Argeneau Series #25
by Lynsay Sands
Published by HARPERCOLLINS/AVON
Release date: Mar 28, 2017
Formats: Mass Market PB & E-Book: 400 Pages | Unabridged Audio: 11 hours, 22 minute
Book provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
In a spellbinding new Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, a dangerous rescue is just the beginning of red-hot adventure . . .
Ever since Domitian Argenis recognized Sarita as his life mate, he’s been waiting for the perfect moment to claim her. Those fantasies did not include him being chained to a table in a secret lab or both of them being held hostage by a mad scientist. Somehow, they have to escape . . .
Sarita has seen some crazy things as a cop, but nothing to rival Domitian. A vampire? Seriously? But his healing ability, incredible powers, and their mind-blowing physical connection—none of it should be possible, yet her body knows differently. Now, not only do they have to save each other, but other innocent lives are at stake. Failure is not an option, for Sarita intends that Domitian show her exactly what an eternity of pleasure feels like . . .
Drina’s brother, Domitian, is a well known chef and restaurateur in Venezuela. For years one of his patrons has been asking him to cook for him and he’s refused until now. Now, with the disappearance of so many immortals across North America, he has volunteered himself to help Lucian and the other rogue hunters capture the one responsible. The only problem is they’re still in the dark about who it is so he may end up being the one trapped in this game of cat and mouse. http://www.lynsaysands.net/books/argeneau/immortalunchained.html#
Lynsay is a star with this series hitting it’s 25th entry! I have always enjoyed the series and, similarly to a few other series each book leapfrogs to the top of my read list. It is unusual for an author to stick to a series this long and it gives Lynsay Sands real status in the genre.
There are a couple of story lines or themes that work throughout the books and Sands has worked hard to add interesting twists. This one continues the “finding a lifemate” theme that is central to the series and the major thrust of each book.
IMMORTAL UNCHAINED also continues with the mad scientist theme we’ve seen for the past couple of years. I’ve never liked the inclusion of this theme into the series and although this one finally answers some questions, in my opinion, it does so sloppily.
The mechanism by which the events in this book are solved are off page and, since the ability to accomplish them are present, and obvious, long before the events in the story, one wonders why no one used them before. In addition, the “big save” in this book come out as a total deus ex machina. The situation in the story was so dire that only something completely off the page had to happen to save the day.
I did not like the original Doctor Moreau story, and I don’t like the appropriation of the DJANGO UNCHAINED title. We’re at a point in social development where ANY racial reference becomes charged.
There are also some personal privacy issues involved in the story.
I am pretty invested in this series so one story that doesn’t speak to me is not going to impact my loyalty.
AMAZON for Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062468847/ref=cm_sw_su_dp?tag=avonromancehc-20
LYNSAY’S WEBSITE: http://www.lynsaysands.net/books/argeneau/immortalunchained.html#