Also in this series: Single White Vampire, Vampires Are Forever, Love Bites, The Accidental Vampire, A Quick Bite, A Bite to Remember, The Immortal Hunter
Series: Argeneau, #23
Published by Avon on February 23rd 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Spooks, Howls and Fangs Readings Challenge
The latest entry in the sizzling paranormal vampire series featuring the Argeneau family - no one does wickedly funny and irresistibly steamy like Lynsay Sands!
Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn't expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he's near the vehicle's driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.
The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn't feeling their incredible connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn't believe it. But now that the men who took Dante's twin are after her too, trusting her gut means risking her life for an immortal who's the very definition of a perfect stranger.
Dante Notte never expected that his own lifemate would run him down. Mary Winslow is a widow in her sixties and driving her RV to visit her closest friend and her husband when suddenly she realizes she has run over a person. She is shocked to learn that he is still very much alive and hiding out in her RV. She doesn’t understand why she is involved with this mysterious yet gorgeous man who seems to be attracted to her in ways she doesn’t understand especially since she feels so much older. She isn’t a woman to “rob the cradle” as it were. Dante is on the run from his kidnappers who drugged both himself and his brother and he managed to escape to get help only to run into his lifemate. Now Dante and Mary work together to find his brother and explore the connection they have together!!
Plot and Story Line
Runaway Vampire has been on my shelf for the LONGEST time and I knew that I needed to pick it up. And I finally did and I am so glad that I read this book because Sands doesn’t disappoint and I have been waiting for Dante’s book for so long. Now this set up is a bit different, and it might not be for everyone. Now granted technically Dante is years and years older than Mary. Mary looks younger than her age, however she is still up there. I really liked that she resists Dante for quite a while. It isn’t until she learns the truth about Dante and what he really is that their relationship changes, especially when they start sex dream sharing, yeah definitely nothing she ever experienced with her husband previous. It was quite interesting to see how Mary deals with the truth. However she does struggle in the end with not seeing her children again. I liked the aspect of seeing her deal through that and have some personal realizations about her family and how real of a connection she has to Dante. We are still left with not knowing what happened to the brother yet—I am hoping the next book will solve that. *crossing fingers* so in that way of the plot, its a bit of a cliffhanger but not to the romance at all. We definitely get a solid HEA out of this one. We also get some fun interaction with old favorites such as Lucien (hehe this man cracks me up and yes his lifemate still plays phone tricks on him ) as well as Mortimer!!
Hunky SEXY!! That is all because what more is there. Except its the best cover of the series yet.
Runaway Vampire is a stimulating and laugh your socks off romance that pulls you back into the Argeneau world. SPECTACULAR!!