Argeneau bites back! Hungry For You is book 14 in the Argeneau Immortals series and is a solid installment. Dangerously funny and sexy as hell…the vampires have still got it goin’ on!
Cale Valens isn’t just old…he’s ancient. Being a lonely Immortal for more centuries than he cares to remember, he fears he will never find his life mate. When a family member encourages him to meet single chef Alexandra Willan, sister to Mortier’s life mate Sam, he feels he has nothing to loose. The timing seems perfect too. Alex has just lost her key chef and Sam volunteers Cale to take the job even though he detests food and hasn’t cook since…forever. He’s reluctant, but when he arrives and discovers Alex actually is his life mate everything changes for him from that moment on. Little does Alex know, but this hunky new chef is going to change her life in more ways than she can imagine.
I have no clue how Sands does it, but she has written another Argeneau novel that was a delight to read. The lightness and fun of these novels is what really drags me in. They aren’t overwhelmingly descriptive. They don’t go on and on about the color of the ceilings or the way the character makes a sandwich. It’s simple and to the point, giving the reader all the details in a nice neat package. You just go where the story takes you.
We all know vampire series have their own rules, but Sands’ rules are so much fun! I love how the Immortals can instantly know whether or not this person is their mate. I also enjoy the history of their group and their weaknesses and the ‘vampire police.’ It’s all great. The cast of characters in this series is starting to become a little overwhelming, but it’s an easy pill to swallow when the books still keep up with the quality of the previous release.
Cale was an awesome hero. He was patient, kind and caring with Alex while he was going through hell battling his instincts to simply claim her for him own. Instead, he courts her, hoping she will fall in love with him. Simply…he’s pretty damn cool. Alex was a little high strung and uber focused on her new restaurant, which was expected, but a little annoying. But I loved her ‘just go with it’ attitude. She would never sit down and wail and cry. She just took the punches as the came and dealt with it. She would make life altering decisions in mere moments. It was funny and a delight to read.
You can’t really go wrong with this series. Yes, they are somewhat predictable…yes, the books are similar in nature, but they are too much fun to quite reading. I remember laughing like crazy in one of the earlier novels because one of the Immortals was afraid of blood! How unique is that?! Then to have Cale forced to become a chef when he can’t even stand the smell of food?!?! Hilarious! Not to mention a certain chapter in which Alex gets involved in some very scary business that involves a wooden spoon and aluminum foil. I was laughing so hard, I started crying. Sands has done a wonderful job with this series and I cannot wait for the next installment!