Book Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Mystery
Book Series: Argeneau #27
Released: 3/27/18 by Avon
Pages: 384 Price: $7.99 Paperback
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
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.
Long time fan of this series because I know when I pick up an Argeneau book I’m in for a good read that will fall into one of two categories. It will either be a fluffy fun romp or a more serious suspenseful mystery. Twice Bitten falls into the latter category but it still has plenty of fun lighter moments to be had and as always just the right amount of steamy scenes.
I have to confess, however, this book stressed me out a bit. I ended up with bad dreams the first night of reading because apparently, a super controlling parent is a trigger for me. I grew up with a controlling parent, not as extreme in this book, but it was easy to put myself in Elspeth’s shoes. I also found myself hating a character for the first time and desperately wanted them to get what was coming to them. Felt a little disappointed at the end when I thought they got off way too easily but that plotline might continue into future books. At least I’m hoping it does.
What I enjoyed most about this book was the chance to ‘visit’ with some of the characters featured in earlier books in the series. It was nice to get the opportunity to check in with them and see what they were up to. I believe I had also mentioned how I was missing one uber-matchmaker of the series and was delighted to see she was in this book.
As to Elspeth and Wyatt, I thought they were a cute couple and a good match. I also liked Merry Wyatt’s grandmother and would like to see her again as her plotline didn’t feel resolved either.
Ms. Sands books are reliable and highly entertaining. Picking up one of her Argeneau books is a far too brief escape from my everyday life that I always look forward to. I am eagerly awaiting my next opportunity to revisit this world.
My Rating: 5 Stars