Argeneau Series bk14
From the moment that I read Single White Female I was in love with quirky immortal (we are not vampires) family. The antics that they get up to make for a great read.
As a chef and restauranteur, Alex Willan had enjoyed so much success she allowed herself to be talked into opening a second restaurant. It’s a decision she’s come to regret. Calamity after calamity have slowed the opening and driven her to the edge of bankruptcy. But things go from bad to worse when a competitor lures away the chef at her original restaurant leaving her torn between the choice to keep the original restaurant running, or getting the second restaurant going. With so much happening, Alex simply doesn’t have time for her sister Sam’s attempts at matchmaking, so when Sam calls with yet another man she “just has to meet” Alex tells her that if the man doesn’t cook, don’t even bother. Imagine her surprise when Sam says he’s a chef from Europe. He appears to be the answer to her prayers.
Cale Argeneau was finding himself somewhat world weary and bored so when his Aunt Marguerite suggested a visit to Canada to spend some time with his cousins, he thought “why not?” What he didn’t realize was that the intrepid Marguerite Argeneau thought she might have a match for him. Once he finds out, he’s less than excited. He’s waited centuries for a life mate and finds it hard to believe this Alex woman his Aunt keeps going on about could be the one. It was the shock of his life when he met Alex and found she was indeed a possible life mate. But that wasn’t nearly as shocking as the realization that the only way he was going to get anywhere near the woman was if he claimed to be a world class chef. Cale couldn’t even boil water, but he was about to take a crash course in cooking. He was also going to have to find out who was behind the calamities that were plaguing this new restaurant endeavor before someone got hurt. He’d do that and more to be near the woman who had reawakened his appetites, because it wasn’t just food he now found himself hungry for, but also Alex herself and the life he could have with her.
have to say that I think this has been one of my favorite reads this year. From the moment that Cale enters Alex’s kitchen he knows that his life has changed, and Alex is well completely oblivious.
I could go on about Cale and Alex and who they are and why they are, but I won’t as I think that the blurb tells you enough, plus I think that reading it and discovering who they are is half the fun of the book.
Some of the best parts of this book, I thought was all the well meaning advice that Cale’s family gives him about how to go about wooing Alex. Some of it he takes and some of it he ignores and I have to say rightly so. Then you add in Brinker who is a *young* immortal (he says vampire but more to get the older guys goat), and all his snark and comments and it makes this a fun read.
If you like a different take on your vampire, with a lot of humor and family antics than you can’t go wrong with this family, and the latest installment of this series.
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