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A prequel of sorts to Sands's paranormal comedy, Single White Vampire, this lightweight romantic romp shoots for the easy laugh and often misses. The allure of vampires lies in their strength and seeming invulnerability, but Etienne Argeneau, this book's bloodsucking hero, is curiously incompetent when it comes to dispatching a crazed mortal named Pudge who's intent on lopping his head off. Twice, Pudge manages to injure Etienne to the point where he ends up in the morgue under coroner Rachel Garrett's care. But when Rachel gets in the way of attempt number three, Etienne rescues her in the only way he knows how-by turning her into a vampire. The story moves from mildly amusing to ridiculous when Rachel, in denial, insists that she's merely having a "wet dream" involving a sexy man who thinks he's a vampire. There's little tension between Etienne and Rachel, sexual or otherwise. Instead, Sands stretches the plot with conflicts stemming from minor misunderstandings. Her attempts at hip dialogue also fall flat (at one point, a 200-year-old vampire compliments Rachel by saying, "You're a happening chick, dudette!"). Those who enjoyed Sands's previous paranormal comedy of errors may eke a little enjoyment from these pages, but this isn't something vampire fans will want to sink their teeth into.
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The second in Sands' deliciously sexy comedic series featuring the charismatic Argeneau clan (following Single White Vampire [BKL S 15 03] ) is a delight. This time the focus is on Etienne, a successful computer game designer who has become the target of a homicidal maniac called Pudge. The first time Etienne sees Dr. Rachel Garrett, it's in the hospital morgue where she removes a bullet from his apparently stilled heart. She doesn't recognize him when he is brought in again a week later as a charred corpse. Astounded to find a heart beat, she shields her "patient" from an axe-wielding Pudge, who attacks her instead. When Rachel regains consciousness, she discovers that Etienne has made her into a vampire to save her life. Rachel has to stay with Etienne to learn to control her teeth and drink blood, which she finds extremely unpalatable. Add one sexy cousin and a page-turning climax, and readers will be highly amused, very satisfied, and eager for the next Argeneau tale. Diana Tixier Herald
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This was a really great book. This is the best of the 3 in the series. I highly reccommend it.Published on July 6 2004 by georgiarose73
I saw this book on the shelf at the drug store, and knew I would have a long wait at the Dr's. So I bought the book, knowing nothing about it or the author, and thinking that I... Read morePublished on July 2 2004 by Amy Neilsen
I picked up this book at a friends house while I was staying with her and sat down that night and started reading. It was great! Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by Cher D
Lynsay did it again....I loved 'Love Bites' and I also finished this one in a day. The characters just jump out at you and pull you into the story. I'm a fan for life!Published on June 27 2004 by Donna
i couldn't even finish it. go read some HAMILTON or charlaine HARRIS or MCKINLEY's Sunshine.Published on April 4 2004 by Amazon Customer
Okay can you say cute story. Rachel Garett works the night shift at the morgue and one evening a dead man is brought in, or is he dead? She can't seem to remember. Read morePublished on March 10 2004 by Elizabeth
Love the concept and the story line as well as the authors sense of humor. Takes what often is a dark story (vampires per se) and dips scenes in modern life. Fun read overall!Published on Feb. 29 2004