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True Love: Good From The First Bite...Etienne Argeneau's three hundred years of bachelorhood were at an end. Either that, or he'd be forever alone. He could only "turn" one human in his lifetime, and most of his kind reserved that power for creating a life mate. If he turned the wrong woman...But what choice did he have? He had to save Rachel Garrett. He didn't know her veTrue Love: Good From The First Bite...Etienne Argeneau's three hundred years of bachelorhood were at an end. Either that, or he'd be forever alone. He could only "turn" one human in his lifetime, and most of his kind reserved that power for creating a life mate. If he turned the wrong woman...But what choice did he have? He had to save Rachel Garrett. He didn't know her very well but the beautiful coroner had saved his life. To save hers he would make her immortal....To The LastRachel Garrett awoke surprised. All she'd wanted was to get off the night shift at the morgue; now here she was, staggering to her feet naked and in a strange place. But everything would be all right. She'd just make like a bat out of-- Then she saw the man of her dreams emerging from his...coffin? And the look in his bright silver eyes said they'd be spending a lot of time together. She just hoped he tasted as good as he looked....

Title : Love Bites
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ISBN : 9780505525536
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 373 Pages
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Love Bites Reviews

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2019-06-09 05:27

    This book was also okay. I liked the couple okay. I think Etienne should have been a little more smooth with the women being as he was over 300 years old but whatevs. So what if his game is a little weak. I could get over that. I would have liked it a whole lot better if the bad guy wasn't a big stupid turd. I mean his name was Pudge for fuck sake! Pudge!!! I mean he wasn't badass he was just a huge annoying shithook. Come on Etienne, this stupid geeky weak ass human has tried to kill you over 4 times and you are still trying to let him live? And how the hell did you let his stupid ass get the drop on you at least 5 times? He shoots you in the heart, blows up your car, breaks into your house and he almost beheaded you Etienne. Aren't you a badass vampire? Where are your awesome vampire powers? Really? Then he kidnaps your lifemate and stakes her in the heart and you are still going to let him live? I wanted to kill him. I wanted to reach though my kindle and snap his stupid neck but the big bad vamp family are letting him live. Pffff! I would have gave this book 4 stars had the bad guy died but since they went all peace and love and let his stupid ass live after all the shit he pulled I took a star away. Bloodthirsty? IKR!

  • Jilly
    2019-05-21 07:38

    “Everything's all fun and games until someone gets an ax in the chest.”Yeah, I hate when that happens.So, Rachel is a coroner who is kind of a perv. She's all creeping on this corpse, thinking how sexy he is. I seriously think that her boss should be apprised of this situation.But, don't worry, her dream-corpse is actually a vampire, so it's not at all necrophilia for her to be having sex dreams about him.Also, she throws herself in front of an ax-wielding maniac to stop him from cutting off her corpse-lover's head. Aaand gets an ax in the chest. Well, I gotta say.... she kind of deserved it. Also, maybe it's best if the chick who is excited to see a dead man's peen is out of the picture. How good could her life be if this was her bag?She swears it isn't hers!But, good news everyone! He turns her into a vampire so that she can spend all of eternity thinking creepy thoughts about corpses. Yay!Necrophilia aside, this book was fun and cute. There were plenty of chuckle-worthy moments and I really like the vampire family. It's a solidly "good enough" series so far. Not gonna blow your socks off, but will moderately entertain you.

  • willaful
    2019-06-11 03:27

    This book contains a scene so gross, I'm surprised every other review doesn't begin "OMG, this book is so gross!" I don't think any other reviewer has even mentioned it. Is it seriously just me that is icked out when a very hungry vampire woman goes down on a guy and starts thinking about actually eating him like a sausage? And later he gets caught lying there naked by a relative, with a flacid, bite-marked penis. HURL!Anyway, aside from that fun time, it was pleasant but on the dull side. Highlights were Etienne showing Rachel how wonderful the nighttime is. But coroner Rachel is implausibly ditzy; Ettienne is sweet in a boyish way, which is kind of a cute change of pace for a story about a 300+ year old vampire, but he sometimes goes beyond "beta" to "limp rag." The action scenes felt clumsy. Perhaps it's time for me to give up this series.

