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 #28
Published by Avon on September 18, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
Length: 11 Hours and 4 mins
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands brings the heat in this new Argeneau novel, as one woman is rescued by an irresistible immortal …
When Raffaele Notte pulls a barely dressed, disoriented woman from the ocean, the last thing he expects is for her to utter that word. The immortal has come to the island resort to help his cousin, but now, it seems, there are rogue vampires dining on unsuspecting tourists. And he soon realizes that not only is Jess a target, she’s also the life mate he’s been waiting for…
Vampires are real. Jess would’ve never believed it until she saw them with her own eyes. She knows she has to get off the island, and her gallant rescuer has offered to help. There’s something about Raffaele that’s unlike any man she has ever met, and his touch sends pleasure through her that is beyond all imagining. But when Jess discovers who he really is, will she risk life as she knows it for a chance of forever by his side?
Vampires Like It Hot is book number twenty eight!! I still can’t believe how large this series has become and man this book is one of the best of the SERIES. I was really impressed with how well this book was written here. I don’t know exactly what it was that really made such a big impression on me, if it was listening to this book or if this book was a bit different from anything this author has done in this series previously.
This story sets off with our hero, Rafaele Notte has come with his cousins to an exotic island and resort to relax and help a friend recover from a trauma of being a hunter. But then they start seeing signs of a rogue immortals around and multiple of them. Our heroine enters the scene, Jessica has come to the resort for her cousin’s wedding. Even though her parents are passed, family has become everything to her since she spent years in foster care and her adopted family are the best thing that ever happened to her. She is asked to babysit her other female cousin who is a bit unhinged and crazy at times, But what follows is that she finds herself dragged onto a pirate cruise ship with the assumption of feeding the sharks, but she knows something is fishy as the sun goes down. But then she discovers she is on the boat of vampires, and that the leaders thinks that she is his lifemate. But she manages to escape into the ocean and is rescued from shark infested waters by Rafaelle. Rafaelle and his friends look out for Jess and there are sparks that build between Rafaelle and Jess but Jess doesn’t realize that Rafaelle is also an immortal, and the truth could either break their relationship and bring them closer than ever before?
So this BOOK has it all!!! Its rare to see pirates in a contemporary type setting, and even though there are immortals (vampires) in this story its still rare to see this. At first I was VERYconfused to be honest with the hints that Jessica had two possible lifemates and meeting them around the same time? As far as I can remember (and I could be wrong) but I haven’t seen this in this series and I really enjoyed seeing this author handle this scenario and seeing Jessica realize who the right man is for her. Now its pretty obvious that Rafaelle is her choice because even though there is a lot of passion with the pirate captain but Rafaelle is her perfect match. I really enjoyed seeing Jessica discover what she needs the most between the two men.
It does not happen often, but sometimes a situation occurs where one person could be a life mate to two different immortals. It is always a difficult situation, and painful for the one not chosen. But a choice must be made
I was very curious to see how Sands would take this story and it actually developed really well. I adored both of these characters. Rafaelle has lived over two thousand years, has plenty of experience on his belt and close to his family. He understands close family ties and an experienced hunter. But more than that, Rafaelle, is understanding, kind and sensual and has the perfect blend of alpha and beta in him. I love how caring and protective he is of Jessica, but also lets her be herself and not being too controlling. Jessica, is such a strong lady. I really admired her character. She has risen above quite a bit. She grew up in foster care where she was abused in every way you can imagine, but then she found her own strength to overcome the past that torments her so that she is stronger than ever and I love her positive outlook on life.
Overall I found The Vampire Likes It Hot to be a stunning addition to the Argeneau series, a story of adventure, funny pirates, and a romance packed with sensuality and laughs! WELL DONE!