Feb 18 2014 9:30am

First Look: Lynsay Sands’s Vampire Most Wanted (February 18, 2014)

Vampire Most Wanted by Lynsay SandsLynsay Sands
Vampire Most Wanted
Avon / February 18, 2014 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

For Basha Argeneau, anything is better than facing her estranged family. Even hiding out in sweltering southern California. But when a sexy immortal in black shows up determined to bring her back to the clan, she'll do anything to keep far, far away from the past she can't outrun.

Marcus Notte isn't here to play games—especially not with someone as crazy as the infamous blonde. Asked by Lucian Argeneau to bring her back for questioning, Marcus is determined to carry out Lucian's request—no matter how the seductive little mind-reading vamp feels about it.

Basha doesn't mind fighting fire with fire, especially with a hot immortal involved. But if he wants to take her away, he'll have to catch her first...

In the 20th book in Lynsay Sands’s much-loved Argeneau series, Sands heads into unique territory as she tackles some of the older Argeneaus with Basha, the niece to the formidable Lucien Argeneau. In typical Sands tradition, Basha’s mate isn’t anyone she would have envisioned for herself—and s

he’s not anyone her mate would pick for himself either. Marcus Notte arrives at the carnival where Basha is working as a fortune teller (and going by the name Divine). The pair has an attraction almost from the beginning, but neither wishes to acknowledge it, if it wasn’t for that pesky “not being able to read one another” thing.

Marcus blinked and glanced down at the cone with the half-eaten cotton candy the boy had given him several minutes ago. Or what had been half-eaten cotton candy. There was nothing left of the sweet treat now. Surely he hadn’t eaten it? He hadn’t eaten in more than a millennium. He didn’t remember eating it. But he did have a sweet taste in his mouth that was rather pleasant.

“Damn,” he muttered, tossing the cardboard cone into a garbage bin as he headed after Kevin. He’d eaten it. Couldn’t read Madame Divine, and was lusting after the woman. Oh, this wasn’t good.

And no, it wasn’t. Basha has been on the run from her extended family for thousands of years—teaching her children to fear them, as well. But Basha’s issues go much deeper than that, as she has almost been in a cult, totally unaware of the rules the Immortals now must abide by—especially since her son, Damian, is one of the infamous no-fangers.

It meant he had to cut his victims to get the blood he needed to survive. Most of Damian’s sons were the same way, and while Divine had been able to read every one of them as children, once they’d hit puberty she’d lost the ability.

Basha’s lack of skills are part of what takes her courtship with Marcus so long to finally come to fruition, but man, when it does, the sparks fly!

It started with a tingling that erupted where their lips met, like a sparkler spitting out little flames of heat. Then Marcus’s arms slid around her back, pulling her closer, and his mouth opened over hers and the night exploded inside Divine’s head. That was the only way to describe it; heat and light and color all seemed to explode behind her eyes, and fire licked up her body as his tongue slid out to spread her lips and plunge between them.

At first they clung to each other as if each were the other’s lifeline in a stormy sea, but then Divine was left to cling to him alone as his hands began to move. Anywhere Marcus’s finger’s roamed, her body burst into flamed…and his hands were everywhere, moving with a swiftness that was almost as dizzying, as if he wanted to ensure she had all the necessary parts, or he wanted to touch all of her at once.

On top of Sands’s signature heat, Vampire Most Wanted comes with the signature ball-buster heroine (literally she busts the hero’s balls early-on and it was one of the most cringe-worthy scenes I have ever read), and a hero who helps to balance her out. A fun read, and a good addition to the Argeneau clan!

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Jennifer Proffitt is a Midwest transplant to New York City. She spends most of her time reading and writing about romance, but you can follow her other adventures on Twitter @JennProffitt. She works for Heroes and Heartbreakers and Criminal Element.

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Linda Womack
2. fulltimer56
I liked this book but did find it to be a bit "dark" and with not as much humor in it as her other books..
Jennifer Proffitt
3. JenniferProffitt
@fulltimer56, yeah, I would definitely agree. This isn't her light fare that I fell in love with--Single White Vampire was one of my first romances and I LOVED it. I even still have some of the old cartoon covers. For people who are looking for good PNR, I would recommend this. People who are looking for a great Argeneau book? Maybe turn to one of her earlier titles.
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