  • K.
    2019-06-10 04:50

    Love Bites, by Lynsay Sands - Light PNR, Contemporary Vampire SeriesI've only read one other book by Lynsay Sands ("Sweet Revenge"), which was one of her older historical romances. Although I liked "Sweet Revenge" well enough, it didn't compel me to want to snatch up her backlist at the time. Sands writing style is simple and easy reading, and since I prefer a deeper, more complex and emotional writing style in my historicals, I believe that's why I didn't pursue her after "Sweet Revenge." "Love Bites" follows the same style of writing, and in my opinion, this light and fluffy PNR series is probably a better fit. The Argeneau family is like any other normal "family next door," if you don't consider the fact the members are hundreds of years old, have looks that are stunning (not to mention youthful enough to be confused as to who their mother is), can read each other's minds, wipe everyone else's memories clean like erasing a chalkboard, then pop a "blood bag" for a quick meal as we'd suck down a juice box! Rachel works as a medical technician in the City morgue on the night shift. She's fairly bored with her routine and frustrated about not being able to have a social life since she sleeps while the rest of the city goes about their daily lives, and shuts down right about the time she awakens. Etienne Argeneau is the best looking, sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. Only one problem -- he's lying on her morgue gurney with a big gunshot hole blown through his chest! Not the situation you want when finally locating the man of your dreams. While Rachel laments the irony of her timing and begins going about her job, she starts to think she's imaging things when Etienne's mortal wound seems severely lessened every time she turns her back. Things get REALLY weird when she discovers her "stiff" is anything but! Convincing herself that a "thread" of pulse MUST have gone undetected by both her and the EMTs who brought him in, Rachel does fast mental work trying to somehow apply logic to a situation that seems impossible, if not completely creepy. In the meantime, Etienne is efficiently going about the work of eliminating the "experience" from Rachel's head and making a quick break out of the morgue. Etienne's trip to the morgue hasn't been his first "accident," and he unfortunately has found himself a target of a wacko stalker -- a fellow envious video game creater who doesn't have the talent Etienne has to create the current video game craze, "Blood Lust." "Pudge" (a/k/a geeky Norman) has discovered a few of Etienne's unique "gifts," and convinced he's a vampire (which he is of course), decides he needs to be eliminated from the face of the earth and "Blood Lust" is the "how-to" manual to get the job done. Although Etienne narrowly escapes his first morgue trip, he soon finds himself back on Rachel's table for yet another go-around. Tragically this time, Pudge pursues him to the morgue and in an attempt to divest Etienne of his head (per "Blood Lust" game player's manual for killing a vampire), implants an axe into Rachel's chest when she interferes in his plan. Quick thinking on the part of Etienne saves Rachel's life by "turning" her into one of his own kind before her life slips away. The hitch is . . . Etienne can turn only one person in a lifetime, and it is typically reserved for a "lifemate." The reader quickly understands the ramifications of his split second decision for both Rachel and Etienne and their romantic relationship journey begins. Ms. Sands writing style throughout both her characters and her storyline interfered with my complete enjoyment of the book. She had a very creative cast of characters and story to work with, but her execution is hampered considerably by her writing. Etienne has a laid back, easy going personality, and he had lots of likeable and honorable qualities, but Ms. Sands writing gave him a milktoast feeling - very much the "tell" problem. The same for Rachel -- she was empathetic and sweet, but needed a transfusion of "spark" writing her personality, rather than another bag of blood! Sands has a unique ability to drag out each and every scene 50 extra pages when she should have moved the story along. My thoughts as I was reading went like this: Rachel's in the morgue doing her thing [tick-tock, tick-tock - lots of filler/story going nowhere:]; Etienne arrives, still in the same scene - the morgue [tick-tock, tick-tock - lots of filler/story going nowhere:]; Etienne awakens and we get a moment of "What will happen/things have potential for excitement now!" [tick-tock, tick-tock - lots of filler/story going nowhere:]. This type of feeling happened over and over and I got bored with how many pages the characters spent in the same rooms. Sands effectively would build the story, re-peak my interest, have a cool and exciting sounding punchline all lined up, only to end up with a drawn out scene. It was literally a *wham and drag* feeling every 50-80 pages. You can imagine how frustrating that becomes when she keeps giving the reader an adrenaline injection only then to feel like you are in suspended animation with the story each time it reaches that crescendo. This author should probably work a bit on developing descriptives of her surroundings so that the reader doesn't feel like everything is a bit cardboard. You know the type of writer that can exhaust your brain with too much surrounding detail? Well Ms. Sands writing is the opposite of that. Her story definitely has interest and focus, but no punch to effectively engage the reader and bring the story truly to life. Ms. Sands should also watch her use of regional expressions of the characters. I got the feeling the setting was definitely in the United States, but she kept having Rachel refer to her time "at University." That's not an expression of how Americans relate their time "in college" or "in school." The only time an American uses the term "university" is either by citing their school itself in whole (i.e. "I attended the University of Southern California"), or referring to the building itself ("I was at THE University). I find this a distinct difference in how Americans and Europeans use this term and it stuck out like a sore thumb for me as misplaced. I see why Lynsay Sands is a successful writer. It's pretty clear she has a very imaginative ability to create characters that can be fun and a reader can love. If she could beef up how she delivers that story with the words on the page, I could see myself waiting excitedly for everything she wrote. I do plan to read the other book in this series I have on my TBR pile, and others have noted it's a better example of the series high points - I'll definitely give it another chance. If you want a light read that carries an interesting premise and likeable characters, go ahead and pick this one up. Just don't expect it to be a re-read. K.[Contains graphic sexual and violence expressions without crude language applied; Mainstream R rated paranormal romance with a few more sexual scenes than the average; Recommended for ages 15 and above with parental review for individual standards.:]

  • ♥Rachel♥
    2019-05-30 10:56

    Better than the first one and super sexy!

