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"A great fast read - even better than preceding titles"

The latest in the series of vampire books by Lindsay Sands is Tall,

Dark, and Hungry. We know this is going to be good as soon as we see the cover with the bride and groom figures on top of the cake - he's dressed up in a black and red cape, with fangs, and the caption is "Chow's on."

This book is a great fast read. The premise is that Lucian and his editor Kate from Single White Vampire are getting married and Terri, her cousin and best friend, has come over from England to help with the wedding. Since Kate's place is full, mostly due to the groom living

there, Terri stays in his brother Bastien's penthouse apartment. Attraction is quickly established between her and Bastien, his first experience with love in several hundred years.

With two weeks until the wedding things seem under control, but then Lucian and Kate have to substitute for fellow editor Christopher Keyes at a convention on the west coast after a toilet falls through the ceiling of his apartment and breaks his leg. Consequently when the wedding plans go haywire it is up to Terri and Bastian to save the day, not to mention keep track of Chris who can't seem to stay out of the hospital, and Bastien's cousin Vincent who can't seem to keep his fangs out of everyone in sight.

While both the previous books, Single White Vampire and Love Bites, are very well done, this latest book was actually better in a lot of ways. For one thing, I felt Bastien was a stronger character than at least Lucian, who struck me as a little spacey even for someone who was supposed to be a romance writer. Also I really liked Terri, who had a very good reason to be wary of a relationship with Bastien who she believes is seriously ill - why else would he need so much blood in his private fridge? The scenes where Bastian learns how to appreciate life again are wonderful and I loved it that they seemed to be good friends long before they became lovers. The book was laugh-out-loud funny most of the time, particularly between the accidents that kept befalling

Chris and the wedding planning mishaps, but there was also a sense of sweetness underpinning the story.

One more thing: The Dorchester editorial staff must have terrific senses of humor given how many awful things are allowed to befall their namesakes in this book.

Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted June 15, 2004

SUMMARY

Chow's on.

It bit: New York hotels cost an arm and a leg, and Terri had flown from England to help plan her cousin's wedding. The new in-laws offered lodging. But they were a weird bunch. There was the sometimes-chipper-sometimes-brooding Lucern, and the wacky stage-actor, Vincent. (She couldn't imagine Broadway casting a hungrier singing-and-dancing Dracula.). And then there was Bastien. Just looking into his eyes, Terri had to admit she was falling for him - someone even taller, darker and hungrier than the other two. She was feeling a mite peckish herself. And if she stayed with him, those bloodsucking hotel owners wouldn't get her!

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Author's Note:**If you wish to read the series in order, please go by Book number and not by publishing date as they were published out of order.**

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Tall, Dark, and Hungry
(Argeneau series: Book 4)
by Lynsay Sands

Love Spell
July 1, 2004
Available: July 4, 2008
ISBN #0505525836
EAN #9780505525833
384 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Lynsay Sands

Under a Vampire Moon
The Bite Before Christmas
The Reluctant Vampire
Hungry For You
Born to Bite
Bitten By Cupid
The Renegade Hunter
The Immortal Hunter
Devil of the Highlands
The Rogue Hunter
Eternal Lover
Vampire, Interrupted
Vampires Are Forever
The Accidental Vampire
Holidays Are Hell
Highland Thirst
Bite Me If You Can
A Bite to Remember
Dates From Hell
A Quick Bite
The Eternal Highlander
Sweet Revenge
Love Bites
Wish List
Single White Vampire
His Immortal Embrace
The Loving Daylights
What She Wants
A Mother's Way
The Reluctant Reformer
Wish List
Bliss
Mistletoe & Magic
Always
The Deed


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