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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

ARC Review: The Reluctant Vampire by Lynsay Sands

by Lynsay Sands
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Format: E-ARC
Rating: 3 STARS

 I try not to include any spoilers but since this is part of a series some may be unavoidable.
Alexandrina “Drina” Argenis is a rogue hunter. She has been sent to help protect Stephanie McGill who is a new turn with some amazing powers from Leonius, who wants her for breeding. The truth, however, is Marguerite knows that her life mate is at the house. Harpernus “Harper” Stoyan is still reeling with the loss of his supposed life mate. He hasn’t left the area but instead just tortures himself with the memories because he feels he doesn’t deserve happiness ever again. Drina knows that she must tread carefully and ease Harper into this relationship.
Also during this time it is Tiny’s time to make the change. Because of this there are several extra vamps around to help with protection. And now here comes the bad part. I didn’t care for this story at all. I felt that everything was forced and redundant. The group is attacked several times but after each attack there is no reaction. They either reflect on who they think it was or Harper and Drina go off somewhere and get it on (in the weirdest places..hello…burned out building??) I felt that there wasn’t much originality to set this book apart from the others. On the other side I liked that I didn't know who the attacker was until the end, but because there wasn’t much content in the story besides Harper and Drina sharing their past to each other you don’t have enough information to even make an assumption.

BLURB courtesy of Netgalley
Rogue hunter Drina Argenis (from the Spanish side of the Argeneau family) has been many things in her years as an immortal, but bodyguard/babysitter to a teenage vampire is something new. There’s an incentive, however: the other vampsitter, Harper Stoyan, may be Drina’s life mate.
Trouble is, having just lost a life mate, Harper is resigned to being alone. He’s completely unprepared when sexy and unpredictable Drina bursts into his life to reignite his passions. Can Drina, with a little matchmaking help from their teen charge, tempt this reluctant vampire to take a chance? Or will a dangerous, unseen renegade kill Drina and Harper’s one chance at happiness?

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*E-Book was provided from the publisher via Netgalley