Review: Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands

Posted June 26, 2019 by Lorna in Reviews / 16 Comments

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Review: Immortal Unchained by Lynsay Sands
Immortal Unchained

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Series: Argeneau #25
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Avon
Released on March 28, 2017
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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The Delight

This series by Lynsay Sands has been a delight all the way around for me. Her stories of immortal beings that just happen to syphon blood through their fangs to live are so much fun. They are human, come from Atlantis originally, and were changed by scientists back then in order to become healthier. It worked a bit too well and now they live forever-barring being beheaded or burned completely. Each book takes on another couple and their meeting, falling for each other, and all the myriad of problems that they have to face.

Review

The 25th book in this series, Immortal Unchained tells the story of Sarita, a mortal policewoman, and Domitian, an immortal. When Sarita’s grandmother’s employer calls to tell her to come to the island where her grandmother lives due to an injury to her grandmother, she can’t get there fast enough. Upon arriving, her grandmother is nowhere to be found and the employer, a scientist, isn’t around either. She sneaks around to try to find her grandmother and manages to see some things she was never supposed to see. Cue blackness. When she wakes up in a beach house by herself she is mystified. Finding Domitian unconscious in the basement just adds to her confusion. Luckily he comes with instructions of how to care for him and where the blood is. Oh, and that pesky little fact about her being Domitian’s life mate-if she will have him. That was just the beginning of the story and I’m ending the specific details here.

Since I started reading these(out of order)when over twenty five were out, I already knew about the bad guy in this book. The scientist, Dr. Dressler, is the epitome of evil. His plans for Sarita and Domitian are beyond evil. He is, in a nutshell, insane. Because of him, this book had plenty of bad moments, suspense, and even heartbreaking scenes. There’s a couple of scenes that aren’t for the faint of heart that’s for sure. Balancing that out, are scenes of a couple falling in love, a lot of heat between the two, and a headlong rush to the final conclusion.

The concept of the life mate and love at first sight on the immortal’s part isn’t that new to paranormal worlds. Sands world building took the concept and changed it in an interesting way and I felt it was quite unique. I’ve enjoyed all of her world building actually and that’s especially appreciated while reading a paranormal story. I mean, Atlantis? Really? I love that about these books. And just a head up-they are not vampires and hate to be called that.

And lastly, I really enjoyed the characters. Sarita is a policewoman so she’s no shrinking violet. She has to go through a lot and exist in a world that might as well be upside down for her right now. Domitian is kind of the strong, almost silent type. He’s known that Sarita was his life mate since she was just a child. He’s had to wait for her to grow up, although he has never really met her. He’s very honorable and trustworthy. And so very good looking, of course.

Well written, these books run the gamut of where they fall as far as romantic comedy, romance, or romantic suspense. Her earlier ones are more romantic comedies, while her later ones are definitely more on the suspense side. I find that I enjoy the suspenseful ones, like this one, just as much as I like the romantic comedy ones.

I liked this book a lot as I have almost all of Sand’s books. Good romance and plenty of hot scenes keep this an adult read so I recommend this to adult paranormal romance and even contemporary romance readers as well.  Remember that there is some violence, some of it pretty bad. Good Read!

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I’m a lifetime book addict and currently own nine Kindles, with only six still working. I do tend to wear them out! They pretty much are my favorite technology-well that and my cell phone. Okay, yes and my laptop. I spent most of my life in Kentucky, but moved to Maryland in my attempt to get closer to the the ocean a few years ago. Being retired helps. I have a B.S. degree in law enforcement with a minor in sociology, but never really worked in my major. Instead, I spent my entire adult life working in the medical field in some capacity. After retiring(early), I found my passion in reviewing books for a couple of blogs and I love it. My author favorites include, Dannika Dark, Amber Lynn Natusch, J.T. Geissinger, Colleen Hoover, Samantha Towle, K.A. Tucker, Karina Halle, Sarina Bowen, J.R. Ward, Mariana Zapata, Dianne Duvall, and I could go on and on. I read many different genre’s, but still like a romantic element in most, if not all of them.

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Sophia Rose
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For some reason, I had the impression that this series was one of those light and flirty PNR ones, but I like that its darker and full of deeper emotions, too. I’ve got the first book and will start them eventually. Enjoyed your review, Lorna!

Lorna
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Lorna

I know the books you are talking about. Not generally a fan either. However, the first one I read was romantic suspense and when I jumped into the first books after loving that one, I was pleasantly surprised. You definitely don’t have to read them in order to enjoy them.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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I have yet to read this author, but I like that the series mixes elements in the romance of suspense, humor etc. nice review Lorna!

Lorna
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Lorna

Thanks! I started the series with Runaway Vampire and reviewed it on Rabid Reads. I loved the whole thing. It certainly got me hooked!

Melliane
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I heard a lot about this author but I haven’t tried any of her books

Lorna
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Lorna

They’re very enjoyable-especially the later books.

Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures
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I need to return to this series. I really love the early books. Thank’s for sharing your thoughts on this title.

Lorna
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Lorna

They get even better as you go I think. I’ve only read maybe 4-5 of the first books and a lot of of the newest ones.

Carole rae
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Sarita seems like a really good character to follow.

Lorna
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Lorna

She was a good character and very strong.

Mary Kirkland
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I still need to read this one but I love this series and I always seem to read them out of order too.

Lorna
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Lorna

I found it on KU if you have that. I find a stray one every time I join KU. At least so far I have. I always grab it up if I see one-especially since I don’t stay a member too long.

Carole rae
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Love some good romance AND violence 😉

Lorna
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Lorna

These have lots of both of those!

Lover Of Romance
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Lovely review Lorna!! I have adored this series and its been such fun to see the growth of it over the years. They definitely have way more suspense than the earlier books. But the humor is always great.

Lorna
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Lorna

They really have grown. I think if I had started with the first books I might not have gone on with them. But I already loved the characters and world by the time I read the first few and did enjoy them.