Eshe is torn between her growing feelings toward Armand, and the possibility that he could be a murderer. If he isn't than s First I must say I have not read any previous books in this series. If he isn't than she must figure out who is. The two of them, plus their very likeable companions must solve this, before someone else gets murdered. I really liked these characters. They were well rounded, intelligent and interacted well with each other.
The plot was an interesting mix of mystery, romance and vampires. It was nice to see the relationship develop as the mystery evolved and brought the two of them closer. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes vampires,romance and mysteries. View 2 comments. Mar 12, Cindyg rated it really liked it. She believed in Armond and she proofed to be a woman of worth. Recommend this book.
I look forward to Alex and Cale's story. Such a fantastic book! We finally got that mystery solved, and yeah, loved these characters and their romance! Can't wait to read more! Description: Legend has it that Armand Argeneau is a killer in the bedroom. Armand knew she was trouble the moment Eshe roared into town on her motorcycle, clad in ti This Series gets better with each book!
My Thoughts: There are several things I really love about this book. Even though she falls in love in this book. She never gets wishy washy she keeps her personality in tact. She totally Rocked! I also really liked Armand, he was a strong tough Immortal with a caring side. Not a soft side but a caring side there is nothing soft about Armin.
Both main characters are good multi dimensional characters. The supporting characters all had their own personalities and I loved seeing characters come back from other books. Bricker slays me, he is soooo funny and I just can't wait for his story. He is like a big, masculine, tough cupid. Just a wonderful character. The plots in this series get better and move quicker with each book. This one had a very intricate story line, had some history to it and depth.
My 2 main issues is like a lot of the books in this series ends a bit abruptly with very little going on after the resolution. I just felt like I was hanging a bit. Even though it was a good epilogue.. I felt cheated.. The second issue is that I didn't really feel the chemistry between Eshe and Armand.. Oveall Liked the book and gave it a 4 star rating, on to the next one And when I was lucky enough to receive Born to Bite for Review I was all a twitter : I have been wanting to know about the mysterious Armand Argeneau since I started reading this series.
Armand has distanced himself from and pushed his family away for centurie OK, I have to tell you I am such a die hard Argeneau fan Armand has distanced himself from and pushed his family away for centuries, leaving his sister in law to raise his children. Good father or unfeeling Bastard???? We shall see Lucian bad ass head of the Council. Is trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together.. Lucian sends one of his best people to snoop around in Armand's life to try and determine whether he is guilty or innocent.
Enter Eshe d'Aureus 6 ft of awesome motorcycle riding enforcer. Eshe can't believe how she feels when she first sees Armand. She is instantly in lust with him. But she is there under the guise of staying at his farm to hid out for her own safety.. Armnad is also instantly taken with Eshe, but he know every time he falls for someone they die a horrible death. So he will do his best to push away his possible new life mate.
What ensues is a wonderfully fun story filled with twists and turns, Romance, Drama, Lies and Deception I love that you get to see what the past lives of the Argeneau family were like. View all 3 comments. May 16, Marlene rated it it was amazing. Armand Argeneau has, basically, withdrawn from those he loves after the death of his third wife. After growing suspicious about the deaths of Armand's wives, Lucian, Armand's brother, sends Eshe d'Aureus, one of his enforcers to investigate.
Unfortunately, Eshe discoveries that Armand is her life mate, but can she trust him?
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Sands' trademark humor is evidenced throughout the book. I, p Armand Argeneau has, basically, withdrawn from those he loves after the death of his third wife. I, particularly, liked the scenes with Bricker, who really livened everything up. Hopefully, he will get his own book. Armand and Eshe are a combustible combination, and I enjoyed the fact that Eshe is no shrinking violet. The mystery surrounding the deaths kept me guessing until near the very end. When she meets Armand she really ho Born to Bite follows up the story in The Renegade Hunter book 12 and is all about clearing Nicholas Argeneau's name.
When she meets Armand she really hopes he didn't have anything to do with all the murders cause Armand turns out to be her lifemate. Bricker was in this book again as well! I just love him and I hope there will be a book about him soon! I loved going back to read some Paranormal. This book was as usual an excellent read. I love Lynsay Sands. And the whole idea of meeting a life-mate. Someone that is totally destined for you, Love it Eshe was a total bad ass! And Armand was a bit one sided for me, but I still loved him!
