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The Rogue Hunter

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Author: Lynsay Sands

Published: September 30th 2008 by Avon (first published September 29th 2008)

Format: Mass Market Paperback , 361 pages

Isbn: 9780061474293

Language: English


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Rogue Hunter: An Immortal Who Protects The World From Renegade VampiresSamantha Willan is a workaholic lawyer. She's grateful for some rest and relaxation in cottage country, and after a recent breakup she wants to stay as far away from romance as possible. Then she meets her irresistible new neighbor. There's something strange and mysterious about his eyes. Is it just her Rogue Hunter: An Immortal Who Protects The World From Renegade VampiresSamantha Willan is a workaholic lawyer. She's grateful for some rest and relaxation in cottage country, and after a recent breakup she wants to stay as far away from romance as possible. Then she meets her irresistible new neighbor. There's something strange and mysterious about his eyes. Is it just her imagination, or are they locked on her neck?Garrett Mortimer is a rogue hunter. His last assignment united Lucian Argeneau with his lifemate, and Mortimer is hoping this one will be less...adventurous. He's here to track down a reported rogue, but fun in the sun is every bloodsucker's nightmare. Worse, he can't seem to get his mind off Samantha, especially when he spies her skinny-dipping in the lake. After eight hundred years as a bachelor, is he ready to turn a volatile attraction into a lasting love affair?

30 review for The Rogue Hunter

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jilly

    Oh, the fail is strong in this one, my friends. So very many. This book is supposed to be a Paranormal Romance & Mystery. The only thing it succeeded at was the Paranormal part. Wait, there is a scientific reason for vampires in this world - so it even fails there. Wow, a perfect 10 out of 10 in the fail world! Don't be fooled by realistic fakes, no matter how good they look on the outside. So, the "Paranormal" isn't. Next comes the "Romance". There is an old vampire who had a very small part in a pre Oh, the fail is strong in this one, my friends. So very many. This book is supposed to be a Paranormal Romance & Mystery. The only thing it succeeded at was the Paranormal part. Wait, there is a scientific reason for vampires in this world - so it even fails there. Wow, a perfect 10 out of 10 in the fail world! Don't be fooled by realistic fakes, no matter how good they look on the outside. So, the "Paranormal" isn't. Next comes the "Romance". There is an old vampire who had a very small part in a previous book who finds his life-mate in a clumsy, skinny lawyer and is not happy about it. He doesn't find her attractive at all. He calls her "Olive Oyl" and wished for a "Jessica Rabbit" as his life-mate. So, here is what we have here: Expectations: vs. Reality: Later, after he gets used to her disappointing appearance and grows to like her, he calls her "HIS Olive Oyl". Awww... so much better. It must be true love to compare her to a very unattractive cartoon character! Oh, and he's said to resemble David Beckham. Although, that could explain his life-mate being a very unattractive woman... Holy Crap!! Who left the skeleton in the oven too long? So, the love-story falls very flat. (Flat is a word he also uses to describe his life-mate.) And finally, we have the "Mystery" part of the book. The whole reason that our vampire guys are at the lake where the girl is vacationing is that they are investigating a rogue vampire that is biting people in the area. As a matter of fact, in the very beginning of the book there is a vampire draining a girl. But, this mystery gets very very little time in the story and fizzles out so much that it is basically forgotten until there is a lame explanation at the end. The explanation is so lame that you have to wonder what the deal was with the story of the girl in the front of the book. All I can think is that they are setting up for another rogue for another book, because that wasn't him in this story. I like to judge my mysteries against the classic mystery series of all time: Scooby Doo (because I'm mature that way). Does this story pass the "Is it a better mystery than Scooby Doo?" test? No. No, it doesn't. Huh, even the Scooby Doo romance was better than this book's. But, in spite of all of that, I still found the book entertaining enough with some humor sprinkled in. Although, come to think of it, the ending was unsatisfying too... Very open-ended. Okay, I am just being generous with the stars today. What can I say, I'm a giver. You're welcome!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Julie (jjmachshev)