  • Whitney
    2019-05-21 03:27

    Our protagonist in this story is named Rachel. She is a coroner that works the graveyard shift. When an attractive dead guy gets rolled in, she can't believe she is attracted to said dead man. But that's alright because her "dead" guy is actually a vampire. Etienne can't believe his luck. He's ended up in the morgue twice this week. Pudgy is really becoming a problem - especially since he just axed the pretty redhead coroner. She saved his life, so now he must save her the only way he can.Lynsay Sands has quite the imagination. When you combine that with her humor, you get a lighthearted paranormal romance. She has created such a unique type of vampire, and I like them. You see, they originated from Atlantis. Their scientist/physicians created a "nano" that goes into the bloodstream to help repair damage and/or trauma. It turned out to be ultra powerful and uses their blood to keep them strong and youthful. I mean, how awesome is that? The big negative is how perfect everything works out. As a vampire, you can only change one human. Most of them wait to change their lifemate so they won't spend eternity alone. And it just so happens that Rachel is Etienne's lifemate. How ironic?! The villain wasn't much of a villain either. I know this is a lighthearted paranormal romance, but where's the action!? I don't appreciate the extra-cheesy conflicts situations. It isn't believable. With all that being said, I give this a solid 3 stars. It was an enjoyable short read, but I didn't love it.

  • DarienMoya
    2019-06-05 02:52

    IT BITES AND IT SUCKS!!!Love Bites is the second book in the Argeneau’s series. I must admit I read these out of order because I was unable to find books 2,3, and 4 but now I have them and I was not disappointed. A light vampire read filled with family and love.Etienne is one of the youngest of the bunch being a little over three hundred years old, so he gets no respect from his brothers. His job is to create video games and his most popular is Blood Lust, a game about rogue vampires and their slayer. Who better to create a game about vamps than a vamp. His jig is about to be up, seems some crazy has figured out he is a vampire and is jealous of his success and he has set out to destroy him. Where as Etienne finds the situation exciting, he is about to realize that its become dangerous when him and a bullet become up close and personal.Rachel Garret cant belive this beautiful specimen of a man is dead. Her first time lusting after a body after many years of being a coroner. It could be the high fever shes suffering from, but she doubts it. The man is beautiful, all lean and muscular talk about a waste. No doubt when this man was alive he was a lady killer, a destroyer of innocents. During the examination Rachel cant fight the feeling that his wound was way bigger, and he wasn’t breathing when they brought him in, definitely the fever is making her hallucinate. There is no way a dead man could be looking at her, and is he speaking no way. it’s the fever defianately the fever.Again Etienne underestimates the skill of his arch nemesis, has a nice ring to it doesn’t it. This time he gets blown up and turned to a crispy critter and once again the sexy coroner from before has to examine him. To Rachel he looks like the gunshot victim before, but she knows that was all a dream, right? Then some axe weilding man enters her work are claiming the crispy critter is a vampire and he has to hack is head off, Rachel gets in the way of the axe and things just get down right dreamy from their on.This book was funny, Rachel was a breath of fresh air with her dry humor and the way she believes that everything that’s happened to her has to be a dream or she’s in a coma from the axe wound. Etienne is sweet and so nto your average vamp, he’s all gekky in a sexy I wanna bite your neck way. His archenemy known as “Pudgy” is a total loon. Notice the canandian bird reference, this book takes place in Toronto another plus. I was laughing at the sheer stupidity of some of the characters, and I just loved it. This book pokes fun at all that is suck neck and I just love the Argeneaus. A 3.5 and the steaminess is about a two, which I find wasn’t really importand because the characters are also fun. Check this series out if you don’t want complicated or gore. Vampiric fun and games.

