Thrilling, witty, and oh-so-sexy, Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau novel brings together a beautiful Immortal and the man who is her destiny…
For someone who’s been around for over a hundred and forty years, immortal Elspeth Argeneau hasn’t done a whole lot of living. Now that she’s moved away from her controlling mother, she’s tracking down rogue vampires and enjoying some overdue freedom. A fling would be fun. A life mate can wait. Yet to Elspeth’s surprise, her landlady’s hot grandson checks both boxes.
Wyatt fell instantly in love with Elspeth four years ago. He’s stunned to run into her again, especially as she has no memory of him. Then again, there are a lot of things about Elspeth that don’t make sense, like the miraculous speed with which her wounds heal. And the chemistry that transforms every touch into an explosion of desire. But with mysterious “accidents” besieging Elspeth, the ex-Special Forces soldier appoints himself her bodyguard. But time is running out to uncover the truth about her enemies—and rediscover the man determined to love her for eternity.
I am so, so happy I read this book as I had been thinking of taking a break from the series due to lack of interest. This is the first real book that has gone back to the “core family” established at the start of the series since probably 2010. I fell in love with that series, with Marguerite and Lucian and Bastien. This book doesn’t just have a cameo, they actually stick around, because Elspeth is family after all, right?
Man, my heart goes for Elspeth, and even her twin sisters (because they were kind of annoying in the earlier books, you know?). They have been nothing short of enslaved their entire lives, and no one has been able to help them because no one knew. Not even they knew the entire extent of their enslavement. I hope their mother gets some counseling and comes back in a later book and redeems herself, because as of now I hope the council does something about her.
Wyatt is a great guy, and something sorely needed in the series. He isn’t somehow important to the story. He is kind of helpful to the hunters, but really he just wants to be with Elspeth. He is just a mortal who loves an immortal and has been looking for her for years after she unexpectedly left. It was cute, and a nice turn of play. Typically it is the immortal chasing after the immortal praying they’ll stick around, but in this case it was the complete opposite.
The romance switches between super cute and utterly rage inducing. Elspeth and Wyatt are so cute together, really wholesome. It is her bitch of a mother that makes me want to go into a homicidal rage because those two should have been able to be together from the start! At least Elspeth’s father starts to make up for it at the end, so cute.
Again, returning to the family was so nice. This romance was cute and different from the rest of the series. I really enjoyed reading this book.
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