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 #29
Published by Avon on April 23, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Narrator: Brian Pallino
Length: 10 Hours and 4 Mins
Source: Self Purchased
For close to three thousand years the imposing, impossibly handsome Santo Notte has fought in armies across the world and battled his own, more personal enemies. Of all the places he might expect to encounter his life mate, a quiet corner of upstate New York doesn’t seem likely. But as soon as he makes contact with history professor Petronella Stone, while hunting down a suspected rogue immortal, he knows that she will be the greatest adventure of his eternal life.
He expects her to be surprised, confused, even overwhelmed. What he doesn’t expect is that Pet has a secret history of her own. There’s no mistaking the mind-blowing, mutual pleasure they share. But as Pet struggles to protect her nephew from a danger lurking too close to home, Santo realizes there’s another threat to her safety—him. And claiming their passionate future will be impossible until he leaves his past behind, forever…
The Trouble With Vampires is the latest release into the Argeneau series and I can’t believe we are almost on number 30 in the series!!! Its incredible to see the growth in this series and you know….its not boring. I am still having a fun time with this world that Lynsay Sands has built. This book features Santos’ story and a bit of a twist with the heroine that isn’t the norm for what we see in this series normally so I had a fun time seeing Santos figure out what to do with his lifemate.
The Trouble With Vampires begins with our heroine and her nephew who are in a very delicate situation involving a rogue vampire. Petronella is taking care of her nephew while his parents are out of town for the week. But her nephew suspects that somethiing bad is going on with their next door neighbor. Petronella knows the truth about vampire/immortals. Petronella lost all but one sister to rogue vampires when she was just a girl and she is still haunted by those memories. But when a group of good vampires come to handle the situation with their next door neighbor, she runs into Santos. Santos is one of the oldest vampires at living three thousand years and never expected to find his lifemate but then he runs into a woman needing his help and Petronella is his mate and now he is at a loss. He has to talk and make conversation, he is confussed by the courting rituals of the modern era, and plus they have a rogue vampire to hunt down. Both Petronella and Santos have much more in common than they realize, but they will both learn that being lifemates isn’t always the easy road…
I found The Trouble With Vampires to be a sexy and fun read that only Lynsay Sands delivers plus a sexy Italian hero and YUMMY!! I have become really impressed with how this author has written these books and developed this world and somehow I haven’t become bored with it….not even when being on book 29. So CHEERS to Lynsay Sands for her storytelling talent that strikes a chord with this reader. There were so many unique elements that made this story grand but what really did it for me was the relationship between Santos and Pet. Neither of them have had easy lives and both have suffered some severe trauma so we see how this has affected their characters and their relationship.
Both our characters have some serious lessons to be learned if they want to make a relationship work. Our hero, Santos is OLD as time …almost. He mostly is this big warrior who just grunts a lot and doesn’t really talk ever. But when he finds Pet, he realizes he might need to carry on some conversations if he wants to convince Pet to take a chance on him as his lifemate. Pet, now she has her own issues that she needs to deal with and we see how she has to face up to her past in some difficult ways. But with Santos being an immortal, she does understand the life more than the regular mortal and I love how open she is with him. She doesn’t shy away from his life or what being his lifemate could mean. Seeing them find their own journey together was priceless and I was all for the ride of bumps that they carry you on including the precious successes that we see them overcome.
Overall I found The Trouble With Vampires to be a vampire romance that is packed with thrilling suspense, an evolving world, a sexy Italian hero and a sassy heroine who both takes us on a journey of growth, maturity and a powerfully fight for love and…eternity!