The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Has this immortal finally met her match?
Rogue hunter Drina Argenis (from the Spanish side of the Argeneau family) has been many things in her years as an immortal, but bodyguard/babysitter to a teenage vampire is something new. There's an incentive, however: the other vampsitter, Harper Stoyan, may be Drina's life mate.
Trouble is, having just lost a life mate, Harper is resigned to being alone. He's completely unprepared when sexy and unpredictable Drina bursts into his life to reignite his passions. Can Drina, with a little matchmakinghelp from their teen charge, tempt this reluctant vampire to take a chance?
Or will a dangerous, unseen renegade kill Drina and Harper's one chance at happiness?
Ms. Sands did not disappoint in this book. As always it had suspense, drama, and lots of romance, which is exactly what keeps making me come back for more. However, it wasn't something remarkable as some of the other books. While all the elements from the previous books was still present, I just didn't feel so connected to the characters as I've felt with other pairings. I understand that this wasn't your typical Vamp/Human pairing so the whole explanation of where they came from wasn't necessary, or hiding their nature from their lifemate. But I still didn't feel much between Drinan and Harper. I love Harper don't get me wrong, I found him sweet and all, but Drina was a bit... ehh, for me. Still, I think that this series is just awesome. Oh, and their steamy, awesome sex was also on the ehh, side for me. Not much going on in my opinion.
The story picks up the story line left in the third book of The Rogue Hunter series and tells us what happened to Stephanie, Danielle's sister who was turned into a no-fanger immortal in The Immortal Hunter. Drina is sent to baby sit her in case Stephanie wants to run away and protect her from the man who's after her. Drina didn't anticipate to find her life mate there. Harper recently found his lifemate but she died during her turning from heart failure and is devastated, convince that he doesn't deserve any happiness. And so Drina has to convince him otherwise with the help of our little friend Stephanie who is more than happy to help.
Stephanie did make me laugh sometimes. She seems so... normal, even though she's a vampire now. I like her a lot so it was nice hearing from her again.
Since the first time I picked up the first book in the series I've been hooked. Each book features a different character, some we've seen or heard of before in previous nooks, and some are new.
The interesting thing about her books are her intake on Vampires, or rather, Immortals as they like to call themselves.
As always, there were lots of funny moments as well as sad and happy.
The fact that each book could act as a stand alone is awesome, but I would recommend you start from the beginning so you'll know about the other characters etc. Also, I loved hearing from past characters! I read the short story of Beau and Tiny and loved to see them during this story.
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