Audiobook Review: Runaway Vampire (Argeneau, #23). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Runaway Vampire by Lynsay Sands

Dante Notte has heard it said that love hurts. He just wasn’t expecting it to run him over in an RV. Still, a punctured lung and broken ribs are nothing compared to the full-body shock he feels whenever he’s near the vehicle’s driver, Mary Winslow. He needs to keep her safe from their pursuers while he rescues his brother. Most challenging of all, he needs to claim this smart, stubborn woman as his life mate.

* * * * * *

The naked, injured, insanely gorgeous younger man who clambered into her RV insists they belong together. If Mary wasn’t feeling their incredible connection in every inch of her being, she wouldn’t believe it. But now that the men who took Dante’s twin are after her too, trusting her gut means risking her life for an immortal who’s the very definition of a perfect stranger. 

Runaway Vampire

Strange romance!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌏
Character development: 😳🤬😏🤓

The heroine: Mary – a sixty plus year old woman who lost her husband the previous year to a heart attack. She is on her way in her RV to visit friends who own a campground in Texas. Mary and her husband used to make the trip every year.

The Hero(s): Dante – an immortal who is working with the enforcers to catch some people who have been kidnapping people in Texas. He and his twin were both shot with tranquilizers and taken captive for the purpose of experiments on immortals. Dante gets free and is running from his captors when he is hit by Mary’s RV.

The Story: Mary finds Dante in her RV and helps him evade the people that are after him. They go to the campground of her friends where they get to know one another. Mary alternates from thinking Dante is somehow superhuman or completely bonkers.

Though I have liked all the books that I have read in this series so far, I had a bit of trouble with this one. Since the two main characters are attracted to each other and start getting intimate with each other while Mary is an older lady.

I know, technically Dante is much older than Mary, and an immortal who finds their true mate doesn’t care about looks or wrinkles or anything like that, I don’t want to picture an intimate scene between a man who looks 25 and a woman who looks 65. I am sure I shouldn’t be so ageist (especially since I am much closer to her age than his). But that is just how I feel.

Granted if (and when) Mary agrees to be turned by Dante, the nano’s will begin doing their work and will change her body until it is in peak physical condition and she will also look like she is in her twenties. I just wish she would have gotten turned early in the book.

The narration was OK but the book was told in Mary’s POV and the book was narrated by a female narrator only. Bebe Kaye’s voice was fine for Mary, but her man’s voice for Dante was the absolute worst. I have said this time and time again but they need have men for male voices and women for female voices.


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