- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (August 31, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061474320
- ISBN-13: 978-0061474323
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.
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!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS