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Love Bites

(Argeneau #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  24,091 ratings  ·  785 reviews
True Love: Good From The First Bite...

Etienne Argeneau's three hundred years of bachelorhood were at an end. Either that, or he'd be forever alone. He could only "turn" one human in his lifetime, and most of his kind reserved that power for creating a life mate. If he turned the wrong woman...But what choice did he have? He had to save Rachel Garrett. He didn't know her ve

Paperback, 373 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by Love Spell
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
This book was also okay. I liked the couple okay. I think Etienne should have been a little more smooth with the women being as he was over 300 years old but whatevs. So what if his game is a little weak. I could get over that. I would have liked it a whole lot better if the bad guy wasn't a big stupid turd. I mean his name was Pudge for fuck sake! Pudge!!! I mean he wasn't badass he was just a huge annoying shithook. Come on Etienne, this stupid geeky weak ass human has tried to kill you over 4 ...more
“Everything's all fun and games until someone gets an ax in the chest.”

Yeah, I hate when that happens.
So, Rachel is a coroner who is kind of a perv. She's all creeping on this corpse, thinking how sexy he is. I seriously think that her boss should be apprised of this situation.

But, don't worry, her dream-corpse is actually a vampire, so it's not at all necrophilia for her to be having sex dreams about him.

Also, she throws herself in front of an ax-wielding maniac to stop him from cutting off her
This book contains a scene so gross, I'm surprised every other review doesn't begin "OMG, this book is so gross!" I don't think any other reviewer has even mentioned it. Is it seriously just me that is icked out when a very hungry vampire woman goes down on a guy and starts thinking about actually eating him like a sausage? And later he gets caught lying there naked by a relative, with a flacid, bite-marked penis. HURL!

Anyway, aside from that fun time, it was pleasant but on the dull side. Highl
Aug 03, 2009 rated it liked it
Love Bites, by Lynsay Sands - Light PNR, Contemporary Vampire Series

I've only read one other book by Lynsay Sands ("Sweet Revenge"), which was one of her older historical romances. Although I liked "Sweet Revenge" well enough, it didn't compel me to want to snatch up her backlist at the time. Sands writing style is simple and easy reading, and since I prefer a deeper, more complex and emotional writing style in my historicals, I believe that's why I didn't pursue her after "Sweet Revenge." "Love
Better than the first one and super sexy!
Our protagonist in this story is named Rachel. She is a coroner that works the graveyard shift. When an attractive dead guy gets rolled in, she can't believe she is attracted to said dead man. But that's alright because her "dead" guy is actually a vampire.

Etienne can't believe his luck. He's ended up in the morgue twice this week. Pudgy is really becoming a problem - especially since he just axed the pretty redhead coroner. She saved his life, so now he must save her the only way he can.

Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Another sweet little story, this one taking us gently through the experiences of a newly turned vampire named Rachel Garrett for at least half of the novel. Then the Bad Guy who started the story off, by axing Rachel so she had to be turned to save her life, returns for an elaborate encore and, surprise, there really is some action in the last hundred pages!

This is the second of thirty or so installments of the Argeneau series, centered so far on a loving vampire family in the Toronto area that

Love Bites is the second book in the Argeneau’s series. I must admit I read these out of order because I was unable to find books 2,3, and 4 but now I have them and I was not disappointed. A light vampire read filled with family and love.

Etienne is one of the youngest of the bunch being a little over three hundred years old, so he gets no respect from his brothers. His job is to create video games and his most popular is Blood Lust, a game about rogue vampires and their s
The 2nd book in the series and another "this was hard to put down" book. Your basic love story. Rachel Garrett is a coroner who works nights at the morgue. Etienne Argeneau is a Vampire who keeps getting "killed" by his stalker - called Pudge. On his second trip to the morgue Pudge bursts through the doors with a gun and an ax and tries to cut off Etienne's head to finish the job - but Rachel jumps in front of Etienne and takes a direct hit with the ax. Etienne can't let Rachel die when she save ...more
It was a funny, fluffy read until near the middle when became boring for me.

