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Legend has it that Armand Argeneau is a killer in the bedroom...But with all three of his late wives meeting unfortunate and untimely ends, is this sexy immortal a lover or a murderer? That's what Eshe d'Aureus intends to find out. As an enforcer, it's her job to bring rogue vampires to justice, even if the rogue in question makes her blood race red hot.Armand knew she wasLegend has it that Armand Argeneau is a killer in the bedroom...But with all three of his late wives meeting unfortunate and untimely ends, is this sexy immortal a lover or a murderer? That's what Eshe d'Aureus intends to find out. As an enforcer, it's her job to bring rogue vampires to justice, even if the rogue in question makes her blood race red hot.Armand knew she was trouble the moment Eshe roared into town on her motorcycle, clad in tight black leather. She claims she's hiding from dangerous fiends, though he suspects something more. But after three wives who've all had trouble remaining, well, undead, Armand is reluctant to open his heart again. Then strange accidents start to happen, each deadlier than the last, and Armand realizes he may not have much time to prove he's a lover, not a slayer....

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born to bite Reviews

  • Jilly
    2018-11-02 18:10

    Meh. This should have just been a short story, or the end of the last book. It didn't merit an entire book at all.So, what is worse than a boring, depressed vampire who is also kind of dumb? All of those qualities along with being a FARMER. That's right, folks, our vampire is a farmer. We get to read all about him sticking his hand into animal orifices and shoveling manure. Glamorous stuff, huh? So, considering my city-girlness, my dislike of anything gross, and my general distaste for the stupid, this guy didn't cut it for me. Plus, the Eeyore mentality. My least favorite character in Pooh-ville. Tigger for the win, y'all!dat ass.... so cute.Why is Armand, the vampire farmer, dumb? Well, he had three wives who died by beheading and fire, and yet never once talked to his own brother - the head of the vampire police - to say, "hey, maybe look into this for me?" Now, about the brother's excuse for waiting hundreds of years before sending out someone to investigate? I'm not sure. Maybe brains aren't that family's strong suit. They are pretty, not smart. Hopefully. They'd better be pretty to have this much dumb going on.give this poor girl a damn map! And, keep her out of the rain for goodness' sake. She'll drown for sure.Our vampire farmer has just resigned himself to everyone he ever loves dying and having to send his children away for their safety. So, he lives alone with only farm animals and their orifices to keep him entertained. I'm not saying he's a sheep-shagger, but ... you know...That's right, Wooly! You tell 'em!Enter Eshe. She's a female vampire and she's a badass dammit! She wears all leather, rides a motorcycle, and dyes her hair orange and red so it looks like her head is on fire.Le Sigh.Okay, so these two are like total opposites!! How cute and zany will it be if they get together?As it turns out - not very. Other than Eshe looking interesting, there isn't really much else that makes this story interesting at all. There is the "mystery", which pretty much is easy to figure out within the first 30 seconds of meeting the killer. The fact that these morons couldn't figure it out, again, makes me seriously question what the hell these vampires have been doing for centuries. Because one thing is obvious - it wasn't learning.Or, even watching one episode of CSI.Seriously. How are they filling their time?Oh. yeah.

  • valee
    2018-11-08 21:31

    I know as the creator of the Argeneau group I should love the books in the series more than anyone, but seriously this book was terrible. I even gave 2 stars because I liked the epilogue but I'm not sure if it even deserves that. Definitely the one I enjoyed the least in the whole series.First, there is no romance at all. They meet, realize they are mates and go straight to bed. That's all,really.REALLY! I was bored like hell most of the time. Had to put it down more than once, even read another book in between. I only finished it because it was a short book but was close to not do it more than once.Then we have the whole investigation about Armand's dead wives. Well this was even worse than the lack of romance. It was obvious who did it since the beginning, as there are only 4 or 5 possible murderers. The whole time they go to talk to them over and over again to discover clues but nothing comes of it. It was bad. I'm sorry to say it, but it's the truth. I still love the series and I just want it to go back the way it used to be when it began. Book 12 was amazing, I though it was coming back to it's tracks, but this one was even worst than the 2 rogue hunters's books.

