Once Bitten . . .
One minute Leigh is walking home in the early hours of the morning, and the next a vampire is sinking his teeth into her neck. Turns out it was a rogue vampire marked for termination, but it does Leigh little good because the damage’s already been done. She’s become one of them.
Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, has been alive for over two thousand years, and there’s very little to excite him anymore. Food has become tasteless, sex is ordinary. Then Leigh drops into his life. Suddenly he finds himself craving coffee . . . and imagining the sassy brunette atop the black satin sheets on his nice big bed. It’s Lucian’s job now to enlighten Leigh on the inner workings of being immortal . . . and tutoring her is igniting a fire in him that hasn’t burned in centuries.
But until they stop a renegade bloodsucker from destroying the human race, passion will have to wait!
Lucian decided she must be joking and laughed. “So, what did it say?”
“It said, ‘Lucian? Lucian, are you there?'”
He blinked. “Why would it say that?”
“I don’t know. It’s your penis.”
This was absolutely, completely hysterical. I was cracking up the entire time. I love Lucian, I like Leigh, and I adore this book. I’ve actually read this one multiple times just randomly to have fun before, though not in a long while.
Big, bad, scary Lucian Argeneau has been around for a long time. Alive during the fall of Atlantis, he has seen more than you can imagine. He is gruff and dour, impatient with others. He is even impatient with family, who he cares for more than anything. His family is what keeps him alive. Lucian doesn’t wanna deal with anything life is trying to give him, he kinda just wants to hibernate into everything that is familiar. Too bad the world isn’t letting him!
In Bite Me If You Can, everything starts to go wrong for Lucian. He can no longer coast on what little life he has. First he has this screaming woman to take care of, a woman who would be quite sexy if it weren’t for all that screaming. Then he can’t just stick her on a plane, he has to go with her. Then, Marguerite isn’t there to do his bidding, so he has to do it. Plus, what do you get when you stick a giant Mastiff in a room with a trashcan full of rotting food? He would never deign to do any of this, yet life is forcing him to. It is absolutely hilarious and I love this overconfident Lucian getting laid low by life’s messes.
Leigh Gerard is sweet and kind, but she has a backbone made of steel. No family left alive, and escaped from an abusive husband, Leigh now owns a restaurant in Kansas City. Leigh knows what it means to be independent. Turned without her consent and without knowing vampires even exist, she takes to being a vampire quickly and easily. Almost like she was made to be Lucian’s life mate. She just hates how this entire situation is making her dependent on them for now. She hates relying on anyone for anything.
This is the start of the “rogue hunters” storyline. This is where it starts. We got kind of hints that rogue hunters existed prior to this. This is the first time we have really come across them. We see how rogue vampires sort of go crazy, and how they hunt them down. It is interesting, and it does add some life into the story. We’ll get more of them later.