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Under a Vampire Moon: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire) Mass Market Paperback – April 24, 2012
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When Vampires Go On Vacation . . .
Escaping a horrible marriage, Carolyn Connor has no desire to think about men—a vow she's determined to keep while on vacation in St. Lucia. She'll take the Caribbean sun and sea and plenty of tropical drinks with those cute umbrellas poolside, thank you. She absolutely does not need male company, no matter how tan and rock-hard his body may be.
Easy enough, but then Carolyn meets the charming Marguerite Argeneau, who is infamous among her family for her matchmaking prowess . . .
Christian Notte has well known the power of finding a life mate. He's seen enough of his Argeneau relatives taken down for the count, but he never imagined he'd let himself fall in love—until he meets the enthralling, charmingly skittish, and oh-so-mortal Carolyn. But how will he reveal what he is and still convince this once-bitten mortal to trust him with her heart . . . and her forever?
About the Author
Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at lynsaysands.net.
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Top Customer Reviews
But Carolyn is vacationing there with another friend, Bethany, to get away while the divorce from her husband is finalized. Reading her thoughts the Notte family realizes Carolyn would run from a relationship with Christian right now, especially since she believes he's so much younger than her and has very little experience with relationships. Much to Christian's chagrin his cousin tells Carolyn he's gay but the rest of the family doesn't know about it, and would Carolyn agree to act as his love interest while they're on the island so the rest of the family doesn't find out; it's a role she's played before in college for a good friend. The hope is that she'll get comfortable with him as a friend first, and not run away from his interest or when learning the truth about what they are.
There's a great deal of sexual tension and humor in a beautiful setting. Right now Christian can only make love to her through dream-walking and Carolyn is horrified that she's so turned on by the much younger gay man that she's feels she's raping him in her dreams. She feels the need to protect him from her, adding to his frustration.
Carolyn's objections to a relationship, especially with a younger man, start feeling over the top as the story progresses.Read more ›
This time around Christian Notte, son to matchmaking Margarite and half brother to the characters in the first four books, is in the lead. While on a tropical island honeymoon with her new/old mate, Margarite's spidey senses discover a potential lifemate for her son in the forty something Carolyn, who is taking a vacation in the sun to celebrate the end of her disastrous marriage. So of course Margarite does what she does best and pulls the strings to get Christian and his Notte cousins' band a gig in order to get Christian there as soon as possible.
With his cousins and his parents there to put the pieces in play to help Christian woo Carolyn -who is skittish about her attraction to the 'much younger' Christian - the story felt much fresher and it felt more like the earlier books in the series. And since I was able to accept the big ploy to keep Christian's lifemate from fleeing her attraction to him long enough to for the nanos to do their magic, Under a Vampire Moon worked for me.
The fact that Christian has to try to keep his desire in check in order to keep Carolyn around long enough to get to know him and fall in love with him, works to keep romantic tension high with much of the steamy stuff between Christian and Carolyn initially coming from shared lifemate dreams.Read more ›
The writing is playful, and fits seamlessly into the ongoing epic of the Argeneau clan. Situational comedy with witty banter and loving family warmth (on the vampire side) that make the reading enjoyable.
Anyway - as a fan of this series...I found "Under A Vampire Moon" not to be nearly as strong of a story as a lot of her other Argeneau books. Way too much time was spent building (and building) up the premise of Carolyn being hurt from a prior relationship and how Christian (her "life mate") needed to woo her in a way that she would perceive as non-threatening. So the answer was having Carolyn pretend to be his "beard" (a faux girlfriend to a gay man so he'd be viewed as straight). It just seemed so "Three's Company"...and wrapped itself up in an unbelievable way. This wasn't an awful book but it also wasn't her best.
The good news is at the end of the book - a preview of the next involving Jeanne Louise - looks quite promising.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An almost divorced woman finds herself in Honeymoon hell on vacation with 2 of her friends. Carolyn is normally very reserved and quiet, yet on her first night of vacation she... Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Eskimo PrincessAlisa (Jenkins)
This series is great! Full of wonderful characters that carry through out the series. The series plots are developed and full of twists and turns. Twists is a must read series. Read morePublished 1 month ago by heather1
i really enjoy all the Lynsay Sands books the Argeneau . this book novels hold my attention for the whole book. i will have all of these books soon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Different very funny nice visual scene's a different setting than Canada funny trips in honey moon land but with a different settingPublished 2 months ago by a fan
I gave this book five stars because it was enjoyable and the characters were interesting. Their interplay added a great deal to the plot, set in an exotic location. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael A. Starsheen
This author has done it again when it comes to unusual ways that soul mates/life mates meet. And this one was an off the charts different. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer