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Tall, Dark & Hungry

(Argeneau #4)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  17,340 ratings  ·  510 reviews
“Take a bite into fresh, fun vampire comedy…read Lynsay Sands.”

—Carly Phillips


Nobody does vampire romance quite like Lynsay Sands! Tall, Dark & Hungry is the fourth book in her insanely popular Argeneau vampire series—and she brilliantly blends laughter with steamy passion in this story about a British lass who falls hard for a tasty immortal in-law she meets when she
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Avon (first published July 1st 2004)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 only for Bastien Stars

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OMG The last part of this book just pissed me off. I was loving this book. Bastien was so charming. Then Terri pulls some coward ass bs towards the end and bam I am throwing my paperback across the room like a 3 year old in the middle of a melt down! I was so mad I almost 1 stared it out of spite, but I did really really love Bastien soooo. All 3 of my stars are for sexy Bastien. Terri just pissed me off. She was a total coward ass baby. That makes two heroines in a row
Funny vampire fluff. Who could ask for more?
It's almost as good as a Cotton Candy Dance Party.

You know you want to be invited.

Our couple is Terri and Bastian. Terri is a professor at the University of Leeds in England. I may have gotten a bit excited over this because my hubs is from Leeds. And, some of her friends used Yorkshire slang, like when the husband called the wife "flower" as a term of endearment. My hubs used to use that one. Now, he's all American, calling me baby or babe. He picked
This book continues from where the last book ended with Kate and Lucern planning their wedding. Kate invites her cousin Terri to help her but slickly pawns her off on Bastien Argeneau, Lucern's older brother.

It was a cute match as Terri and Bastien fit well together. If you dislike insta-love, then you would probably not enjoy this one. It was okay because a lot of the couples in this series fall in love in a week or so. Despite that, this book was humorous, light and fluffy. I may listen to boo
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

So. First off. This series? Totally can read out of order. I started with book 19. Then came to book 4. Totally fine. No worries.

The Story:

I had a lot of fun with Tall, Dark & Hungry. It's a bit madcap with the hero and heroine trying to save a wedding of their family/friend and dealing with blunder after blunder after disaster. From wedding favor disasters to finding a new caterer and flowers and on and on. It's ra
Elaine Howlin
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Pretty good, nothing amazing...Really easy to read. Great to read after something heavy.

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I think I liked this one best of the four. Lol, it's entirely possible I said this about the last one too :P
Anyway, I liked Terri and I loved how this had real life moments from Sands own life, seemed more personal.
Here's something that's been bugging me throughout the series. First, the insta. I'm an insta fan but it's getting on my nerves. I want them to put some actual work into it. I get all the MCs especially the Argeneau's are supposed to be gorgeous but there's more to love than a pretty
I think this has been my favorite of the books in this series so far. Sure it was a series of unfortunate events happening to other people that kept throwing our couple together, but it was amusing because of it. I felt bad for Chris though. That poor guy had every bad thing possible happening to him. How many times could they end up in the hospital for stupid random accidents. But it did keep Terri and Bastien having to deal with crisis after crisis. I liked that through it all Bastien kept fin ...more
I'm giving this book two stars, because while it was good, it was not one of the best things I've ever read. It didn't get interesting for me until after the first couple hundred pages. And, that being said, it only seemed to get more interesting because they had sex and finally things were starting to get exciting. I didn't really like everything that happened in the last couple chapters; it kinda pissed me off. I just didn't like this book as much as I was expecting to. When I read the back of ...more
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Finally, a story I can get my teeth into!


It bites: New York hotels cost an arm and a leg, and Terri has flown from England to help plan her cousin’s wedding. The new in-laws offered lodging. But they’re a weird bunch -- and it isn’t just that they’re Canadian! There is the sometimes-chipper-sometimes-silent Lucern, and the wacky stage-actor Vincent: she can’t imagine Broadway casting a hungrier singing-and-dancing Dracula. And then there is Bastien. Just looking into his eyes, Terri
Oct 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***3.5 Bastien stars***
Nunca he sido de esas que se derriten por los protagonistas masculinos casi perfectos. Pero admito que Bastien me conquistó TOTAL y COMPLETAMENTE (no estoy segura que se pueda conquistar a uno parcialmente pero bueno, es la idea jaja) y es que era tan alsdkañldkaslñd que me encantó.

Y es que era tan *suspiros* que estoy sin palabras. Terri me encantó también, con su luz y vivacidad, su espontaneidad y toda ella. En realidad sería casi un 4 estrellas porque me gustó mucho. P
S. Rutherford
It's a good book. I'm not raving about it, though. But at the end, I wanted to slap Bastien so badly for assuming something so stupid to be the reason behind Terri's... Urghn... men... they can be SO dense!
Francais Parker
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
World-building: A
Mythology: B
Suspense: B
Plot-Twists: B
Girl Power: B
Guy Hero: A-
Love Interests: A
Feels: B+

For you clean-readers: this one DOES have mature content. Some scene-skipping/self-editing will be needed to read this one.
The fourth book in the Argeneau series is one fun ride. While not being able to live up to the genius that is Single White Vampire, the book is still able to capture your attention and manages to introduce some fun characters. Plus you get tabs on old characters and that in it self is just awesome. Recap this series is about a family of Canadian vampires and their search for love.

Bastien is the second oldest of Argeneau children and the most take charge. He is in charge
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I'm a bit disappointed! I really like Bastien, and I was hoping his book would be so sexy and he would get the perfect heroine to shake him up! But that's not exactly how I feel after reading this book.