  • Mitticus
    2019-05-20 02:50

    It was a funny, fluffy read until near the middle when became boring for me.Rachel is a forensic pathologist when Etienne Argeneau (believed dead) and personal stalker intervene in her life. The dialogues when she wakes up are funny, and the first Argeneau family reunion. But I didn't care Etienne's personality after that (misleading Rachel to keep her), and the 'push' of Thomas.(Pudge reminds me at the end of BTVS's Andrew)

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-27 02:56

    The 2nd book in the series and another "this was hard to put down" book. Your basic love story. Rachel Garrett is a coroner who works nights at the morgue. Etienne Argeneau is a Vampire who keeps getting "killed" by his stalker - called Pudge. On his second trip to the morgue Pudge bursts through the doors with a gun and an ax and tries to cut off Etienne's head to finish the job - but Rachel jumps in front of Etienne and takes a direct hit with the ax. Etienne can't let Rachel die when she saved his life - so as Pudge flee's the room Etienne saves Rachel by giving her eternal life. The rest of the story involves Rachel acclimating to life as a Vamp and them dealing with the Pudge issue. An enjoyable take on the vampire lifestyle and a fun read. As I prepare to dive into the third story I have to wonder if every book is going to have a mortal spending hundreds of pages having to get used to the wonders of Vampire living. (Fireflies are brighter - and oh look - I am really strong now...) As charming as it was in the first two books I think it might get old by book 8 or 9. Guess I will find out!

  • Umaiya ⚡A Far Off Memory⚡
    2019-06-11 09:48

    This too was an okay read but I think it bears mentioning again that this is one weird-ass series. xDHears the thing, I'm never gonna reread this. And even though I finished this just this morning and yeah I do remember it, plot, characters, everything, it still feels like I don't. As if I read this over a week ago and am only just getting around to writing the review, you get?Ah but yes at the end I was looking for Bastien to be next rather than Luc but yeah. I hope I make it to his book, they're starting to drag and I've only read three books. . .

  • Inara
    2019-06-11 07:50

    Dr. Rachel Garrett a coroner working at the hospital´s morgue doesn´t feel very well. She has fever but nonetheless she wants to see through her nightshift and do her work. When a corpse of a shot man is brought in she starts the examination but suddenly the corpse comes to life again. Etienne Argeneau, a vampire, was shot by a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and needed some time to repair the damage to this body and seemed to be dead. When he tries to eleminate the memories of him ever being in the morgue in Rachel´s mind he is very surprised that he can´t get into her thoughts. But because of Rachel´s fever she´s convinced the talking corpse was only a fever dream. But Pudge the vampire hunter doesn´t give up that easily and when Etienne ends up again on Rachel´s examination table and Pudge turns up to finish him off once and for all Rachel gets lethally injured by accident. Etienne sees only one solution – to turn her...I liked the first book "A Quick Bite" of the Argeneau family about Lissianna and Greg but honestly this one didn´t meet my expectations. It was neither very funny nor suspenseful only boring. I couldn´t connect with the main characters and their so-called romance. Etienne seems to be a little dumb sometimes and Rachel, well she whines constantly about being turned and that she is expected to lie about what had happened. And what I found completely unbelievable was that two strong vampires (even hurt) weren´t able to overpower the nutcase Pudge. Really how pathetic can supposed super-strong vampires be? Sometimes I wished them to be more "vampiric", they don´t bite (at least only in emergency situations) and are not really enigmatic and seductive like I imagine a vampire to be. Etienne seemed more like a puppy dog to me. The only vampire with some potential seems to be Lucian – hopefully his story won´t be such a bore. I will read the next books because there are two more brothers and other family members and I´d like to read how they find their life-mates but I´m happy I didn´t start reading this series with this book – I wouldn´t have bothered to read more about the Argeneau family..

  • LibraryLass
    2019-06-06 08:44

    Finally persevered with this. I had picked it up a few times, read the first couple of chapters then put it down again. I usually would have given up on it by then, but I had interloaned it from another library and so didn't want to "waste" it.Anyway, after all of my hesitation, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was indeed a light read, not as funny as the first in this series, but a great read all the same. I love the Argeneau family. My only real negative for this book, was the fairly easy acceptance that came with being a vampire... and I think this is true for the last book as well. I mean there could be a lot of play made about it, but there is not a lot in these first 2 anyway. Having said that, this is a wonderful lighthearted book which cleanses the reading palette for more grittier books. I enjoy both types and this was a good one. Recommended to all who like a light dose of PNR - not to be taken seriously!

  • chucklesthescot
    2019-06-12 06:27

    Rachel is a hospital coroner who gets a shock when a dead body comes back to life. Etienne, a vampire, was killed by a vampire hunter and reanimates after some recovery time. Pudge the vampire hunter bursts into the morgue and fatally injures Rachel so Etienne feels obliged to turn her to save her. Trouble is, Rachel refuses to believe she is a vampire and Pudge won't give up on killing them both.What did I like about the book? I loved Pudge! He was so pathetic and weird and a total nutjob and I liked the scenes after the kidnap where he is prancing around in his fake teeth and flapping cape! His interview with the police was very funny as well. He was the best thing in the book though I also liked the plot itself.BUT...Etienne wasn't the smartest of vampires with his half-assed attempts to explain to Rachel what she was. He wasn't smart enough to realise that maybe he ought to see Pudge as a threat since he'd killed him several times already! He was a bit annoying. Rachel was the whineist bitch on the planet. Every chapter we got her refusal to accept the facts so it had to be explained to her AGAIN. Then you got her snotty attitude and lack of gratitude for being saved AGAIN. And on and on it went. It was too much plot repetition for my liking and the whole middle of the book was pretty much a bore.Compared to the first of these books I read The Accidental Vampire, this one was not very good at all. Perhaps more Pudge and less of Rachel's whining could have made this a really good book.

