Her abductor doesn’t want her sex, however, he wants her help.
But immortals can only turn one mortal human during their lifetimes – to turn more than one means death – so does Jean Louise save her soul mate or does she rescue his innocent little girl instead?
The intense – and beautiful – connection between Paul and Jean Louise obviously powers this novel: the sex sequences are undeniably erotic and are an appealing “I’ll-have-what-they’re-having” fusion of true love and pure lust.
But the reason I found this read to be so memorable was because Jean Louise wasn’t some frail damsel-in-distress or objectified porn star-in-training; she was strong, smart, principled, and totally in control. (It didn’t escape this reviewer’s notice that she was literally “on top” in many of the novel’s intimate moments…)
Jean Louise is the older woman, Jean Louise is the hunter, Jean Louise makes the decisions regarding her relationship with the scientist with the “nicely shaped legs, narrow hips, …and well-defined muscle everywhere.”
Another remarkable aspect of the relationship is Paul’s all-and-encompassing love for Jean Louise – he reveres her to the point of worship. (Insert “I’ll-have-what-they’re-having” comment here.) Here are just a few examples:
• “It was like wanting to be with a goddess. A beautiful, strong, brilliant being of light and glory. While he was just a mere man…”
• “…she was completely nude, splayed out on her back in the sand like an angel fallen from the heavens.”
If you are looking for a diverting paranormal romance series with an “I’ll-have-what-they’re-having” romantic relationship and have yet to experience Sands’ Argeneau saga, The Lady Is a Vamp is a perfect place to start!
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