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About a Vampire

An Argeneau Novel
Written by: Lynsay Sands
Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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In New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands' new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him....

With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married.

Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new abilities even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate - maybe even his life - and he'll break every rule to do it....

©2015 Lynsay Sands (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2015-10-02

Took on too much

I adore this series, but face it, breaking up a marriage is a tough topic. I admire the author's attempt to create new scenarios. My problem is twofold. SPOILER ALERT. Firstly, I think the ending was too easy. It wasn't believable. Secondly, Bricker never seems to grow beyond his fascination with life mate sex. He is just shy of a 18 year old in maturity. He means well, but still has growing to do. A man over 100 years old surely has learned the value of true intimacy. Trust the nanos? I think not for this match.

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 2015-10-24

I'M A VERY DISAPPOINTED ARGENEAU FAN

I've loved the Argeneau books - some have been better than others, but this one just fell flat for me. I don't know whether, after 22 books, this series has finally run it's course as it didn't seem to have the same passion/romance/humor and punch that the previous books had. After being such a likeable rogue in previous books I was hoping for so much more for Justin's story but there wasn't a deep relationship or any romance between him and Holly until the very end.... I don't think they even kissed (except in their dream sharing).

Dual POV's, the narration was ok and it could be a stand alone listen.

Worth a credit? If you're an Argeneau follower then you will probably want to get this book but I wish I hadn't bothered. It was only just creditworthy IMO.

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  • Malinda
  • 2015-10-05

Very good addition to the series :)

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This was a very good story. I liked both Justin and Holly. Holly being married made things difficult but it worked out well in the end.

Holly is an accounting student that works at a mortuary. Her parents are archaeologists and she traveled around the world with them as a child. Her husband, James, was the son of her parent's co-workers and they grew up together, first being best friends and then later getting involved and then married.

Justin was born an Immortal and is around 100 years old. He works as an enforcer for the Immortal counsel, taking out rogue Immortals that break the rules that all Immortals have to follow. He's been sort of a ladies man and has given the other enforcers hard times when they've had problems winning their lifemates, thinking he'd have it easy when his time came.

Holly is diabetic and was getting ready to check her blood sugar before bed when she realized she left her purse with her blood meter in it at her work. She drives to the mortuary and while there, finds some paperwork that the night shift guy needs in the crematorium. She goes to take it to the other building but finds something unexpected when she gets there. Justin and Anders are in the area, taking out a nest of rogue Immortals. They're in the crematorium, using it to burn the rogue's bodies when Holly happens to come in. Justin tries to take over her mind and stop her from running (planning to wipe her memory of them) but he can't access her thoughts. This is the main sign of them being lifemates so he's pretty happy and runs after her. She freaks and ends up in an accident that mortally wounds her so Justin is forced to turn her into an Immortal before they can even talk.

Justin sees Holly through her turn but when she wakes up, he doesn't do very well at explaining things and she thinks he's a nut-job that thinks he's a vampire. It's about this time that Justin find out that she's married. He has to take her away for a couple weeks to teach her how to be an Immortal but she wont consider him as a lifemate because she's determined to be true to her marriage vows. Things aren't helped at all by the fact that Decker and Anders lie to them both, making Holly think she's not really Justin's lifemate, insinuating that Justin is just a nut that really wants a lifemate and turned her in a mistaken plea for her to be his. They also tell Justin they're helping him but tell him all sorts of lies about Holly's likes and dislikes so he's constantly doing everything wrong. I have to admit that I felt really sorry for Justin in this...he may have given the other guys a hard time when they found their lifemates but he never purposefully sabotaged their efforts. Regardless of these issues, Holly does find herself attracted to Justin and it's only her determination to be true to her marriage vows that keeps her from being with Justin. Things don't go well for Justin and there's a separation and some pain and drama before things get straightened out in an unexpected twist that allows them to get their HEA together.

I enjoyed this story very much (except when I wanted to kick Decker and Anders in the balls). Holly was a good woman that tried to do the right thing even when she really wanted something else. Justin was a sweetheart and I felt for him when he struggled so hard to win Holly while not trying to put undue pressure on her. I was really happy with how things turned out and relieved that it was handled in a way that was good for all concerned. Id' recommend this story (and the whole series).

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  • J. Davenport
  • 2017-08-24

The Hand of Fate

Loved the twists and turns of it. I'm a hopeless romantic and the way date puts Justin and Holly together just clicks. Love the series because I wish the nano tech was real so I could be healthy for my soulmate.

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  • felicia
  • 2017-08-12

loved it

Great story, but the narrator really sold it. loved it, totally recommend this book! Smile

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  • Melissa
  • 2017-01-17

Best one Yet!

i totally loved it! Justin had been one of my favorite characters and i couldn't waut to hear his story! i loved how you followed up the previous book story line of the ding dong punishment.. as lushion would say! so fitting for Bricker...

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  • patricia richardson
  • 2016-11-23

double dip

i have already listened to this story but I loved it just as much the second time!

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  • Bethany
  • 2016-10-18

Grow up, Bricker!

If you love Sands, you will most likely be disappointed in this story. Especially if you have already fallen in love with Bricker from his role in the previous stories. Not only does he fall in love with a married woman, he never seems to think about anything but life mate sex. In-depth feelings in him are few and far between. I had really high hopes for Bricker and was so excited to see he was finally going to get his story, but it fell flat for me.

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  • krystle
  • 2016-08-22

a good book

this was my least favorite in the series so far. it started off too slow and didn't pick up until maybe the last 3 hours. I think this one would have been better to actually read instead of listen.

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  • Ann
  • 2016-05-27

i love everything Lyndsay write

love all her book never bored.
she has a great sense of humor, she keep me laughing and turning the pages to see what happen next . it a must buy

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