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Under a Vampire Moon

(Argeneau #16)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  11,978 ratings  ·  662 reviews
When Vampires Go On Vacation...
Escaping a horrible marriage, Carolyn Connor has no desire to think about men — a vow she's determined to keep while on vacation in St. Lucia. She'll take the Caribbean sun and sea and plenty of tropical drinks with those cute umbrellas poolside, thank you. She absolutely does not need male company, no matter how tan and rock-hard his body ma
Mass Market Paperback, 351 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Avon (first published 2012)
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Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought it was fun. It's a perfect vacation read while you are laying on the beach because they are laying on the beach a lot. And what can be better than reading about someone doing the exact same thing as you, but doing it while richer, prettier, and more exciting than you? It's kind of like this:

Your plans of being a great cake artist? Let it go, dude. Just let it go.

In this book we have Christian, a vampire that we met in Marguerite's book and who is awesome. He finds his life-mate, Caroly
Sep 25, 2015 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
I find this book offensive. First you make a 42 year old woman "old" and wrinkly and obsessed with being too old to be seen with a man who looks to be in his mid to late 20s. She has been through a horrible marriage where she was lied to for years. So what do you do? Let's lie to her about the Hero being gay and needing a Beard so his family will lay off him finding a woman. And convincing her to hang out with him as said Beard with him "acting" gay. And this goes on the ENTIRE book. Great found ...more

I'm not sure why so many rated this book with such high ratings... For me, this book was a fast, funny and entertaining read but nothing I'll remember tomorrow. I usually enjoy a light read every now and then, but this one was maybe a bit too shallow. I was extremely mad at how the idea I had from all the previous books about the Hero was completely disfigured. Christian Notte was a character that had absolutely intrigued me since he first appeared. I used to think he was so interestin
Diane ~Firefly~
Oct 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Carolyn is getting over a bad marriage with a trip to St. Lucia with her friend, Beth. Unfortunately Beth falls ill and Carolyn is on her own. At least until she meets Marguerite who knows she is a mate for her son, so she gets his band booked so they can meet.

But Carolyn has been mentally beaten down by her ex and she might admire Christian, but thinks he is way too young for her. His cousin decides his best chance to get to know Carolyn is to pretend to be gay and have Carolyn be his "beard" f
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog Rating: 2.5/5

Carolyn is on vacation with her girlfriends to help herself recover from dealing with a bad marriage and a divorce that’s almost finalized. Her soon to be ex-husband was emotionally abusive and a schemer who only married her for her large inheritance. Carolyn’s self-confidence took a hit and she sees herself as a forty-something year old woman with a few too many wrinkles, a little extra weight and not at all desirable. Enter the Argenea
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
Disappointing :(

Carolyn is finally ready to move on after being in a bitter battle with her soon to be ex-husband for over two years Carolyn is finally ready to let lose with her friends in Island of St. Lucia.
But when she gets there is seems to depress her even more,because around every corner there is a newly wed couple or a couple in love and all Carolyn wants to do now is get drunk with her friends. But as it happens Carolyn can't even get drunk with her friends because one is sick and the o
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lynsay Sands - Argeneau 16 - Under a Vampire Moon

