Review: About A Vampire (Argeneau Vampires #22) by Lynsay Sands

October 2, 2015 Review 0

Review: About A Vampire (Argeneau Vampires #22) by Lynsay SandsAbout a Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau Vampires #22
Published by HarperCollins on September 29th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Romantic
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss
Sexual Content: Explicit sex scenes.
3 Stars

In New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands' new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him . . .

With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married.

Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new abilities, even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate—maybe even his life—and he'll break every rule to do it . . .

ABOUT A VAMPIRE was a strange book with many fun scenes and characters, but there was definitely something missing: an antagonist. A book without a bad guy or even an big dramatic ending sequence feels a bit like a roller coaster that ends at the top of the ride.

This is all a shame, because the opening chapter was killer. It's funny, introduces the characters beautifully and has just enough foreshadowing to make you smile when things inevitably hit the fan.

Holly is charming, no-nonsense and newly a vampire. Bricker is... Bricker. He is a young-ish vampire who has been in most of the recent books, giving everyone who finds their life mate a hard time over how goofy they are acting. He is buff, sexy, and has always given off a devil-may-care attitude. All that disappears in a puff of smoke when he is put into the situation though. Since Holly is married, vampire law and Holly's moral code aren't letting him woo her with the full extent of his prowess. This leads into fun scenes where he tries to be charming and screws up quite a bit. These scenes were totally fun, especially for readers who know the series.

And yet... There was nothing at stake. There was not bad guy trying to keep them apart and no one trying to kill anyone. There was barely a love triangle with Holly's husband, and he got explained away so quickly at the end that I nearly hurt myself rolling my eyes so hard.

The worst thing that could have happened in this book is that Holly decides to stay true to her husband until he dies, and then comes to find Bricker fifty years later. For a series about immortals, that isn't super stressful for readers.

I read this book very quickly; it was a fun read. But without a antagonist or any action scene, it felt like the plot in this latest Argeneau novel never really took off.

Series Titles:
  1. A Quick Bite
  2. Love Bites
  3. Single White Vampire
  4. Tall, Dark & Hungry
  5. A Bite To Remember
  6. Bite Me If You Can
  7. The Accidental Vampire
  8. Vampires Are Forever
  9. Vampire, Interrupted
  10. The Rogue Hunter
  11. The Immortal Hunter
  12. The Renegade Hunter
  13. Born To Bite
  14. Hungry For You
  15. The Reluctant Vampire
  16. Under A Vampire Moon
  17. The Lady is a Vamp 2/5
  18. Immortal Ever After - 4/5
  19. One Lucky Vampire
  20. Vampire Most Wanted
  21. The Immortal Who Loved Me - 3/5
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  • The Love at Stake series is another light, funny take on vampires, and there is of course the other 21 novels in the Argeneau Vampire series to check out.
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