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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Avon
Released on September 29, 2020
A human with a mother that is a vampire, G.G. was first met in a previous book. He runs a bar that is for vampires only and even though his mother wants him to be immortal he refuses to be turned. Of course, he has his reasons. When a beautiful woman comes into his bar he is inexplicably drawn to her. He hires her and gives her an apartment to live in above the bar, one that makes her his new neighbor. That’s the set up for Lynsay Sands latest book about the Argeneau family of vampires and certainly was the delight for me this time.
The Argeneau family are the elite of the vampire world and based in Toronto. These vampires are not the vampires of old, instead they hail from Atlantis and only survived due to their scientists finding a way to keep their people in good health by changing their body. It ended up doing more than just giving them good health, they are instead immortal. They must drink blood to live however, and they certainly never died like the vampires in most stories did. They do have their laws and Lucian Argeneau is the head of the North America Immortal Council and gets involved with the group that enforces the laws. They can’t go rogue and change people willy nilly, in fact each immortal must only change one person ever. It goes without saying that they generally change their mate rather than anyone else. They also can not be seen using their amazing immortal skills, such as picking up huge items, running faster than the eye can see, hearing what no one else can, reading minds, etc.
Ildaria manages to get in trouble a lot. She just can’t help herself when she sees someone in trouble. With today’s cell phones and other devices, it’s inevitable that she would make Lucian mad and that he would have to rein her in. So he makes her quit night college for now and get a job. When she meets G.G. at her new job babysitting his small dog and doing the books for his bar, she is very drawn to him. A friend makes her realize that he is her mate due to her not being able to read his mind. Problem? He has no intention of ever being changed. Ever. No matter how he feels about her.
I really always enjoy these books. Some are lighthearted, especially in the beginning of this 31 book series, others are full on adventure or suspense. I’ve enjoyed both types of these books in the series. And no, I haven’t read them all, although I’ve read quite a few of them-especially the newer ones. There’s always plenty of humor and catching up with previous characters which is always a plus for me.
I had fun reading G.G. and Ildaria’s(middle name Angel)story and romance. I did have a smidgeon of a problem with the fact that G.G. has a full on mohawk and it’s green. Not my thing, but Ildaria didn’t care. G.G. does stand for Green Giant after all.
There’s plenty of romance and sexy times to be had and I would recommend this to adult paranormal romance fans.
About the Book
In a sizzling new Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, a gorgeous mortal encounters his greatest temptation…
For almost two centuries, Ildaria Garcia has been on the run, a trouble magnet with a knack for taking down bad guys. Lately, her vigilante tendencies have drawn unwelcome attention to her fellow Immortals. Forced to relocate, Ildaria is supposed to lay low in a new town. Instead, she quickly entangles herself with six and a half feet of muscular, tattooed trouble.
Joshua James Simpson Guiscard, aka G.G., knows a lot about Immortals—enough to make him wary. Yet from the moment Ildaria walks into his club, he feels desire stronger than anything he’s known. Accepting the fact that they might be life mates is disconcerting. But when her past catches up to them, G.G. faces a choice—confront his demons at last, or lose a passion that’s hot as hell.