Argeneau series bk #27
March 27, 2018
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 some overdue freedom. A fling would be fun. A life mate can wait. Yet to Elspeth’s surprise, her landlady’s hot grandson checks both boxes.
Wyatt fell instantly in love with Elspeth four years ago. He’s stunned to run into her again, especially as she has no memory of him. Then again, there are a lot of things about Elspeth that don’t make sense, like the miraculous speed with which her wounds heal. And the chemistry that transforms every touch into an explosion of desire. But with mysterious “accidents” besieging Elspeth, the ex-Special Forces soldier appoints himself her bodyguard. But time is running out to uncover the truth about her enemies—and rediscover the man determined to love her for eternity.
This story is about Elspeth who we met way back in the first book, A Quick Bite, and she’s having a heck of a time with her life mate. Suffice it to say there are just some times when a gal wishes she could control her life mate, and there are some mortals who can give an immortal a run for their money. ;-)
Elspeth, an Argeneau immortal, has finally escaped her mother's iron control and moved from England to Canada, where she encounters freedom, death threats, her soul mate, and the shocking lengths her mother will go to keep her under her thumb. Elspeth Argeneau Pimms' mother, Martine, takes dominance to a whole new level, aided by her ability to control the minds of mortals and younger immortals alike, and nearly every immortal is younger than Martine, since she was born before the fall of Atlantis. It's not completely surprising that Martine would visit soon after her daughter moves to Canada, but when she starts talking about moving herself, Elspeth feels a little desperate. She's at home here, in her cute apartment, already close to her delightful elderly landlady, Meredith. On the same day her mother arrives, unwelcome, on Elspeth's doorstep, Meredith's grandson arrives on hers. There's something oddly familiar about Wyatt, but she barely has time to consider it before a series of attacks makes it clear that someone is trying to kill her. When circumstances force her friends to tell Wyatt the truth about her immortality, they also tell him that evidence suggests he's her predestined life mate. While that sinks in and the two explore their stunning sexual chemistry, the threats against Elspeth escalate. Wyatt is former special ops and uses every advantage to help keep Elspeth alive, but no one can be sure who's more dangerous, the elusive would-be assassin or Martine, who is determined to keep Elspeth "safe." Sands' paranormal Argeneau family adds another chapter with Wyatt and Elspeth's sexy, complex romance while adding an interesting psychologically wounded aspect to characters who are physically unassailable. The Argeneau series continues to surprise, intrigue, and entertain. Review by Kirkus review as of January 23rd!
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