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 #13
Published by Harper Collins on August 31st 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Legend has it that Armand Argeneau is a killer in the bedroom . . .
But with all three of his late wives meeting unfortunate and untimely ends, is this sexy immortal a lover or a murderer? That's what Eshe d'Aureus intends to find out. As an enforcer, it's her job to bring rogue vampires to justice, even if the rogue in question makes her blood race red hot.
Armand knew she was trouble the moment Eshe roared into town on her motorcycle, clad in tight black leather. She claims she's hiding from dangerous fiends, though he suspects something more. But after three wives who've all had trouble remaining, well, undead, Armand is reluctant to open his heart again. Then strange accidents start to happen, each deadlier than the last, and Armand realizes he may not have much time to prove he's a lover, not a slayer.
Eshe D’Aureus having known Lucius for centuries, who has watched over her as a promise from her father, has asked her, as a enforcer for the council, to look into the deaths of his brothers Armand’s three wives, one a lifemate, and the other two immortals but were just married to him. So Eshe goes to investigate, only to find that Armand is unlike any other immortal, for one, she can’t read him, which surprises her considering that she is older than Armand, and should be able to read him. So she is left for two weeks with Armand under the pretense of hiding from someone that wants her killed, even though its a lie, but apparently Armand can’t read her either, and as she futher investigates, she starts to realize that her appetites for both food and sex has come alive again, which could only mean one thing, that Armand is her lifemate, a lifemate that is under investigation that if proven guilty will end up dead by the council. But as truths become unveiled, so does that passion between Eshe and Armand, and when she realizes that she is falling in love with Armand, she wonders if she can let him go if it becomes necessary, so she must do everything in her power to prove him innocent, so that she doesn’t lose him after she has found him.
Armand Argenaeu went he saw Eshe for the first time on a motorcycle, clad in leather, was mystified by her. When he hears that she needs sanctuary for two weeks when someone is trying to kill her, he allows her to come onto his farm for a little while until something more permanent can be arranged, because no one defies his brother, Lucian. However he can’t read Eshe, which he doesn’t know if thats because she is older than him, because his brother hasn’t ever been able to read him, or if its because she could be his lifemate. After losing his first lifemate, even though they created a son together, he then married two other women, who both died in fires as did his lifemate. Then his son’s lifemate also was killed when she was investigating into his wife’s deaths, and his son framed for a murder he didn’t commit, and could be staked and baked by the council if no one can prove his innocence. Now after realizing that Eshe could be his lifemate, he is torn, because he doesn’t know if he can’t protect her, as he couldn’t with all those that he had loved before and yet..lost.
Eshe D’Aureus has lived almost as long as Lucius has, and her father was friends with Lucian, whom promised to look after Eshe should anything happen to him, which he has done, and made her into a enforcer for the council. Eshe, once had a lifemate, and had children, but after losing her lifemate, she has yet to find another, which is rare as a immortal. So when she is called to look into Armand’s wife’s deaths, she is suspicious, but once she meets him, she finds that she can’t read him, which is a shock to her. So as she futher investigates Armand, she starts to realize that he has a high chance of being innocence, but she starts to realize that Armand could be her lifemate, and is very protective of him, and to keep him from finding out that she was sent to investigate him.
Born To Bite, was a romantic treasure to read. I was able to get a copy of the Audiobook, and since it was my first time ever listening to Sands audio books, I was curious, but found that I enjoyed the narrator and the storyline and especially the characters that were involved. I always wondered after Nicholas’s story, about the story behind Armand and the deaths of his wife’s and Annie. So it was a delight to be taken on a thrilling ride of mystery, adventure and love. These two characters Armand and Eshe, were very enriching to read from, and definitely a bit different than her other characters, especially Eshe. Eshe is the kind of female immortal, that rides a motorcycle, that wear leather, and fights just as well as any male enforcer, and definititely fights her own battles. Armand, has suffered many losses, losing so many that he has loved, and even has yet to see his own daughter, for her own protection, and tortures himself for hurting those that he loves but can’t afford to see for their own safety. So both these are deep characters, and the whole plot will definitely be a thrilling ride for any reader, and the ending was purely precious, and brought a few tears to this readers eye (but in a good way of course, and those of you who have read Born To Bite, know what I mean) and its definitely one of my favorites of this author!!! Lynsay Sands definitely delivers with every book!!!!