ARC Review: Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands

Posted April 25, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands
Under a Vampire Moon
by Lynsay Sands

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 24, 2012
Series: Argeneau #16
Published by HarperCollins
Pages: 351
Format: ARC

So I have a confession to make.  I am not up to date with this series (maybe I’m about half way through it) and decided to take on reading this book out of order because I LOVE CHRISTIAN!  So I figured, what could it hurt?   And I was pleasantly surprised that this was it’s own little story in the Argeneau/Notte world so I had no problem jumping right in.

Now that being said and from my feelings on the past books in this series I feel that the cute charm this series had at the beginning is somewhat back!  Yes, I thought this book was cute and funny at times, sweet and sexy.  I mean you really can’t go wrong when you throw Christian in a situation where he has to pretend to be gay to get with his life mate!

Christian first of all is possessive, sexy as hell, alpha, passionate, I could go on.  His longuish hair and male-model good looks had me swooning, as well as our heroine Carolyn.  Carolyn is actually a bit older so she struggles with being attracted to Christian and feeling like a cougar, and on top of that there’s the fact that she believes he is gay and is “playing his girlfriend” to help him out.

And then there’s the Notte’s!  The side characters are a hoot.  Marguerite I’ve always loved and she didn’t disappoint this time trying her best to make things work for her son.  She is an expert matchmaker after all.  But the one that stole the show was Zanipolo.  LOL When Carolyn thinks he’s the gay one he goes through a whole identity crisis to prove to her that she’s not.

I do feel like we could’ve used at least an epilogue.  The explanation of what they are and all that comes late in the book and I feel that part was rushed and couldn’t really find her quick acceptance believable.  But then again, she had already been experiencing Christian’s skills, blacking out after sex, the sex dreams, and of course Christian’s ummmm cucumber was it?

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Lynsay Sands

LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author who is known for her hysterical historicals as well as the popular Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series. With her witty and charming personality, Sands describes books as, “Waking dreams or stories, tales to amuse, entertain and distract us from everyday life.” She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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DiDi

I LOVE this series! The origin of vampires in this series is one of my favorites.

Great review!

Christina
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Christina

Thanks for the review. I have been waiting for Christian’s story. Can’t wait for my copy to arrive.

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I also have the ARC of this, and I have to say you are spot on with this review! I loved this one, and have been waiting for Christian’s story for a while. The other oiece of sort of comic relief-the captain of the tour boat-was also a real…interesting character, too.

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Great review! I am behind on reading this series and need to get caught up.

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Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoye it as much as I did. It was fun.

@Nancy, sketchy boat dude was awesome! LOL

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I love this series. I can’t wait to pick this one up!
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Hope you like it Patti

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Sounds good!!!