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One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau #19)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  7,162 Ratings  ·  477 Reviews
Luck be a vampire tonight . . .

When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.

. . . and every night

Who wouldn't want to be a tall, d
Mass Market Paperback, 353 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Avon
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Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I will be finishing this series because of stubbornness, and the fact that I am waiting for one character-in-particular's story. But, damnnnn.... clean it up a bit, will ya?

There are several times when the person who is talking has the wrong name written for who they really are. There are also many inconsistencies that show up through the books. For instance, in the end of this book, the bad-guy kept describing Marguerite as "the brunette". Um, really? A brunette has brown hair, right? Well, wha
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Keepin' it short and sweet: Loads of fun and plenty of passion! Lynsay Sands ROCKS the Vampire genre!
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
This is Jake's and Nicole's story.

First off, Jake's full name is Stephano Jacob Colson Notte. We've already met him in Vincent's book A Bite to Remember, where he was almost ḱilled and had to be turned by Vincent to be saved.
Nicole is the niece of Marguerite's housekeeper, though she hasn't shown up in any book before.

After being changed into a vampire 7 years ago, Jake ran away from his family, changed his name and now works as a bodyguard.
Marguerite finds him and convinces him to protect Nicol
Lover of Romance
Lynsay Sands has always been one of my favorite authors to read from when it comes to vampire romances. She was one of the first paranormal authors that made me fall in love with the genre. I was given a copy of One Lucky Vampire in return for a honest review through Edelweiss. I was really excited to be able to read Jake's story. After reading this one though, it made me want to re read the whole series. Even though it's not my favorite one in the series, it was still just as fun and unique.

Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe-for-me, pnr, series
Snore...snore...snore...what? Was I reading? Oh yes, I was reading the most boring book ever that was not a law school text book! Well maybe not that bad.

But this book WAS boring. Not much happened until the end. There was ZERO chemistry between H/h. It woke up a tiny bit at the end.

Similar to the last book, countless pages were given to food, cooking food, shopping for food and thinking about food.

The heroine was TSTL. She bugged the crap out of me. The Hero was such a bore. Plus he was the
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
I was so disappointed mainly because I read this book already, it was a called A Quick Bite. If Lynsay wanted to revisit the carefree bumbling vampire mystery style that started it all I don’t get why she did it for this book, it would have made more sense to do it for the 20th book. So much of this book was silly and made no sense starting with Jake’s name. We were already introduced to this character as Stephano Notte in A Bite to Remember, so now having him go by Jake Colson made no sense. I ...more
Lili  Marcus
I almost DNFed this one. Thank to my principle in reading, I finished it.

Enough said. :(
Sep 24, 2013 rated it liked it
(3 stars - I liked it) Book 19 wow! The Argeneaus have been sort of a mixed bag lately with some good and some so so. This one starts off well though, enough to snag me into reading to the finish when I only meant to take a peek.

I enjoyed One Lucky Vampire and I really liked Jake (aka Stephano Notte) and I also liked the heroine Nicole who is an artist - and I thought the fact that she worked multiple canvases at a time was pretty fun - but I actually liked the story a lot more before the big r
4.5 Stars!!

Not my favorite in the series, but I still loved it!!!

All the books in this series are humorous, suspenseful, and erotic. These vampires are just plain fun. I have been reading this series for years and love everyone of the Argeneau family members.

The vampires aren't really traditional vampires. They are the survivors of Atlantis who were medically treated with nanos to keep them healthy. The nanos require more blood than their bodies make, so the Atlanean's existence inspired the "v
Jenni Lea
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mf-romance
There are very few M/F authors I will read. Lynsay Sands is one of them. I enjoyed the hell out of this book! Let me tell you why...

*She ate sorbet - TWICE!
*He read some recipes, although it may have been in a different language
*He employed a slightly altered version of the secret handshake
*They brushed their teeth!
*They painted an ass-load of fences

And the best part of this whole thing?

Only 12 other people in the whole world will understand what the hell I am talking about in this review. :D
Nov 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
I have been a big fan of the Argeneau books for a long time. This one was extremely disappointing though! Most of the story was spent with her explaining what immortals were or what happened in the past. Yes, there is a need to explain a little so that people new to her books can understand. But this seemed like most of the book was explanations. And there was nothing unpredictable to the book. Yes, the bad guy was left to the end, but it didn't work. She wrote the entire book as if the culprit ...more
P.A. Lupton
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it

I love the Argeneau books. I always get a good chuckle and enjoy them for what they are: light, fun reads. You can't take them too seriously, and if you're looking for something emotionally angsty, you won't find them here. However, if you want a book that's easy to zip through and entertains at the same time, these books are perfect.
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with this series. Love because I really enjoy some of the light humor that this series usually offers. Hate because now that we are at book 19, sometimes I feel like I’ve read that before.

I had high hopes for ONE LUCKY VAMPIRE, mainly because I have enjoyed the past few books in this series. But while reading this I couldn’t help but feel that although it’s a completely different couple, with their own issues and set of problems and chemistry… I just fel
Sep 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-paranormal
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  ღ☆ღ  Brenda
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very impressed! This was a "New to me Author" and I love her writing style! The story flowed so nicely and not choppy in any way!The love for the characters are spot on and so was the page flipping! This is an author who knows how to hold her readers!

I loved this story on vampire who didn't want to be turned and was angry at his family for all of the lies told to him and mind control they performed on him as a child.Leaving home angry at them for being monsters and then to be turned by a so cal
Sep 26, 2013 rated it liked it
I love the the Argeneau vampires.. cuz me.. immortals. Being Atlantians with Nanos is oringinal.