  • mlady_rebecca
    2019-05-23 03:52

    Light quick easy read, which was just what I wanted in the midst of reading 3 different thinky books ("Ardeur", "The Fountainhead", and "The Paradox of Choice" (nf)). This is one of those "vampires as people with fangs" book. In other words, vampire light. It's also one of those books that are heavy on the romance and determined to have a perfect HEA. The heroine is the hero's one and only chance at a lifemate. I know, a bit on the cheesy side, but it fit my mood that day.Besides, it was in a pile of paranormal romances I bought several years back when I was going for anything and everything in the genre.Overall, if you're in the mood for more romance than vampire politics, this might be your series. I believe the other books in the series focus on brothers in the same family.

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    2019-05-20 07:41

    I started this series with book one and really enjoyed the characters and the Argeneau family. I then skipped around the series because some of these books filled reading challenges that I was in. Even though I skipped around this series I did want to read each book. I already knew the outcome of Rachel and Etienne’s relationship but wanted to read it anyhow. I found it funny, serious, and slightly romantic. It was an enjoyable read and I can’t wait to finish this long, long, loooong series. :D

  • Keira
    2019-06-16 07:31

    This book was AMAZING! The chart on the back, states that it is Gothic- definitely an old, overly large house, though with a modern blue touch. Romantic- YES, YES AND YES! Those were the screams coming out of the bedrooms of our characters, leaving me slightly warm (if you know what I mean). Action packed- in the first chapters people are shot, people are blown up- definitely covers that and more! Funny- I cracked up from the first chapter and the laughs continued till my stomach was in cramps. Sexy- Etienne (our lead man) is the sexiest geek I have ever had the delight of reading about, mature, smart and sex on legs- oh me oh my, I do so love my Etienne pie ;D I have not laughed out loud in such a long time, it gave me renewed hope of paranormal romance once again. The story was fast moving and filled with none of your cliche vampire myths; if anything in its humour gave realism to the story. I actually believed this could actually happen- the reactions of all the characters were- normal. Not just normal, but wonderfully not predictable. I loled so much, that my mum tried to hit me over the head, but finally my attention was held in a remarkably realistic romance. Our leading man Etienne was a computer geek and I swooned, he was REAL (I know I keep writing that, but nowadays a realistic paranormal romance is a one in a billion gift and Sands more than accomplishes this). Etienne is of course gorgeous as is a necessity of a vampire (duh). Yet he shows vulnerability when with Rachael (our hot and fiery tongued lead) and he geekiness is sweet and I had to hold back jealousy over his perfect imperfectness. Now Rachel, lol she was a woman with attitude, not only does she seduce Etienne in a...unique belief of her 'change' being a 'wet dream' she also learns quickly how to kick butt and be sexy while still retaining an independent intelligence that any feminist would be proud of. All in all this is a paranormal romance to be reckoned with, it captures you, leaves you steamy and the most rational person contemplating the possibility...Could it really happen? That's a question so weird-I better leave that up to you to answer. Read Lynsay Sands, it will be the best thing you ever decide to do: relax and let the paranormal take you away :)

  • Felicity Heaton
    2019-06-13 09:46

    Love Bites is a far better offering than the first book in the series, A Quick Bite, and is probably suitable for readers looking for a lighter paranormal romance who don't mind sacrificing plot for the sake of their warm fuzzies and who can overlook some fairly glaring wrong words and poor editing (whoever missed some of these errors should be shot).It's a quick read and the character development in this novel is certainly better than in the first, although the plot seemed terribly familiar towards the end. It seems Ms Sands likes to have her protagonists kidnapped in order to give a little conflict to the story. The characters are more likeable though, and I did find that the hero had a certain attractiveness about him and wasn't as flat and one dimensional as the hero in the first book.I think this is a series that will improve as it progresses and hopefully the writing and editing will too. I don't really have much else to say about it. If you don't mind a flimsy plot and very little conflict, and want something that basically equates to fluff, with a hero who isn't too vapid and flat but could use his masculinity / alpha side pumping up a touch, then you'll probably enjoy this. I'm giving it three stars because it's a vast improvement on the first book, which gained a single star from me.It's a throwaway quick read but not wholly satisfying.

