Release Date: July 31, 2012
Reviewer purchased own copy of book
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
Kidnapped When Jeanne Louise Argeneau left work, she never thought she'd end up tied down by a good-looking mortal. More attracted than annoyed, she quickly realizes there is more to her abductor than meets the eye.
One desperate act leads to . . .
Love? Paul Jones has need of a vampire, and only Jeanne Louise will do. He just has to convince this beauty of a Vamp to help him . . . never imagining that he would fall in love. But with the immortal world's answer to law enforcement hunting them, their time together is running out . . . and Paul and Jeanne Louise will need to risk everything to spend an eternity together.
I have been a fan of Sands' books since the first in this quirky series. You can expect a light read that is entertaining with just a dash of smexy.
The Lady Is A Vamp is about Jeanne Louise, a young immortal, who is kidnapped by Paul Jones, an employee of Argeneau Enterprises.
Paul is a single father desperate to save the life of his only child, a very adorable little girl who captured my heart. He cannot stand the thought of losing his precious Livy, after being devestated by the loss of his wife. He will do anything to prevent this from happening. Even kidnap a vampire.
Paul is aware of the Immortals that works around him. He works in the Research and Development and is privy to information that the normal human is not. And the thought that he can save his daughter by "turning" her is the answer to his prayers--with Jeanne Louise being the beautiful answer.
Paul kidnaps Jean Louise, taking her to his home, where he chains her to a bed and becomes her "gentle jailer". He doesn't want to hurt her--but instead, convince her to turn his ailing daughter to save her from a painful death.
Jeanne Louise wakes up to find herself a prisoner to the handsome human, Paul Jones. And what's more? He is her life mate. And because of their laws, she can only turn one.
Who will receive this special gift--the father who is her life mate, or the precious child dying of cancer?
This story is charming, somewhat predictable, but Sands captures such beautiful emotion in this heartwarming story about a father's love and desperation for his child. I missed the humorous side which Sands is great at layering throughout her stories. But with such a serious subject matter, the reader doesn't get much of that.
Also, the other members of the family come in later for a quick peek. And Lucian, the patriarch of this family, has an important hand in the outcome of Jeanne Louise and Paul's HEA.