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The Trouble With Vampires

(Argeneau #29)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  3,280 ratings  ·  331 reviews
For close to three thousand years the imposing, impossibly handsome Santo Notte has fought in armies across the world and battled his own, more personal enemies. Of all the places he might expect to encounter his life mate, a quiet corner of upstate New York doesn’t seem likely. But as soon as he makes contact with history professor Petronella Stone, while hunting down a s ...more
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published April 23rd 2019 by Avon
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Tom I would recommend reading series in order. Sometimes main immortal character development is lacking, particularly if character was introduced earlier …moreI would recommend reading series in order. Sometimes main immortal character development is lacking, particularly if character was introduced earlier in the series. I first read Runaway Vampire when I picked it at random in the library and was sufficiently unimpressed that I didn't seek out any other books in the series. I later read another picked at random and realized it was related to that earlier book. After reading most of the series, I reread Runaway Vampire with greater appreciation.(less)

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Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a good one. I enjoyed it immensely with one caveat.

I don’t think it’s Lynsay’s fault, but I listened to the audiobook and there was one thing about it that detracted from the experience: Marguerite is portrayed by the reader as having an Italian accent, which is wrong. Yes, her husband is Italian, at least as much as someone who was born before there was an Italy or an Italian language could be. Somehow the reader and the producers of this audiobook did not get that memo and it lessened
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lots of funny, tons of steamy and loads of cute!

Santo is searching for a "rouge" that has torched and murdered when the leads him next door to Petronella, Pet, a history professor baby sitting her young, but highly intelligent, nephew. After a little nudging from his Aunt by marriage, Santo test to see if he can read Pet's thoughts and realizes that she is his life mate. Pet quickly recognizes Santo and his family for what they really are...immortals, and discovers that they are on the hunt for
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-5-star
Santo Notte has lived nearly three thousand years. He works for the Notte Construction Company as an engineer. He's presently volunteering as an immortal Enforcer. With his cousin Zanipolo and a family friend, Justin Bricker, and Julius and Marguerite Argeneau Notte, (uncle and aunt), they are watching Max Purdy's house to catch Dr. Dressler. He is a top priority target because he knows about, and has experimented on, immortals.

Quinn Peter calls her twin sister, Petronella Stone, to watch over h
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was kind of meh on this one. I didn't particularly like either of the main characters. And I'm not even sure why. :\
This one was just ok for me. I didn't really feel the I love you now lifemate connection that usually happens with couples in this series. Instead I was more interesting on both Pet and Santo's past. Pet because she knew about Immortals and Santo because of all the horrible things that happened to him. I thought the ending was a bit over the top with what happened to Pet's family, but am looking forward to seeing what happens to them.
Lover of Romance
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

The Trouble With Vampires is the latest release into the Argeneau series and I can't believe we are almost on number 30 in the series!!! Its incredible to see the growth in this series and you know....its not boring. I am still having a fun time with this world that Lynsay Sands has built. This book features Santos' story and a bit of a twist with the heroine that isn't the norm for what we see in this series normally so I had a fun time se
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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4 stars

This was a very good story. I liked Santo and Petronella and enjoyed their story.

Petronella is a history professor that has an unusual background. Petronella (aka Pet) grew up in China and was the step-daughter to an immortal. Pet's family was killed except for a sister and after the both moved to the US and were adopted. Pet is single and her nephew is the closest she has to a kid.

Santo is a civil engineer for his family's construction business and is also is in a band with his cousins.
Not my favorite Lynsay Sands, but not the worst either.

Pet wasn’t too bad, her nephew was cute. But I couldn’t get into this one as much as others.

It’s still an enjoyable series.
May 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Ok. That's it, no more argeneaus for me.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
My problem with this book may stem from the fact that, although I read many of the earlier books in this series, I have missed all the ones in the middle. I picked this one up because I remember really enjoying them years ago.

Obviously not such a good idea. Without the back-stories of all the characters to (maybe) give it some depth, this story was nothing more than a surface only, rather silly, slow yawner.

And, no matter what else might have been better, that ending with Parker, Quinn etc. was
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
It was ok but I think I'm done with this series.
Niki (mustreadalltheromance)
After centuries of battling enemies both external and within himself, Santo Notte has yet to find his life mate and he certainly didn't think he'd find her in upstate New York. But when he meets history professor Petronella Stone while investigating a rogue immortal, things finally change for him. Pet just wants to keep her nephew safe and with danger lurking ever closer and sketchy neighbors all around her sister's house, she's not really sure who to trust. Santo has waited so long to find his ...more
May 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I was torn on this one. I loved that the heroine wasn't the usual in these books..whining and crying and in general acting like an idiot. Pet was actually smart and logical. On the downside... the plot is getting old and Santo was basically Lucien 2.0. I'll continue with reading the series... but depending on how this Dressler thing goes, it may not be for much longer.
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A three thousand year-old man might be the Mr. Right for a professor protecting her nephew.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader’s copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
This book takes place in Albany, NY which is where I was born and grew up, and the main character is a history professor at The University at Albany where I went
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
I don't think this author is for me, this is the second book I have read by her and did not like, the only character's I liked are the child prodigy and the cat. I found the lead female Petronella to be an airhead who thinks with her vagina and the male Santo to be a caveman. Also there is non-stop dialogue about how huge he is and so handsome, it really give me a headache. I might try her historical romance books I might get along better with them.
Dawn ♥ romance
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
Another enjoyable Argeneau paranormal romance. Again a different interesting view of a relationship with an immortal. I liked the heroine with her good instincts and not putting up with the hero's non-communicative ways. Professor Pet is babysitting her genius nephew and she has her suspicions about the new neighbors who appear next door including giant size Santo.
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You Go Girl. Lynsay, just finished Santo's story and it was great. Just knowing some of the things that he has gone threw in his life. Life has been hard for him. The only thing that was driving him was his need to find Dr. Dressier and putting him down. That was all until Santo met a woman Pet,and her nephew, Parker. Still not knowing the changes that these two people will make in his life. Pet, also has had a lift no no one Santo has met before. She and her twin sister Quinn has seen horrors a ...more
Stacy McKitrick
You’d think after 28 books in this series that the 29th might just feel like the same ol’ same ol’. But NOPE! Still hot romance. Still humorous. Still suspenseful. But a different story every time. I love the Argeneau family and hope the books continue for a long time to come.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Trouble With Vampires by Lynsay Sands is book 29 in the Argeneau Series. This is the story of Santo Notte and Petronella 'Pet' Stone. I have read the previous book (and Loved it) but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Pet has come to watch her nephew Parker when she was asked to by her sister. Pet is a History Professor and her nephew is a very smart 6 year old. Santo is now hunting down the immortal rogue who captured and tortured him. Santo has been finding armi
The Trouble with Vampires
Argeneau, Book 29

I Picked Up This Book Because: I love this series.

The Characters:

Santo Notte:
Petronella Stone:
Margueritte Notte, Julian Notte, Parker Peters, Quinn Peters

The Story:

I find myself without much to say about this installment. I like Santo and Petronella together and I love little Parker. It will be interesting to see what happens with Pet’s twin, Quinn in the future. I’m a little behind on the overall story arc as I ha
Angela Charles
This book is in a long series. There are times when a book that has been part of a long series the newer book tends to suck. You want the author to just give it up and start writing a new because the ideas are repetitive and it hurts the series in the long run. I have had many series destroyed because an author just cannot let it go. However for Ms. Lynsay Sands that is not the case for this book.

The past two books however, Twice Bitten, was not the best at all as you can tell from my review, h
*Not* Lash LaRue
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Strong 3.5: This book takes us back to the action, slowly though. Possible spoilers, so be warned!

With book #29, (LS) finds a way to put a twist on explaining the Atlantean Immortals, shared dreams, and what has happened to the almost 3000 yr old vamp Santo. Spectacular history telling for heroine, Petinella and her twin Quin. Quin's past and upcoming tumultuous future should be an exciting and action filled book. Petinella seems to be a lady of our time (strong mentally and physically, kno
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, 0419
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The Trouble With Vampires, Lynsay Sands’ twenty-ninth installment in her popular Argeneau series, brought with it some interesting twists, a smattering of suspense, and an adorably clueless couple swept away by their passion. Sounds fun, right?

I still can’t believe that we’re twenty-nine books into the Argeneau series and I’m just as captivated as ever by this story arc and the engaging characters we’ve met along the way. Sands is keeping things interest
Meh, this one is definitely better that the last few. Still the humor that is what most people expect and got us to love it, is still absence. I chuckled once, not even a true laugh. And then the storyline. Not really bad but there was so much "talking" about their past. A telling not showing what happens. Some of it drags. So the story and romance was good mostly but OK only in much also. We didn't get to see some things that would've been better. (view spoiler) ...more
Teresa (Reads_Romance)
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was a little nervous to re-start this much-loved series 29 (!?!?) books in. Paranormal romances tend to build over time and I was worried jumping in blind would leave me lost the whole book. I’ve read a few books in this series, but it’s been YEARS, and I remembered exactly nothing about them. After reading this book, I can confidently say you can hop in on this book and not be lost in the least. In my mind, a book is stronger if you can read it as a standalone.

Apr 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I love Lyndsay Sands and I love the Argeneau-Notte series

And while I love all the books including this one, I find that it’s becoming books with filler and not enough romance. The filler can be anything from unnecessary descriptors or setting to ridiculous shenanigans by the extended cast of characters or villains.

This book had a great pre story for the male and female leads. And their getting to know you was wonderful to read. But I don’t get how so much can happen in 48 hours and then a turn
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamp-were
More of a 4.5 but goodreads denies the existence of half stars.

For once, nobody does anything stewpid for lols. Yay. And the niggles are side characters or last minute drama.

The h is aware of immortals, being as how her mother was one's lifemate. She's also an orphan because apparently her stepdad was an enforcer who was targeted by a crime ring. (I'd actually like to know what happened with that. I'm sure there are plans somewhere or it wouldn't have been mentioned and left dangling like a carr
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm really surprised that I'm enjoying the Argeneau series so much after almost thirty novels. The reason why I'm surprised is because each story is essentially the same and you might think that sexy vampire meeting sassy mortal would get boring after the first few stories. But I like that I know what to expect. And I love that each pairing has enough unique problems that I can't wait to read their love stories. These are the ultimate lazy day afternoon kind of read. It's a fun romantic story wi ...more
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, fantasy
In this 29th book of the series Santo his trying to help locate a man who has been doing experiments on his kind. They hope to capture the doctor and to bring his reign of terror to an end. While staking out a house that they think the doctor has taken up residence in Santo soon meets a woman who turns out to be his life mate. It turns out that she knows exactly what Santo's is and has had bad experiences with his kind. Pet struggles with her feelings towards vampires and only truly cares about ...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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