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Twice Bitten

(Argeneau #27)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  4,084 ratings  ·  400 reviews

Thrilling, witty, and oh-so-sexy, Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau novel brings together a beautiful Immortal and the man who is her destiny…

For someone who’s been around for over a hundred and forty years, immortal Elspeth Argeneau hasn’t done a whole lot of living. Now that she’s moved away from her controlling mother, she’s tracking down rogue vampires and enjoying so

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Avon
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Jeanne' Moody I dont thinkthe first meeting was written about in a previous book. Ive read them all, at least once, and don't remember them meeting except in this b…moreI dont thinkthe first meeting was written about in a previous book. Ive read them all, at least once, and don't remember them meeting except in this book. (less)
Jeanne' Moody All of this series can stand alone, but with all of the characters interacting, it's best to start at the beginning. You won't be sorry!

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Title: Twice Bitten
Series: Argeneau #27
Author: Lynsay Sands
Release date: March 27, 2018
Cliffhanger: No
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When I first started exploring the paranormal genre years ago, Lynsay Sands' Argeneau series is one of the first I discovered. (We're on book twenty seven, guys. This series is no joke.) You would think after all of this time taking a hiatus from the long continuing storyline, there would be some confusion. I admit, I was wondering if that issue would arise
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always, I enjoyed this book. I love this series, and all the characters.
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is actually making me mad. Instead of fun and laughs, we get a controlling, by mental manipulation after 150 years of life, mom. It is like being in prison and not funny at all. Anger at the horrible family. They used to be fun but this is not fun. The twins are spiteful, actually spiteful, with over drinking blood that isn't even theirs when they know their sister NEEDS it. This isn't funny. I want to beat the shit out of the sisters and the mother, especially the mother, she needs to die. ...more
My beloved smother - the paranormal version of why you shouldn’t helicopter parent.
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I love reading Lynsay Sands. Whether it’s her Paranormal, Contemporary or her Historical Romance series, I always feel fulfilled after reading one of her stories. I can continually count on her to write fun and interesting characters, to constantly bring a smile to my face and to always have a little bit of mystery to make everything interesting. Twice Bitten is exactly what I expected from her.

Wyatt was totally unexpected. A mortal who fell in love with El and then lost her when she just didn’t
It was an odd book! 3 stars because the MCs were very engaging.
I almost DNFed at 10% because the mother (Martine) and the twin sisters were just so incredibly AWFUL!!!
But on the bright side, the other side characters were fun.

The sisters do redeem themselves, but Martine...
She essentially made her children her mindless slaves for many many decades. And the father just turned a blind eye??!?
Needless to say, the author had to do some fancy dancing to make that side of the plot believable.
Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, pnr
4.5 Stars

This is my second book in the series. I read the first book and it was okay. I obviously skipped around, hence 26 books later, but you can’t be too picky when you are checking out audio books from the library.

All the glowing reviews are pretty much correct on this one. It was very enjoyable only because the storyline was good and the pacing was good. It was a simple concept storyline and if you are new to the series, you really didn’t need that much back story.

Towards the ending a lot m
Debra Johnson
Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
4.5 stars

A few spots that were either slow or repetitive. Not many, and not enough to interfere with the enjoyment of the story. But, enough I noticed and felt the need to mention them. I don't remember seeing any typo's, etc.

This one is loaded with a few mysteries and they all get tangled together to make it more difficult for the Rogue Hunters to unravel.