    Do you enjoy humor with your hot vamp heroes? If so, you should give Lynsay Sands vamp series a try. Her latest in this series is "The Rogue Hunter" and stars yet another brooding, sexy vampire who finds his mate. Samantha is a hard-charging young lawyer, burning her way up the ladder, trying to make partner at her prestigious law firm. When her sisters finally guilt her into taking their annual lake vacation, she gives in only to get sucked up into the disappearance of the spoiled daughter of on Do you enjoy humor with your hot vamp heroes? If so, you should give Lynsay Sands vamp series a try. Her latest in this series is "The Rogue Hunter" and stars yet another brooding, sexy vampire who finds his mate. Samantha is a hard-charging young lawyer, burning her way up the ladder, trying to make partner at her prestigious law firm. When her sisters finally guilt her into taking their annual lake vacation, she gives in only to get sucked up into the disappearance of the spoiled daughter of one of her firm's most important clients. ?Luckily? another lake visitor is determined to provide assistance...and he's quite the hottie! Mortimer (don't you love that name?) is over 800 years old. He hunts rogue vampires who feed off humans and risk exposure to the whole vampire community. When rumors of a possible rogue bring him to the lake where Sam and her sisters vacation, he's shocked to find that he can't 'read' Sam, and he's suddenly hungry for food, and he's suddenly really, really interested in sex...but only with Sam. Since all these are signs of meeting his lifemate, you'd think Mort would be happy. Well, not right away. She's just not quite what he had in mind when he imagined his lifemate. But the more time he spends with Sam, the more his hungers grow...for food, for her, and for her blood. Mort is hilarious. Reading about a staid, boring, tired of food/sex/life vampire trying to rationalize his feelings had me in stitches. This is a total 'feel good' read. There's no real danger, no competing males (or females), and lots of hot tension and good sex. I liked it!

  3. 4 out of 5

    DarienMoya

    ^^ TOTALLY LACKING IN ROGUES!^^ One thing you can always expect from Lynsay Sands is a funny and easy read, with just the right amount of romance. This is the first book of the Rogue Hunter series, I expected it to be a lot darker and intense but it has the same tone as the Argeneau series, not like that is a bad thing, I wanted more Rogue vampires and I got nada. Sam and her sisters are on vacation at the family cottage for two weeks, it’s a great way to catch up and just hang out. Sam has a bit ^^ TOTALLY LACKING IN ROGUES!^^ One thing you can always expect from Lynsay Sands is a funny and easy read, with just the right amount of romance. This is the first book of the Rogue Hunter series, I expected it to be a lot darker and intense but it has the same tone as the Argeneau series, not like that is a bad thing, I wanted more Rogue vampires and I got nada. Sam and her sisters are on vacation at the family cottage for two weeks, it’s a great way to catch up and just hang out. Sam has a bit of an ear infection so her balance is off, and she basically looks like a clumsy fool. The cottage beside her as been vacant for a time, and it seems the owner and friends have stopped by for a visit, when a storm leads them to get up close and personal, it brings honour thy neighbour to a whole new meaning. I’m talking sexy time meaning. Garret Mortimer is a Rogue hunter, he works for a council of vampires who controls their race from hurting and killing humans. When a suspected rogue leads him to cottage country Ontario, yeh I said it, bloody Canada y’all. When he lays eyes on the 3 sisters next door, one thing he knows Sam is definitely not his type, her body is all long muscle and he likes a little meat on bones. Well fate has other plans, seems Sam is his life mate and she is the last thing he needs. There is no way this clumsy fool was meant to be his. This one was definitely lacking in the action department, but what it lacked in suspense it made up for in funny. I had a few laugh out loud moments with this one, you will love the humour and the characters. Sam, she isn’t really epic but she is likable. With Garret I am thinking of all the ways he could bite me, and it’s a plenty. Plus we had a fun side character Bricker, dude I hope he gets his own book, he is hilarious. Overall a light fluff read, I am hoping for a little more darkness in the other books. I want blood, I want dead people. The ending was kinda blah, and seemed rush I have no sense of closure when it comes to the lead couple. A solid 3.5! P.S If you have no idea what I am talking about, the book is about vampires, and not the hard to kill kind, but its sweet.

  4. 5 out of 5

    CC

    This would have been 4 stars if Garrett was not a shallow, self absorbed asshole! His reaction to his life mate was totally unacceptable to me. I never got over it nor believed in his love for Sam. It was just chemistry/biology overcoming the brain. While I liked the story and felt that Sam's decision at the end made the story unique, I cannot help being a little disappointed. I guess resolution will come later.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline

    It's been a while since I read this series. I started off devouring one after another, but then became bored with the repetition. Unfortunately this was much like the others I've read and so the constant stress about getting hold of enough blood and the lifemate telltale signs are starting to feel well used. There were plenty of light moments and it was an easy enough read but there wasn't enough conversation or banter or anything that felt like good chemistry really to convince me that this cou It's been a while since I read this series. I started off devouring one after another, but then became bored with the repetition. Unfortunately this was much like the others I've read and so the constant stress about getting hold of enough blood and the lifemate telltale signs are starting to feel well used. There were plenty of light moments and it was an easy enough read but there wasn't enough conversation or banter or anything that felt like good chemistry really to convince me that this couple were supposed to be together. Instead it was a bit lacklustre. Ah well.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Natasha

