands had another historical romance until I happened across this one at BN the other day. I had to give it a try since I really liked her Scottish highlander series. This one was a regency novel which I can be picky about, so I was surprised by how much I liked it. What was great about this one was that not only did it have that great romance I was looking for but it also had a little mystery to go along with it.
Christiana is the main character, and the book starts off with her suffering through a horrid marriage. Her husband Richard changed from the moment they said "I do" and became a dominating and cruel man. When Christiana finds out that he has been turning away people who come calling for her, she isn't sure what to do. When she gets word her sisters are there to see her, she rushes down to prevent him from sending them away. The news they bring is disastrous and means her younger sister needs to find someone to marry quickly so they can get money to help their father out. When Christiana decides to confront her husband and demand he stop treating her so badly she finds him dead. She knows she must hide the body otherwise the whole family will be forced into mourning and the sisters won't be able to settle the father's debt. So they go out to husband hunt and to Christiana's surprise, in walks Richard back from the dead.. sort of.
I loved Richard and Christiana together, I liked watching their relationship develop and navigate all the issues that Christiana had about marriage. The mystery surrounding Richard and who is trying to kill him was great and I had a hard time figuring it out. Christiana's sisters were really amusing and I particularly liked Suzette, she had a great attitude and was very forward thinking. I think the next book is about her and I look forward to that....more
My heart broke to give this one 2 stars.. but I just couldn't give it any higher when it was basically a repeat of the first book. I understood whereMy heart broke to give this one 2 stars.. but I just couldn't give it any higher when it was basically a repeat of the first book. I understood where the author was coming from since the characters in this book held an integral role in the first. And yes, there were scenes that we now saw from the perspective of this character, but it was still the same situation so the reader knew what was going on. I mean, I could pick out entire passages that were literally copied from the first book. Which just tells me, that this all could have been one big book. The only new material was at the end, maybe about 50 pages or so.
The reason I did give 2 stars was because I did like the characters. Suzette was awesome, I loved her loud mouth and the fact that she was NOT a proper lady. And Daniel was also really sexy and he had a way of dealing with Suzette that was funny and sweet. I just wish I had seen more of them in a new setting.
What a disappointment this was. I'm hoping there's a book for the third sister, and hopefully it won't be an exact replica of this one. But I can tell you, before I read it I'm going to skim the beginning and if it matches up exactly at these other two I will not be buying it. I might not even read it. No need to re-read the same book for a third time....more