Immortal Born – Lynsay Sands
Series: Argeneau #30
Type of book: Audiobook
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 9 hours, 32 minutes
Synopsis from Goodreads:
A simple promise to protect her friend’s infant son has turned Allie Chambers’ existence upside down. Caring for—and feeding—an orphaned vampire baby has been tricky enough. But as little Liam grows, so does his appetite. He needs more blood than she can personally supply. And when her attempts to steal from a blood bank go awry, Allie wakes up surrounded by doctors, cops…and the gorgeous, mesmerizing Magnus, who she can neither trust nor resist.
Magnus never expected to find his life mate breaking into a blood bank. Clearly, Allie is already entwined with his world—in deeper, more dangerous ways than she realizes. A band of vicious rogue immortals is in pursuit, and Magnus’ first task is to keep her safe. His second: to awaken her to mind-blowing pleasure, and hope she’ll accept the life, and the passion, that only he can offer.
Immortal Born is the first book I read in the Argeneau series. I stumbled upon the series in a bookstore in the capital city and was hesitant to buy it since it wasn’t first in a series. I therefore checked for it on my audiobook service and was pleased to see that they indeed had it.
At first the story sucked me in and I was eager to continue to listen, I wanted to see what happened next. Then there was the over use of the phrase “life mate”. Even though I was new to this vampire world, I did not have any trouble in understanding this concept and the constant mention of her being his life mate was a bit much.
If I didn’t know that this was the 30th book in the series, I would have thought this was an early book. The author does a good job explaining the world and the history of the vampires and I don’t have many questions after finishing the book.
I found it a bit of out of character that Ally was so accepting and didn’t question the information she got from the other characters in the book. She was very quick into this new world and didn’t keep her distance or scepticism that I would have expected, especially given her history.
The newfound relationships found later in the book, the ones making a new family was a bit forced. They were kind of quick but I didn’t feel the same warm tug to my heart as the main character did. The timeline in this book is quite short, if this book had taken place during a longer period this would probably not have felt as weird.
And that ending? No, not fitting to this story. Happily ever after, yes, I like that. But this, too fast. A bit rushed and feels a lite out of place.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and give it 3 out of 5 stars. I will probably check out more books in this series.