    The Rogue Hunter By Lynsay Sands is the 10th novel of the Argeneau series and The first in the Rogue Hunter series. If you've read my past reviews of Lynsay Sands, you'd know I really enjoy her books. They are a light read, with both action, horror and lots of great romance. I enjoyed this one, but not as much as the others.. I found it lacking something, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what. I guess it bothered me that there was so much talk of threats, but nothing really happened? Not th The Rogue Hunter By Lynsay Sands is the 10th novel of the Argeneau series and The first in the Rogue Hunter series. If you've read my past reviews of Lynsay Sands, you'd know I really enjoy her books. They are a light read, with both action, horror and lots of great romance. I enjoyed this one, but not as much as the others.. I found it lacking something, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what. I guess it bothered me that there was so much talk of threats, but nothing really happened? Not that I need danger in each book, but it was like a regular romance, and lacked the supernatural feel. Sure the three males were vampires, but it was as if they didn't need to be at all.. I'm not saying I didn't like the book, because I did. It's just not one of my favorites of the series. Garrett Mortimer is an Enforcer in the vampire world. (And the Council) His job is to track rogue vampires. Mortimer and his partner Bricker head out to Deckers Country Cottage, a remote area full of lakes and and away from the fast life of the city, where rumors of a vampire biting the locals has started. Samantha Willan and her two sisters Jo and Alex are visiting their family cottage for a few weeks to relax from their stressful lives. Sam is a work-a-holic. She's a junior partner in a major firm, and even on vacation, she's always on call. While her sister is mowing the lawn she is swarmed with deer flies, Sam runs out to help shew them away. During that time they notice for the first time that their next-door neighbor is in town. She's goes over to introduce herself and see if they want to join in on their power out dinner party. Garrett is horrified to realize he can't read her mind. She's his life mate? This clumsy, stick figure? She is more Olive Oil then then hoped. But not soon after does he realize how wrong he was about Sam. She's beautiful and more than he hoped for, but maybe he's not enough for her? This is the first time the vampire star of the book isn’t an Argeneau. But don't worry, you will still see familiar names and encounter some Argeneaus from previous novels in the series. I'm actually looking forward to Decker and Bricker’s story though.. Decker is an older one, who I can't wait to see being cracked from his shell, and Bricker, still only young, is hilarious and cute. He's so naive, even for a hundred something year old. As for the Argneau series, I think I just have such high hopes for each book in this series, that I always think they are going to be 10's. Even still, I went out and bought Love Bites, and will soon buy another. One 3 out of 5 won't stop me from begging for more!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shannon (Giraffe Days)

    The 10th book in the Argeneau series (which you don't need to read in order) takes a sidestep from the Argeneau family to centre on Mortimer, an enforcer for the Council, who's up in Cottage Country (Muskoka) with his partner Bricker, staying at Decker's cottage while they hunt for a possible rogue vampire in the area. Decker's neighbours are three sisters enjoying a two-week vacation: Alex, a chef, Sam, a lawyer, and Jo, a uni student. When Mortimer realises that Sam is his life mate, he's disap The 10th book in the Argeneau series (which you don't need to read in order) takes a sidestep from the Argeneau family to centre on Mortimer, an enforcer for the Council, who's up in Cottage Country (Muskoka) with his partner Bricker, staying at Decker's cottage while they hunt for a possible rogue vampire in the area. Decker's neighbours are three sisters enjoying a two-week vacation: Alex, a chef, Sam, a lawyer, and Jo, a uni student. When Mortimer realises that Sam is his life mate, he's disappointed that she doesn't match up to his Jessica Rabbit fantasies. As he gets to know her though he reconsiders: she's funny, intelligent, sharp and, once he understands that her incredible clumsiness is due to an ear infection, sexy. The Rogue Hunter has Sands' trademark humour, with lots of silly moments, as well as a great cast. Mortimer is really quite lovable, and the interruptions to him "getting it on" with Sam are hilarious. There were some slow sections, but nothing boring. I'm really glad she's still writing books in this series. The Argeneau Vampire Series: 1. A Quick Bite 2. Love Bites 3. Single White Vampire 4. Tall, Dark & Hungry 5. A Bite To Remember 6. Bite Me If You Can 7. The Accidental Vampire 8. Vampires Are Forever 9. Vampire, Interrupted 10. The Rogue Hunter 11. The Immortal Hunter

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shelby

    So this was a case of liking Samantha and Mortimer together but finding the main story a little underwhelming. I still enjoyed the story, but the side story with Samantha's boss' demands was a little absurd. Sure it let Samantha and Mortimer get some alone time, but it was just silly. I enjoyed the interactions between Mortimer and the other hunters a lot. They were entertaining. He's the stoic one but it made it all the more smile worthy when the younger boys would get up to trouble. Samantha's So this was a case of liking Samantha and Mortimer together but finding the main story a little underwhelming. I still enjoyed the story, but the side story with Samantha's boss' demands was a little absurd. Sure it let Samantha and Mortimer get some alone time, but it was just silly. I enjoyed the interactions between Mortimer and the other hunters a lot. They were entertaining. He's the stoic one but it made it all the more smile worthy when the younger boys would get up to trouble. Samantha's relationship with her sisters was great as well. Really the personalities in this story were the best parts.

