Review: The Immortal Who Loved Me (Argeneau #21) by Lynsay Sands

The Immortal Who Loved Me Book Cover The Immortal Who Loved Me
Argeneau #21
Lynsay Sands
Paranormal Romance
Avon
February 24th 2015
eBook/Paperback
390
Library

 

A few hours ago, Sherry Carne would have sworn that vampires didn’t exist. That’s before rogue immortals rampage through her store, leaving bloody chaos (literally) in their wake. The kicker comes when Sherry learns that one of the vamps on the bad guys’ trail may be her life mate. Her head says it’s impossible. The rest of her takes one look at Basileios Argeneau and has much more interesting ideas.

Whatever Basil expected in a life mate, funny, outspoken Sherry isn’t it. But mind-blowing chemistry and instinct don’t lie. They tell him something else, too—that Sherry’s connection to the immortal world goes deeper than she knows. And that she’s in the kind of danger only Basil can save her from—if she’ll just trust him, now and forever . . .

 

After 20 some books the series has had it’s up’s and down’s for me. I have my favorites and the not so great ones, but this time around I wasn’t disappointed and had a marvelous time returning to the Argeneau series.

I’d say this book can be read as a stand-a-lone or be a starter into the series.

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The Immortal Who Loved Me delivers a new storyline with a little mystery, humor, and a sweet romance.

I loved the start. Sherry won me over on the very fist page. I liked her and liked that she had a good head on her shoulders. Stephanie, a little girl we have seen pop in and out of the books, was a nice addition. The poor girl has it ruff. I liked her interaction with Sherry and loved her comparing lifemates to pizza when explaining things to Sherry. Made me laugh.

The humor was remarkable in this one. I loved the miss pronounce of Basil (pronounced Baw-zil). Took me by surprise and had me smiling. Then their was Bricker he was kinda of an ass in this one, but boy did he have me laughing when he spit out all the different names for a mans penis. Yes, their are several names to call a mans penis and that whole scene was hilarious. Really, you need to read it.

Basil was adorable. He totally screwed up explaining things and had Sherry thinking someone slipped her something, until they shared their first kiss and then, well she starts to rethink things. I loved Basil and Sherry. They had several great moments. It was just so much fun reading about these two.

It was fantastic for me as a fan of the series to see old favorites pop in. I just love seeing old characters in any storyline show up.

We finally and I mean finally get closer on Livius, one of the bad guys who has been reeking havoc throughout several books. I’m glad that’s done, but we still have one more bad guy and all of Livius sons to find, but part of this plot comes to a closer and I’m glad.

I did have some issues with the book.
– I didn’t like how abruptly the ending was. We learn that Sherry’s paternal grandfather will show up and then the book ends.
– I also wasn’t to found of how this book handles consent when we learn some very disturbing things about Sherry’s mother’s past and who her really father is. This was explained by Elvi, but how it was explained ya it makes some sense, but still it’s rape in a form.
– I also felt that Basil and Sherry needed to talk more about the kids. Basil has had a kid every 100-years with a friend. This was just said and then they move on. I can understand where he’s coming from, living so long, but still it’s a hard issue to tackle and I felt the author didn’t tackle it. I wouldn’t be able to move on from this very easily.

Even with the few issues I had, I still ended up really liking this book. The Immortal Who Loved Me brought me back to what I love about this series. A fun loving story filled with characters to fall in love with and humor to keep you laughing.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I’m a 35 outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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6 comments on “Review: The Immortal Who Loved Me (Argeneau #21) by Lynsay Sands

  1. I picked up a book in this series (I can’t remember which one) and I just could NOT get into it. Haven’t tried another one in the series since!
    Samantha recently posted…Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman: ReviewMy Profile

    • I started from the beginning. I had trouble with book one, but that seems to be the thing with most first books in a series for me. After that I had a blast with several of the ones after. Only a few have been a no go for me, but I’ve read them all from the begging and am slowly working my way on being caught up. I took some time off from the books; because it started to feel all the same, nothing new. The series is just so dang long and not a lot of new things have happened.

      I liked this novel. Had fun with the characters and romance. And, felt it could be read as a standalone.

  2. So you think someone could jump in on this series now? I’ve been dying to read it but there are SO many books in this series!
    Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict recently posted…Waiting On Wednesday ~ Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon @kenyonsherrilynMy Profile

    • Yes, their are a lot of books in this series. This one I feel could be read as a stand-a-lone. Their are a few others in the series, like The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau #10; Rogue Hunter #1), The Immortal Hunter (Argeneau #11; Rogue Hunter #2), and The Renegade Hunter (Argeneau #12; Rogue Hunter #3), that I feel can be read as stand-a-lones. I liked the Rogue Hunter ones in the series. The author repeats, pretty much, in all the books how the vampires became vampires, so you get all the pertinent information. The only thing is you don’t have the connection to all the previous characters that like to pop up in the books.

  3. This is a series that I really want to try. Glad you’re enjoying it. I can say that I don’t mind rape in a book, as long as it isn’t romanticized or downplayed. The author needs to treat it as the horrible act that it is. Great review.
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    • It’s been a fun series. I love the earlier books. I agree with you on the rape. It wasn’t romanticized, but I felt, I don’t know, like it lacked something on that front. Thank’s Melanie for checking out my review.