  • gert
    2018-11-09 21:10

    well, unlike most other reviewers, I was very disappointed in this book! this felt like a short story, more then a full novel. so much was completely underdeveloped. for example,, our heroine, has six living children she birthed with the her first life mate of SIX HUNDRED WONDERFUL YEARS and yet we hear nothing about them, only of armand's three kids. (yes, this is HIS story, but she's his life mate, it's THEIR story). her previous life mate is mentioned briefly. big whoop. the "mystery" of who has killed armand's previous wives is painfully clear, simply but process of elimination. (although sands attempts a 'twist' that feels very tacked on). a pp has said that she had no trouble following the myriad of characters without having read the previous books. well, I did, and I've read them all! every name ever used in the previous books is brought up. every couple, including the whole sisters clan, is tumbled forth, sometimes only in name. It felt like filler to me. all in, I found this to be super simplistic, somewhat boring, and not comparable to most of the other argeneau books.

  • CC
    2018-11-10 20:10

    Interesting to find out who killed all of his ex wives. But I do not like stories that have dead exes. This one had FOUR!!! No can do...

  • Shannon C.
    2018-11-04 17:35

    Great series but this one wasn't one of my favorites Part of the popular Argeneau series, 'Born to Bite' picks up where 'The Renegade Hunter' left off. Armand Argeneau's wives were killed under suspicious circumstances. His brother Lucien, a Council member, has opened an investigation. Eshe d'Aureaus, a Council enforcer, goes undercover to investigate. But to her suprise, she finds she can't read Armand and he cannot read her either--they are intended life mates. I really like the Argeneau series. Most of the books are laugh out loud funny with engaging characters and appealing storylines. They are great beach reads. It's best to read them in order, because many of the early characters show up later in the series. The series has two different publishers, so be sure to check the reading order on the author's website (http://www.lynsaysands.net/books/inde...). I noticed each publisher only lists the books they published, rather than the entire series. After reading 'The Renegade Hunter' I had really looked forward to reading Armand's story. But I ended up being disappointed. This was one of my least favorite books in the series for a few reasons:- Generally I don't like books where the main characters jump into bed together without a good focus on relationship development, romantic tension and/or emotional connection beforehand. - Armand and Eshe weren't as well developed as most of the series other lead characters. I liked Eshe ok as a character, but Armand was just kind of blah.- The mystery was pretty weak. I almost immediately suspected the murderers. The storyline was too predictable.I usually really enjoy the books that the Argeneau family members play a prominent role. I'm hoping the next one we see more of Marguerite , Lucian, Bastian, Lissianna, Thomas, etc. It would be great to read books about Julian and Marguerite's son and Julian's nephews. They were great side characters in 'Vampire Interrupted' and I've been hoping for their happily ever afters.

  • Marissa Dobson
    2018-10-20 21:32

    I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Born To Bite by Lynsay Sands. The Argeneau series is one of my favorites, and this one is by far the hottest one yet.Born to Bite is Armand's story, and holds a key to the puzzle that ties the series together. Like many other readers I was wondering if Armand really killed his wives, and who set up Nicholas. Well Born to Bite explains it and finally gives up closure on the subject. Eshe and Armand's story was one of my favorites. I have to say I was surprised by who really was the killer, and why. Born to Bite was one of those books, you couldn't put down. The romance and mystery mix was perfect. Eshe was a strong and vibrant character. I loved her wild hair, crazy motorcycle, and her life for the moment attitude. She was just what Armand needed to bring him out of his shell and back to being apart of the Argeneau family. Born to Bite is not exactly the typical Argeneau novel, Eshe and Armand are already both immortal and have both previously had a life mate. There is no search for lifemates, or adjusting to being immortal, instead Born to Bite explains the mystery of Armand's wives and how they died. Born to Bite , is the 13th book in the Argeneau, and though it could be read as a stand alone, I suggest reading them in order to get the full feel for the series. I found Born to Bite to be a wonderful addition to the series, and look forward to the next. This series is one of the best vampire series out there, and I recommend it to any vampire lover.