  9. 5 out of 5

    t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ aka Barbara

    Something a Bit Different! Description: Hot on the heels of her series featuring the Argeneaus, "New York Times"-bestselling author Sands begins a new series focusing on the Rogue Hunters--immortals associated with the Argeneaus who work for The Council and hunt vampires who have broken their laws My Thoughts: My first thought is that the blurb is terrible and needs to be rewritten as it does not sell the book at all. My second thought is : this is soooo cool I know all the geography in this story e Something a Bit Different! Description: Hot on the heels of her series featuring the Argeneaus, "New York Times"-bestselling author Sands begins a new series focusing on the Rogue Hunters--immortals associated with the Argeneaus who work for The Council and hunt vampires who have broken their laws My Thoughts: My first thought is that the blurb is terrible and needs to be rewritten as it does not sell the book at all. My second thought is : this is soooo cool I know all the geography in this story extremely well as I summer in the area. This being said it might make me a bit easier on the book. I really liked the cottaging premise I haven't seen that done in a PNR before and felt it was really original. The characters, Decker, Mortimer and Bricker were funny, handsome, strong. We had met Mortimer and Bricker before in Lucian's story but Decker was a whole new character. The Heroine Sam could have been a bit stronger and sure of herself in places but liked that she was a lawyer and liked that she was very close to her sisters (do I see up coming books featuring the sisters?) I thought Mortimer slipped out of character a bit in this book. He was more taciturn and stern. I know meeting your lifemate lightens you up..but a few things just didn't "feel" quite right. Over all this book didn't really jump from the pack but felt like it was one of those books that generate characters and set us up for up coming stories. I call these books vehicles..Long series often need them but they are not the most fun to read. 3.5 Stars on this and a caution if you plan on reading more of the series you do need to read this book as it is a setup for future tales.

  10. 5 out of 5

    QiJia 치쟈

    A short cute read but it was too anticlimax Fun to see a lawyer heroine and when she made the comment that kissing is not allowed in Malaysia , she's partially right. Couples are not allowed to show public affections like kissing and HAND HOLDING or risked getting arrested. Furthermore under the Penal Code oral sex is categorized under UNNATURAL SEX together with beastiality. Yep Malaysia is SUCH a fun country. Did you know Ultraman comic in Malay language is banned because Allah means God and non- A short cute read but it was too anticlimax Fun to see a lawyer heroine and when she made the comment that kissing is not allowed in Malaysia , she's partially right. Couples are not allowed to show public affections like kissing and HAND HOLDING or risked getting arrested. Furthermore under the Penal Code oral sex is categorized under UNNATURAL SEX together with beastiality. Yep Malaysia is SUCH a fun country. Did you know Ultraman comic in Malay language is banned because Allah means God and non-Muslim can't use the word Allah? Did you know some NGO Institute of Islamic in Malaysia encourages Muslim to BOYCOTT Body Shop because Body Shop supports gender equality, gay and lesbians? Did you know a sodomy case is considered a NATIONAL SECURITY case? whereas a grenade causing a death of a Mongolian woman is not? The level of stupidity of Malaysia has reached a whole new level. Oh and the missing plane #PrayforMH370 I won't fault anyone because no one would want such tragedy to happen But the rumors from all over the world is too much. These people who can't stop spreading rumors are inconsiderate, disrespectful and unethical. How did a book review became my frustration with my home country — I have no idea. Guess I'm too riled up.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Not my favorite. I love the humor in the writing - but the story fell a little flat for me. You know how you are reading along and you think Oh! I bet this guy with the party cabin is the bad guy! but then it turns out he was just a neighbor and not really of any interest? Yeah. Like that. I feel like I spent half the book guessing that things that seemed very important WERE important - only to have them never mentioned again. The sex scenes didn't trip my trigger in this one either. Maybe I am Not my favorite. I love the humor in the writing - but the story fell a little flat for me. You know how you are reading along and you think Oh! I bet this guy with the party cabin is the bad guy! but then it turns out he was just a neighbor and not really of any interest? Yeah. Like that. I feel like I spent half the book guessing that things that seemed very important WERE important - only to have them never mentioned again. The sex scenes didn't trip my trigger in this one either. Maybe I am desensitized and need a break from hot Vampire sex. You can only read that the hot vampire Adonis godlike man sucked on her nipple through her bra/shirt so many times before you start going yeah yeah yeah. So maybe I should read some sap or some classic literature or something before I venture back into Lynsay Sands writing. I don't think I am giving her books enough credit when I am feeling crabby and frosty.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    If you've been following the series you've already been introduced to Mortimer and Brinker. In this book you will be give a chance to really get to know them and meet Decker and the Willian sisters. Mortimer, Brinker, and Decker are on assignment to try to find a rough vampire who has been biting people in cottage county. Well Decker's cottage is next door to the Willian sisters cottage. To make matters worse Samantha Willian ends up being Mortimer's lifemate. But he refuses to believe that this If you've been following the series you've already been introduced to Mortimer and Brinker. In this book you will be give a chance to really get to know them and meet Decker and the Willian sisters. Mortimer, Brinker, and Decker are on assignment to try to find a rough vampire who has been biting people in cottage county. Well Decker's cottage is next door to the Willian sisters cottage. To make matters worse Samantha Willian ends up being Mortimer's lifemate. But he refuses to believe that this clumsy stick figure is his lifemate and she refuses to understand why he would be interested in her especially when he is bossy and gorgeous.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Celeste

