Vampires Like It Hot (Argeneau #28) by Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #28
Also in this series: Immortal Ever After (Argeneau #18), Runaway Vampire, Immortal Nights, Immortal Unchained, Twice Bitten
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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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?
Jess is at an island resort for her cousin’s destination wedding when the bride’s sister drags her on to a pirate ship. Supposedly they were going to go feed sharks. She’s not thrilled to be there and the people on the boat seem to be acting really weird. When she walks in on what looks like a vampire feeding on a man’s private parts she’s horrified. She’s then corralled into the captain’s quarters and pretty much told that the captain wants her all for himself. She manages to squeeze out the window and ends up swimming for hours to get back to shore.
Raffaele Notte and his cousins, Zanipolo and Santo, are in Punta Cana to try and get Santo “back to normal.” Santo had been kidnapped by the evil Dr. Dressler (see previous books) and had been experimented on. He’d not been the same since and his cousins are looking out for him. The trio is at dinner when Jess washes up on shore and they run to her rescue.
Jess is freaked out and focusing on the fact that vampires are real, but Raffaele is fascinated by the fact that Jess is his Life Mate. When he finds out that she’s had contact with other Immortals that are on the island, that are obviously feeding on a ton of people (as he sees the teeth marks on just about everyone), he’s obviously concerned. When he finds out that the captain of the pirate ship might also be Jess’s Life Mate Raffaele is determined to win her affections.
This was a cute book. This is another in the Argeneau series and while the stories may be formulaic, I find them fun. Raffaele and Jess were so cute together. I hated that Jess was being pulled in different directions between Raffaele and Vasco. As in most Sands novels there was a fair amount of ridiculous hijinks that happened with Jess, but I found them more funny side than the eye-rolling side.
I did feel sad for poor Santo as he was just so sad and after having read the previous books in the series knew what he had gone through. I hope that he gets his HEA soon so that he can be happy again.
Overall a fun story. There was not a lot of depth, but a good quick read none-the-less.
Rating: 3 out of 5