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The Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands


Cover art: The Renegade Hunter Reviewer: Jillean Key
Title: The Renegade Hunter - 12th in the Argeneau Vampire Series
Author: Lynsay Sands
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-147431-6
Release Date: September 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Paranormal Romance
Year/Setting: Present day, New York
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Moderate
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Lynsay's Website/Blog: www.lynsaysands.net

Nicolas Argeneau was once a hunter who went after vampires who had gone rogue by breaking the immortal law. Now he faces a bigger problem. Nobody has talked of him or to him since he went rogue himself fifty years ago. Nobody knows for sure what happened that day, not even Nicolas himself. All he knows is that he lost his lifemate and ended up with a dead woman in his arms. Nicolas is still a hunter, though and he stumbles upon a rogue vampire attacking a beautiful woman. His only thought is to come to her rescue.

Josephine Willan is in a daze. She was invited to her sisterís engagement party but is really confused. She is only one in a handful of women present at the party. Her sister Alex (the bride-to-be) keeps introducing her to party guests and all they want to do is stare at her forehead and then walk away. Jo decides to go outside and get some fresh air and is attacked. Something is odd about her attacker. He seems to have glowing eyes and fangs. Before she can think about it a strange man comes to her rescue. His reward for helping her is being locked up. Jo realizes she must help free Nicolas and prove his innocence.

Lynsay Sands has done it again. This is a wonderful book. I love Lynsayís characters. Each is complex and easily relatable. Jo is a breath of fresh air. She is strong, independent and has a fiery personality. All of these qualities compliment Nicolas to make quite a lovely attraction. This book is part of a series but can be read separately. Ms. Sands sets up enough of the story so that readers arenít lost at the beginning. She also gives enough about previous books to make you want to read them too. I also loved how Alex doesnít want to be turned without trying to find lifemates for her sisters. This book is a quick-witted, page-turning good time.


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