The Reluctant Vampire (Argeneau Vampire Series #15)

The Reluctant Vampire (Argeneau Vampire Series #15)

by Lynsay Sands

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“Lynsay Sands writes books that keep readers coming back for more.”
—Katie MacAlister, USA Today bestselling author of A Girl’s Guide to Vampires

Readers can’t get enough of Lynsay Sands’ delightfully devilish novels featuring the Argeneau vampire family, and with The Reluctant Vampire, Sands soars to new heights on silken bat wings. The story of a sexy Rogue Hunter forced to babysit a new immortal with a handsome, brooding, millennia-old vampire still devastated over the loss of a lover, The Reluctant Vampire offers heart, humor, and sizzling sensuality in equal measure—hallmarks of the incomparable Lynsay’s bestselling paranormal fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061894596
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Series: Argeneau Vampire Series , #15
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 84,567
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at


London, Ontario

Place of Birth:

Leamington, Ontario

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Reluctant Vampire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 344 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It has a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
LITERALADDICTION More than 1 year ago
Our Review [by Michelle L Olson & Jennifer Vayda]: Drina has been sent by Lucian and Marguerite to Port Henry to help protect Stephanie from a jerk that looks like he’ll stop at nothing to get his grubby mits on her. Stephanie isn't the only vamp Drina is keeping her eye on though... After being picked up at the airport by tall, dark and rude (a.k.a Anders who not much for the talking), Drina meets Harper. After doing so, Drina notices that her appetite has returned and that she’s getting peeks into Harper’s thoughts—2 very important signs that indicate the two are lifemates. The problem is, Harper feels that he doesn’t deserve another chance at happiness, and so Drina is thrown into 2 fights, and she’s not willing to give up on either easily. Drina is warned ahead of time that she’ll have a hard time convincing Harper that he’s worthy and that he should give love a chance, and though he was a bit of a stick-in-the-mud in the beginning he wasn’t as difficult as everyone kept saying. A lot of that had to do with the fact that little Stephanie just could keep her nosy little match making thoughts out of the mix, and pretty much tied herself into knots trying to help Drina get Harper to realize what everyone else already knew…That he and Drina are meant for each other. Together, Drina and Harper’s relationship was “awww!” worthy, & there were several Sandstastic ‘naked and unconscious on the floor’ moments. Outside of the relationship I found Harper average, loveable but baseline. Drina was a big plus though. She is a a self assured female who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to grab it. She’s also smart, sexy, deep and a warrior in more than 1 way. While The Reluctant Vampire wasn’t our favorite of the series thus far, it was still a thoroughly enjoyable read. Slightly more romance based than the previous Rogue Hunter installments, it’s great for those that got hooked on the Argeneau series because of that, and fans and followers of the series will be happy to reunite with some of their favorite cast members. While it could be read alone we would strongly suggest that you not. All in all, LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives The Reluctant Vampire 4 Skulls and would recommend it to Lynsay Sands and Argeneau fans, and Paranormal Romance readers who like wit in their read.
kopsahl More than 1 year ago
Alexandrina "Drina" Argenis is a rogue hunter. She has been sent to help protect Stephanie McGill who is a new turn with some amazing powers from Leonius, who wants her for breeding. The truth, however, is Marguerite knows that her life mate is at the house. Harpernus "Harper" Stoyan is still reeling with the loss of his supposed life mate. He hasn't left the area but instead just tortures himself with the memories because he feels he doesn't deserve happiness ever again. Drina knows that she must tread carefully and ease Harper into this relationship. Also during this time it is Tiny's time to make the change. Because of this there are several extra vamps around to help with protection. And now here comes the bad part. I didn't care for this story at all. I felt that everything was forced and redundant. The group is attacked several times but after each attack there is no reaction. They either reflect on who they think it was or Harper and Drina go off somewhere and get it on (in the weirdest places..hello.burned out building??) I felt that there wasn't much originality to set this book apart from the others. On the other side I liked that I didn't know who the attacker was until the end, but because there wasn't much content in the story besides Harper and Drina sharing their past to each other you don't have enough information to even make an assumption.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In spite of her objection against babysitting the new teen vampire Stephanie, Marguerite assigns protection of the tyro to rogue hunter Drina Argenis. Knowing her leader never does anything without a secret agenda, Drina wonders why her when she only does field cleansing. Marguerite believes her niece Drina and Harper Stoyan are life mates, but knows the latter will be in denial as his life mate Jenny died under eighteen months ago when he tried to turn her. Drina has no problem with Harper being hers, but knows he cannot accept the concept of two life mates so shortly apart. However, the pair better focus on living because someone wants Stephanie dead and killing two other vampires is acceptable to this unknown renegade. This is a terrific entry in the Argeneau saga (see Born to Bite) as Lynsay Sands deftly adds humor starting with Drina's descriptions of Tall, dark and doorstop, and includes self deprecating commentary mostly by Harper to a taut suspense thriller. The fast-paced story line hooks the audience from the moment the heroine lands in cold Canada for the first time and never slows down as Ms. Sands provides a fabulous tale that hooks us grateful throughout. Harriet Klausner
Miranda30 More than 1 year ago
I love all the Argeneau stories. This was not one of the best ones but it was still an enjoyable read. I loved the character of Stephanie and hope we see more of her in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. It was nice seeing the Port Henry crowd again, and I enjoyed Harper and Drina's courtship. There was a lot of humor and some steamy romance in this book. The mix of both made for a sweet laid back romance with a hint of I love Lucy thrown in for good measure. Some of the antics might have been a little overboard...but they made the book fun. I really got a kick out of the way Stephanie tortured Harper at the Wal-Mart...although somehow I have never found the little black dress/thigh high boot/bustier aisle at my Wal-Mart. (Maybe it is hidden behind the granny panties/oversized sweatshirt/flip flop aisle.) I would recommend this book, but if you have not read her previous books in this series, it might take you a bit to catch up with past events.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since i did not remember it. Two vamps trying to make it work, one teenager hiding from the bad guy, old friends from previous books and more. Humor, romance and those fainting spells. I enjoyed this. Need to see if I have The Gift to read, then on to books 16 & 17. Shelley K.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, mystery, and vampires...what else do you need???? I couldn't put it down, and I never guessed what happened in the end....I would have totally failed that game of Clue. The book will keep you guessing and surprise you in the end
bookczuk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From a friends of the library booksale. I tried reading this, but bleah-- Though there was one good line. When a guest vampire comes to visit, the host says, "Come on in. There's fresh blood in the refrigerator."
MadameMonet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good to read, but easily forgotten. The story of Harper and Drina doesn't linger like previous stories in the series. Stephanie, the teenage vampire they are meant to protect steals the show with her sarcasm and plucky charm. While the over all book was humorous and delightful there were several editing errors that tend to be present in most of Lynsay Sands books. In the end I walked away feeling like this book was just a chance to bring back characters like Teddy before his story comes out and was a filler until she writes Christian's book which I am dying to read
parkermazk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While this series is an easy read for me I cannot help but grab each book as soon as it comes out. She just cannot write them fast enough to keep me satisfied. The imagination of the author is part of what draws me to it. The explanation for how vampires came about and the dynamics within this family keep me reading without fail. I just hope she continues this series faithfully!
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ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
Drina was definitely one fiery Spanish immortal, extremely independent, a and controlling. Until meeting Harper, who was recovering from the loss of a life mate. I do have to say Drina meeting Anders was one of the most comical parts of the book. Teenage Stephanie also played a big part.
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