One hundred and twenty-five years is a long time to nurse a crush. That’s how long it’s been since Beth Argenis first met Cullen “Scotty” MacDonald and he instantly became the star of her most X-rated dreams. Back then, he was rescuing her from a Rogue Immortal. Now Beth’s a Rogue Hunter—a damn good one. She doesn’t need saving anymore, despite what Scotty thinks. What she does need is the fierce, wild desire that finally erupts between them.
Scotty has hesitated to claim Beth as his own. But one explosive kiss confirms what he’s long suspected: She’s his life mate. But Beth is tough, fearless, beautiful…and in immortal danger. Unless he wants to lose her forever, he’ll have to rethink everything he once believed about love and destiny as well as confront an enemy who’s terrifyingly close.
This book takes after pretty much every other book in the series does. Some random extension of the Argeneau line we have never heard of before finds a life mate, the have lots of sex, dangerous things happen, and they ride off into the sunset to have their happily ever after. This one just happened to be an immortal already, and Beth was adopted in.
Beth had one hell of a life before becoming a vampire, which the Sands felt the need to spend several dozen pages on in the middle of the book. She also apparently hasn’t had much of a life after becoming an immortal because Sands didn’t feel as much of a need to say much of anything about that. Scotty is old and lived a life and the author really didn’t feel the need to say anything about all of that, only the handful of years he felt relevant to getting Beth on his side for another dozen or two pages. Seriously, I read like an hour worth of back to back history on these two in the middle of the book randomly.
The romance itself is at least different from the rest of the series. These two make dumb-headed decisions constantly, which isn’t new at all. But, at least Scotty had the presence of mind to let Beth heal and become her own person without subsuming her with his personality after he found out. It is a very predictable romance, if you’ve read one Argeneau book you’ve read them all.
This was actually the best book in quite a few books, now that we aren’t dealing with Dressler in this book. I felt connected to the character and the story in a way I haven’t in at least 6 or 7 books (which is a shame because I thought I was going to love Dante and Tomasso sigh). This wasn’t as quick a read as others because of the heavy use of Scottish brogue and the overuse of the word ken.
I’ll continue to read Argeneau books probably until it ends. They’re light reads, and I always know how it is going to end – with a happily ever after. There may be danger throughout, there may be drama within, but always they end up together and happy.
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