Series: Argeneau bk 19
Author: Lynsay Sands
Luck be a vampire tonight . . .
When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.
. . . and every night
Who wouldn’t want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He’s barely had time to adjust to his new state before he’s roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First he’ll put a stop to whoever’s targeting her. Then he’ll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.
Thoughts: I’ve been a fan of this series from book one, One Quick Bite, and anxiously await each new installment. When One lucky Vampire hit my inbox I couldn’t wait to read it, as the excerpt in the back of the last book had me intrigued and wanting to know more about Jake.
I have to admit for me this book could have been completely from Jake’s POV and I would have been happy. He’s one of those heroes you want to walk through your door and never leave. Yes he has baggage and issues regarding how he was turned into a vampire, but those issues and baggage make him that much more intriguing.
Nicole by herself feel flat to me, but when paired with Jake she became a compelling character, enough for me to ignore everything about her that bugged me. I do have to admit that when I was telling DH about her and what bugged me about her, he pointed out I was a lot like her. So I had to reassess my feelings about her, I still didn’t like her, but I understood her and thought she was perfect for Jake.
As always when it comes to this series, there is a host of secondary characters that make their presence known. In One Lucky Vampire we get two more Notte cousins (and I have to admit I can’t wait to read their stories) and Nicole’s brother (who drove me insane and I wished someone had done something about) and his very annoying fiancee.
I do have to admit I thought I knew what was going on with the reasons why Nicole needed a bodyguard and was completely surprised by what was really going on.
Over all it’s a great addition to one of my favorite series.