The best Argeneau book I have read!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳😬🤬😚🥰
The heroine: Petronella Stone (a.k.a. Pet) – a history professor who is watching over her nephew while their parents are away. This happens after Parker called 911 about the elderly neighbor he is worried about because the neighbor has a visiting cousin who he thinks is a man with Renfield Syndrome who poses a threat to the neighbor.
The Hero: Santo Notte – an Enforcer for the immortals, he works for a team that hunts down rogue vampires. Recently they have been tracking down Dr. Dressler who found out about the existence of immortals and has held some of them hostage while doing experiments on them.
The Story: Santo and a few of the others are in a neighborhood looking into some possible rogue vampires when they meet Petronella and her nephew Parker, who tells them about some odd happenings at the next door neighbor.
I love the Argeneau series and each one gets better and better. I love the back story of the immortals who they say are NOT vampires despite the fact that they drink blood. They have nano’s which are programmed to keep them in top physical condition and have to ingest the blood to keep the nano’s working. They all look like they are about 25 years old and they can go out in the sun, but don’t like to because the sun damages the skin and they need to drink more blood to overcome the effects.
The immortals drink bagged blood which differentiates them from the rogue “Vampires” who drink from live humans. That is why the enforcers find and put down the rogues who are breaking their laws and endangering humans. Santo Notte is from one of the oldest families of Immortals, along with the Argeneau family and he has been in more than one of the previous books. He is a huge man with large muscles, grey eyes and a shaved head.
I picked this book because I just listened to a few other books which were narrated by Brian Pallino and I really enjoyed his voice. When I found out this one was narrated by him, I grabbed it right away. His voice is dee, extremely pleasant and sexy, which matches Santo very well.
This book is a bit different than a lot of the previous books in that Pet is not your standard human who doesn’t know anything about immortals and their nano’s. She has some previous experience a group of immortals called the Brass Circle in China, and wants to get away from the immortals as soon as she can. They have to convince her that they are different.
This was literally the best of the series I have read so far and I have read about 13 of them so far. I expect these books to all have great stories with steam, suspense, romance and a bit of humor mixed in, but I didn’t expect so many laugh out loud moments that I had while reading this. Santo was born about 3000 years ago (something like 982 BC) and some of the discussions between him and Pet were just hilarious. I was so pleasantly surprised. I will definitely be picking up more of this series in the next weeks.
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