  • Terra
    2018-11-12 19:33

    Have I ever told you how much I really love Lynsay's books? No. Well let's just say that I have read every single book she has written to date so does that give you some indication!This installment of the Argeneau Family Saga is right up there with the best of the best. Lynsay starts out with sparks flying between Armand and Eshe that could incinerate an atomic bomb. Whew..........! Let's just say the hot and steaminess of the beginning chapters will have you running for a cold shower. YUMM!It's not long before we get down to business though and the storyline really picks up speed and continues right to the end at a fantastic pace. This is a solid storyline that will make you think you are an innocent bystander watching all this as it actually happens. This is what you get from an author who most certainly knows her stuff.Eshe and Armand are sooooooooo made for each other. I want my own life mate please that will curl my toes and sizzle the tips of my hair. With all that our hero and heroine go through and the way the story makes you think, it will keep you guessing let me tell you. I had part of the puzzle solved early on but questioned myself right up to the end and Lynsay threw just the right size monkey wrench into the story to keep me off track and questioning.If you are an Argeneau Lover then don't miss out on this book. You snooze you loose as the saying goes and this is a 5 star worth every page.

  • Ivana Azap Feješ
    2018-10-14 21:21

    I really was touched my Armond's situation and I admired Eshe for her strength and courage. Eshe being the main one. Super hot, African-American, strong both body and mind and equal to the men since she is an enforcers. I have been wanting to know about the mysterious Armand Argeneau since I started reading this series. I pondered is he a murderer or does he just have really bad luck with women. Each time he falls in love and is blessed with a child each of his wives die in mysterious accident... Born to Bite follows up the story in The Renegade Hunter (book 12) and is all about clearing Nicholas Argeneau's name. I loved Eshe... she's one of the 2 female enforcers and is a tough girl with a mind of her own, a positive attitude and she doesn't take shit from anyone. She is sent to investigate Armand Argeneau to find the proof that Nicholas is innocent. Someone had killed Armand's first lifemate and his two wives. They had framed Armand's son, Nicholas for the murder of a mortal woman and killed his lifemate, as well. In order to prevent Nicholas from being executed of a crime he didn't commit, Lucien sent his enforcer Eshe, to investigate and discover the truth. Interestingly enough, Armand and Eshe were lifemates.Well when I first started this book I thought it was 3 stars may be 3.5 at most but the more I kept reading the better it got. In the end I had tears in my eyes and had a damn hard time seeing through them. It was a very good read. This Series gets better with each book! There are several things I really love about this book. OK, I have to tell you I am such a die hard Argeneau fan... Born to Bite was full of suspence and I had absolutely no clue who the murderer was untill the very end. I really enjoyed this book. It has some great page-turning parts, the humor, the contradictions, the characters are great, and the steamy scenes are good too. I really liked the characteristics of the female lead, she had spunk, humor, and acceptance in a perfect amount. I would definitely like to be more like that.

  • Amy Jacobs
    2018-11-01 22:24

    FINALLY! When it comes to this series, I am a serious stalker of the author's website. I check weekly, if not daily, to see if there is any news about this series! When the announcement about this book came out, I was doing a happy dance! Wait, you are here for a review and not my excitement. Sorry.Armand is the father of Thomas, Nicholas and Jeanne Louise. We have met each of them in previous books and the focus of this story is clearing Armand of murder while proving Nicholas is also innocent of his crimes. While Lucian sends Eshe out to Armand's home under the pretense of Armand hiding her out from the bad guys, we also discover that Eshe is actually there to look into the murders of Armand's previous wives. It turns into a mystery of finding out the truth, with romance and witty dialogue along the way!I loved this book in the series. While I am not a huge fan of the character of Eshe, this book really let her shine and bring Armand into a story of his own. We had the suspense that the author is great at writing, but the important part is she didn't fail on the romance and witty humor that she is also known for! Imagine not eating for centuries and trying to figure out what a can of whipped cream is and how it works! Then imagine looking at a bottle of Metamucil for the first time and seeing a pretty picture on the front thinking it would be yummy! Of course, what makes the humor even better is Bricker trying to explain these things to both of them! I personally can't wait for Bricker's story and I keep begging Ms. Sands to use me as Bricker's life mate!The suspense was perfectly paced with surprises all throughout the book. The author keeps you guessing at who the true murderer is and kept leading me in different directions. Yet when all is revealed, I was still surprised and loved how it played out.If you haven't read any of The Argeneau series yet, you must sink your teeth into them as soon as possible! Then when you do, I can guarantee that you will be a series stalker just like me! Well done again Ms. Sands for bringing me another wonderful Argeneau book! Just remember me when you do Bricker's story!