Rachel is a forensic pathologist when Etienne Argeneau (believed dead) and personal stalker intervene in her life. The dialogues when she wakes up are funny, and the first Argeneau family reunion.

But I didn't care Etienne's personality after that (misleading Rachel to keep her), and the 'push' of Thomas.

(Pudge reminds me at the end of BTVS's Andrew)
Feb 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Finally persevered with this. I had picked it up a few times, read the first couple of chapters then put it down again. I usually would have given up on it by then, but I had interloaned it from another library and so didn't want to "waste" it.

Anyway, after all of my hesitation, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was indeed a light read, not as funny as the first in this series, but a great read all the same. I love the Argeneau family. My only real negative for this book, was the fairly easy ac
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

This too was an okay read but I think it bears mentioning again that this is one weird-ass series. xD

Hears the thing, I'm never gonna reread this. And even though I finished this just this morning and yeah I do remember it, plot, characters, everything, it still feels like I don't. As if I read this over a week ago and am only just getting around to writing the review, you get?

Ah but yes at the end I was looking for Bastien to be next rather than Luc but yeah. I hope I make it to his book, they'
Dr. Rachel Garrett a coroner working at the hospital´s morgue doesn´t feel very well. She has fever but nonetheless she wants to see through her nightshift and do her work. When a corpse of a shot man is brought in she starts the examination but suddenly the corpse comes to life again. Etienne Argeneau, a vampire, was shot by a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and needed some time to repair the damage to this body and seemed to be dead. When he tries to eleminate the memories of him ever being in ...more
Dec 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING! The chart on the back, states that it is Gothic- definitely an old, overly large house, though with a modern blue touch. Romantic- YES, YES AND YES! Those were the screams coming out of the bedrooms of our characters, leaving me slightly warm (if you know what I mean). Action packed- in the first chapters people are shot, people are blown up- definitely covers that and more! Funny- I cracked up from the first chapter and the laughs continued till my stomach was in cramps. ...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I almost want to say I enjoyed this book more than the first one! In typical Argeneau fashion, this book was exactly what I expected. A fun, sexy, light read.

Not too much action, not too much evil. The Argeneau family is, as many families, very involved. They all want to know what everyone is doing, and they want to be involved and help.

Etienne is so sweet. Even though he's 300 years old, he's never been in love. But when he has a human trying to kill him when he figures out he's a vampire, he e
Mar 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: uf-pnr, vampires, fiction
Rachel is a hospital coroner who gets a shock when a dead body comes back to life. Etienne, a vampire, was killed by a vampire hunter and
reanimates after some recovery time. Pudge the vampire hunter bursts into the morgue and fatally injures Rachel so Etienne feels obliged to turn her to save her. Trouble is, Rachel refuses to believe she is a vampire and Pudge won't give up on killing them both.

What did I like about the book? I loved Pudge! He was so pathetic and weird and a total nutjob and I
Paula  Phillips
Apr 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
The novel starts off a bit like the TV Series Tru Calling if you have ever watched it starring Eliza Dushku with Rachel a young 25 year old Night-shift worker at the local morgue. The other main star of the novel is Etienne -a 400 year old silver-eyed vampire whose always trying to be killed. The first encounter between these two is when Rachel , not feeling well -gets a body brought to the morgue of a gunshot victim . The victim is silver-eyed Etienne , he starts to sit up and this causes Rache ...more
Felicity Heaton
Love Bites is a far better offering than the first book in the series, A Quick Bite, and is probably suitable for readers looking for a lighter paranormal romance who don't mind sacrificing plot for the sake of their warm fuzzies and who can overlook some fairly glaring wrong words and poor editing (whoever missed some of these errors should be shot).

