Bite Me If You Can
One minute Leigh is walking home in the early hours of the morning, and the next a vampire is sinking his teeth into her neck. Turns out it was a rogue vampire marked for termination, but it does Leigh little good because the damage's already been done. She's become one of them.
Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, has been alive for over two thousand...more
I think I've read. . . five. . . yup five.
But now this feels like another one of those stand-alone series where if you've read one you've read them all. Don't get me wrong it's not badly written and the characters are always endearing but they seem pretty interchangeable now. . .
So I read this cause Addie H's review showed up on my wall and it has all these wonderful excerpts and well, I just couldn't resist. Plus Jilly loved i ...more
(Tropes: Starched (hero) Gets Unstarched)
This is how my 20th re-read held up.
I remember loving the Lynsay Sands vampire series. In fact, it was my introduction to vampire romance, a genre I wasn’t really aware existed. But re-reading the favorite of the series did not hold up. Maybe I’m more cynical than I was 10 years ago, read too many romance novels, because this book now was too cutesy for me. Ent ...more
This is my first book by this author. Plus it is the 6th book in the series. I did not feel like I missed a lot by not reading the prior books.
The book was funny, but at times I felt it was trying too hard to be funny and sacrificing the character traits of the Hero (especially) in that effort. Making him at times appear to be a bumbling idiot when he was really supposed to be some badass vampire hunter.
Overall it was enjoyable enough that I am going to try another later book in the ...more
Lucian is out hunting, hunting rogue vampires that is, when Leigh is thrown into his lap. Leigh is a bar owner who just happens to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time and has hired the wrong type of employees.
The combination of the two is just incredibly funny. L ...more
What I liked:
- the humor. I thought there were some really genuinely funny moments throughout the book. The author had a great voice and knew how to embarrass her characters.
- that the story featured one of my favourite romance tropes: grumpy old immortal has hard exterior chipped away at by the love of his life, and then jk he's actually a softy.
What I didn't like:
- the fact that about two thirds of the whole book was basically a giant info-dump about this world's vampir ...more
It was a good story but as I said the first part was a bit boring in that it was all about Leighs change and how it affected Lucian.
The rest of the ...more
still couldn't put this book down. Still loved it as much as the first time I read it!
OMG I couldn't put this book down. I had stop stop practically everything else so I could read this.
The book consumed me!!!! Then again most of the books in this series are awesome
Man Lucian really was a hard ass. I have been reading this series all out of order. So I loved being able to go back and see the "old" Lucian.
I just can't say enough good things about this book
Another reason I went ahead and read it the first time is that it starts out in the Kansas City area where I live. Even though the KC geography is pretty wonky and full of mistakes it still gives me an affection for the book. For example if you just say Kansas City then you mean Kansas City, Missouri not Kansas ...more
I adore, Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, and his abrasive personality. Lucian lost his lifemate, and daughters when the destruction of Atlantis happen. A thousand, and more years later, Lucian get's a second chance at love, and having a modern day lifemate. It was so nice to see Lucian, and Liv find there way to each other.
The best part was at the end of chapter 19... The part where Leigh was talking to Lucian's penis.. Too funny!!!
Realmente me gusta esta pareja Luican es adorabley aunque en este moento leo el #21 tenia que volver y leer la historia de Lucian a pasado mucho tiempo!!
This book and I are not getting off to a very good start. I am increasingly more and more angry the further I'm getting into this series. Some of the awkward moments are a little funny, but there isn't much differentiation between the couples. The main scheme is just so recycled between many paranormal romance series.
These books are really fluffy and predictable. If you like your books a little lighter and more on the fun/funny side (think chick-lit with vampires), then these books are for you. But I prefer something a little darker, with a bit more substance ...more
Lucian was not the vamp that Sands leads you to believe he is in the beginning of the series. This book is a little more serious then the rest of them. I liked it more for that reason, so apparently I don't like campy vamp books....
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Leigh glanced up with uncertainty, then back to his groin with a sort of horrified fascination. “Well, um… is there something about immortals you haven’t told me?”
“What? What do you mean?” he asked with bewilderment.
Leigh shook her head, then leaned forward and said “Hello?” to his groin, only to stiffen again and jerk back as if it had hissed at her.
“Are you talking to my penis?” Lucian asked with disbelief.
“It talked to me first,” she said defensively, and frowned. “You didn’t mention this little skill.”
Lucian decided she must be joking and laughed. “So, what did it say?”
“It said, ‘Lucian? Lucian, are you there?’” He blinked.
“Why would it say that?”
“I don’t know. It’s your penis.”
That’s when he recalled the cell phone in his pocket. A laugh bursting from his lips, Lucian reached in his pocket to retrieve the phone.”
Leigh peered at the steaming pile on the plate on the tray, then asked uncertainly. “What is it?”
“Prime cuts in gravy.”
“Prime cuts in gravy?” she echoed slowly. “Did you cook it?”
"I opened the can and heated it up in the microwave for one minute. Someone named Alpo cooked it.”
Leigh stiffened, her head shooting up, eyes wide with disbelief. “Alpo?”
He shrugged. “That’s what the can said.”
Leigh shook her head with bewilderment. “You can use a microwave, but not a phone, and don’t know that Alpo isn’t the chef, but the brand name for dog food?” There was something seriously wrong here.”