August 19, 2011

Retro Friday (19) - Bite Me If You Can

Retro Friday
Retro Friday is a weekly meme hosted at Angieville and focuses on reviewing books from the past. This can be an old favorite, an under-the-radar book you think deserves more attention, something woefully out of print, etc. Everyone is welcome to join in at any time! 

For this week I chose Bite Me If You Can by Lynsay Sands - book 6 of the Argeneau series -  I've been slowly making my way thought though this series and since I liked this one I decided to review it.

At First Sight: Leigh Gerard was walking home after closing her restaurant when she was attacked by two men who turned out to be  rogue vampires.

Turned against her will, she barely escaped dying at the hands of a trio of enforcers -the immortal's police - and was taken in by them to help her through her change.

Lucian Argeneau was the one most reluctant to help out the newly turned Leigh; since he has 'lived' for a few thousand years and he's quite weary of the world, much as his body seems to react to Leigh, he tells himself he isn't interested.

Until he gets stuck taking care of Leigh and realizes that, much as he might fight it, there is a real chance that Leigh - the first person to make him feel anything other than duty toward his family since the fall of Atlantis (oh yeah, he was around back then) - could be his lifemate.

Too bad that Leigh isn't looking for a relationship either - what with a disastrous marriage in her past and a deep seated mistrust of men - and that they people who attacked and turned Leigh still want to her and they will go to great lengths to take her back. 

Second Glance: I've slowly been making my way through these books and though I generally think they are okay, few of them stand out to me. Bite Me If You Can stood out. I really liked how everything happened, and I like Lucian because he always had a very strong personality.

And Leigh was likable, and smart and even though her past made her wary of men, she wasn't a man hater, and she wasn't afraid to tease Lucian.

I had a trouble with how everyone suddenly stopped respecting Lucian once he fell in love, seriously, like he wasn't the scariest immortal in the series so far! But oh well, it was a fun book.

Bottom Line: Bite Me If You is a funny, contemporary paranormal story, great to pass the time and just have fun.

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