It's a quick read and the character development in this novel is certainly better than in the first, although the plot seemed terribly familiar tow
Light quick easy read, which was just what I wanted in the midst of reading 3 different thinky books ("Ardeur", "The Fountainhead", and "The Paradox of Choice" (nf)).

This is one of those "vampires as people with fangs" book. In other words, vampire light. It's also one of those books that are heavy on the romance and determined to have a perfect HEA. The heroine is the hero's one and only chance at a lifemate. I know, a bit on the cheesy side, but it fit my mood that day.

Besides, it was in a pi
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sands-lynsay
This was a really good book. I loved the characters, their personalities, the plot, and the ending. This was great and definitely had me reading into the wee hours of dawn. There were emotions, humor, some fun, suspense, a little action, craziness (of the good and bad variety), tough and good moments, and a good HEA. I actually laughed out at some parts, held my breath, and wanted to pull some kung-fu (like I would really know what to do though). ;) This is something I definitely wouldn't mind r ...more
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I started this series with book one and really enjoyed the characters and the Argeneau family. I then skipped around the series because some of these books filled reading challenges that I was in. Even though I skipped around this series I did want to read each book.

I already knew the outcome of Rachel and Etienne’s relationship but wanted to read it anyhow. I found it funny, serious, and slightly romantic. It was an enjoyable read and I can’t wait to finish this long, long, loooong series. :D
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Etienne was such a lovely man. He met his future as a dead man then as a crispy dead man. This book was full of humor and was just wonderful. Loved Etienne and Rachel.
~ 1.5 stars ~

What the hell was that.

Love Bites, the second book to the Argeneau series, somehow managed to be even weirder than its predecessor, and that’s a big feat. Let’s just say, whenever I read a vampire book in future, I’m going to be terrified there will be a dick biting while giving head scene. Yes that happened, yes she said she wanted to bite into his penis like a sausage, yes I’m now having nightmares.
So we follow vampire Etienne, who is a 300 year old bachelor. It’s so over the to
Jim Neville
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
This is not your typical series. Each story in the Argeneau Vampire world takes place after the other, but tends to follow a different character. Lissianna and Greg get engaged in the first book and now it's time for Etienne. He's the computer game designer of Blood Lust and surprisingly, he's not too good with the ladies.

In steps Rachel Garrett. She becomes critically wounded while preventing a madman from chopping off Etienne's head. Although he doesn't know her, and he'll never be allowed to
Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon
Another enjoyable read in a series I am liking more and more. I think I liked the first book a little more but still I enjoyed this story fun and enjoyable. While I really liked Rachel in this book, I wasn't a huge fan of Etienne, whom i had liked in the first book, as much during this story as he i felt he did some things that made Rachel's transition harder than it needed to be. It also took me a while to warm to their chemistry. That being said though the story line flowed well and kept me en ...more
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The book 📖 started out funny and full of interesting ideas💡 about vampires 🧛‍♂️🧛‍♀️. Then it turned into a slow story about love 💗. Then kidnapping happened, excitement again and the cops 🚓 had to be convinced the bad guy was nuts, which didn’t take much effort. Finally love ❤️ triumphs!!!
Taylor Hull
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love this series! It's my 2nd time reading it. The scientific spin on vampires is very interesting. You also can't help but root for romance between 2 video game nerds. These books will definitely get your blood pumping! ...more
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't decided yet which book of the Argeneau series is my favorite, but this one is on the top 5 for sure! Etienne had a strike of "deadly" luck and ended up meeting Rachel, the rest was history! I loved their story and I'm going to read the next one (again).

Re-Read: 12/2019
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down until I finished it. Read it in one day. That's just how good is was. ...more
Hillary Scholz
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second time I've read this book. I wanted to read recent books but couldn't quite remember the cast of characters because it's been years since I've read them.

I would say that I probably enjoyed it more when I first read it, but it was still a fun story coupled with a very different take on vampires.
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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)
  • A Quick Bite (Argeneau #1)
  • 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)
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