Review: A Quick Bite (Book #1: Argeneau Series) by Lynsay Sands

38568Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there’s another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood…an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn’t hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?  Dr. Gregory Hewitt recovers from the shock of waking up in a stranger’s bedroom pretty quickly – once he sees a gorgeous woman about to treat him to a wild night of passion. But is it possible for the good doctor to find true love with a vampire vixen, or will he be just a good meal? That’s a question Dr. Greg might be willing to sink his teeth into…if he can just get Lissianna to bite.

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Source: Purchase (Print and Audible)          My Rating: 4/5 stars

Since I’ve discovered the world of audio books, I find I do have the time to go back and re-read the books and series I read and enjoyed many, many years ago!  As such, I have begun a re-read of the Argeneau vampire series, and am finding I really, really like this series as I much as I thought I did. 😊

Lissianna Argeneau is utterly convinced she will never live a normal life as a vampire.  Oh, she has all the good bits including perfect health, excellent looks, and being generally impervious to death, but she also has a significant drawback.  Lissianna faints at the sight of blood.  Throughout her two centuries of life, her family has tried to find ways to help Lissianna overcome her phobia, but nothing has worked.  Unless something drastic happens, Lissianna is doomed to a life of intravenous blood intake as she sleeps.

Thankfully, Lissianna’s mother is an enterprising woman with nothing but her children’s best interest at heart.

It’s not every day Dr. Gregory Hewitt wakes up to find himself chained to a bed.  What’s more, as far as he can remember, he willingly got into the pretty lady’s trunk and willingly sprawled out on the bed to be chained up.  That just doesn’t make a damn bit of sense now does it?  As Gregory comes to and begins asking questions, his purpose in the posh home becomes clear.  The pretty lady mind whammied him to help cure her gorgeous daughter of her phobia.  While Greg is trying to wrap his brain around his new “job,” Lissianna is trying to figure out what her mother was thinking. 

And then there is all the rule breaking and miscommunication . . . . .

As it dawns on Lissianna what Greg is to her, she has a whole new host of problems on her hands.  Greg is human and thanks to some serious rule-breaking knows far too much about the vampire species.  When Lissianna’s uncle – a stern, cold member of the vampire council – is called in to assess the situation, Lissianna knows she is going to have go to extremes if she is to protect the man she loves.  As if happens, much of Lissianna and Greg’s concern, worry, and fear could have easily been avoided if they had just talked to her mother 😊

Oh, and then there’s the guy who wants to kill Lissianna . . . . .

The Bottom Line:  I completely enjoyed this book as both a physical read and an audio book!  There is so much humor infused into this story, so many old beings who just don’t take themselves and the myths about them all that seriously.  Some of the finer and funnier moments of this read are those when someone is trying to explain the realities of vampirism to Greg.  I particularly enjoyed meeting all the Argeneau’s and learning about their family and past along with Greg.  To be sure, this is an HEA and the beginning of a very long, very satisfying series.

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