An Argeneau Novel #23 or #26
by Lynsay Sands
Narrated by Michael Rahhal
ISBN: 9780062699640 ISBN 10: 0062699644
On Sale: 09/26/2017
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
Irresistible chemistry and thrilling suspense combine in this electrifying new installment in New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands’ Argeneau series…
One hundred and twenty-five years is a long time to nurse a crush. That’s how long it’s been since Beth Argenis first met Cullen “Scotty” MacDonald and he instantly became the star of her most X-rated dreams. Back then, he was rescuing her from a Rogue Immortal. Now Beth’s a Rogue Hunter—a damn good one. She doesn’t need saving anymore, despite what Scotty thinks. What she does need is the fierce, wild desire that finally erupts between them.
Scotty has hesitated to claim Beth as his own. But one explosive kiss confirms what he’s long suspected: She’s his life mate. But Beth is tough, fearless, beautiful…and in immortal danger. Unless he wants to lose her forever, he’ll have to rethink everything he once believed about love and destiny as well as confront an enemy who’s terrifyingly close.
This volume injects new life into a series that was becoming a little shopworn. This one is inventive and creative and kept me in suspense — not on the edge of my seat — but wondering.
I didn’t even know it was coming out, but when I saw it I immediately downloaded the audio.
It’s a thriller/mystery and there are a lot of characters who could be behind the plot, and they are slowly eliminated. But throughout, as there’s no obvious motive, anyone is up for grabs as a suspect. But, it didn’t seem to me they were actually investigating – making me suspect that even the top dogs could be involved.
One newish character, DOnnie nust have suffered irreparable brain damage during his turn or he is meant to be “the fool.”
With the continuous threats to her life, the story is almost slapstick. Sands skips the gorier parts of the adventure, which is either great or a cheat, depending on your preferences. I kept thinking of the two joke adages I cited, “That which doesn’t kill you, makes you really sick” [makes you stronger], and “Just because your not paranoid doesn’t mean someone isn’t out to get you” (usually seen without the “not”).
The psychological and mental processes in the story are actually interesting and complicated. Which is what I mean by the injection of new life into the series. At the same time Sands has announced the next novel will have pirates — I don’t know how that’s going to work.
The male narrator is an interesting choice since I thought more of the dialogue was Beth’s. Also, I had a hard time with his accents. One Spanish Immortal sounded like a Russian and the main male character, Scotty, well it seemed the narrator tried a little too hard.
All in all, I preferred the plot to the narration. But, I think this is a worthwhile entry into the series and I am now looking forward to finding out what all the pirate stuff will do in the next book.