First of all, I felt a lack of the humor that was always present in the past books in this series. I don't think I can recall one moment where I was really laughing like in Single White Vampire. Yes, there's some moments you could consider funny, but it wasn't the same.

In this book, Bastien is lef
Blodeuedd Finland
What I missed most in this book was the humour. The other one had me giggling. This one, well the humour missed its mark, if it was supposed to be humour. It was still good cos it was light, and not PNR serious. So for that it still gets a good mark, even if it was bordering ok sometimes. I just missed the giggling!

Bastien meets Terri. A cousin of Kate who is marrying Bastien's brother. Most of the book takes place during 2 weeks. Terri is helping with the wedding and Bastien is falling for her.
Mary Abshire
Oct 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never read about so many problems for a wedding. Sheesh!
This was a good read. Lots of trouble for Bastian and Terri. Love the conflict.
I'm curious to see if Vincent will now find a mate.
Looking forward to the next one.
Connie N.
#4 in the Argeneau paranormal romance series

When Terry comes to NY early before her cousin Kate's wedding to Luke, she gets thrown together with Bastion unexpectedly. As always with this series, there are a number of hilariously over-the-top incidents involving Bastion's housekeeper, his cousin Vincent, and Kate's friend CK. When a couple of crazy calamities also occur regarding the upcoming wedding, Bastion and Terry have to make some decisions while Kate and Luke are away. As they deal with al
Rexanna Ipock-Brown
Another fascinating read by Ms. Sands. Bastein finds himself out of his element when helping to plan a wedding. Good thing the maid of honor is there to help and tempt this four hundred year old vampire.
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Love story for Terri and Bastien, with Vincent as comic release.
Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
Another cute story! Love this series :D.
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ive been going back and rereading books i read when i was much younger. many of them are quite awful unlike what i remembered. and i am so happy to say that this series is not on of them. you can clearly see the writers talent growwith each novel.
pros:the characterss, were great with solid backstories and understandable realistic motives and emotions. terri osnt as feisty as i normally like my heroines but her directness is lile mine and made up for that. bastien is a workholic after a failed r
Brandi Salazar
Sep 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book revolves around a romance between Bastien Argeneau and Terri (insert forgotten last name here--the best man and maid of honor in Lucern (Bastien's brother) and Kate's (Terri's best friend) wedding. Upon her unexpected early arrival, Terri is pushed on Bastien who is forced to give her room and board in his penthouse (not that it was any inconvenience), and they have an immediate attraction to one another.

I found the story quite funny, especially with Vincent's (another Argeneau brothe
Natasha GJ Nanny Nakia
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Lo mejor de este libro fue la protagonista (a diferencia de los anteriores que les comenté). Ella es más bien rellenita y eso hace que muchas escenas tengan un significado diferente que si hubiera estado protagonizado por la típica chica perfecta.

Además, Bastien se luce como galán y me ha subido al autoestima con sus comentarios... Jajaja, oh, vamos, que es mi favorito. No, no he abandonado a Luc, pero éste también está muy bien. Hay grandes frases que tengo marcad
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Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kate's (from previous book Single White Vampire) cousin and best friend Terri is flying into town to help out with Kates wedding. Kate and Lucern ask Lucerns brother Bastien to put Terri up in the penthouse owned by the family and suddenly Terri finds her self stranded with Bastien and his unplanned house guests: His cousin Vincent and Kate's co-editor Chris when Kate is assigned to an out of town writing conference.

A lot of laugh out loud scenes in the book almost from the very begining when Te
Really all my feelings on this book can be summed up in one large groan. I had been looking forward to reading about Bastien too. Bastien really could've been an interesting character, but Sands made him out to be a soft snuggle bunny with fangs. And Terri was unbelievably sweet. She has no backbone, except for once in the story and that didn't last too long. I have a very strong feeling that if I hadn't been familiar with the characters I would've given up on this book long before hitting page ...more
Eskimo Princess Jenkins
not my favorite. But still a good book.
Loved this one like I love the others before it. It was a cute, happy little read for me.

I love the Argeneau family. I'm soo glad it was finally Bastien's turn to get a little lovin'.

Terri is cute, and she cracks me up sometimes. Terri comes to New York to help her cousin Kate with her wedding to Lucern. While there, she ends up staying with Luc's brother Bastien, and the sparks immediately start flying.

This was a light, funny read like the others before it. I totally need to remember to grab an
Feb 06, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I just stumbled across this book at the grocery store and it looked decent. I didn't realize it was a part of a series nor the fourth book. The good thing is that you can't tell that you're in the middle of a series. This book is written as if it is its own.

As for a paranormal romance book, it's mediocre. The characters are somewhat entertaining but I never really felt a connection to any of them. The plot is basic and at times I wanted to speed read to the next interesting event. The "romance"
Sep 18, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: for all who love a romantic vampire lovestory
This is the story of Bastien Argeneau and how he found his mate:

Take a tough business vampire, his brother who marries, said brothers bride and his brides maid of honor, add the brides injured coworker and a vampire cousin who has to feed from the "living object", put them together in the business vampires penthouse, than mix, shake and the outcome is an amusing, easy-flowing and light-hearted book. No earth-shattering events, no world to save, no mysteries to solve and after THE BIG MISUNDERSTA
I enjoyed this but I am kind of feeling a little like the plots are pretty similar here from book to book.

Vampire is very lonely. Mate appears. Obstacle gets in the way of the romance. Vampire family steps in to help resolve situation. Communication finally happens - Obstacle is resolved. Happily ever after.

It's not that I don't enjoy the stories - I do like them very much. But I find myself hoping that the next book will break out of the mold a little bit. Is this just going to be book after
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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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