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.
Jake Colson was turned into an immortal without his consent three years ago. He was raised by Immortals – though he didn't know it until he was 18 years old – and had been resentful and distrusting of them for years after he found out. When he was 51 he was attacked and almost died. His boss Vincent, also an immortal, turned him in order to save his life but he was bitter and considered himself a monster. He left everything he knew and everyone he loved behind in California to take a job in Ottowa, Canada. Working as a bodyguard he's not thrilled with his work but when Marguerite Argeneau comes to him and asks him for help he agrees. He will be a bodyguard to Nicole but act as her cook/housekeeper. Marguerite believes that her soon to be ex-husband is trying to kill her and Jake will be there to thwart any more attempts.
Nicole is ready to be a free woman. She finally left her husband and after receiving therapy realizes that she never really loved the man in the first place. She told herself that she would start dating after a year but when that time came she realized that she wasn't ready and told herself to take another 6 months. That's until Jake comes to be her employee. She finds him attractive if not a little annoying as he won't seem to let her do anything on her own. When several more “accidents” happen she finally realizes that her life is in danger.
Jake is shocked when he finds he can't “read” Nicole as this is a sign of her being his life mate. The problem is that after he was turned he closed his ears to anything having to do with being an immortal except how to eat and survive. He has no idea what being a life mate to Nicole will encompass, but the sex seems great so how can it be wrong. Jake just needs to save Nicole and then he can think about being with her forever.
This was a pleasant read. In the story we got to see plenty of Argeneau and Notte characters from previous books, we got to see life mates meet up and have their shared pleasure during sex and black out, we got a bit of humor, but really nothing like I've come to expect in Sands' books, but the story was just ok.
Nicole seemed like a nice girl and Jake was a nice guy. He was a bit delusional about what becoming an immortal was all about but when he was telling Nicole about it he realized that he wasn't any different than he was before. The veil was raised from his eyes and that was nice but not too earth shattering.
I wish I could say something more exciting about it than that but that about covers it. I really like the Argeneau series and hope that future books have more to recommend them.
Rating: 3 out of 5
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