Book Genre: Paranormal Romance, Chick Lit
Book Series: #23 in The Argeneau Series
Released: 2/23/16 by Avon
Pages: 349 Price: $7.99 Paperback
Source: I own a copy of this book.
Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn’t expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he’s near the vehicle’s driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.
The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn’t feeling their incredible connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn’t believe it. But now that the men who took Dante’s twin are after her too, trusting her gut means risking her life for an immortal who’s the very definition of a perfect stranger.
After finishing up book #22 in this series I wanted to dive right into the next, so I broke my book-buying-ban and went out and picked up a copy of Runaway Vampire. While I’m not disappointed in the book and do not regret my decision I have to say this book wasn’t as good as the last one for me. Not the worst in the series by far, but still I think it had trouble measuring up to Bricker’s story. That probably has something to do with I’m not as familiar with Dante as I was Justin. Still though this was a good read and more of a series addition to this series instead of a wacky one.
There was some major drama going down as the uniting thread between this book and the next which is Dante twin’s story. We have a new set of bad buys introduced that is kidnapping immortals and I hope this signifies the continuation of this series beyond the next book which is the last one Sands was under contract for last I read. Hopefully the publisher will extend that and we will have many more adventures in this world to come.
Like I said I’m not as familiar with Dante as I am with some of the other characters floating around waiting for their life mates. I have to say while I liked him and thought he was a really sweet guy, he just isn’t my cup of tea. I think Mary was a good match for him and I found her background fascinating, infuriating and heartbreaking all at the same time. I like how Sands went with an older woman in this story, one who has lived a full life and wasn’t fazed by much.
The supporting characters were just as fun as the main characters as always with this author and I loved having tough guy Lucian getting so much page time. I was thrilled to see the introduction of same-sex life mates in this book! Yay. I hope someday we might get to read the story of one of these couples being paired up.
All in all this was another fine contribution to this series. The story didn’t feel finished but that probably has something to do with Dante’s twin’s story coming out next. With these two books you will want to read them in order. This contribution to the series was one of the more serious stories, but there was still plenty of fun situations to make you laugh out loud.
My Rating: 4 Stars