What kind of mother invites her son along on her honeymoon? One who has discovered the perfect lifemate for him. Marguerite Argeneau is the bride honeymooning in the Caribbean with her new (or new again) husband, Julius Notte. Famous among her extended family as a matchmaker extraordinaire, she casually meets Carolyn. After a quick stroll through her head Marguerite feels she will be perfect for Christian, her and Julius' 500 year old son. (The w
Barbara ★
The whole "I'm gay so you're safe with me" schtick is boring and trite. I found the heroes mother and father to be very overbearing and obnoxious. Heck Christian is 500 years old, I think he's figured out the whole dating thing and doesn't need mommy and daddy to hold his hand. Luckily I really liked Christian and even Carolyn or it would have been a complete flop. ...more
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
That ending sucked. I felt like it ending in the middle of a sentence. It kind of felt like a slap to the face. It’s like the author just got bored with writing or ran out of time for a deadline and was like fuck it. I am honestly so upset about the ending because I actually liked the book. I liked the characters. But now I’m just like fuck it. 3 stars when you could have been 4 or 5.
Amy Jacobs
Apr 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
This is the book that Argeneau fans have been dying for! The author finally gives the fans the happily ever after for Christian Notte. Christian is the son of Marguerite and Julius. When the married couple are on their honeymoon in St. Lucia, they run into Carolyn who is out celebrating her soon to be divorce. Marguerite instantly knows that Carolyn is the perfect mate for Christian since she has an knack for matching up immortals with life mates. Julius calls Christian and his cousins out to St ...more
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I discovered Lynsey Sands and her wonderful Argeneaus after about the tenth book in the series was out. I gobbled them all down one after the other and loved them. I do remember thinking they were getting a bit repetitive, but I simply loved this quirky family and the humor that Ms. Sands incorporates into her writing. Now that I read them as they come out, it's like revisiting great friends and catching up with their lives.

Under the Vampire Moon has the lovely matchmaker Marguerite, her husband
3.5 Stars

This series is generally just ok for me with select books being more entertaining. This one falls into the ok, decent, but not great category. I know going in with these books you're going to be getting insta-love, so I try to ignore that part of things. But there is a selection of these stories that become a little too repetitive of a plot for me, especially now that I'm on book 16 in the series. When there's more to the plot than boy meets girl and falls in love, I like these books mo
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I've had issues with Lynsay Sands Argeneau Vampire novels in the past. I thought they were a little too light, that something was always missing and that the fated mates "Trust the Nano"-message was getting old. Not only did it feel too convenient, it also bored me a little.

But I also read almost all of her books one after another. I am not saying that they are the best thing that has happened to the world, but after going a few months without any Argeneau
Feb 22, 2012 rated it did not like it
Maybe it just wasn't for me...

In need of a get-away as her messy and unhappy marriage nears the final stage of the divorce, Carolyn Connor finds herself in St. Lucia. With her traveling companion down with a stomach flu Carolyn has a tough time enjoying herself alone while surrounded by honeymooning couples. Having a chance meeting with Marguerite Argeneau, a matchmaker of epic proportions, Carolyn becomes the target of her latest life-mate finding scheme.

Called to St. Lucia by his mother, Chris
Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
Under a Vampire Moon is the 16th book in the Argeneau series. Christian Notte’s mother, Marguerite, is definately up to something. While Christians mother is on her honeymoon, he receives a call that his band is needed to play at the resort. Marguerite is known for her abilities to sense life mates. Could Marguerite have found his?

At the age of 42 Carolyn Connor is at the end of a very long and very ugly divorce. To cheer her up her best friend, Beth, decides to take her on a vacation to St. Luc
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Ahhhh! I am so disappointed now that this book is over!

I have read almost every Lynsay Sands Book written!

I really like her books. She keeps you entertained & glued to the pages in every series. All of her books have humor & an HEA AND some kind of mystery plot.


All of these Vampire/Immortals are decendants or relatives of the original few Vampires from Atlantis, the Argeneaus. All of them have their individual stories about finding their "Life Mate"; their one true love & it only comes
3.5 stars!
Marguerite Argeneau is at it again, excuse me, Marguerite Argeneau-Notte now. This time she's found a life mate for her son, five hundred plus year old Christian Notte. She quickly calls him and his cousins in the band down to St. Lucia when the resort band has to cancel at the last minute.

