Review: About a Vampire by Lynsay Sands

Posted May 23rd, 2016 in book review / 20 comments

Review: About a Vampire by Lynsay SandsAbout a Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #22
Publisher: Avon on September 29, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Adult
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: two-stars
Heat: three-flames

With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married.

Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new abilities, even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate—maybe even his life—and he'll break every rule to do it.

At A Glance

So boring!

The Good

I’ve loved Bricker in this series. He’s a young vampire who gives everyone who finds their life mate a hard time as they have trouble in the wooing department.  I was excited for Bricker to get his own book and for the other immortals to get a little payback. He was so naïve and cocky with his life mate it was hilarious. He seriously thought sex would solve all. *Spoiler* But get this, Holly, his life mate, is married. Bwahahaha. Classic. That’s what you get, Bricker!

The beginning was awesome. I never tire of a human finding out about vampires/immortals for the first time. Oh, the drama. Then…

The Bad

…Things got boring. I usually love Sands’ books but I was bored to tears with this one. About a Vampire literally has no bad guy, barely any tension, and nothing exciting happens. Even Holly being married was written off pretty quickly. The whole book was Bricker trying to romance Holly and failing. Over, and over, and over again.

Then there is Holly, so effing dull I wanted to stab things. Holly is so blah that I kept hoping Bricker would realize it and dump her butt, screw the life mate crap. Hey, Holly, here’s $5, buy a personality.

Even though I love Bricker, him trying to have sex with Holly felt a little sleazy since she is married.

The Snuggly

The sex was actually pretty good, though most of it happens in dreams. But whatever, a girl’s gotta take what she can get. There is a lot of sex in public places which really spiced things up.

Final Thoughts

Without an antagonist and with Debbie Downer Holly in the mix, About a Vampire had no chance. It’s the worst book in the series so far, though I am quite a few behind. I will still love the series but this was a bad apple in the bunch. Not recommended.


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20 Responses to “Review: About a Vampire by Lynsay Sands”

  1. Liza @ Classy Cat Books

    Sands is one of those authors I see all over the place and think about reading, but never actually DO. I think a couple times a year I see her pop up and think “maybe I’ll give her a try,” and then I just end up finding something I want to read more.

    Sorry this one didn’t do much for you :/

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      She does have some great books though. I still recommend her in general.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      True, it’s a long running series. Bound to be a few bad eggs.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Yup, pretty much. Her books were never super exciting but jeeze, when need some good characters like I’m use to.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Yeah, I expect more, even for a “bad” book in the series.

  2. Olivia Roach

    Oh, such a shame. I’m gonna have to skimp over this book altogether. It sounds like things started on a high note and that there was a whole lot of character loving going on… but then the book happened to never progress any further than that.

  3. Nathan

    So, what was the conflict to be over come in this story? Was there one? There is no villain, and if Holly being married is not the biggest problem, what was? Holly becoming a vampire?
    I hope your next book is a better read.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Holly being married was the problem, but it ended up not being, so there was no conflict.

  4. Jaclyn Canada

    LOL Well at least it gave you some pretty funny ammunition to use in your review. The $5 for buying a personality was pretty great. If you know of a store, there’s a few people I’d definitely send there.

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