To celebrate Avon’s 75th anniversary, we’ve been rereading Lynsay Sands’ A QUICK BITE this month! Over ten years ago, Lynsay told me that. Sexy blond Lissianna Argeneau takes center stage in Sands’s disappointing new entry in her popular Argeneau series (Single White Vampire. Read “A Quick Bite” by Lynsay Sands with Rakuten Kobo. That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau’s bed? He’s not dessert—he’s the main course! Lissianna has.
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Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be auick candidate. But there’s another, more pressing issue: Lynsa course it doesn’t hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that? Gregory Hewitt recovers from the shock of waking up in a stranger’s bedroom pretty quickly – once he sees a gorgeous woman about to treat him to a wild night of passion.
But is it possible for the good doctor to find true love with a vampire vixen, or will he be just a good meal? Sansd a question Dr. Greg might be willing to sink his teeth into Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau’s bed? He’s not dessert – he’s the main course! Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published October 25th by Avon first published January 1st Toronto, Ontario Canada Bige.
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To ask other readers questions about A Quick Biteplease sign up. Does this series need to be read in order or is each one a stand-alone? Alex You could probably read the series out of order if you would like, but you won’t get all the references made about the books before it. I myself …more You could probably read the series out of order if you would like, but you won’t get all the references made about the books before it.
I myself accidentally read the last one and that became interested in reading the rest. See 2 questions about A Quick Bite…. Lists with This Book. This was a pretty good read for the first book in the series. A little slow, I started to get a little bored a few times but over all enjoyable.
View all 14 comments. May 28, June Junebug rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Anyone who wants their brains to turn to mush.
Let me preface this by saying that I love porn, smut, and sex. I am very pro-sexual freedom for all so I am in no way a prude. However, poorly and irresponsibly written porn, smut, and sex is where the problem lies.
I normally finish books but I already put myself through too much halfway through and received a massive migraine because of the book. This rarely happens and it would have happened with Twilight. At least that book was so bad, it was lulzy. This book was just plain bad. I expected a lot out of it because of all the aa ratings it was given. Even so, who wouldn’t be interested in a vampire book where the vampire suffers from hemaphobia? I was excited when I started but was disappointed after the thirteenth page ssands the cousins were introduced.
It felt like Sands was trying too hard to give them unique personalities but it didn’t take. They all had inauthentic characteristics and, quite frankly, they were a little cheesy. What I meant by “showing vs telling” was that I want to be shown what the characters look like versus lynssy telling the audience that they’re attractive. I can pull a 1-line description out of my ass and that will show you more of lymsay a character looks than Sands can write in a novel. The only character that was “shown” was Lissianna and her mother.
However, I was told that Greg was attractive but I still couldn’t put a face on him. Which is odd because isn’t this supposed to appeal to horny, heterosexual women instead of being male gaze-y? Why does Lissianna and her mother get to be fully described as “beautiful creatures” and not Greg or anyone else for that matter? The women in the book were described to be “overdeveloped” and whatnot but all I got for Thomas was that his eyes were “just as piercing as Lissianna’s. For instance, it hinted how women should be dependent on men but not too dependent or else they’ll look desperate?!
There was also absolutely no chemistry between Greg and Lissianna after their first meeting and Greg was objectifying her throughout the rest of what I read. He was kidnapped by strangers and, instead of worrying about his life being tied up and all, he’d fantasize about being a sex slave to his offenders.
The closest thing to a non-sexual connection they had going on was when he wanted to bitw her when she was sad” the cheesiness in this book has just gone through the roof. That’s a bad thing. I’m sorry to make the comparison but it couldn’t be helped. Twilight had useless minor characters like Mike, Jessica, etc as does this book the cousins.
It felt like the cousins were just there to fill in some extra pages; it wasn’t even to move the story along. Chapter 5 was especially painful to read. Each of the eight cousins went into Greg’s room to ask that he not be mad at Lissianna for keeping him hostage and each begged him to cure her phobia None of them explained what the phobia was until Lissianna went to him last.
Even then, after about a hundred pages in, Greg was still unable to guess the glaringly obvious fact that Lissianna and her family were vampires. Lissianna even bit him during their encounter prior to the conversation which was actually very well written so it was a nice break from the shitty prose; but it was also a shitty plot device and what did he think?
He thought it would leave a nice little hickey. He should have at least thought they were cannibals or feared for his life or something.
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The book was trying too hard in all areas possible. Tried too hard to make the names aesthetically pleasing, feeble attempts at humorous dialogue which ended up sounding dullpoor foreshadowing—it just tried too hard. Never even thought to refine any of it—not even the language. There were errors in every single chapter as well as incomplete sentences and There were times when she abused the lynsxy and times when her thesaurus collected dust quit with the “mental kicks” and “grimacing” and use different words or don’t use it at all!
Did I mention I wanted to qujck the book out the window? It’s also incredibly unrealistic. Well, neither is Hogwarts and yet I can still imagine what it would be like to live in the world of magic. I don’t have eands big of a lynsat with nanotechnology in Atlantis look at Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire ; I think that’s pretty advanced but there were so many other things that drowned out the sci-fi idea. The historical explanations sounded ridiculous and diluted the vampires’ personalities even more.
I have a huge problem with the language and characteristics. You’d think that after a few hundred years, these people would learn to grow up and mature a little. Thomas was annoying—I felt like Sands was trying to make him out to be some kind of hilarious flirt.
If I were sitting in a room with him, I’d think he were a stupid-ass wannabe pimp. He’s the kind of person who thinks pickup lines like ” So, you’re a girl? The other cousins were also annoying because of how bland the dialogue between everyone was and how useless they were. They were just there to meddle. They spoke like they were still in kindergarten.
I remember Greg saying that they had accents as well as the mother but their language I’d imagine old habits die hard. I just couldn’t stand it. Lissianna being over years old and still suffering from hemaphobia because of something that happened when she was 13 and no one ever thought to get a therapist for her I was overwhelmed by how ridiculous the book was getting, I had to stop halfway.
I didn’t even have to think to know who the villain was. Less than halfway through the book, you’re told that they have a room full of crosses and that they put garlic in Lissianna’s food Great marketing device cover, synopsis, etc but the actual product was a huge disappointment.
I think Sands was just writing it as she went along and had no idea how the story would end. She slapped together a lackluster book with cliche blond vamps with bodies meant to be on the cover of Maxim and cliche men with six packs and a big dong. It’ll teach me not to read through reviews with low ratings as thoroughly as reviews with high ratings. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to return the book for something that’s actually entertaining.