    I actually probably would have given this book 3.5 stars, if it were an option. I thought the book was an easy read, well written and entertaining but left me feeling kind of... blah. The ending was very anticlimactic and I was disappointed with how she left the main characters in the book. Suffice it to say, this was most definitly not one of my favorite Lynsay Sands books.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    I was so put off by this "hero's"crass and terribly mean observations about the heroine I only made it a couple chapters in before quitting and skipping the next two books as well so I didn't get lost. I picked up with Armand's book

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jaime

    More like 3.5 for this one. I liked it but not one of my top favs for this series. Also a little disappointing coming off of Marguerite's book (Vampire Interrupted) which was just amazing!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mackenzie

    Mortimer's description of his ideal life mate made me want to punch him. Sam's lack of self-confidence despite being a badass lawyer was infuriating, not relatable. I have no idea why a woman who normally writes empowering, great multi-dimensional women would include this just overwhelming sense of inadequacy in our character. Especially since it was warranted by absolutely nothing that had happened! However, despite some key flaws and an overall premise that was ridiculous, good chemistry durin Mortimer's description of his ideal life mate made me want to punch him. Sam's lack of self-confidence despite being a badass lawyer was infuriating, not relatable. I have no idea why a woman who normally writes empowering, great multi-dimensional women would include this just overwhelming sense of inadequacy in our character. Especially since it was warranted by absolutely nothing that had happened! However, despite some key flaws and an overall premise that was ridiculous, good chemistry during the romance scenes. Let's hope Bricker's book is better.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Clarice

    Sam is just what Garrett needed. They do complete each other. Will work very hard to keep each other safe.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Hull

    This book will make you laugh out loud one minute, and blush at intense passion the next. The scientific spin on vampires is also very interesting!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Eskimo Princess Jenkins

    I was not interested in this one as much as any of the others in the series.