Elspeth is slap dab in the middle of it all and trying to
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Twice Bitten by Lynsay Sands is book 27 in the Argeneau series. This is the story of Elspeth Argeneau and Wyatt MacKay. This can easily be a standalone book.
Elspeth is part of the Argeneau family and even if she is a 140 year old vampire she has lived a somewhat shelter life but always a controlling one by her mother. Elspeth mother had taken the lost of her family hard and became obsessed with keeping Elspeth save and in her control. But Elspeth became free of her mother but knows she will com
I'm not sure if volume nr. 27 is just too much for me to enjoy or Sands is losing her mojo. I always enjoyed her books as perfect holiday reads full of funny moments and some hot scenes but somehow this book didn't work much for me. The twists and turns were just too predictable and the enforcers too stupid not to see it which is obviously too weird. It just didn't seem possible nobody would figure it out. The whole "overprotective mama" thingy also didn't make sense to me and was a bit too much ...more
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it

Argeneau #27, What I love about this series is that they can be read as a stand alone. Even with as big as this family is and all the characters where it would be easy to get lost in all the characters Sands is really good about that in this one there were only four, five extra Argeneau couples, including my favorite couple Marguerite and Julius, as well as some family members who haven't found their life mates yet, and a couple of humans; despite the large cast of characters it's so
Douglas Meeks
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well, once again we have another Argeneau book that was good but still nothing like those first books that I become addicted to full of humor and romance (sometimes a numerous attempt at romance) but this was a really good story, multi level plots and a decent romance. Sadly the humor I loved has been missing for many books now and has not returned.

We have the worse mother in centuries here, she can take over the minds of her children and make them do whatever she wishes (we had 4 kids, I might
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]

I have never seen such bad writing in a professionally published and commercially successful author. It was worse than many of the fanfictions I've read. EVERYBODY SAID THINGS SOLEMNLY. EVERYBODY. She used this adverb over 100 times in a 100,000 word, which is once every 1000 words. That's bad enough, but often she'd use it FIVE TIMES ON THE SAME PAGE.

I'm surprised I'm not a gibbering wreck
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it. Poor Martine, though...
3.5 stars - Not the best of the Argeneau series, the domineering mother story line was a bit much and a little shoehorned in to uncomfortably fit with the central mystery plot. Also it seems crazy to me the immortals wouldn't have better rules for how they treat their children.
4-4.5 stars

This was a really good story. I liked both Elspeth and Wyatt and enjoyed their story.

Elspeth is an immortal that is 142 years old and just now getting out on her own. Elspeth has tried to gain her freedom before but her mother is very controlling, a lot more than Elspeth realized until she moved out on her own. Elspeth got a teaching job in Canada and moved away from her family but with 6 weeks, her mother shows up for a "surprise visit" and wanting to rule her life again.

Wyatt is an
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher via NetGalley***

3.5 Stars

I am not usually a fan of paranormal. However, I don't consider vampire (or immortal) books to be paranormal.

I know. I know. They are...but I still like them. So, work with me here and can we all just pretend that this title isn't paranormal? Thanks, I appreciate it.

Elspeth and Wyatt met years ago, but she doesn't remember him. Although, the reason for that is a lot deeper than a situation where a woman decides to ignore a bad i
This one started a bit slow but got better...and it was definitely better than the 2 previous books. And for the hundredth time...I hope the mad scientist plot line ends soon. I'm fed up with it. (It was only mentioned but that was enough for me to elicit some serious eye rolling..)

I wish Wyatt would have been a bit more commanding as an ex-elite-soldier, but it was a good story with some of the earlier banter and levity. But gripping at the same time. I also liked Ellie. It was also nice to see
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it. it is rare that you find your soul mate once in your life. It is even rarer when it happens twice. To find out that your Mother has stepped and made it possible that you don't even remember it! Elspeth has been trying to leave her controlling Mother's home for years. Now that she has moved away, she is working as an enforcer, also enjoying a taste of freedom. Thinking a fling would be fun and her landlady's grandson checks both boxes off. Wyatt fell instantly in love with Elspeth four y ...more
Maggie Brogden
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
She is a skilled writer so I am never pulled out of the book by bad writing. She is always funny and always have scrumptious heroes. I had a bit of trouble with this set up bc her mother was borderline psychotic and her sisters ...arg. And not enough abt the bad guy so when he popped up, it was a little disorienting. But it was a fun ride and I enjoyed it and will buy whatever she writes next.
Angela Charles
This book is a 3.5 no higher no less.

