Early Review: Immortal Unchained (Argeneau #25), by Lynsay Sands

March 20, 2017 Review 0

Early Review: Immortal Unchained (Argeneau #25), by Lynsay SandsImmortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #25
Published by Avon on March 28th, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 384
Source: Edelweiss
Sexual Content: Explicit sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kim
2 Stars

Ever since Domitian Argenis recognized Sarita as his life mate, he’s been waiting for the perfect moment to claim her. Those fantasies did not include him being chained to a table in a secret lab or both of them being held hostage by a mad scientist. Somehow, they have to escape…

Sarita has seen some crazy things as a cop, but nothing to rival Domitian. A vampire? Seriously? But his healing ability, incredible powers, and their mind-blowing physical connection—none of it should be possible, yet her body knows differently. Now, not only do they have to save each other, but other innocent lives are at stake. Failure is not an option, for Sarita intends that Domitian show her exactly what an eternity of pleasure feels like…

IMMORTAL UNCHAINED is the twenty-fifth book in the Argeneau series, and I’m sad to say it is the last one I will read. It wasn’t so much that it was bad, but it was so similar to so many other things that have happened in previous books that I felt I was reading the same passages over and over again. Although the 23rd book had me excited for the new direction the series was taking, when we got there, it wasn’t worth it.

Sarita and Dominitian are both the same kind of characters we’ve been seeing from this series for a while now She’s strong willed and has a semi-tragic past. He’s a few millenia old and just now rediscovering what life is all about thanks to her. Sweet, but nothing that wasn’t sorted out in the first books.

There were also a few things I hated about this book. The “vampires from Atlantis” was once again boringly explained, this time by an evil doctor who spells it out to Sarita before drugging her and sending her to a secluded love nest with her life mate, Dominitian. He wanted to observe life mates in a “natural setting”, so he puts them up on a deserted island full of cameras, and he only provides a closet full of negligees and two piece bathing suits for Sarita to wear.

The most frustrating part for me was the incredibly obvious way out of the whole situation which they all ignored until things got really really bad. If you have super-powered people at your disposal, why are you going to try and bypass security to reach the only phone on the island? It just took time and made sure that the next book was easily telegraphed.

I feel like I’m betraying the author, the characters and the series, but I feel an editor somewhere should have stepped in and let her know her know that maybe, just maybe, twenty-five books to a series is about 15 too many.

 

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
  22. About A Vampire - 3/5
  23. Runaway Vampire - 4/5
  24. Immortal Nights - 4/5
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  • The Love at Stake series is another light, funny take on vampires, and there is of course the other 20+ novels in the Argeneau Vampire series to check out.
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