Saturday, September 25, 2010

The First Bite

A Quick Bite

Written by: Lynsay Sands

Released: November 1, 2005 by Avon

Summary: That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau's bed? He's not dessert—he's the main course!

Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

Dr. Gregory Hewitt recovers from the shock of waking up in a stranger's bedroom pretty quickly—once he sees a gorgeous woman about to treat him to a wild night of passion. But is it possible for the good doctor to find true love with a vampire vixen, or will he be just a good meal? That's a question Dr. Greg might be willing to sink his teeth into . . . if he can just get Lissianna to bite.

This is the first book in the Argeneau Vampires series by Lynsay Sands but it wasn't the first published, which makes this entire series a little confusing. Of course, reading the books out of order doesn't help either, which is why I'm going to review them in order. But, the way that these books are written, you can read them in whichever order you want and it doesn't make that much of a difference in the long run. Sure, some story lines might be revealed, but you know that they're going to end all happily ever after, so it's all good.

Now, this book is great. Sure, it's a little campy, but it's a vampire romance, so what else can you really expect. One thing that I really loved about this book (and the others in the series) is that it's based out of Toronto, Ontario so when there are locations mentioned I completely know where they are... to a certain degree. Still, it's fun to read it and know that it's all Canadian.

Of course, since this isn't a YA book, there are sexual situations (and sex galore) along with more adult things. But it's all done tastefully enough; i.e. it's not an erotica novel. This is a typical romance found in the romance section, so take from that what you will.

If you're looking for a fun, more adult, read, this is for you. I greatly enjoy taking time off from everything and sitting down to read books like this, and this book was great for it. I'm giving it a 7/10.

Oh, and, as a bonus, on Lynsay Sands' website you can read excerpts from her books. Here's the link to the A Quick Bite page where you can read the prologue! This way you can find out if this book might be for you.


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