But I mean if you are accused of killing your wifes I suppose you will also be one-sided. Definitely can't wait to read the rest of it! Nov 01, Amy rated it it was amazing. Fantastic edition to Lynsay Sands "Argeneau" series. Armand Argeneau has been a character surrounded by mystery and intrigue. I was never quite sure if he was a "good guy" or not. This book answers that question and many more. Excellent story, excellent mystery, just an all around fantastic book. Read it while the kids were at school with time to spare Jul 07, Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves: cover-hottie , vampire , reads , i-own , pub , paranormal-scifi-romance , part-of-a-series , lynsay-sands.
I love Lynsay Sands books, they are easy reads with suspense and plenty of humor. They have a good bit of sex. I really like they way she's tweaked the stories and brought in new characters. Jun 02, Minx rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy , paranormal-romance , Born to Bite had a nice little mystery to it as Eshe tries to discover who was truly responsible for the death's of Armand's three wives and to see if their is connection to Armand's daughter-in-law's death as well.
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True to the series, a pair of lifemates found each other but there was none of the "they are mortal and don't know what a lifemate is" angst, which was nice. Overall, Born to Bite was an enjoyable read. Aug 19, Rexanna Ipock-Brown rated it liked it. The female lead was strong and independent the male lead was a bit passive.
They are perfect for each other. The story did seem to wander around more than some of Sands' books, but still worth reading for the knowledge of who has been killing all the women in Armand's life and causing Nickolas, his son to be estranged and hunted for the last fifty years. View 1 comment. Aug 10, Jenny rated it it was ok.
I have enjoyed this series and most of the books were great. However, the last two were mediocre at best this one too. I am probably done with this vampire romance series. Mar 10, Krystal rated it really liked it. Jul 30, Kristina Deluise rated it really liked it. Sep 20, Shannon Giraffe Days rated it liked it Shelves: paranormal , romance , vampires , While this is a standalone Argeneau novel, it's also a continuation of the previous one, The Renegade Hunter , because it covers the investigation into who killed the pregnant woman and framed Nicholas in the previous book.
The problem with it is that it reads too much like a mystery-filling-a-story-gap, and not enough like a genuine romance. Eshe is one of the ancients, and an Enforcer, sent by Lucian to his brother Armand's farm in southern Ontario to investigate the supposedly accidental dea While this is a standalone Argeneau novel, it's also a continuation of the previous one, The Renegade Hunter , because it covers the investigation into who killed the pregnant woman and framed Nicholas in the previous book.
Eshe is one of the ancients, and an Enforcer, sent by Lucian to his brother Armand's farm in southern Ontario to investigate the supposedly accidental deaths of all three of Armand's wives - and the wife of his son Nicholas. Both Eshe and Armand have had lifemates before, and instantly recognise the signs of meeting a new one in each other: they can't read each other's minds, they've rediscovered their appetite for food, and they share sex dreams. Eshe gently probes Armand about his past wives in order to cross him off the suspect list, and when they get to the point of being unable to keep their hands off each other which leads to post-orgasmic unconsciousness , attempts are made on their own lives that makes it clear someone is definitely trying to kill not just the women in Armand's life, but him as well, now.
My problem with this book was that the relationship between Eshe and Armand was a little bit pat. A bit too easy and convenient. I know, I know, they're both immortals already, they've both had lifemates in the past and know how to appreciate the gift of a second one and not waste time, but even when they're spending time together and not talking about his dead wives, I just didn't feel it. I didn't get a sense of their chemistry. I didn't really believe in them. And that's the first time it's happened with Sands, whose books I usually love - they've got humour, they're well-written romances, the pacing is great, the characters are usually well developed and grow naturally - but here it felt like a story that needed to be written but lacked heart.
Eshe and Armand were quite different people and I couldn't even really picture them together. Though, introducing a black immortal was a nice, if belated, touch. A previous heroine was Portuguese, but by and large the women and men in romance novels are always white. Probably because the authors are always white, but still, it's not that realistic is it?
I can also see why Sands has lately been introducing characters who've had lifemates in the past - it would be rather strange for all these people to go so long without, and then WHAM! Speaking of, I liked that this one was set in Canada, rural Canada no less, though as often happens there aren't any cultural markers to speak of. This is a good one to read, regardless, especially for the whodunnit part - you'll probably figure it out as quickly as I did but the details weren't as predictable - and it's nice knowing Nicholas is now a free man and Armand isn't cursed.
Sep 08, Lady Rogue rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was first introduced to Eshe in The Immortal Hunter.
