04 February 2011

The Rogue Hunter


This is the 10th book in the Argeneau series, and the first book in the Rogue Hunter series (of which there are three - I don't know if there will be more). The book deviated from the Argeneau family, featuring an unrelated immortal as the hero. Garrett Mortimer hunts rogue immortals for the Council, along with his partners, Bricker and Decker. They are sent to "cottage country" to look for a rogue vamp, as several humans have been spotted in the area with bite marks on their necks.

Samantha Willan and her two sisters are vacationing in a neighboring cottage. Sam is the usual Sands' heroine, plucky and sassy and strong, though a recent breakup with a longtime boyfriend has left her with low self-esteem.

Sam appears to be very clumsy, which thoroughly disgusts Mortimer when he realizes he can't read her and she could be his life mate. She stumbles and falls a lot - in fact, he thinks she's a drinker at first. Turns out to be a stubborn inner ear infection causing her equilibrium to be off. Wouldn't an inner ear infection be painful? Sam is only in pain when she falls. But maybe not all ear infections are painful. I'm too lazy to research that though.

The book is enjoyable, but not as much as the ones before it. I expected more about the actual hunt for the rogue, and when that storyline was resolved it was sort of a let down. This book had less danger, less bite, shall we say, than some of the previous entries in the series. When I read the next book, The Immortal Hunter, my expectations will be lower and I'll keep in mind that this series is basically light, fluffy romances.

(I purchased this book at Half Price Books.)

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