  • Debp
    2018-11-04 18:24

    First I must say I have not read any previous books in this series. It was very easy to identify the characters and get involved with the story. A beautiful, smart vampire named Eshe is sent undercover to investigate the mysterious, but seemingly accidental deaths, of 3 wives of a well known vampire named Armand. She is a enforcer, a vampire trained to hunt rogue vampires. Eshe is torn between her growing feelings toward Armand, and the possibility that he could be a murderer. If he isn't than she must figure out who is. The two of them, plus their very likeable companions must solve this, before someone else gets murdered.I really liked these characters. They were well rounded, intelligent and interacted well with each other.The plot was an interesting mix of mystery, romance and vampires. It was nice to see the relationship develop as the mystery evolved and brought the two of them closer.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes vampires,romance and mysteries.

  • Cindyg
    2018-10-31 19:09

    Well when I first started this book I thought it was 3 stars may be 3.5 at most but the more I kept reading the better it got. In the end I had tears in my eyes and had a damn hard time seeing through them. It was a very good read. I really was touched my Armond's situation and I admired Eshe for her strength and courage. She believed in Armond and she proofed to be a woman of worth.Recommend this book.I look forward to Alex and Cale's story.

  • Louisa
    2018-10-22 20:35

    Such a fantastic book! We finally got that mystery solved, and yeah, loved these characters and their romance! Can't wait to read more!

  • The Flooze
    2018-11-01 20:21

    *2.5ish*I get the impression enforcers are chosen for their brawn and bravado rather than their brains...When I read The Immortal Hunter, Eshe's brief appearance sparked my interest. She was forceful, confident and, as a rare female enforcer, she was someone I wanted to learn more about.So I was eager to get started when I realised Born to Bite concentrated on Eshe's investigation into the "accidental" deaths of Nicholas' and Armand's wives. I'm pleased to get closure on that front, but the story itself was ho-hum.Other reviewers complained about the lack of Will They or Won't They. That didn't bother me a bit. Though Sands could have gotten more mileage out of Armand's suspect status, why bother when we know everything will turn out fine? Besides, the story just prior used the ploy of criminal as romantic lead - no use repeating it. We've also had countless stories where the main couple have tried to devour each other from early on. More significant than any of that is the fact that both these characters are immortals who've had life mates in the past; they know the amazing gift they've been given. As with almost every character Sands creates, Eshe and Armand are enjoyable, amusing, and caring. Eshe in particular prompted me to smile as she teased and badgered Lucian. Armand is somewhat bland, but his protective instincts raise my opinion of him.Characters aside, not much happens in this book. Sands should probably take her focus off the enforcers because it's increasingly obvious they're shit at their jobs. Eshe might get a pass because of her raging hormones and bliss, but Bricker and Anders have no such excuse. There's a scene where Eshe and Bricker leave a suspect's home with only half their questions asked - and Bricker knows it. Does he pick up the slack during the interrogation? No. He waits until they've exited, necessitating a return trip. Sloppy, sloppy. I know this isn't a mystery or suspense novel, but when you choose to incorporate these elements I expect some degree of finesse.The wrap-up is...crazy. The villain is just who I'd thought it would be with a little twist thrown in, but there was little satisfaction in the unveiling. My only thrill came from knowing Nicholas' situation was resolved - but then, I knew that from the last book.The epilogue is touching and cute and everything we love about the Argeneaus. It's a sweet ending to an otherwise haphazard novel.