She was wild and rebellious, I liked her fire. Then, when she made her firs Someone had killed Armand's first lifemate and his two wives. Then, when she made her first appearence in Born to Bite, I saw that fire again, but it was quickly diminished as the story continued. I am not sure, if it was because of Armand, but he did have a tendency, to suck all the fun out of the book.
I had a hard time believing, he was a member of the Argeneau family. While he might have been described as the most handsome, he lacked the charisma, that the men in the family had. In fact, he lacked substance and depth. Not to mention, I learned more about his dead lifemate and wives, than I did about him. I found it hard, to have any kind of emotional connection, with both Eshe and Armand. I felt that both characters were under developed. While, it was obvious, they had a connection being lifemates, I just didn't feel the sizzle or the romantic essence of the relationship.
I also felt, the author should have utilized Eshes wild side, especially while visiting a small town. I can only begin to imagine, the fun she could have had with it. But, even the supporting characters came off a bit humdrum. The only saving grace was the appearance of Bricker. I loved Bricker's care free wit and charming personality. I did think the plot was good. I was looking forward to the final revelation, as to who was behind all the murders and I wasn't disappointed. I even liked how the investigaton slowly progressed, as Eshe began to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
What I didn't like, was how dense Armand seemed to be. I also didn't like, the fact that, the author didn't have the family more involved, especially considering, there were a couple private detectives in the family. Overall, I really wanted to love this book, but this book felt out of place within the series. While the plot was good, the essence of family was missing.
As I mentioned before, this series centered on members of the Argeneau family and not so much the plot. But, this book didn't. My joy in reading this series, had always been, how the family united when things got tough. I loved the charm, the wit, and the love that came, when they all connected. Sadly, I didn't feel that connection in this book. I couldn't seem to engage with the characters and I couldn't seem to feel the romantic tingle.
I might have got my revelation with the murders and answeres to some lingering questions, but I didn't get my satisfaction with the wit and charm or the romantic love story, that I have come to love with this series. Hopefully, the next book will have the essence, of what I have come to believe, the series to be about. Apr 07, MB What she read rated it did not like it Shelves: fantasy-urban-fantasy-paranormals , romance-paranormal-or-urban-fantasy , read-in , re-read-in Although I very much enjoy this series, this was one of the weaker books, in my opinion.
The mystery plot suffered from having a pool of very few possible suspects, thus making it obvious who the murderer was. Due to this, the main protagonists crossed into TSTL territory. As Enforcers and as Bodyguards, they failed in their basic responsibilities, putting themselves and their charges at risk. Theyd were lucky the main murderer had a last minute change of heart. The enforcers were candidates for Darwin Awards, and should be looking into a mid-life career change, in my opinion.
I wish Ms. Sands would have told us how to pronounce Eshe's name as it was one I have never seen before and it threw me out of the story every time I ran into it. Which was often since she's the heroine. I did like the fact that Eshe was of African descent. That was a nice touch. The leather corset for long-distance motorcycle riding seemed kind of silly though.
I get the need for leather pants, but a corset? That seems impractical. As if the inspiration for Eshe was taken wholesale from a cycle demo model or playboy spread or something. At least Sands didn't have her wearing stilettos too! As characters, I found both Eshe and Armand flat. Neither of them interested me very much, nor did their romance have much sizzle. I don't know if that was because they were both old, already vampires yes, immortals, I know Maybe others will feel differently about this. I respect the fact that Sands trys to mix it up with her heroines, so maybe it was just 'time'.
I've liked Jeanne Marie in previous books would like to see her find a lifemate , but found her response to Armand's complete past neglect impossibly too good to be true. Come on, he couldn't have found some way to contact her secretly?! That's silly! If I were her, I would have been ticked, not sweetly forgiving. My dad would have had to work hard to get my love and respect back. Especially since he'd obviously been in contact with Lucian over the years. But if I were to start trying to fix all these things, the plot of this book would fall apart.
There was very little humor in this book. I missed that.
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Sands has done that really well in previous books. The first 3 especially--they're hilarious! Well, I'm looking forward to the next book. But with qualms. We'll see This is even worse the second time around! These people have no brains. See my progress reports for small glimpses of the insanity. I dropped the rating down to 1-star due to the whole illogicality of the plot and brainlessness of the characters.
