Sunday, January 26, 2014

One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau #19) by Lynsay Sands

When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.

Who wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his new state before he's roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First he'll put a stop to whoever's targeting her. Then he'll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.

Type: Paranormal Romance, Vampires/Immortals
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Yes, yes, I know! *hangs head* I am so late to the Lynsay Sands game but I'm luuuurving her books and totally making up for it now. And going about it backwards apparently starting with book 19 (eep!) of the series. LOL But thankfully that's okay and One Lucky Vampire totally worked without reading the previous installments. A reluctant runaway vampire, a heroine in denial, vampirical meddling and sex induced faints? Yeah. Good times. Good times.

Alright, so, One Lucky Vampire. Jake has been hiding out from his family since he became immortal but when contacted by a family friend to protect a little mortal artist whose life is in danger he just can't say no and is quickly brought back into the immortal fold and surrounded by his family as accidents pile up and it turns out he needs their help too.

I liked Jake and Nicole. Like the rest of the book for me I'm not really sure why exactly. There wasn't anything knock out OH EM GEE this is amazing! about it or them but I enjoyed them all the same. They're easy characters to like, not too complex or difficult to be around and good peoples. I liked seeing Jake deal with his issues concerning his family and how explaining what he was to Nicole was able to finally accept himself and his family. Always nice to see characters grow.

Other than that the plot of someone trying to kill Nicole did give a twist at the end I wasn't expecting. There were some funny scenes towards the end and some smexed up ones along the way--lordy though gotta say it would be mighty inconvenient to pass out every time you had a little loving going on. Whew.

If you're looking for an easy paranormal romance that isn't too deep and a touch silly I'd recommend this one.  It was a nice intro to the series I thought and just a simple no pressure read which I can appreciate now and again.

Have you read Sands? Have a favorite?

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