But this latest book was not as good as the others. It's still interesting. Though Margarite needs to step away. Having her be the matchmaker in all the books is getting old. I'd like more of the history, problems and inner workings of being a Atlantis immortal, than just lets see who I can match together this time.

Having Jake be fake being Nicole's housekeeper to be her bodyguard was off. It didn't
Britta ★ Nachteule ★

The Argeneau novels are my absolutely comfort-reads! Yeah, some are better than the others but they always deliver some funny fluffy romance with a HEA.

It might feel like the same-ole-same-ole and that is kind of true. But for me this is something that belongs to the charm of them. It's like visiting your favorite restaurant and ordering the same dish you always order just because you like it so much.

The MCs were likeable, the Notte family was hilarious at times and I got to see some of the prev
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good one!
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved every minute! These books keep getting better. I always adored Stephano and the rest of the Notte family - those crazy Italian vampires!
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
liked the book very much .....had fun with the italian twins .....
Jake the Vampire er rather... Immortal and Nicole.
Jake is a Vampire, when he never wished to be. He's got a chip on his shoulder about it. For 7 years he's struggled to come to terms with it. At loose ends, he is ripe for match making machinations. Marguerite (a family friend) sets him up to work as a bodyguard disguised as a housekeeper for her human friend, Nicole. Nicole keeps almost getting killed by strange accidents as she goes through an contentious divorce.
I haven't read anything else i
Fangs for the Fantasy
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Nicole Phillips, the daughter of Margarette's maid is getting a long overdue divorce and putting her life back on track. The problem is that someone doesn't seem to be pleased with the changes Nicole is making. After several attempts on her life, Margarette is convinced that the naive Nicole needs to hire a body guard but Nicole doesn't agree. Margarette finally convinces Nicole to hire a housekeeper/cook to help her with her busy schedule. Margarette contacts Jake, who has been estranged from h ...more
Karen Docter
Love Sands' hot vampires. Great read that I'll tuck on my Keeper Shelf for another read someday soon.
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
It had some humor in it and I liked how Lynsay described Jake's life mate but this one didn't grab my attention like the others.
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The reason this is one of my favorite books in the series is that I love Jake and Nicole! Of course I really enjoyed seeing the other characters: Marguerite, Dante, Tomasso, etc. I enjoyed watching Jake trying to cook and even burning the soup and cheese sandwich.

Lynsay Sands still makes me laugh.
4-4.5 stars

This was a very good story. I've read the rest of the series and this was a great addition. Jake is actually Stephano Jacob Colson Notte (but goes by name Jake Colson) who was changed by Vincent Argeneau to save his life in A Bite to Remember. He didn't take his change in circumstances well and I was happy to see his story and him coming to terms with everything.

Nicole is a portraitist and a good woman. She's just getting out of a bad marriage to a man who was just trying to fleece he
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved it because it was an Argeneau, but didn't think it was Ms. Sands best by far. You still shouldn't miss it.

Nicole Phillips married the wrong man. She married a controlling, lazy charmer who treats her like a workhorse and an endless purse, but with the help of a little push from Marguerite, she’s kicked the loser to the curb. Now Marguerite is worried that the husband is trying to kill her young friend and it might be all her fault.

Jake Colson wants nothing to do with the family, he hates
May Mostly Romance
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal, vampire
นับแลวเลมนีเปนเลมที 19 ในชุดแลวนะคะ ดังนันตามทฤษฎีของเราทีวา จำนวนเลมแปรผกผันกับความสนุก เรากเลยไมไดคาดหวังอะไรมากมายจากการอานเลมนี และนันอาจจะทำใหใครหลายคนตังคำถามวา ถาไมคาดหวังวาจะสนุก แลวจะอานไปทำไม เสียเวลานะ

เราอานเพราะเราติดตามชุดนีมาตังแตตน และแมความสนุกจะลดนอยลงไปเรือย ๆ แตธีมเรือง สไตลการเขียน และเลาเรืองของคนแตง กยังเปนสิงทีเราคุนเคย เราเปนมนุษยทียึดติดกับสิงทีเคยชินคะ เราอานหนังสือทีเขาขายแบบนี เพราะแมจะไมคาดหวังวาจะดีเลิศ แตเรากคอนขางมันใจวา มันจะไมทำใหเราผิดหวังทางอารมณ (ซึงเปนความเส
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When a writer gets to the 21st entry in a series, as Lynsay has with the Argeneaus the freedom from having to remake the world and the virtual surety that anyone reading the 21st book "gets it," must mean you are able to focus on other aspects of the characters' life.

So, in ONE LUCKY VAMPIRE, the mechanics of the Argeneau's particular brand of immortality take a back seat to how Jake feels about being a vampire and how he has treated his family of vampires (also his employer and so on). He's bee
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A twist on Beauty and the Beast that only Lynsay Sands could bring to life! Fun, fast-paced, and totally hot.

Stephano Jacob Colson Notte never, ever wanted to be a Vampire. He felt betrayed by his family when he turned 18 and they felt that he was old enough to know the truth and give him the option of becoming a Vampire. No possible way was he becoming an evil bloodsucker! Until tragedy strikes
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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 26 books)
  • A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
  • Love Bites (Argeneau #2)
  • Single White Vampire (Argeneau #3)
  • Tall, Dark & Hungry (Argeneau #4)
  • 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)
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