  20. 4 out of 5

    bea

    This fun and cute i love it and i will keep reading

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tina Williams

    Enforcer and Career Girl get Mated The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands is full of romance and suspense with her trademark mayhem and humour. In it, an immortal, whilst on a mission to protect the world from rogue vampires unexpectedly finds his life mate, a human who is a committed career woman. The book is number 10 in the author’s Argeneau Vampire series. Lynsay Sands portrays vampires as Atlanteans, who need blood to allow the nanos developed by their scientists to heal them and maintain their im Enforcer and Career Girl get Mated The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands is full of romance and suspense with her trademark mayhem and humour. In it, an immortal, whilst on a mission to protect the world from rogue vampires unexpectedly finds his life mate, a human who is a committed career woman. The book is number 10 in the author’s Argeneau Vampire series. Lynsay Sands portrays vampires as Atlanteans, who need blood to allow the nanos developed by their scientists to heal them and maintain their immortality. These modern day immortals imbibe blood from refrigerated blood bags, keeping their existence a secret and thus preventing panic and persecution from mortals. The vampire Council has set up a team of enforcers, under Lucien Argeneau, to bring rogue vampires to justice. In The Rogue Hunter, Garrett Mortimer, an 800 year old immortal, has been sent with his partner Bricker, to Canada. Some humans have been spotted with bite marks and they are to apprehend the culprit. The cottage they are staying in belongs to a fellow enforcer Decker, who is vacationing there, but who joins the investigation. Three sisters, Sam, Alex and Jo occupy the neighbouring cottage.The immortals try and use their mind control powers to dissuade the women from trying to befriend them, to prevent possible interference in their mission. However, Garrett finds that he cannot read or control the mind of Sam, indicating that she is his life mate. Garrett is mortified as Sam does not conform to his womanly ideals and as he has been a bachelor for so long does not know if he is ready to be mated. The trio befriend the girls to give him a chance to check Sam out and also use the girls’ local knowledge to investigate the rogue. The scene is set for a great romp in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, containing romance, danger, intrigue and humour, as a rogue hunter finds that he has finally met his match. Sam, a lawyer, is a workaholic, who has recently broken up with her high school sweetheart and has very low self esteem when it comes to relationships. Her sisters sense the attraction between her and Garrett and they egg her on to have a fling. Despite her misgivings, Sam falls for Garrett, although she has no inkling of his true nature, believing that he must avoid the sun due to a medical condition for example. She does however notice how his eyes appear silver and appear to shine in the darkness. Garrett is not only a great looker, which seems to go hand in hand with being immortal, but he is also caring, charming and witty. He, like Sam, takes his job very seriously. Although surprised to discover that Sam is his life mate, he is quickly drawn to her intelligence, personality and physical presence, despite his early reluctance. The sharing of erotic dreams and Garrett’s reawakening appetites for both food and sex also make for some very hot and comical scenes as only Lynsay Sands can write! The couple’s attempts to make out al fresco had me in stitches, as one horny vampire’s seduction efforts were thwarted for one reason or another. The attempts of the two co-enforcers, Bricker and Decker, to compel an initially unwilling Garrett into the arms of his life mate are hilarious. The contrast between Bricker, a young vampire who, unlike older immortals has not yet lost his appetite for sex, food and drink, and the older jaded immortals is comic. Similarly Sam’s sisters, Alex and Jo, conspire to get Sam and Garrett together. The suspense element is not as intense as in the last novel I read of hers, Born to Bite, focusing more on the relationship between Garrett and Sam. However, it does still contain plenty of humour combined with inventive lovemaking scenes. The book can be read as a stand alone, but the author does continue the story of some of the characters, namely Decker, in book 11, The Immortal Hunter and Jo and Alex, Sam’s sisters in book 12, The Renegade Hunter and book 14, Hungry for You, which I plan to read. I recommend this book to lovers of paranormal vampire romance, who like to read a humorous but romantic tale, with an element of suspense.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sadie Forsythe

    1.5 What nonsense did I just read? I mean really, what was this supposed to be? What it was was boring and basically a failure as both a PNR and a decent mystery. Let me start with the fact that all of the characters are paper thin—no significant history, no real emotional depth, no obvious beliefs or thoughts outside of the immediate. In fact, for most of the book the side characters just went off by themselves and left the H & h alone. So, why bother with them? There was also almost no world-buil 1.5 What nonsense did I just read? I mean really, what was this supposed to be? What it was was boring and basically a failure as both a PNR and a decent mystery. Let me start with the fact that all of the characters are paper thin—no significant history, no real emotional depth, no obvious beliefs or thoughts outside of the immediate. In fact, for most of the book the side characters just went off by themselves and left the H & h alone. So, why bother with them? There was also almost no world-building. What little there was, explaining vampires, came at about page 300! This is probably because the book is labeled as "The Rogue Hunter (Argeneau #10) (Rogue Hunter #1)." Someone tell me what that is supposed to mean. Is it the tenth Argeneau book or the first Rogue Hunter book? Because after reading it, I'm 100% certain it can't be both. While I could follow the plot, it was always painfully apparent I was missing something. The world-building, as stated, wasn't there. Probably because it was in the 9 previous books. People were referenced that the reader didn't know, I strongly suspect Mort was a side character form another book, etc. So, as a 10th Argeneau book, it might have been successful (I don't know as I read it as the first Rogue Hunter book), but as a first in a series, it's a failure. Now let me address the mystery around the rogue that Mortimer is supposed to be hunting. This investigation literally takes up about 20 pages of this 373-page book and then it's solved with anti-climatic aplomb. Let's be honest, Sands didn't set out to write about a rogue vampire and the hunters who go after it. It is just the device used to get the two characters in the same place at the same time. Disappointing to the extreme. I'd have preferred the man to have just been on vacation and Sands not to even bothered with the half-assed attempt she made at pretending this book is anything other than a romance (which is pretty sad because the romance is pretty weak too). The romance? CHEESY! There is the cliché immediate recognition of one's life mate (that somehow turns the tough, broody Mort into a bumbling social throwback), the fragile female in need of assistance with, you know, walking, stupid antics to get around telling the truth, the convenient ability to change people's mind if they ask inconvenient questions (thereby negating any possible narrative tension), and true immortal love and loyalty developing in a mere two weeks. What's more, the whole book is essentially a tease. Over and over Sam and Mort almost have sex, but don't quite manage it. Redundant...and PREDICTABLE! This book is little more than a collection of weak PNR tropes, and none of them were executed particularly well. But worse than any of that, is the fact that I was bored for 373 pages. This sort of book is the epitome of why I refused to read romance for 30 years of my life. I'm in no hurry to read another Lynsay Sands book. How the heck does dreck like this get published over some of the great indies I've read?

