Book Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
Book Series: Argeneau #25
Released: 3/28/17 by Avon
Pages: 384 Price:$7.99 Paperback
Source: I own a copy of this book.
Ever since Domitian Argenis recognized Sarita as his life mate, he’s been waiting for the perfect moment to claim her. Those fantasies did not include him being chained to a table in a secret lab or both of them being held hostage by a mad scientist. Somehow, they have to escape…
Sarita has seen some crazy things as a cop, but nothing to rival Domitian. A vampire? Seriously? But his healing ability, incredible powers, and their mind-blowing physical connection—none of it should be possible, yet her body knows differently. Now, not only do they have to save each other, but other innocent lives are at stake. Failure is not an option, for Sarita intends that Domitian show her exactly what an eternity of pleasure feels like…
Another enjoyable addition to a series I adore. I was disappointed to see how some of the blogs I follow are growing tired of this series and have decided they are done. I get that this is addition number 25 after all and we won’t always love every new release Ms. Sands gives us. I, however, am not done. This is one of the series that I’m (most likely) going to see through to the end. Why? Because I know 8 out of 10 times I’m going to get a story that I love. One where I sit on the couch all day and do nothing but read the latest escapades of the characters in a world I enjoy. Ms. Sands books might have similar themes but she always delivers a story that helps me escape reality and leaves me smiling at the end.
I’ve said before in my reviews of this series that the books fall into one of two camps. They are either silly fun romps, true chick-lit, or they are more suspenseful and even a tad dark, with gripping plots that keep you on your toes wondering what happens next. This latest addition to the series was one of the suspenseful tales but it did manage to throw in some fun as well.
This was Domitian and Sarita’s story. I have to confess I don’t remember Domitian at all but after 25 books Ms. Sands has to be scraping the bottom of the barrel as far as finding a new Argeneau for each story. We have to be onto second cousins twice removed or something like that. That’s okay. I don’t need a long history with these characters to find their stories compelling. I did find it interesting that this was the first time that an Immortal was waiting to claim their lifemate. I guess it had never occurred to me what would happen if a vamp met their mate when they were a child. Had to agree that the private investigator was a bit creepy but compared to some of the other things that went down in this book easily overlooked. I liked this pairing, the couples complimented each other nicely and I enjoyed my time with them.
What really hooked me about this book, however, was all the progress with the mysterious Doctor that had been kidnapping Immortals. We finally got some serious progress on that storyline. I don’t want to give anything away but he is a serious scumbag and I can’t wait until they catch him. I kind of hope we return to this island though, there are some characters left here that I wouldn’t mind seeing again. This whole multi-book plot thread though has definitely breathed new life into this series. I’m looking forward to the next installment that comes out later this year. I need to know what happens next! I do hope we return to Canada again sometime, though. I miss the exploits of my favorite matchmaker in the series and would love to check in with what is going on up there.
My Rating: 5 Stars