  • Caro
    2019-06-18 05:54

    This was a really good book. I loved the characters, their personalities, the plot, and the ending. This was great and definitely had me reading into the wee hours of dawn. There were emotions, humor, some fun, suspense, a little action, craziness (of the good and bad variety), tough and good moments, and a good HEA. I actually laughed out at some parts, held my breath, and wanted to pull some kung-fu (like I would really know what to do though). ;) This is something I definitely wouldn't mind reading again and another great impression on this series. You just really gotta love this family. Totally Enjoy!

  • Taylor Hull
    2019-05-18 09:46

    Absolutely love this series! It's my 2nd time reading it. The scientific spin on vampires is very interesting. You also can't help but root for romance between 2 video game nerds. These books will definitely get your blood pumping!

  • Clarice
    2019-05-25 04:47

    Couldn't put it down until I finished it. Read it in one day. That's just how good is was.

  • Cotito
    2019-05-24 07:50

    Este libro lo empecé solamente porque la idea de seguir con esta saga se me presentó como un desafío y por eso debí seguirla. Quizás la idea de los vampiros ya comienza a declinar y dejar de ser tan llamativos como lo eran antes, pero hay algunos que seguimos siendo fieles a ellos, aún cuando sea un tanto extraños y fuera de la tradición a la que se aferran muchos lectores, tema completamente comprensible.Vampiros creados gracias a que por su sangre habitan nanobots que reparan rápidamente sus daños y que por eso los hace inmortales quizás para muchos sea como un asunto que le quita el romanticismo a la historia, al menos que lo que me pasó a mi cuando leí el primer libro, pero después, se los aseguro, cuando ya lees esa parte y pasas a lo medular, no forma parte de algo más que un mero detalle, que aún siendo importante no afecta las tramas.No pretendo describir más sobre este libro, dado que al ser de vampiros y que la sinopsis nos diga algo y que obviamente sabemos que se tratara de una pareja y su final, eso nos deja casi poco por comentar más allá de detalles como estos. Por eso solo destaco esos detalles mínimos y que quizás sean una ayuda para algunos. Etienne me había encantado desde los otros dos libros que había leído, por lo verlo ahora protagonizando el propio es algo que disfruté mucho, aunque eso sí eché de menos un poco el humor que se demostraba en otros, quizás sea por la seriedad de este que quizás no se vio tanto.Rachel contrario a lo que muchas chicas me provocaban de esa fascinación por la perfección en las damas, ella me hizo sentirme cómoda, aunque físicamente resultaba perfecta a los ojos de la mayoría, su forma de ser normal y corriente sin ese carácter de “a mi nada me queda grande” hizo que la quisiera, que me gustara como pareja para él y que de su lectura desde ya agradable al empezar solo me incentivara aún más a leerla.Thomas el primo de Etienne fue sin duda mi personaje favorito en el libro por su forma loca de ser y ese carácter de niño aún cuando tenía más de doscientos años. Aunque aparecía poco le dio el toque de humor junto al antagonista del libro.Lo Bueno: personalmente me gustan las sagas porque cuando hay algún personaje que me gusta más que los protagonistas espero siempre verlo en su propio libro sin quedarme con las ganas de saber más sobre él. También creo que hay que destacar que el antagonista del libro en más de una ocasión me sacó más que una sonrisa con las ocurrencias que tenía.Lo Malo: Quizás sea una contradicción a mis palabras dichas antes, pero cuando se tratan de sagas el autor muchas veces puede caer en que los libros resultan siempre igual, solo cambiando los personajes y te terminas aburriendo de ellos, más cuando la trama extrema fuera de las dos parejas no avanza.Es un libro de rápida lectura, no esperes que sea un libro difícil de tramas complicadas que te hagan pensar y buscar tus propias conclusiones sino más bien, para pasar el rato y disfrutar, creo que con ese incentivo debe ser leído este libro y con ningún otro punto de vista. ¿Lo recomiendo? Por supuesto, solo si quieres divertirte y no abrir la primera página solo para juzgarlo.

  • Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-05-19 04:52

    I almost want to say I enjoyed this book more than the first one! In typical Argeneau fashion, this book was exactly what I expected. A fun, sexy, light read.Not too much action, not too much evil. The Argeneau family is, as many families, very involved. They all want to know what everyone is doing, and they want to be involved and help.Etienne is so sweet. Even though he's 300 years old, he's never been in love. But when he has a human trying to kill him when he figures out he's a vampire, he ends up in the hospital, at the morgue... twice. He meets Rachel the first time around, but then he glamours her into not remembering about him or the fact that her corpse is really alive. But the second time, she's not that lucky. And in an effort to prevent Etienne from being axed, he gets killed. Etienne knows he can only turn a lifemate, but after seeing her for the second time, and noticing how beautiful she was, and now she had given up her life for his, he decides to turn her.I loved when she first awakes, and thinks she's having a wet dream about her "corpse" since she kept thinking while doing her work at the hospital that he was the hottest dead guy she had ever seen (yeah, she needed to get a life!) And then his mom walks in on them!Once she finally agrees that she is a vampire, and he wants to keep her there long enough to get her to fall in love with him, he keeps feeding her bad blood so she'll think feeding while on her own won't be easy.I love his cousin Tom. Rachel first meets him at the nightclub, and he gives them both drinks that make them horny, which finally, after weeks of denying their attraction, led them to have sex for the first time.Oh, and lets not forget the funniest part of the book. She actually bites his *** to feed on him while she was ***, and she takes so much blood that he passes out and his brother Bastian has to feed him a few bags of blood before he can even move. LOLAnd, a huge plus, I didn't have that many *eye-roll* moments as in the first book. These characters were more believable to me and they just made such a cute, quirky couple.

  • Iza
    2019-06-14 10:52

    Like the first book, I liked it, but not loved it. There were some very funny moments, of course, but when I thought of all the other books I've got waiting for me, sometimes, I wanted to skip some pages.I was surprised that an issue didn't come up after Etienne feeds her "that" blood at the beginning. And then, Etienne delaying "the talk"... If a 300 year-old man is not self confident at that age, then he's beyond hope ! And a simple human wants to kill a vampire and noone in the family moves ? And the security system story ? And yet, it's a nice fun read. I'll probably read the next, but I'm not in a hurry.Quotes : "He paused in his mental recitation of the Tac Ops catalog description to peer at the weapon, not quite sure what a beavertail was. It sounded almost sexy the way it read. A semiwide beavertail. Beaver tail. Beaver. Tail. The whole description of the weapon was sexy. For instance, it was supposed to have "dual palm swells". He wasn't sure what those were, but it made him think of boobs. Of course, most things made him think of boobs.Yep. He was holding "beavertail" and "dual palm swells." Awesome.""No. She wouldn't have been happy to awake with a stranger in bed with her. Especially a dead stranger. That was taking the idea of bring work home with her a bit far.""All Rachel could think to say was a plaintive, "But I don't want to be a bloodsucking demon. How will I do my makeup if I don't have a reflection ?"(The "she" is an old woman of the neighborhood) :"He's gone crazy !" she shrieked. "He thinks he's a vampire ! He wanted to eat my Muffin !""I certainly hope her muffin is the furball she's carrying," Lucern said with a dry humor." (It's for lines like this one, that had me hollering with laughter, that I keep reading this series !)

  • Tracy
    2019-06-15 03:43

    I found Love Bites to be OK but not awesome. The plot is cute but retold over and over, the characters are fun but not fascinating and the book just doesn't draw you in, let's just say there is no "wow" in it. I have listened to both of the first two books in this series and I am not afraid to say that perhaps the narrator is lacking in this as well. The books have the potential to be very humorous but I don't think the narrator portrays that at all. I may continue this series but will probably try reading the next one to see if that helps at all.Rachel is a mortician, which says a lot if you ask me, and one night a body was brought in that was burned pretty bad. While Rachel was doing the autopsy she noticed that the burn was flaking off and the skin underneath was flawless. She was beginning to wonder what was going on and how such things we scientifically possible when a crazed man with an axe came busting in the room. He told Rachel that the body laying on the table was a vampire and he had to kill him. As he wielded the ax to dispose of said vampire Rachel stepped in the way and the ax stuck in her chest instead. Later she woke up in a strange place with no idea of who what had happened to her. Rachel went out of the room to explore her surroundings when she stumbled upon a room that held a coffin and in the coffin was the man she had in her morgue. He came out of the coffin and of course Rachel was beside herself not knowing what he was going to do or why she was there. The rest is not hard to imagine.

  • PaulaPhillips
    2019-06-12 02:40

    The novel starts off a bit like the TV Series Tru Calling if you have ever watched it starring Eliza Dushku with Rachel a young 25 year old Night-shift worker at the local morgue. The other main star of the novel is Etienne -a 400 year old silver-eyed vampire whose always trying to be killed. The first encounter between these two is when Rachel , not feeling well -gets a body brought to the morgue of a gunshot victim . The victim is silver-eyed Etienne , he starts to sit up and this causes Rachel to think she is hallucinating and faints. The next time is when Etienne is brought into the morgue as what Rachel calls a "crispy critter"- a burnt victim . While doing her morgue-stuff on him , a Vampire hunter rushes in by the name of Pudgey/Pokey and whams an axe through Rachel. Etienne in debt to her , decides to turn her into one of them. Fast forward a couple of days and Rachel wakes and is told she is a vampire. It is at this moment the humour sets in as Rachel believes everything and I mean everything is a dream. Once Rachel realises that she has turned into a Vampire , its all downhill from there as the onyl experience and knowledge she has of Vampires have come from Books and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Can Rachel accept the fact she has turned into a Vampire and her and Etienne work out their differences or is it going to take threats , kidnapping and a bridal shower for Rachel to accept her destiny. This is a fun Vampire story about the dysfunctional lives of the Argeneau family and their Vampire mishaps more than everytime involving mortals.

