Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Title: One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau Series, Book19 )
Author: Lynsay Sands
Release Date: September 24, 2013

Reviewer purchased own copy of paperback release 

Luck be a vampire tonight . . .

When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.

. . . and every night

Who wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his new state before he's roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First he'll put a stop to whoever's targeting her. Then he'll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.

Book Review

I have to say that I thought I would lose interest in this series. I mean, it IS book number 19. 

But Lynsay Sands has proven she still has it with this book. 

When I want a sexy vamp with a bit of humor on the side, I know that I can count of Lynsay to deliver a great tale that will have me laughing as well as swooning over the hero of her story. 

Jake Colson was turned into a monster--a vampire.

At least, that is how Jake views it. 

At the age of eighteen, Jake learns that his mother is a vampire--as well as his entire family. Shocked and hurt, he grows distant from those who still love him. He views vampires as soulless monsters who are nothing like humans. And he refuses to turn like the members of his family.

But one night, that choice is taken from him by his boss, Vince Argeneau. Jake is stabbed, bleeding to death and Vincent uses his one turn to change Jake into a vampire.

Waking up after the transition  Jake feels betrayed and hates what he has become. He cuts off contact with his vamp family and works as a bodyguard for the next seven years. He spends this time alone, having very little close relationships--with either vamps or humans.

But when Marguerite  the immortal matchmaker, comes to call, Jake finds himself playing the role as housekeeper and cook to a very mortal woman--Nicole Phillips.

Nicole is waiting for her divorce to become final and disillusioned with men. Her soon to be ex abused her emotionally and now that she is free, she is determined to never be treated the victim again. 

But her new housekeeper/cook is sexy as sin and her libido is waking up from a long dry spell.  Jake may be just the man to set her back on track, employee or not. 

But someone is trying to kill Nicole and accidents are happening left and right. Nicole is blind to the threats against her and cannot imagine that her ex-husband could be behind those "accidents" occurring in her home.  

Jake is determined to protect Nicole. But when he discovers that she is her lifemate, he wants more than just protect her. He wants a chance to prove to her that they could find happiness and a loving marriage--something Jake has always wanted. Also, Jake starts to realize that the family he has kept at such a distance aren't the monsters he thought. 

With a killer closing in, Jake has his hands full. But who exactly is he trying to end--Nicole, or Jake? 

Lynsay still has my interest with this series. Although, I do have to say that in this case, the bad guy was a shocker. 

And not in a good way. 

I thought the cliffhanger in One Lucky Vampire was a bit off the mark. It didn't make much sense to me why Lynsay chose who she did as her antagonist. I would have chosen someone different and fed a few hidden hints in the story, so that when you have the big reveal, it made sense. The way it is revealed and who it is seems to come from out of nowhere.  

However, with that being my only "WTF" moment, I found One Lucky Vampire a great addition to the Argeneau family. And I will continue to devour Lynsay's books as fast as she can write them. 

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