Sunday, November 21, 2010

Review: Hungry for You by Lynsay Sands

Hungry for You
Argeneau #14
by: Lynsay Sands
$7.99 mass market paperback
Avon Books
Paranormal Romance
Released: November 2010

After two thousand years of being alone, Cale has pretty much given up any hope of finding his lifemate.  His family hasn't, though, and are determined to find him a woman he can spend the rest of his life with.

Humoring his family, he goes to meet with Alex, the woman his family is sure will be the one for him.  So not only is he shocked when he can't read her, but to make matters worse he's introduced as a chef, and a famous one at that.  But how is he, who hasn't eaten food in two thousand years, expected to cook meals, when the mere scent of food makes him sick?

Alex has been having a string of bad luck, and the latest is her head chef walking out on her.  So when Cale is introduced as a world renouned chef, she's doubtful, but sees no other choice.

Although Cale's hot, things quickly spiral out of control when she learns he's not a chef.  Can the feelings she's developed for him let her get over this betrayal, or will it keep her away from him forever?

Lynsay Sands has done it again.  I've been a rabid fan of her novels since book 1, and I've followed them ever since.  She's created such a creative version of the traditional vampire novel, and the scary thing is, I can totally believe it.

Basically, her vampires are decended from ancient Atlanteans.  They'd created nanotechnology that got injected into the body and cured disease.  They were supposed to destroy themselves when the damage was fixed (cancer, disease, etc.) but due to normal human ailments, age, the sun, the nanos were constantly repairing them.  They used blood to operate, more blood than the human body can produce.  Transfusions were used until Atlantis fell.  To adapt, the nanos created fangs so they could get the blood they needed.

This is a variation of the speech I give people at the bookstore when I'm recommending it as a new author.  I'll tell you the same thing I tell them-buy the books.  All of them.  The series is addicting, the family's meddlesome nature is hilarious, and the bickering and barbs have made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion.  Lynsay Sands is an auto-buy for me, and once you read her books, they will be for you too.

Carla gives this book (no surprise) a

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