An Argeneau Novel
In a sizzling new Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, a gorgeous mortal encounters his greatest temptation…
For almost two centuries, Ildaria Garcia has been on the run, a trouble magnet with a knack for taking down bad guys. Lately, her vigilante tendencies have drawn unwelcome attention to her fellow Immortals. Forced to relocate, Ildaria is supposed to lay low in a new town. Instead, she quickly entangles herself with six and a half feet of muscular, tattooed trouble.
Joshua James Simpson Guiscard, aka G.G., knows a lot about Immortals—enough to make him wary. Yet from the moment Ildaria walks into his club, he feels desire stronger than anything he’s known. Accepting the fact that they might be life mates is disconcerting. But when her past catches up to them, G.G. faces a choice—confront his demons at last, or lose a passion that’s hot as hell.
A vigilante vampire finds love with a mortal in Sands's sexy but underwhelming 31st Argeneau romance (after Immortal Born). Vampire Ildaria's reputation for finding and stopping trouble using her supernatural abilities has put her on the radar of the Immortal Enforcers, who order her to lay low in Toronto or face execution, the punishment for immortals who risk exposing their kind. Ildaria finds a job as an accountant for a nightclub owned by Joshua Simpson Guiscard, affectionately known as G.G. (for Green Giant, due to his towering stature and green mohawk). Ildaria realizes that G.G. is her fated life mate after the pair share a series of vivid sex dreams, but when G.G. learns of their connection he makes it clear he has no interest in becoming immortal. Though the sex primarily occurs in dreams, it's steamy enough to satisfy series fans. But, because the love between Idaria and G.G. is destined, the couple spend the better part of the novel fighting what readers know to be inevitable, making the conflict feel contrived. Less devoted readers can safely take a pass.
This was my first book of Lynsay Sands and I didn't realize it was #31 in the series. The good news is, I don't think it mattered. I was not lost at all and had no idea it wasn't a standalone. Anyone can pick this book up and read it.
Overall, this was a pretty entertaining read. I enjoyed the main characters, especially Angel. I liked how she couldn't help but get herself in trouble with the council for stepping in to save humans. She had a good sense of right and wrong and was willing to take her chances to do the right thing. She's had a bad past and doesn't trust easy but she seems to draw people to her despite that.
G.G. or Joshua, was as equally an entertaining character. He's not one that will make you go all hot and bothered for a hero, but I liked him. His mother was hilarious.
This has a good cast of side characters that I can easily assume are mc's in previous books. I have found a few couples that I want to get to know more, so I will be checking out some of the earlier books.
Love Lynsay Sands
I love all of Lynsay Sands books! Both her vampire/immortals and romance books. She makes me laugh and sometimes cry when things get intense. Her characters are well rounded and full of life, as are the stories she tells. To the best of my knowledge I’ve read every book she’s released to date and I’m ,impatiently, waiting for new ones that haven’t been released yet.
I loved angelinas and GGs story! It was amazing from the beginning to end, was a little disappointed he didn’t do the turn with her, this is a first where the mom used her turn and not the lifemate, but loved how the mom turned it into what it was to get him to turn, I couldn’t stop laughing. Another amazing book finished to soon, can’t wait for more!