Christian Notte's story, the sixteenth book in the Argeneau series is set on an island paradise called St. Lucia. After a bad relationship and an even worse divorce, Carolyn decides to go on a long overdue and much needed vacation with the 'girls'. Only the rest of the vacationers didn't get the memo. Around every corner there seems to be another couple celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary and the few single men she does see are far too young to even consider, including an irresistibly attractive rock violinist she meets. It's really too bad he's so young but in the end it doesn't matter because according to his cousin, Giacinta, women in general aren't Christian's type. But there's a catch, Christian needs Carolyn's help. He needs her to be his beard (to play the part of his fake girlfriend) for the week to appease his 'machismo' family. Carolyn just can't seem to say No and decides to help Gia's cousin. The only problem is that being around Christian and acting like they are a loving couple is wreaking havoc on her emotions. Carolyn's thoughts keep drifting back to places they shouldn't, like kissing his full lips or feeling his broad shoulders under her fingertips... good lord, she's in trouble.
Under a Vampire Moon by Lynsay Sands
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So as usual, I have my bodice rippers that just can't be avoided. I mean, lets be honest, what woman doesn't enjoy a good bodice ripper here and there. Most of the time they aren't too deep, they are definitely quick reads, and they pretty much relate to the delish piece of German Chocolate cake that is sitting beside you (and if you don't know, I have one right now :]...). So I'm very happy with this book, because it fulfills the requirements for a good bodice ripper.
So, why did I enjoy this book? First, I read the rest of the books. They were good, and entertaining. This book definitely met that expectation. But it was more than that. It gave another perspective of a vampire looking for a lifemate. I mean, you have Christian who is waiting, and not wanting to rush things with Carolyn, but you can't help but make them rush. Second, the whole "I'm gay, but I'm not gay" was hilarious. Too many things to really go into, but it was great! Had me rolling on the floor as I read it. Finally, the mystery about what is going on for Carolyn, and her "accident" prone occurances made you think, and it wasn't even the person you were thinking.
Overall, this was a great book, and I recommend it, especially if you have read the others. Looking for the next one in August (just in time for my birthday! Yipee!).