In the newest Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, an immortal barely escapes a raging fire only to kindle a sizzling passion with his potential life mate.
Mac Argeneau knows all too well: immortals can be killed. Not with holy water or silver crosses, but by decapitation or being set on fire. So when Mac’s house bursts into flames—with him inside—he’s sure it was no accident. But who would want to kill a scientist specializing in hematology? There is a silver lining: a blonde investigator appears on the scene and sparks feelings in him that have been dormant for centuries.
CJ Cummings is in town on a special investigation, but she’s been waylaid by the local police to deal with this arson case. The biggest mystery is how this sexy scientist with silvery blue eyes has emerged from a blazing inferno without a burn mark on him. He’s clearly hiding something. Sure, she’d love to see him without his lab coat, but she’s got a job to do—despite his insistence that he needs a bodyguard and...he wants her.
But when a second attempt on their lives puts CJ in harm’s way, it’s Mac who will do anything to safeguard the woman who’s destined to be his life mate.
This was a pretty entertaining book to read. The hero and his family are all immortals. When Mac finds his life mate, he and his family had to find a way to be around her and still keep hidden what they are. Then you throw in the way CJ kept trying to shake him off, and that is what made this fun to read.
CJ is a pretty closed off heroine and that can make it difficult to enjoy a dance like this. What was fortunate is the way Mac and his family navigated around her isolation to embed them into her life. Mac is more laid back, and went with the flow. I wouldn't call this guy an Alpha but I still liked him.
I am a bit late to the Argeneau series party, but I like that you don't have to read these books in order to enjoy one of them. This book can definitely be read as a standalone, but I can guarantee you will get a kick out of some of the side characters enough that you will want to check out more in this series.
Very slow build up for the story line
I didn’t like the story. I thought it was selfish of the Immortals to waste so much of the officer’s time while she was on a case. The story was too drawn out. Pretty boring.