Tall, Dark and Hungry

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Argeneau Book 4
Author: Lynsay Sands
Publisher: Gollancz
Page Count: 372pp
Release date: 4th March 2010
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin

In Argeneau Vampires Book 3, Single White Vampire, romance writer Lucern finally seals the deal with editor Kate, falling madly in love with her. In book four, the wedding is about to take place and Lucern’s younger brother Bastien is about to become the victim ofHis mother’s, Marguerite’s matchmaking skills. But Bastien has no time for love, he’s the fixer amongst the vampire family and has far too many responsibilities. So, when he’s invited to lunch by Lucern and Kate he expects his sorting skills will be needed for the New York wedding. Terri, Kate’s cousin and maid of honour is arriving two weeks early to help with last minute arrangements, and Kate wants Bastien to put her up at his penthouse and look after her needs.
Things get a little wacky when they arrive at the penthouse to find cousin Vincent in a flamboyant Cape practicising his ‘method’ acting on the housemaid, for his latest role the lead in, Dracula: The Musical. And to make matters worse, Kate’s co-editor C.K had a toilet fall on him, break his leg, and he too has to stay at Bastien’s apartment along with the extrovert actor.
Bastien, normally the in-control decision maker is suddenly at a loss as to how to deal with a house full of demanding guests, making for some good, humorous scenes. As Bastien starts to fall for Terri, all sorts of hungers and appetites return to him. And as always, it is Sands’ sense of humour that shines through the text. Particularly the hiccups that occur with C.K. and with the wedding arrangements. This is a really funny book, though it doesn’t detract from some serious issues being considered, such as dealing with terminal illness.
As with all of the books in this popular series, this one tackles new areas, old and new characters and a vibrant new romance. And Sands delivers every time.

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