  23. 5 out of 5

    Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)

    As ever I just love the Argeneau Series, with it's humor, sexy men, quit witted women and some kind of disaster in each book, it makes each story a great read. Along with the ties to the previous characters. Each book has it's own story, that is basically the same ending for the most part, but each couple has their own story. Their own reasons for why they are meant to be. I always catch myself smiling or busting up out loud while I read one of these books, it never fails to amuse me. This one Mo As ever I just love the Argeneau Series, with it's humor, sexy men, quit witted women and some kind of disaster in each book, it makes each story a great read. Along with the ties to the previous characters. Each book has it's own story, that is basically the same ending for the most part, but each couple has their own story. Their own reasons for why they are meant to be. I always catch myself smiling or busting up out loud while I read one of these books, it never fails to amuse me. This one Mortimer and Sam (I love the name by the way lol), meet at their cottages in Magnetawan also known as "cottage country" Mortimer, and his friends are supposed to be tracking down a Rogue Vampire, but end up meeting the sisters Sam, Jo, and Alex because Mortimer couldn't control Sam's mind. He's found his lifemate, he doesn't believe this to be the case because at first he thinks of her as a drunk and clumsy because she's always falling or hurting herself, but soon comes to find out it's an ear infection. But then he gets to know Sam more and the more he gets to know her the more his interests peeks to her, she obviously gets interested in him but has reserves cause of a past break up. Well of course some tragedy happens, this time it was her bosses goddaughter goes missing, so she ends up staying at her parents cottage (mansion) in the guest cottages out back. During this time, Mortimer and Sam get to know each other quite well, especially when they try to get intimate and it ends up resulting in some kind of a hysterical folly. By the time this tragedy is taken care, things are quite sizzling between Mortimer and Sam, but Mortimer has yet to tell Sam about what he is and that she is his lifemate. By the time he does reveal it, it turns out bad at first, but then she comes to terms on what's she's been told. She is then left with choice of choosing Mortimer and leaving her sisters in like 10 years, or choosing her sisters and getting her memory of Mortimer erased completely. In the end the find the rogue, not going to tell you what happens to the rogue though *smiles*. And Mortimer and Sam are left with the choice, who does she choose? Well let's just say... you will be seeing more of Mortimer and Sam in future books. *smiles*

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kristina Deluise

    the rogue hunter book 10, had a hard time holding my attention to this book kept finding other things to look at some of the things were lame morty and the muppets? story took time to get moving, i don't know i think i miss the argeneau family

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    Rogue Vampire by Lynday Sands - A bit of a departure A rogue vampire has been biting one to many people. Lucian has decided to send his enforcers Mortimer and Bricker off to Canada to get to the bottom of whatever is happening. Arrangements are made for them to stay with another enforcer Decker who owns a cabin in the woods. Meanwhile in the cabin right next door is the family home of three sisters, who are in residence for their annual vacation. Jo and Alex want their sister Sam (the workaholic Rogue Vampire by Lynday Sands - A bit of a departure A rogue vampire has been biting one to many people. Lucian has decided to send his enforcers Mortimer and Bricker off to Canada to get to the bottom of whatever is happening. Arrangements are made for them to stay with another enforcer Decker who owns a cabin in the woods. Meanwhile in the cabin right next door is the family home of three sisters, who are in residence for their annual vacation. Jo and Alex want their sister Sam (the workaholic sister) to kick back, relax and get a social life because Sam has just gone through a breaking up with her high school sweetheart who was a bit of a jerk.  Right away Mortimer understand he has found his  life mate but she is not quite what he expected...at the same time wooing Sam is no easy feat as she is not really ready.   This book takes quite the departure from other stories in the series and for me that was not the best choice. In short I miss the Argeneau’s! This to me is what makes these stories humorous..frankly this one was not funny at all. In fact Mortimer was like a stick in the mud. Then the plot was weak so there were some connections I never quite made like what happened to the lady in the beginning? What was the point of Cathy?? Then to top it off there was almost no action – of any kind!   Now the story was not all bad. I did like watching Mortimer try to juggle the truth vs. the lie with Sam. I did like Sam, I thought she was a good heroine. I also thought the near sex scenes were cute.  The beginning moves a bit slow and overall the story is not bad – it just falls a bit flat from other stories in the series. 

