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.
©2005 Lynsay Sands; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
Although not published in order, this is the first installment of the Argeneau Vampires series. A great start to a well loved series - great story line, sexy interplay between the characters, plenty of laugh-out-loud-so-everyone-stares-at-you moments and an ending that makes you want to listen to the next book. I'd easily give it 5 stars BUT Victoria McGee has to be the WORST narrator ever! Sounding more like a cliched voice-over for a 1970's porn movie, she has no inflection, all her characters sound the same and she speaks at about half speed. If there was another version of this I'd snap it up like a shot, but we're stuck with boring Victoria. It is a reflection on how good the books are that I'd rather just put up with her than miss out on a cracking good listen.
I had looked forward to this series because it sounded quite promising but I must admit that I gave up after 2 hours of listening, because the reader is an absolute catastrophe. Totally monotonous voice, not even a hint at different voices for representing the different characters. I was really annoyed since I have never before encountered such a bad reading quality. It's a pity because the story sounded quite promising
I am a Wife, a Mum and a Grandma. I am also strong willed and wilfil at times. I have worked all my life and drempt for wining the lottery
I read lots of vampire books but this is the first time I have met this explanation for how Vamps came in to being. Thoughtful good tale.
She didn't develop any character voices - very breathy voice got the feeling she was trying to sound sexy. She would put me off other books.
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Liked the story - can see possible development of these characters.
My name is Sophie and I am addicted to listening to audiobooks. My favourite tend to be sci-fi and fantasy, but not exclusively.
I gave this book a good few hours but it just got too cringe-worthy. The Character definition is poor - lots of characters introduced in a short space of time with nothing really to tell them apart. The Author keeps describing the lead character as 'smart and intelligent' but considering she's supposed to be centuries old she's quite the opposite, silly, stupid and a bit wet around the ears.
This book had so much potential, put it is predictable and immature.
"This is book 1 of the Argeneau Vampire Series"
This is actually the 1st book in the series even though Audible has "Love Bites" as book 1. I listened to "Love Bites" first which has spoilers for this book in it :( Go to Lynsay Sands website for the correct order of this series.
I completely agree w/ the other reviews about the narrator, but I had to listen to the book since I enjoyed "Love Bites" (which has a different narrator) & decided that I wanted to continue w/ the series. To me she sounds like she's trying waaaay to hard to have a sexy, sultry voice and it just comes across as annoying. Her charater voices were just ok for me, I enjoyed the narrator in "Love Bites" version of Thomas much better. Unfortunatly alot of the humor in the story is lost due to the narration, a vampire that faints at the sight of blood, come on, that's FUNNY, not sexy and should have been read that way.
If you enjoy romantic vampire novels (although these aren't technially vampires since they aren't dead or undead) that are amusing, I do recommend this book, if you can stand the narrator, listen w/ the hope the next book has a better narrator.
"Liked the book...hated the narrator"
The Narrator did a far better job when she was doing the guy voices...all the girl voices just annoyed me to no end... trying to be all light and airy did not work the way I think she was going for.
As for the story...i found it funny and I like premise of this vampire family but I think I will just read them and avoid further ones in this series if they have the same narrator. Pity
"Enjoyed the book -- Not the Narrator"
I agree with the reviews. I love the series but the narrator...just buy the books.
But.... the narrator killed it for me, hence the low star rating. Sorry but the long pauses and drawn out words made the story very hard to listen to. This book would have been better as a read than a listen. This will unfortunately deter me from buying others in the series with this narrator.
This is the best book in the series to date and I've listen to it 4 times already. The narrator dibn't bother me that bad, and she is a whole lot less annoying then some of the others in this series.
"AVOID THIS NARRATOR ! ! !"
The story was 4 stars but the narrator was worse than horrible. I forced myself to listen because I paid for the audiobook. I will NEVER buy another audiobook narrated by this woman. Avoid this narrator at all costs.
"As great as I remembered"
Well worth a listen, oops more than three words, LOL.
I read it years ago, listening to it on audio was great. I loved it then and I love it now. I like the spin on the vampire story.
I love all the funny scenes when all the cousins get together.
It has a little "tame but steamy" sex that is not offensive but more romantic. In my opinion its worth your credit.
It was an OK love story. The story covers the span of about a week, whereby the hero and heroin manage to fall madly in love within about two days. Hmmmm. Ok. I get it. Vampires, werewolves are all made up and we choose to not only read about them but also enjoy the process and even wish it were true. Now on top of that adding a two day love story is a bit hard to swallow, especially when,…. Just kidding. Not about to tell you what happens but believe me when I say not much. It’s a very mediocre story mixed with ok writing.
"A so-so read......."
I found the story lacking in the ability to engage my attention fully and as a result as I was listening and doing chores - if I missed stuff I did not feel the need to back up the book. The characters and story could have used developing and found it quite predictable at times though I did like the overall consept of the story. I am not sure if I would seek out another of her books to read.
As for the narrator, I thought she did a good job of bringing unique voices to the different characters.
"Light romance with a little bit of vampire"
There are a lot "paranormal romances" nowadays. Some are oriented towards more action, mythology, mystery and fantasy and there are those firmly on the romance side with just a touch of the paranormal. I have to say this series is definitely for the fan of romance and not of urban fantasy. I like the series. They are light, funny and nice cozy reading. What sets this series apart from the other similarly premised books are the likable vampire family members and the total quirky comedic moments. This first book, not as much but the I think the 2nd to the 4th books were laugh out loud funny at some parts. Anyway it was nice to re-read the book as an audiobook.
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