Forty-two year old Carolyn is on vacation with her good friend Beth in St. Lucia where their other good friend works as the entertainment director for the resort. She is disappointed when Beth gets s
Dawn ♥ romance
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor, romance, paranormal
Another good addition to the Argeneau vampire series full of humor as always and the vacation setting was fun. I do enjoy when the male pursues the female and it's especially nice when she's older. Prompted by his mother, Christian's band replaces a cancellation and he meets Carolyn who is vacationing after her divorce. ...more
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book reminded me of the older books in the series. It was fun, sexy, and light. I enjoyed finally reading about Christian. He and Carolyn were adorable. My only problem with the book was the ending. It was rushed and then it ended abruptly. I was looking at my Kindle thinking, "WTH"! Not smooth Ms. Sands. It's down right mean. ...more
can't wait.....always seems to take so long inbetween each novel in every series that I read!! Then I read the book in a few hours.....then I'm waiting again - lol.
It's a never ending circl (but I enjoy it!!)
Jacqueline J
Nice addition to the series. At first I wasn't so sure about the fact that his whole family was mixed up in the hero's romance but it was ultimately fun. This was light hearted all around and I enjoyed it. ...more
This book was kind of like cotton candy: light, fluffy, good and at the same time you know you are going to have a hot mess on your hands when you finish. It was more a 2.7-2.9
Eliana Martin
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, Christian Notte's book, it was funny. I mean his life mate is reluctant to be with younger men. So his cousin Gia tells Carolyn that Christian is gay, and in order for his family not to find out , asks Carolyn to be his companion while in the island. Gia does this in order for Carolyn to get to know him and give him a chance.

Christian comes to Saint Lucia where his parents are honeymooning at his mother's request, she has apparently recognized his life mate in a guest
Jul 09, 2020 rated it liked it
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This was a very fun read. Great characters. I love this series.
Notes to Self:
Christian Notte(Immortal,son,500yo,cousin,bro,band mem,violin player,council enforcer,construction co. supervisor)+Carolyn Connor(Caro,42yo,mortal,aka Johnson, aka Christiana Carolyn Carver,ad co. owner,business lawyer,rich,mid-divorce,pal)
Marguerite Argeneau-Notte(immortal,his mom,matchmaker)+Julius Notte (his dad,immortal, 2,500+
Debra McEathron
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Carolyn is getting over the separation and finalizing her divorce in St. Lucia when she meets Julius and Marguerite at the resort. She meets Christian and falls for him and worries he is too young. Little does she know though. Then she finds out what her friend Beth is really doing!!
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Not terrible, but not a fan of the "pretend to be gay to get closer to the girl" trope, and the excruciating detail about low blood sugar got old fast. At least it wasn't quite as repetitive as the air infection in one of the other books. ...more
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Plot: 3.5/5
Characterisation: 4/5
Prose: 4/5
How much I enjoyed it: 4/5
Under a Vampire Moon had some funny parts and the romance was cute. The mystery in the story was nicely executed. Overall, I liked it.
There was a really weird  disconnect in this one for me. I was really looking forward to Christian's story. And I still love the characters and the warmth in this family. I liked the new cousins that were introduced well enough. But the plot was 1) offensive. Sure, people choose to have beards because of horrible family situations, but it's not a subject for a romantic comedy, certainly not in 2012, we've come too far to make light this topic. And 2) the plot was really inconsistent with the cha ...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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“You told her I was gay."

"Yes, but see--"

"And she BELIEVED you!" he asked with horror.

"Yes, of course. Why would she think I'd lie about something like that?" she asked with exasperation.

"Julius," Marguerite chastised gently when his father muffled a guffaw.

"Sorry, darling, but he gave me such grief over wooing you that I can't help but think this is funny," Julius said, slipping his arm around Marguerite.

"It isn't funny," Christian growled. "She told my lifemate I'm gay."

Zanipolo gave a bark of laughter. "And she BELIEVED it."

Christian scowled at the man, considering violence until Gia said, "Actually, at first I just said my cugino was gay and didn't tell her which one. She thought it must be you before I said it was Christian.."

"What?" Zanipolo cried. "Why would she think that? Do I look gay?"

Christian growled impatiently, and turned on Gia. "I don't see how her thinking I am gay is supposed to help."

"Is it my hair that made her pick me for the gay one, do you think?" Zanipolo asked suddenly. "Maybe I should cut it."

"It could be," Santo said, eyeing him consideringly.

"Nah. Christian has long hair too," Raffeale pointed out.”
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