Review: The Accidental Vampire (Book #7: Argeneau Series) by Lynsay Sands

Accidental VampireFATE GAVE HER FANGS…  Ever since an accident turned her into a knockout vamp, Elvi Black’s been catching her z’s in a coffin, staying out of the sun, and giving up garlic. She knows there’s more to being undead than what she saw in Dracula, but she can’t very well ask her mortal friends about proper biting etiquette. But when her neighbors placed a personal ad for her in the local paper, she never imagined she’d meet Victor Argeneau, a vampire who could have his pick of any woman – dead or alive.  HE’LL SHOW HER HOW TO USE THEM…  Rich, powerful, and drop—dead gorgeous, Victor’s the perfect man for a novice neck—biter like Elvi. He’s willing to teach her everything he knows, but he’ll have to do it fast. Someone’s out to put a stake through her new vamp life, and only Victor can keep her safe – and satisfied – for all eternity.

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Source: Purchase          My Rating: 5/5 stars

Holy cats, y’all!!!  Talk about lucky number seven!!! 

Elvi Black has no idea how she became a vampire, but she knows she’ll never go back to Mexico since that’s where her change occurred.  During that fateful trip, Elvi and her best friend were involved in an accident.  When everyone came to, Elvi had a powerful thirst for blood and no idea how to survive as a vampire.  What else was she do but watch a few movies.

Five years later . . . . .

Thanks to her wonderful best friend and her equally wonderful neighbors, Elvi has learned to survive as a vampire.  Literally everyone in town knows of her condition, accepts her for who and what she is, and works to make her life a bit easier.  All the citizens donate blood, the undertaker has custom made a coffin for her, and her restaurant stays open extra late to accommodate her sun allergy.  The only thing the town hasn’t done for Elvi is find her an immortal mate, and they’re working on that project.

Victor Argeneau has seen damn near everything the world has to offer.  At 2,000+ years old, he has seen empires rise and fall, inventions change the face of the world, loved ones come and go.  Following the death of his life mate, Victor nearly lost himself, and if it weren’t for his brother, he certainly would have.  For the last several centuries, Victor has once again been a part of the world as an enforcer for the Council.  As a pat of his latest assignment, Victor has been dispatched to a small town to determine just how badly she has broken vampiric law.

Within a few short hours, Victor realizes, he isn’t the only vampire in town.  In fact, he’s one of several zombies come to town looking for a life mate in the form of Elvi.  Though the plan for most of the vampires is to see if they can read her and move on, things quickly change when the vampires meet, well, the town.  All the vampires have an interest in Elvi, but the town and all knowing about vampires is something of a welcome respite to the generally solitary group.  For Victor’s part, he must investigate, and the more he finds out about Elvi, the more confused he is.  Elvi has no clue about what it means to be a vampire, she has no idea there are laws that govern their people, and she has no idea she’s Victor’s life mate.  Now he just has to sort out how he’s going to present her case to the council!

The Bottom Line: This has got to be the funniest, most random book of the entire series and I am so glad I re-read (OK, listened to) it!  Up to this point, there has been such an emphasis on the need for secrecy, and while it makes sense, it is also nice to have such a radical break from the norm.  Elvi’s town is delightful, her neighbors (except a couple) are fantastic, and her confusion and responses to the truth are wonderful.  Additionally, there is more than one love match to be found in this read which makes for a sort of super-sized HEA!  Though I can’t remember exactly where I left off in my original reading, I think I must be getting close to all new reads.  I can only hope they are as good as The Accidental Vampire.

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