The Rogue Hunter Mass Market Paperback – Sep 3 2008
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About the Author
Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She's been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that's just a big bonus.
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As with all Ms Sands books there is lots of humor. Written in such a descriptive manor that you can just picture the story as it unfolds. When Mortimer first sees Sam a klutzy thin sporty looking girl, he has no idea why he is drawn to her. After all she is nothing like his dream girl. His dream girl is a "Jessica Rabbit" type after all. Sam is so not looking for a new man in her life. Her long time boyfriend had just dumped her for not being up to his standards.
Granted there is not as much drama or mystery as in some of the series. But hey, I am a sucker for a good love story with some extremely funny near misses for our lovers to get together.
So in my opinion it is a fun light hearted read! So read and ENJOY!
"The Rogue Hunter" The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau Vampires, Book 10)lays the foundation for the council enforcers who are The Rogue Hunters, those who investigate rogue immortals breaking the council laws and bring them to justice who also investigate those mortals who have discovered the hidden world of the immortal people to make sure all stays hidden!
Garrett Mortimer is not overly thrilled to be headed to Canadian cottage country. Feeling his 800 years and a bit weary after the last hunt, duty and his boss, Lucian Argeneau, call upon him and his not 100 year old partner, Justin Bricker, to investigate what appears to be vampire bites on mortals. Based at the cottage of fellow rogue hunter, the intriguing Decker Argeneau Pimms, the two meet up with him to look into the situation. Mortimer and Decker find themselves slightly amused and indulgent of the younger Bricker, who hasn't yet lost so many of the appetites of life, and is sure there is nothing to find in the dark Canadian countryside except for the three pretty sisters next door!
Samantha Willan is a sharp-witted, excellent, overworked attorney, who is also very thin and clumsy by nature, which isn't helped by a chronic ear infection. Her self-esteem has also been crushed almost as flat as her physical figure appears to be, by a recent ex-boyfriend envious of her career success. Concerned for her health, her two sisters drag her to the family cottage for a holiday, expecting her to take a full break from work, but not counting on the exasperating calls from her overbearing boss for favors while she is out of the office. All Sam is looking for is a little time to be with her sisters, practically the only family she has left.
When the three enforcers and the three sisters meet, Mortimer is very dismayed to discover that instead of his dream girl, Jessica Rabbit, his life mate is Olive Oyl! How can it be possible that after so many years of waiting that Sam could be his life mate? Decker and Bricker convince him to get to know her, but Sam isn't looking for love or a life mate, even though her sisters think a little "fling" might be good for her!
What follows is a series of mishaps between the potential life mates out in the world of Mother Nature...helping Mortimer discover that while his life mate isn't his dream girl...she may be something much better! At the same time, Sam discovers that not all in this world can be answered in legalese, but perhaps it can be answered with love.
The Rogue Hunter is light and funny, with just the right amount of mystery and a surprise twist ending. Lynsay Sands leaves subtle clues leading us straight into the next book, "The Immortal Hunter" The Immortal Hunter: A Rogue Hunter Noveland waiting eagerly for more. She has once again created a wonderful ensemble cast of characters to support the featured main characters, which reminds me of "Tall, Dark, & Hungry" and some of the other light-hearted but well thought out Argeneau stories told so far. With her unique talent of alternating lighter and darker stories in the Argeneau Series, her amazing humor, and her ability to bring a paranormal world to reality, it's my suggestion that you don't miss "The Rogue Hunter!" As a book that will draw you into the expanding world of Lynsay Sands Immortals, I give it five stars and many times of reading pleasure! Enjoy!!
I usually finish one of her books in a day, but this one took me four because I kept getting bored and setting it down.
Here's just one example of how poorly this story was written. The male lead is Garret Mortimer. Not only do all of the characters insist on referring to him as Morty or Mort, the author actually wrote a scene where Samantha tells him he doesn't seem like a Garret to her, and that Mortimer suits him better. In any other romance novel, that would have been an insult. In my opinion, there's nothing sexy about the name "Mortimer".
Their neighbours are three sisters, and one of them, Sam, turned out to be Mortimer's mate.
At first he doesn't react well to this revelation. He always had a different mate in mind: more gorgeous and much less clumsy. However, he soon accepts her.
Sam doesn't plan to begin a relationship with anybody after breaking with her only boyfriend six months ago. But she can't control her attraction to Mortimer.
The best parts of the book are the interactions between the sisters and the immortals, with very funny moments. However the romance and the action part (the hunt for the rogue vampire and the abduction of a young woman in the area), aren't very well done. They don't start developing "seriously" until the second half of the book, so they feel rushed.
It's not a bad book, but previous in the series were much better. It isn't also a very important addition to the series. It feels more like a side-story than a new instalment.