  • t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
    2018-11-04 22:10

    This Series gets better with each book!Description:Legend has it that Armand Argeneau is a killer in the bedroom . . .But with all three of his late wives meeting unfortunate and untimely ends, is this sexy immortal a lover or a murderer? That's what Eshe d'Aureus intends to find out. As an enforcer, it's her job to bring rogue vampires to justice, even if the rogue in question makes her blood race red hot.Armand knew she was trouble the moment Eshe roared into town on her motorcycle, clad in tight black leather. She claims she's hiding from dangerous fiends, though he suspects something more. But after three wives who've all had trouble remaining, well, undead, Armand is reluctant to open his heart again. Then strange accidents start to happen, each deadlier than the last, and Armand realizes he may not have much time to prove he's a lover, not a slayer.My Thoughts:There are several things I really love about this book. Eshe being the main one. Super hot, African-American, strong both body and mind and equal to the men since she is an enforcers. Even though she falls in love in this book. She never gets wishy washy she keeps her personality in tact. She totally Rocked! I also really liked Armand, he was a strong tough Immortal with a caring side. Not a soft side but a caring side there is nothing soft about Armin. Both main characters are good multi dimensional characters. The supporting characters all had their own personalities and I loved seeing characters come back from other books. Bricker slays me, he is soooo funny and I just can't wait for his story. He is like a big, masculine, tough cupid. Just a wonderful character. The plots in this series get better and move quicker with each book. This one had a very intricate story line, had some history to it and depth. My 2 main issues is like a lot of the books in this series ends a bit abruptly with very little going on after the resolution. I just felt like I was hanging a bit. Even though it was a good epilogue..for some reason...I felt cheated..The second issue is that I didn't really feel the chemistry between Eshe and Armand..yes there was sex scenes but not sizzling..the emotional connection just didn't seem to be there. Oveall Liked the book and gave it a 4 star rating, on to the next one:)

  • ~Linda~
    2018-11-13 16:15

    OK, I have to tell you I am such a die hard Argeneau fan... And when I was lucky enough to receive Born to Bite for Review I was all a twitter :)I have been wanting to know about the mysterious Armand Argeneau since I started reading this series. I pondered is he a murderer or does he just have really bad luck with women. Each time he falls in love and is blessed with a child each of his wives die in mysterious accident... Armand has distanced himself from and pushed his family away for centuries, leaving his sister in law to raise his children. Good father or unfeeling Bastard???? We shall see....Born to Bite opens Armand's son Nicholas (Hero of the last Rogue Hunter book Renegade Hunter ) a former Rogue Hunter being held for the alleged murder of a human woman.Lucian bad ass head of the Council. Is trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together.. could the murder of the human woman be related to the deaths of Armand's wives???Lucian sends one of his best people to snoop around in Armand's life to try and determine whether he is guilty or innocent. Enter Eshe d'Aureus 6 ft of awesome motorcycle riding enforcer. Eshe can't believe how she feels when she first sees Armand. She is instantly in lust with him. But she is there under the guise of staying at his farm to hid out for her own safety.. as if.. she need help protecting herself. Armnad is also instantly taken with Eshe, but he know every time he falls for someone they die a horrible death. So he will do his best to push away his possible new life mate. What ensues is a wonderfully fun story filled with twists and turns, Romance, Drama, Lies and Deception...I love that you get to see what the past lives of the Argeneau family were like.And I really didn't see this ending coming O_0I thoroughly enjoyed Lynsay Sands newest tale of the Argeneau family.It is like visiting with old friends and catching up on all the new events as well as Armand finding Eshe a new life mate who was Born to Bite ^..^If you are a fan of this series you wont be disappointed

  • Marlene
    2018-10-29 23:15

    Armand Argeneau has, basically, withdrawn from those he loves after the death of his third wife. After growing suspicious about the deaths of Armand's wives, Lucian, Armand's brother, sends Eshe d'Aureus, one of his enforcers to investigate. Unfortunately, Eshe discoveries that Armand is her life mate, but can she trust him? BORN TO BITE is a very enjoyable, paranormal romance with several amusing scenes and an intriguing mystery. Ms. Sands' trademark humor is evidenced throughout the book. I, particularly, liked the scenes with Bricker, who really livened everything up. Hopefully, he will get his own book. Armand and Eshe are a combustible combination, and I enjoyed the fact that Eshe is no shrinking violet. The mystery surrounding the deaths kept me guessing until near the very end. BORN TO BITE is a great addition to the Argeneau series.

  • Lorre
    2018-11-12 22:26

    Born to Bite follows up the story in The Renegade Hunter (book 12) and is all about clearing Nicholas Argeneau's name.Born to Bite was full of suspence and I had absolutely no clue who the murderer was untill the very end.I loved Eshe... she's one of the 2 female enforcers and is a tough girl with a mind of her own, a positive attitude and she doesn't take shit from anyone. She is sent to investigate Armand Argeneau to find the proof that Nicholas is innocent. When she meets Armand she really hopes he didn't have anything to do with all the murders cause Armand turns out to be her lifemate.Bricker was in this book again as well! I just love him and I hope there will be a book about him soon!

  • Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
    2018-10-13 22:16

    Wow!! I loved going back to read some Paranormal.This book was as usual an excellent read.I love Lynsay Sands. And the whole idea of meeting a life-mate. Someone that is totally destined for you, Love it...Eshe was a total bad ass! And Armand was a bit one sided for me, but I still loved him! But I mean if you are accused of killing your wifes I suppose you will also be one-sided.Definitely can't wait to read the rest of it!

  • Amy
    2018-11-06 22:13

    Fantastic edition to Lynsay Sands "Argeneau" series. Armand Argeneau has been a character surrounded by mystery and intrigue. I was never quite sure if he was a "good guy" or not. This book answers that question and many more. Excellent story, excellent mystery, just an all around fantastic book. Read it while the kids were at school with time to spare...

  • Wendy
    2018-10-26 16:29

    I love Lynsay Sands books, they are easy reads with suspense and plenty of humor. They have a good bit of sex. Perhaps not as hot as Black Dagger Brotherhood or Cat and Bones for example, but good. I really like they way she's tweaked the stories and brought in new characters.

  • 78sunny
    2018-10-26 19:10

    4 von 5 SternenDer Band war wieder interessant und angenehm spannend. Allerdings mag ich sehr selbstbewusste Protagonistinnen nicht (ja ich weiß, dass geht vielen anders) und daher hatte ich mit Eshe doch das ein oder andere Problem. Sie war mir nicht unsympathisch (ganz und gar nicht) aber die Liebesgeschichte konnte mich hier einfach nicht so packen.Die Anschläge, die mysteriösen Todesfälle (Frauen des männlichen Protagonisten - Armand) und das Suchen nach dem Mörder war für mich wieder sehr angenehm und nicht zu spannend oder gar nervenaufreibend beschrieben. Einfach perfekt.Ich bin gespannt wie es weiter geht.

  • Rexanna Ipock-Brown
    2018-11-08 16:20

    The female lead was strong and independent the male lead was a bit passive. They are perfect for each other. The story did seem to wander around more than some of Sands' books, but still worth reading for the knowledge of who has been killing all the women in Armand's life and causing Nickolas, his son to be estranged and hunted for the last fifty years.

  • Krystal
    2018-10-28 18:33

    The Murder was not who I thought it was going to be WOW and the story behind the murders YIKES.

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2018-10-15 22:25

    While this is a standalone Argeneau novel, it's also a continuation of the previous one, The Renegade Hunter, because it covers the investigation into who killed the pregnant woman and framed Nicholas (in the previous book). The problem with it is that it reads too much like a mystery-filling-a-story-gap, and not enough like a genuine romance. Eshe is one of the ancients, and an Enforcer, sent by Lucian to his brother Armand's farm in southern Ontario to investigate the supposedly accidental deaths of all three of Armand's wives - and the wife of his son Nicholas. Both Eshe and Armand have had lifemates before, and instantly recognise the signs of meeting a new one in each other: they can't read each other's minds, they've rediscovered their appetite for food, and they share sex dreams. Eshe gently probes Armand about his past wives in order to cross him off the suspect list, and when they get to the point of being unable to keep their hands off each other (which leads to post-orgasmic unconsciousness), attempts are made on their own lives that makes it clear someone is definitely trying to kill not just the women in Armand's life, but him as well, now.My problem with this book was that the relationship between Eshe and Armand was a little bit pat. A bit too easy and convenient. I know, I know, they're both immortals already, they've both had lifemates in the past and know how to appreciate the gift of a second one and not waste time, but even when they're spending time together and not talking about his dead wives, I just didn't feel it. I didn't get a sense of their chemistry. I didn't really believe in them. And that's the first time it's happened with Sands, whose books I usually love - they've got humour, they're well-written romances, the pacing is great, the characters are usually well developed and grow naturally - but here it felt like a story that needed to be written but lacked heart. Eshe and Armand were quite different people and I couldn't even really picture them together.Though, introducing a black immortal was a nice, if belated, touch. A previous heroine was Portuguese, but by and large the women (and men) in romance novels are always white. Probably because the authors are always white, but still, it's not that realistic is it? I can also see why Sands has lately been introducing characters who've had lifemates in the past - it would be rather strange for all these people to go so long without, and then WHAM! they all meet lifemates within a few years of each other, and in more or less the same country. Speaking of, I liked that this one was set in Canada, rural Canada no less, though as often happens there aren't any cultural markers to speak of. This is a good one to read, regardless, especially for the whodunnit part - you'll probably figure it out as quickly as I did but the details weren't as predictable - and it's nice knowing Nicholas is now a free man and Armand isn't cursed.

