Monday, May 2, 2011

Mm, Mm, Yum. REVIEW of "Hungry for You" by Lynsay Sands

Hungry For You: An Argeneau NovelWhy this book?: I'm a huge fan of the Argeneau series and Lynsay Sands in general, and I've been sitting on this book for a while.

Type: Vampires, Immortals, Series, Mates, Humor, Paranormal Romance, Favorite Series, Favorite author

About the book: Alex has been running a successful restaurant for years, but now that she is trying to open a second, things are falling apart. Alex can’t believe her bad luck – there’s a small fire resulting in smoke damage, incorrect tile installed, paint delivered with the wrong label so her restaurant is neon green instead of the right color – all these mishaps are eating up way more of her savings and loans than she could have ever imagined. But when her head chef quits, Alex fears she might have to give up on the whole shebang.

Sam, Alex’s sister, offers Cale Valens to be the stand-in head chef. Only problem is, Cale is an ancient immortal that hasn’t eaten in centuries. But after Cale discovers Alex is his lifemate, he’ll do anything to stay by her side – even fool mortals into thinking his less-than-second rate cooking is a five star meal. But when Alex is attacked, Cale begins to think these “accidents” might not be so accidental.

My Review: “Hungry for You” is another cute addiction to the Argeneau Vampire series. Lynsay Sands is excellent at mixing romance and humor, and it is always a treat to watch the characters banter, as well as listen to their thoughts. I do so love a strong, goal-driven heroine – and Alex is just that. The restaurant, and cooking in general, is very important to Alex and she has no problem putting it before her love life. Cale is smart enough to understand, though certainly male (and human) enough to not like it – so he uses his superior business skills to help her.

Cale seemed a little more down-to-earth than some of the other Argeneau men, though still clueless when it comes to modern women. That’s an Argeneau trait I happen to really enjoy. And frankly, it’s part of the fun, to watch the wooing and dating struggle. Cale’s accident and the following revelation felt incredibly dead on, and therefore sticks out in my mind. Every so often you just read a scene and go “Yeah, that’s exactly what she/he would do in this situation,” and it’s a nice feeling. Refreshing, maybe.

And of course, I loved the side characters – Bricker in particular. I hope he gets his own book soon… he definitely deserves it!  Be sure to check out the next novel in the Argeneau series – “The Reluctant Vampire” coming May 31st of this year.

Cover Loving: Works for me! Fits well with the rest of the series.

Recommendation: Fans of fun, humorous paranormal romance series will love Lynsay Sands Argeneau vampire stories.

Final Recommendation: FOUR out of FIVE (4/5). Good, fun, excellent new book in a great series.

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Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda ~!~

1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

Thanks for the review. I think I'll stick with my cozy mysteries though.