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“My first though? Oh crap. I don't read cheesy, paranormal romances. How in the world am I going to read it? It didn't help the situation any, when my mother informed me it happens to be the 17th book in the Argeneau series. Honestly, the only reason I picked it up was because I knew it would be a...”see full review » see other reviews »
“My first though? Oh crap. I don't read cheesy, paranormal romances. How in the world am I going to read it? It didn't help the situation any, when my mother informed me it happens to be the 17th book in the Argeneau series. Honestly, the only reason I picked it up was because I knew it would be a breezy read, and it was sitting on the kitchen table, waiting for my mother to read it. Unfortunately, I got my hands on it first.
Luckily, it didn't go all 50-shades on me...entirely. Not that I've read Fifty Shades of Grey, nor do I plan to, but I've heard enough talk about it to know I wouldn't be interested in what they're calling "mommy-porn". Sure, there were sex scenes, but it wasn't in-depth.
Little known fact: people think that YA books don't have sex scenes. They would be wrong. When half the teenagers I know in real life have already sealed the deal, it only makes sense that it would be the same in books. I don't have a problem with this fact, although I do feel like everyone should make an effort to be a little less slutty. At least for themselves. I'm pretty much a straight-edge to the core though. My mind is all "That would interrupt my schoolwork." which I suppose is better than "He'll stay with me if I do it."
The only part I was mildly disturbed at was when Jeannie Louise and Paul "did it" with Paul's kid next door. Probably because I AM still technically a kid.
Still, none of this helps me figure out whether or not it was cliche or well-written for this type of book. And considering how much world-building I missed out on in the other seventeen books, I can't exactly vouch for that part of the novel. I suppose I could always ask my mother, she's read hundreds of Nora Roberts-esque books. Then again, when everyone was raving about Fifty Shades, my mother said she's "read better" and that it was amateur.
I did find the premise interesting, however. I like my vampires nice and clean cut and the theory that they came from Atlantis where technology was much more advanced and they had to adapt to the world they ended up in, therefore they had to start drinking blood definitely fit that. The part about how your life mate can't read your mind, unlike every other vampire, was sweet. I also liked the vampire rules: no feeding "off the hoof", only have a kid every one hundred years, and only turn one person into a vampire for your entire life. They weren't as mean as Twilight's Volturi, mostly because it was all one big family, but they were still pretty harsh.
As for Paul's reasoning for forcing Jeannie Louise to turn his child into a vampire...I was slightly disappointed. I get why it was the entire plot, but at the same time, I hate the pity vote. It's like, yeah, your kid has cancer and your wife died. But don't just use that disease to your advantage. Every day I read stories on Figment (a teen writing website) and when they use the pity vote AND it's badly written, I feel like shooting the computer. It drives me crazy. I like sad too, well done of course, but teenagers don't always think death and their parents/siblings/lover/best friend don't always die. *SIGH* Maybe that's why I have such a problem reading paranormal books.
Overall, this book was about 2.5 stars. Fast romances and long series still aren't my thing (Gossip Girl, anyone?), although I do enjoy stand alone books with similar themes like Sarah Dessen's books. I can't wait until her new novel comes out!”
“Interesting plot line - had me yelling - Just trade turns for goodness sake! ”Hot L wrote this review Tuesday, January 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love lynsay Sands”Vampy64 wrote this review Saturday, December 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I just love this series!”Rebecca H wrote this review Saturday, November 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another fun Argeneau novel! 3.5”Corryn V wrote this review Saturday, October 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jeanne Louise and Paul's Story.”Iceangel9 wrote this review Thursday, October 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“awesome story!!! totally loved it!!”Ruth M wrote this review Monday, October 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am a fan of this series and I have read every single book. In fact as soon as this was downloaded into my Kindle I read it. I gobbled it up in less than one day and was left wanting more.
The Lady is a Vamp deals with a widower situation. For very personal reasons I hate reading widower stories. They are usually the most unromantic stories ever written. I have to hand it to Ms. Sands for not going that route. While this story was a bit more somber than her others, it was no less entertaining. The plot twists and the romance made me not want to put it down.
Now please don’t be intimidated that this is the 17th book in the Argeneau series. I know I started reading this series after ten books were already released. They are honestly quick and enjoyable reads and I highly recommend them to anyone who loves a light-hearted vampire romance.”
“Another fantastic Argeneau novel by the extremely talented Lynsay Sands!! This is the long-awaited story of Jeanne Louise, an amazingly sympathetic & understanding Argeneau vampire and I have been anxiously awaiting her story... And let me tell you, Wow! This book is well worth the wait & won't disappoint! Ms. Sands turns this into an incredibly dramatic and compelling novel with some shocking twists & turns!
Paul Jones is a loving single father, willing to take desperate measures to keep his five year old daughter, Olivia, alive. She is dying from a brain tumor & no human medicine is working for her. Olivia's life is draining away, bit by bit, every day, and Paul will do anything required to help her live.. Even if that means kidnapping a vampire. Paul is a human who works at Argeneau Enterprises & knows many of the company secrets... including the fact that several of the employees are immortal vampires.. The only way he can think of saving Olivia's life is to kidnap & convince one of the vampires to change Olivia into an immortal vampire to rid her of the tumor & keep her alive.. Easier said than done, when he ends up kidnapping Jeanne Louise, who quickly turns the tables on Paul, when she realizes that he is her destined life-mate. She falls in love with him and also with the precocious little Olivia and decides that she will do whatever is needed to help the little girl live.. However, all that comes to a crashing halt when a horrible accident occurs & all their lives are impacted greatly.
Lynsay Sands knows how to write an amazing, earth-shattering novel that will keep the reader completely enthralled, every page of the book. Will fate intervene & make this broken family whole and will Jeanne Louise end up with her fated life-mate or is she destined to spend eternity alone? Pick up this amazing novel & check it out! Lynsay Sands is one of the best paranormal romance authors out there today and "The Lady Is A Vamp" is no exception to her greatness. She knows how to rock this readers world!”
“Paul's daughter has a brain tumor and so he kidnaps Jeanne Louise to get her turn Livy into a vampire to save her. Jeanne Louise figures out Paul must be a life mate so tries to get him to fall in love with her so she doesn't have to turn Livy. Things of course don't turn out exactly like that.”Tami H wrote this review Sunday, September 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No