  • Lady Rogue
    2018-10-24 16:18

    Someone had killed Armand's first lifemate and his two wives. They had framed Armand's son, Nicholas for the murder of a mortal woman and killed his lifemate, as well. In order to prevent Nicholas from being executed of a crime he didn't commit, Lucien sent his enforcer Eshe, to investigate and discover the truth. Interestingly enough, Armand and Eshe were lifemates. I was first introduced to Eshe in The Immortal Hunter. She was wild and rebellious, I liked her fire. Then, when she made her first appearence in Born to Bite, I saw that fire again, but it was quickly diminished as the story continued. I am not sure, if it was because of Armand, but he did have a tendency, to suck all the fun out of the book. I had a hard time believing, he was a member of the Argeneau family. While he might have been described as the most handsome, he lacked the charisma, that the men in the family had. In fact, he lacked substance and depth. Not to mention, I learned more about his dead lifemate and wives, than I did about him. I found it hard, to have any kind of emotional connection, with both Eshe and Armand. I felt that both characters were under developed. While, it was obvious, they had a connection being lifemates, I just didn't feel the sizzle or the romantic essence of the relationship. I also felt, the author should have utilized Eshes wild side, especially while visiting a small town. I can only begin to imagine, the fun she could have had with it. But, even the supporting characters came off a bit humdrum. The only saving grace was the appearance of Bricker. I loved Bricker's care free wit and charming personality. I did think the plot was good. I was looking forward to the final revelation, as to who was behind all the murders and I wasn't disappointed. I even liked how the investigaton slowly progressed, as Eshe began to put the pieces of the puzzle together. What I didn't like, was how dense Armand seemed to be. I also didn't like, the fact that, the author didn't have the family more involved, especially considering, there were a couple private detectives in the family. Overall, I really wanted to love this book, but this book felt out of place within the series. While the plot was good, the essence of family was missing. As I mentioned before, this series centered on members of the Argeneau family and not so much the plot. But, this book didn't. My joy in reading this series, had always been, how the family united when things got tough. I loved the charm, the wit, and the love that came, when they all connected. Sadly, I didn't feel that connection in this book. I couldn't seem to engage with the characters and I couldn't seem to feel the romantic tingle. I might have got my revelation with the murders and answeres to some lingering questions, but I didn't get my satisfaction with the wit and charm or the romantic love story, that I have come to love with this series. Hopefully, the next book will have the essence, of what I have come to believe, the series to be about.

  • MB (What she read)
    2018-10-19 23:34

    1st read 9/16/10: WARNING: You are going to need to check your brain (and common sense) at the door.Although I very much enjoy this series, this was one of the weaker books, in my opinion. The mystery plot suffered from having a pool of very few possible suspects, thus making it obvious who the murderer was. Due to this, the main protagonists crossed into TSTL territory. As Enforcers and as Bodyguards, they failed in their basic responsibilities, putting themselves and their charges at risk. Theyd were lucky the main murderer had a last minute change of heart. The enforcers were candidates for Darwin Awards, and should be looking into a mid-life career change, in my opinion.I wish Ms. Sands would have told us how to pronounce Eshe's name as it was one I have never seen before and it threw me out of the story every time I ran into it. (Which was often since she's the heroine.)I did like the fact that Eshe was of African descent. That was a nice touch. The leather corset for long-distance motorcycle riding seemed kind of silly though. (I get the need for leather pants, but a corset? That seems impractical. As if the inspiration for Eshe was taken wholesale from a cycle demo model or playboy spread or something. At least Sands didn't have her wearing stilettos too!)As characters, I found both Eshe and Armand flat. Neither of them interested me very much, nor did their romance have much sizzle. I don't know if that was because they were both old, already vampires (yes, immortals, I know...) and had had previous lifemates or not. Maybe others will feel differently about this. I respect the fact that Sands trys to mix it up with her heroines, so maybe it was just 'time'.I've liked Jeanne Marie in previous books (would like to see her find a lifemate), but found her response to Armand's complete past neglect impossibly too good to be true. Come on, he couldn't have found some way to contact her secretly?! That's silly! If I were her, I would have been ticked, not sweetly forgiving. My dad would have had to work hard to get my love and respect back. Especially since he'd obviously been in contact with Lucian over the years. These people can't/don't talk? (But if I were to start trying to fix all these things, the plot of this book would fall apart.)There was very little humor in this book. I missed that. Sands has done that really well in previous books. The first 3 especially--they're hilarious!Well, I'm looking forward to the next book. But with qualms. We'll see...2nd read 9/4/13: Oh my word. This is even worse the second time around! These people have no brains. See my progress reports for small glimpses of the insanity. I dropped the rating down to 1-star due to the whole illogicality of the plot and brainlessness of the characters.