  26. 5 out of 5

    Georgina

    The Rogue Hunter is only the second Lynsay Sands novel I've read and after enjoying the first (Love Bites) I was a little disappointed with this one. Granted it's been a while since I've read Love Bites but Sands' writing style seems competely different in The Rogue Hunter; not as straight forward and almost completely devoid of any humour (though I fear it wasn't for lack of trying). I will pay her the scene where Mortimer reveals his secret to Sam however, that was entertaining. Just a few probl The Rogue Hunter is only the second Lynsay Sands novel I've read and after enjoying the first (Love Bites) I was a little disappointed with this one. Granted it's been a while since I've read Love Bites but Sands' writing style seems competely different in The Rogue Hunter; not as straight forward and almost completely devoid of any humour (though I fear it wasn't for lack of trying). I will pay her the scene where Mortimer reveals his secret to Sam however, that was entertaining. Just a few problems with the female protagonist - The idea that workaholic Sam would spend her long-awaited, well-earned holiday time at the lake stumbling around as a result of an ear infection she didn't have time to get seen to seems moronic to me. Also, I found her continual self deprecation irritating. I'd rate The Rogue Hunter at 2 and a half stars rather than three but gave it the three because I've rated some really awful books at 2 (which probably should have been a 1) and The Rogue Hunter wasn't that bad.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Mem

    Samantha Willan is a workaholic lawyer. She's grateful for some rest and relaxation in cottage country, and after a recent breakup she wants to stay as far away from romance as possible. Then she meets her irresistible new neighbor. There's something strange and mysterious about his eyes. Is it just her imagination, or are they locked on her neck? Garrett Mortimer is a rogue hunter. His last assignment united Lucian Argeneau with his lifemate, and Mortimer is hoping this one will be less . . . ad Samantha Willan is a workaholic lawyer. She's grateful for some rest and relaxation in cottage country, and after a recent breakup she wants to stay as far away from romance as possible. Then she meets her irresistible new neighbor. There's something strange and mysterious about his eyes. Is it just her imagination, or are they locked on her neck? Garrett Mortimer is a rogue hunter. His last assignment united Lucian Argeneau with his lifemate, and Mortimer is hoping this one will be less . . . adventurous. He's here to track down a reported rogue, but fun in the sun is every bloodsucker's nightmare. Worse, he can't seem to get his mind off Samantha, especially when he spies her skinny-dipping in the lake. After eight hundred years as a bachelor, is he ready to turn a volatile attraction into a lasting love affair?

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kinga

    We met Mortimer and Bricker in Lucian's story and I was not prepared for his story. I mean I was kind of distracted by Lucian in his story and didn't really pay attention to the other guys. I was a bit, or more, annoyed with Mortimer judging Sam when he first realised that he cannot read her. But you know, men will be men. ( But rabbits? Seriously? Damn.) And I was bit more annoyed with all the controlling going around. It was very obvious and kind of dragged along. But anyway it all came to a s We met Mortimer and Bricker in Lucian's story and I was not prepared for his story. I mean I was kind of distracted by Lucian in his story and didn't really pay attention to the other guys. I was a bit, or more, annoyed with Mortimer judging Sam when he first realised that he cannot read her. But you know, men will be men. ( But rabbits? Seriously? Damn.) And I was bit more annoyed with all the controlling going around. It was very obvious and kind of dragged along. But anyway it all came to a satisfying end so ... Sam is a lawyer and I understand her desire to climb up the career ladder but destroying her holiday was just mean of her boss. And the leeches. *goose bumps* * shiver* no thank you.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    Garrett Mortimer (secondary character from Leigh and Lucian's book) is a member of the council and rogue vampire hunter who with colleagues is in a small town looking for a vampire biting the locals. They stay in a cabin next to one occupied by the Willan sisters, Alex, Sam, and Jo, when he realizes he can't "read" Sam making her his lifemate. Although these books have been hit or miss for me as I read through the series, this was a complete miss. Nothing worked - the plot, the "bad guy," the ro Garrett Mortimer (secondary character from Leigh and Lucian's book) is a member of the council and rogue vampire hunter who with colleagues is in a small town looking for a vampire biting the locals. They stay in a cabin next to one occupied by the Willan sisters, Alex, Sam, and Jo, when he realizes he can't "read" Sam making her his lifemate. Although these books have been hit or miss for me as I read through the series, this was a complete miss. Nothing worked - the plot, the "bad guy," the romance - nothing. From a sex scene that ends in a leech attack, a missing person side plot that goes nowhere, and even the relationship between the close sisters, everything just felt flat.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jenger

    The Argeneau series is probably my favorite of the vampire romance books. Unfortunately, this most recent in the series was a disappointment. I was glad to get it finished just so I could move on to a more interesting read. There really wasn't much to the storyline and the mystery that's always woven through Lynsay Sands' books was pretty much non-existent. However, I'm still looking forward to the next installment and hoping it will be representative of the previous Argeneau books.

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