  • t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
    2019-06-11 03:45

    It was good...but didn't tip past like.Description:Etienne Argeneau's three hundred years of bachelorhood are at an end. He can only "turn" one human in his lifetime, and most of his kind reserved that power for creating a life mate. He has to save Rachel Garrett. He doesn't know her very well, but the beautiful coroner had saved his life. To save hers he would make her immortal. Rachel Garrett awakes surprised. All she'd wanted was to get off the night shift at the morgue; now here she is staggering to her feet naked and in a strange place. Then she sees the man of her dreams emerging from his...coffin? She just hopes he tastes as good as he looksMy Thoughts:I did like the main characters and liked that there was a confrontation with the protagonist, there were funny lines that made me smile. ...notice all the likes and no loves...that is what this book was for me..average...didn't love it...didn't hate it...liked it. This being said, I didn't find Etienne a very alpha male in fact in someways Rachel was more alpha then he was. I think that was part of my problem I love alpha males. I could see these two people being my friends but not dream about being them. The supporting characters of the Argeaneau family was as usual a highlight of the book. This doesn't mean I am signing off on the series I want to see what happens to Lucern et al.A 3.5 star rating for me...on a book that is a pathway to rest of the series. ...on to Lucern.

  • Tara
    2019-06-01 04:40

    A definite improvement over the first book. The characters and plot were more interesting. In this book we meet Etienne Argueneau older brother to Lissianna (the heroine from the 1st book), and video game designer. His arch nemesis, Pudge is delusional and wants to kill him. His attempts continue sending him accidentally to the morgue where he meets Rachel Garrett, coroner. After saving his life by sacrificing hers he decides to turn her to save her. Once that's done he has to attempt to convince her to stay with him forever. You see some more of Thomas and Marguerite, cousin and mother respectively and you see some slightly different sides of them. In the end however I felt like there was a sudden added conflict to give the book an extra 50 pages. Which was really unnecessary. Also, I believe that authors she really just skip the epilogue if the book is part of a series. All the epilogues tend to do is either confuse things by jumping ahead in the timeline, or just being overly sappy. This epilogue jumps ahead in time, and gives away the plot of the next book. So much so that I had to double check that I had read who the next book was about correctly. I guess I'll see how it badly it spoiled the plot when I get there.

  • Sonia Cristina
    2019-06-18 07:33

    Longe de ser tão envolvente como o livro anterior mas mesmo assim fez-me rir cada vez que Étienne entrou "morto" na morgue para aí acordar diante de Rachel. LOLAquela família Argeneau é o máximo mesmo!

  • Kisha
    2019-06-07 09:31

    It's a good thing they're fearless vampires so that they can take care of any pesky mortals who are out to kill them. OH WAIT. They can't kill him! It would just be too sad to kill the would-be assassin because he's had such a hard life, and it is "too painful" to get into his mind to erase his memory of vampires. (Apparently even more painful than being shot in the chest or burnt to a miraculously not-destroyed crisp--we have learned already that fire is one of the only ways to kill a vampire, but it unfortunately didn't work. If it had, we wouldn't have had to read the rest of this book.) I thought the concept of the heroine, a coroner, twice having a corpse sit up and start talking was amusing. It had promise, but it was just way too ridiculous. These vampires are just sad. Super powers and you can't stop a crazy person from staking you repeatedly? You don't deserve to live three hundred years. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but this vampire family places WAY too much value on human life. I like my vampires a little more awesome, thanks.

  • April
    2019-05-24 08:35

    Pros: It has great love scenes and humorCons: The concept is not very originalWhen Etienne, a vampire, finds himself in a night shift morgue on the slab, so to speak, in coroner Rachel Garrets care, he develops an attraction for her and ends up having to change her into a vampire to save her life.If you're looking for a new vampire romance series to get into this book is pretty good. However some of the following novels begin to get a little repetitive, in the the sense that after this one, the novels continue on to show you the other members of the ‘family’ and their love lives. Overall, the only bad things I have to say about these books are their lack of originality and adventure. As a romance they are pretty typical but interesting nonetheless.Some other novels in the series are: A Quick Bite (which was also very good), A Bite to Remember and Bite Me if You Can, Sands was also involved in short story compilation with Kim Harrison (and others) called Dates From Hell that was great!