  • Corazon
    2018-11-07 16:21

    Boring, boring, boring. Where are the days with stories full of humor, love, passion and action? As we know from earlier books Armand has lost his wives. In the last book Nicholas (son of Armand) was captured, because he has killed his wife, what he didn’t. To save Nicholas from death Eshe become the assignment to search in the past of Armand’s life. And …. Boring, boring, boring… Eshe meets Armand (Lucien’s brother) and they are life mates…Eshe… I remember her as a tough woman, but in her own story she is such a flat character. Armand is …. Well I don’t find the right words, to describe him, because he is really boring. Together they are a bad couple with no passion. There are no thrilling moments between them. It’s like: “Hey, we are life mates.”…. “okay”… “let’s live together”…."okay"....Where are the passionate moments from the earlier books? Where is the story? Where is the suspense? Where are all these wonderful humorous moments I loved in the earlier books?After reading the first 20 pages I would like to skip the book. But Lindsey has written in the past good books, so I gave this book a chance. I give it 2 stars, because there are small glimpses with Lucien, Thomas, etc. I really liked. But 98% of the book is just boring, boring, boring…I really hope, the next book in the series is getting better.

  • Tammy
    2018-11-09 19:28

    I am so disappointed in this book. I absolutely love Lynsay Sands and this series. Every other book in the Argeneau series I gave a 4 star rating to but this one fell far from the mark. I feel that this installment was written by another author altogether. I am sorry to be this negative. This should've been great. This is where we were to finally find out if Armand killed all three of his wives including his sons wife. This aside in the storyline was an interesting one. Not only was this to clear Armand of suspicion, or not, this story was to help clear his son Nicolas, of murder as well. What could have been a thrilling and satisfying read was mundane and dull. The personality of Armand was lackluster, which had not been in previous books. His lifemate Eshe, who is an Enforcer send to investigate Armand, acts like a 20 something when she is supposed to be centuries old. The mystery was easily figured out. The only action was a few fires set. The reason for the murders was shallow at best.I wonder if Lynsay Sands is aware that someone else wrote this installment in the series?

  • Caro
    2018-10-18 16:13

    I really enjoyed this book. It has some great page-turning parts, the humor, the contradictions, the characters are great, and the steamy scenes are good too. I really liked the characteristics of the female lead, she had spunk, humor, and acceptance in a perfect amount. I would definitely like to be more like that. (I wouldn't pull it off though :) ) I would read this again and can't wait to read more books from this series. I'm looking forward to Lucien and Nicholas's stories though. It's kinda like Christine Feehan's Dark series and Maggie Shayne's Twilight(?) series. I've enjoyed all three and can't wait to better get to know the other character's from this book and in the others. Enjoy.Re-Read: Still super great and keeps you on your toes. Gotta love this family. Suspense, mystery and love! Totally Enjoy!

  • Gina
    2018-10-31 17:28

    Armand, younger brother to Lucian and father to Thomas, Jeanne Louise, and Nicholas, pulled away from his family years ago after the death of his third wife. Although he suspected there was more to his wives' deaths than the accidents each appeared to be, he couldn't figure it out. It was better to break all ties to anyone he cared about, namely his children, just in case someone was killing all the people in his life he may love. He discovers Eshe, a Council enforcer, is his lifemate when she is sent to investigate the deaths. This book is a timeline crossover from the previous book in the series, and we learn what happens during the two weeks Nicholas and Jo are locked up by the Council. Although a good edition to the series in resolving some plot points, I just didn't get the romance (felt flat and forced) and the attempts at humor didn't work in what is a darker storyline.