Saturday, November 27, 2010

Book review: Tall, Dark & Hungry An Argeneau Vampire Novel by Lynsay Sands




Paperback - B Format

May 2010

400 pages


The third novel in the hit Argeneau vampire series.

When Terri flew from England to New York to help plan her cousin Kate's wedding, she didn't know what she expected - but it certainly wasn't the Argeneaus.Her new in-laws may seem a little strange, with the sometimes-chipper sometimes-brooding writer Lucern - Kate's fiancee - and Vincent, the wacky stage actor (she couldn't imagine Broadway casting a hungrier looking all singing, all dancing Dracula), but having just discovered how expensive New York hotels can be, suddenly their offer of accomodation looks much more attractive.And then there's Bastien. Even taller, darker and hungrier looking than the other two, just looking into his eyes is enough to make Terri admit she's falling for him. Surely she can put up with the Argeneau's odd habits for a few days - to stay in their luxurious penthouse apartment, with the lovely Bastien - if it lets her avoid New York's blood-sucking hotel prices!


Lynsay Sands was born in Canada and is an award-winning author of over 30 books, which have made the Barnes and Noble and New York Times bestseller lists. She is best known for her Argeneau series, about a modern-day family of vampires.

Previous Books:

Tall, Dark and Hungry (Bfmt 9780575095700 May 10);

Single White Vampire;

Love Bites


Tall, Dark and Hungry is the fourth novel in the Argeneau vampire series and another true to form hilarious and entertaining read by author Lynsay Sands. Once again, the book is quite funny and a good read as a standalone book, but the full enjoyment in reading this novel really comes from following the storyline of the ancient family of vamps from the first book through to this latest instalment.

Bastien Argeneau is a vamp in the grumpy version of his hermit brother Lucern and his lovely curmudgeon ways was going to be put to the test, with the upcoming wedding of Lucern and Kate, who we met in the previous book, Single White Vamp,

Bastien has been living in the penthouse over the Argeneau offices, quite happily alone since Lucern had moved in with Kate. Kate pressed Bastien into picking up Terri at the airport, since the loving couple had other business. Bastien has no problem with that request.

Ever the responsible brother and gentleman, Bastien takes it upon himself to show Terri the town while her cousin is away and soon they realize how much they like each other. Their romance Terri and Bastien evolves slowly, sweetly, and tenderly.

Cousin Vincent, the misunderstood actor/vampire who has to feed the old school way, is absolutely hysterical and I can't wait to read his book.

The books plot is very well developed, with characters who are amusing, intelligent, and sexy.

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