by Lynsay Sands
I rated this a 4 stars.
Once Bitten . . . One minute Leigh is walking home in the early hours of the morning, and the next a vampire is sinking his teeth into her neck. Turns out it was a rogue vampire marked for termination, but it does Leigh little good because the damage's already been done. She's become one of them.
Lucian Argeneau, hunter of rogue vampires, has been alive for over two thousand years, and there's very little to excite him anymore. Food has become tasteless, sex is ordinary. Then Leigh drops into his life. Suddenly he finds himself craving coffee . . . and imagining the sassy brunette atop the black satin sheets on his nice big bed.
It's Lucian's job now to enlighten Leigh on the inner workings of being immortal . . . and tutoring her is igniting a fire in him that hasn't burned in centuries. But until they stop a renegade bloodsucker from destroying the human race, passion will have to wait!
I really love this series. I read one out of order recently and didn't like that much, but the book itself was good. Lucian is someone we meet in A Quick Bite the first in the series. He is the the uncle to the Argeneau's that we've met so far and an warrior to boot. He's lived 2000 years and lost his lifemate and children in the fall of Atlantis. He is now a rogue hunter and comes across Leigh just after a rogue turns her. He begrudgingly takes her under his wing to see her through the change and teach her what it means to be an immortal. He doesn't do a very good job sometimes, since he has kept himslef apart from others for so long.
Leigh is smart and independant and the perfect match for Lucian. Because of her, Lucian comes to terms with those in his family he has previously alienated. He is misunderstood. All he ever really wanted was to protect his family and his people.
I loved that Lucian's rogue hunting protege's were being so careful with Leigh and treating her with just gentle kidd gloves. I loved that Rachel (who doesn't even really like Lucian) could read him so easily. I even love Julius. He may be huge as a monster and have a drool problem but, he's got a heart of gold. (it just so happens that he's a Neopolitan Mastiff)