We have meet Elspeth in previous books however she is seen so little in 26 books that I did not remember who she was. When I read the blurb for this book I was a bit hesitant because I did not want to deal with new characters when Lucian and Co. are in Venezuela trying to save the world. To be honest I could have done without this book. I am not saying that this book was not good, because it was, but just the fact that I want to be with the Immortals in Venez
Debra Taylor
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This book was laugh out loud funny !

Lynsay Sands scored again with this book. I loved Elspeth and Wyatt ! They were amazing characters and this book had so much going on in the story that it's hard to choose just one shining moment. I had to feel sorry for poor Elspeth because of everything that kept happening to her. Over and over again she proved her strength. She was such an amazing heroine who had the patience of a saint for putting up with the crap from Martine.

Like always, the writing an
I liked this one, thought the romance was good. Elspeth was a bit blah, as was Wyatt, but they worked together. I was stunned with Elspeth’s mother and her actions. I was very glad that she got called out on her actions and forced to stop. I really liked Elspeth’s friendship with Wyatt’s grandmother, wish that she would have been brought in on the secret of Immortals. But who really stole the book for me was Gigi. I loved him, loved his unique place in the Immortal world. I really hope that he f ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like how creative Sands is getting with how she introduces life mates. This was one of my favourites from the Argeneau series so far. It's a lot of fun. I also like how they mention the passage of time which has occurred since the first book in the series.
Elley Murray
I'm not usually into vampire romance, though I used to read my fair share of paranormal romance. I really enjoyed some of Lynsay Sands' historical romances though, so I thought I'd give this one a spin. Pro tip: They're not vampires, they're Atlanteans with some highly advanced technological stuff that basically give them characteristics of what we'd call a vampire. I love that Sands gives a scientific, technical reason for why the "immortals" are the way they are, and I DO happen to have a weir ...more
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
TWICE BITTEN But Not Shy at All
Talk about an overprotective mother! She’s a pain but does wonders for the Argeneau series.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.

This post is based-on the Mass Market Paperback edition

I was so glad to read this book because, while I felt Sands was starting to “phone it in” on this series, in TWICE BITTEN she br
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Vampires are considered sexy nowadays, while immortals . . . No one’s even heard of immortals.”

It’s been quite some time since I picked up an Argeneau novel. However, after cracking open Twice Bitten, it really didn’t take long for Elspeth and Wyatt remind me why I so enjoyed this series at one time. They are, after all, light-hearted, easy-going romances—nothing too serious even though there are serious moments throughout. And that’s readily on display in this 27th book in the series.


Yes, tha
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love Wyatt! He never gives up and is very supportive of El even if when she doesn't know what's true or not... thanks to her sad cause i really liked Martine. With Wyatt's training and background, El may just possibly have a new partner as a rogue hunter...yay!

And, Thank you soo much for bringing in the original characters from the first books in this series!! It was so much fun seeing what they've been upto these days :D. I'm so happy for Marguerite, who saved the day yet again, and, J
S Allred
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As with the rest of the Argeneau series this book is a book you will not want to put down. Wyatt can't believe that the woman he had been looking for for 4 years since he met and fell for was standing in his grandmothers apartment, and worse she has no memory of meeting him. He is determind to find out why, but Elspeth is having alot of "accidents" and is required to have some bodyguards and he makes sure he's one of them. While they unravel the mystery of who wants Elspeth dead, they learn some ...more
Heather andrews
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wyatt is sometines so preoccupied in his thoughts he doesn't pay attention to where he's going, "darn, Elspeth had some fine nightwear and a killer body, he thought and then nearly trampled her when she stopped abruptly in the bathroom. “Sorry,” he whispered..." When Wyatt passes out, the man passes out and is real cuddly when he gets up, “sorry, I should have put you on top,” he mumbled sleepily, wrapping one arm around her waist and drawing her closer so that he could latch onto the nearest ni ...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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Argeneau (1 - 10 of 33 books)
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  • 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)
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