Mar 05, Corazon rated it it was ok Shelves: paranormal-romance , vampire. Boring, boring, boring. Where are the days with stories full of humor, love, passion and action? As we know from earlier books Armand has lost his wives. And …. Armand is …. Together they are a bad couple with no passion. There are no thrilling moments between them. Where are the passionate moments from the earlier books? Where is the story? Where is the suspense? Where are all these wonderful humorous moments I loved in the earlier books?
After reading the first 20 pages I would like to skip the book. But Lindsey has written in the past good books, so I gave this book a chance. I give it 2 stars, because there are small glimpses with Lucien, Thomas, etc. I really liked. Jan 02, Tammy rated it did not like it Shelves: pnr , just-plain-bad. I am so disappointed in this book. I absolutely love Lynsay Sands and this series. Every other book in the Argeneau series I gave a 4 star rating to but this one fell far from the mark.
I feel that this installment was written by another author altogether. I am sorry to be this negative. This should've been great. This is where we were to finally find out if Armand killed all three of his wives including his sons wife. This aside in the storyline was an interesting one. Not only was this to clea I am so disappointed in this book. Not only was this to clear Armand of suspicion, or not, this story was to help clear his son Nicolas, of murder as well.
What could have been a thrilling and satisfying read was mundane and dull. The personality of Armand was lackluster, which had not been in previous books. His lifemate Eshe, who is an Enforcer send to investigate Armand, acts like a 20 something when she is supposed to be centuries old.
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The mystery was easily figured out. The only action was a few fires set. The reason for the murders was shallow at best. I wonder if Lynsay Sands is aware that someone else wrote this installment in the series? Readers also enjoyed. About Lynsay Sands. Lynsay Sands. Visit her official website at www. Other books in the series.
Argeneau 1 - 10 of 30 books. Books by Lynsay Sands. Trivia About Born to Bite Arg Lucern Aregeneau tended to be oddly delayed, but this time his response was quick and succinct. It bit: New York hotels cost an arm and a leg, and Terri had flown from England to help plan her cousin's wedding.
The new in-laws offered lodging. But they were a weird bunch. There was the sometimes chipper, sometimes brooding Lucern, and the wacky stage-actor, Vincent. She couldn't imagine Broadway casting a hungrier singing-and-dancing Dracula. And then there was Bastien. Just looking into his eyes, Terri had to admit she was falling for him.
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Rule 1: Never get involved with someone who won't be there for you when the sun comes up. Once bitten, twice shy, and sexy PI Jackie Morrisey wasn't going there again. Vincent Argeneau may be the hottest guy she's ever met, living or dead, but she's here to stop a killer from turning this vampire into dust, not to jump into bed with him. One minute Leigh is walking home in the early hours of the morning, and the next a vampire is sinking his teeth into her neck.
Turns out it was a rogue vampire marked for termination, but it does Leigh little good because the damage's already been done. She's become one of them Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, has been alive for over 2, years, and there's very little to excite him anymore. Food has become tasteless, sex is ordinary. Then Leigh drops into his life. 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. Vampires don't exist Inez Urso is beginning to have her doubts.
Her business associate Thomas Argeneau has some interesting traits, like an allergic reaction to the sun, excellent night vision, and not much of an appetite for food. And to top it all off, he just tried to bite her neck If so, she'd be happy to experience more, despite her determination not to mix business with pleasure. He's been waiting forever for a woman like her After years of life, Marguerite Argeneau finally has a career. Well, the start of one, anyway. She's training to be a private investigator, and her first assignment is to find an immortal's mother.
It seemed simple enough, until Marguerite wakes up one evening to find herself at the wrong end of a sword.
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Now she realizes she's in way over her head. Samantha Willan is a workaholic lawyer. Then she meets her irresistible new neighbor. Is it just her imagination, or are they locked on her neck? Even vampires need a vacation. Nicholas Argeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires who broke the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself.
But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it's second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea he would also want to kiss her senseless. Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible. With all three of Armand's late wives meeting unfortunate and untimely ends, is this sexy immortal a lover or a murderer? That's what Eshe d'Aureus intends to find out.
As an enforcer, it's her job to bring rogue vampires to justice, even if the rogue in question makes her blood race red hot. Armand knew she was trouble the moment Eshe roared into town on her motorcycle, clad in tight black leather. She claims she's hiding from dangerous fiends, though he suspects something more. As one of the most ancient in the Argeneau clan, Cale Valens has given up on finding a life mate.
His friends and family, however, have not. In fact, they believe they've finally found his perfect match. Getting them together, however, requires one little white lie.