Monday, 2 July 2012

A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands

Title: A Quick Bite
Lynsay Sands
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 978-0-06-077375-5
Pages: 360
Series: Argeneau/Rogue Hunter #1
Type: Adult Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased

Lissianna Argeneau suffers from hemaphobia and faints at the sight of blood, which wouldn't be such a problem if she wasn't a vampire. Given the new protocol of feeding from blood bags, Lissianna is treading a dangerous path between starvation and feeding off the wrong people. So as a birthday gift her mother kidnaps Dr. Gregory Hewitt, a phobia expert, in hopes of curing Lissianna...but given their growing attraction Greg may not be the most appropriate doctor for her daughter.

This is the first book in the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter series (although it wasn't the first to be published as the first four were published in the wrong order) which is a favourite of mine. These are really fun light paranormal romances that blend funny moments and romantic moments with a clever and unique backstory. In this series vampirism is caused by biological nanotechnology passed down from Atlantis, and this premise definitely makes them stand out from the crowd.

This story focuses on Lissianna, the youngest Argeneau (at only 202) and a human psychologist Greg. The story is well paced, getting started with a bang with Greg's abuduction and staying at a relatively fast pace throughout. The romance is sweet and develops well, with both characters being open from the start. The backstory is also well written with explanations for everything (which would be conspicuous if absent given the psychologist main character). There isn't any info-dumping and, other than introducing a relatively large cast of characters, this doesn't suffer to much for being the first book in the series. While the romance is the main storyline, there is also a mystery in the background that threatens Lissianna's life which adds a new level of tension.

Lissianna is really sweet and caring breaking the mould from the usual vampire vixen while Greg is incredibly accepting, especially given he starts off kidnapped and tied to a bed by Marguerite. Marguerite is every part the scheming matriarch, finding a way to play every situation to her benefit. My favourite character though has to be Thomas, Lissiana's cousin. He is hilarious but also protective of his cousin.

All in all this was a fun read and I'm looking forward to Love Bites.

Plot: 9/10
Characters: 10/10
Ending: 10/10
Enjoyment: 10/10
Cover: 8/10

Overall: 47/50


  1. I read this book ages ago and remember really liking it. I'm going to have to carry on with this series. Great review! :-)

    1. There are loads of them now! I can remember starting to read them around the time of the fourth or fifth book being released, and now they take up a whole shelf :o Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am just now reading this series. Books 1-4 have been great. If you think Thomas is funny in this book, just wait till you sink your teeth into Love Bites. He is absolutely hilarious! I am anxious to get to his story. But, I shall read them in order...its the anticipation factor.

    1. I love this series so much. Thomas is one of my favourite characters - just wait till you get to his book *swoon*. I'm a sucker for reading things in order too lol! Thanks for stopping by :)


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