Reader reviews for A Quick Bite

Plot:The Blurb does say it all.My thoughts:This one was on the lighter side of paranormal romance. Sure there was some passion and danger, but there was also this light vibe and some humour.I liked the plot idea. Lissianna is an 200 year old vampire, she has no problem biting down on a neck but in these modern times most blood comes in bad. And Lissi has one big problem, she faints at teh sight of blood. Her mother kidnaps a hunky men and leaves him on her bed, the doctor to fix her problems. A sexy doctor that makes her long for a bit more.Lissi was nice, and after delving deeper into her past I understand her fear of blood. Greg was understanding, well, after a while, and they seemed to good for each other. But being immortal is not that easy when it comes to men.And there I come into the best part of the book, the vampires. Not silly cross fearing, no shadows bloodsuckers here. No there is a good scientific reason; Atlantis, scientist, nanobots into bloodstreams to cure illness, and those same nanos were just too good. Which left the people almost immortal, but in a need of blood not to die. The same nanos can be transferred from mother to child, and if you find you perfect mate. There you got, vampires created by mistake by a superior people. I loved the originality of this.The tone is light, and had me reading fast. One thing did bother me, a certain danger that emerged and that was so obvious but that Lissi did not see. But then she did have Mr Hunk on her mind so I forgive her.My recommendation and final thoughts:I liked this book, and it is a series that I would recommend. There are still lots of single vamps that need to find true love, and I wonder what dangers might emerge. A 3,5 with a promise of more to come. I enjoyed this story, and I sure enjoyed the background for the story. It was a sweet story, throw in some passion and mix with one big nosy family.Reason for reading:Sounded fun
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Not my kind of paranormal romance. The conflicts were boring and/or ridiculous (hi, I am a 200 year vampire who faints at the sight of blood). I didn't like the hero and heroine enough to care about their relationship. The story and dialogue were silly without being funny. And I felt the way the vampire characters acted conflicted with how I imagine people who are hundreds of years old would think and act. Maybe I just like my vampires a little more tortured.
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Lissianna Argeneau even though she is a Immortal, faints at the sight of blood, so she has to feed from mortals for sustenance. When she heads to her mother's home for her birthday party, she finds that in her old bedroom a man in her bed, tied wide eagled. To say Lissianna is surprised is a understatement. Dr. Gregory Hewitt finds himself waking up in a strangers bed room, tied to the bed and then see's a gorgeous woman. Gregory is told that he is to be Lissianna's birthday gift. Lissianna is shocked to discover a stranger in her bed, not only that but she can't read his mind, which is even more puzzeling to her. But then her mother informs her that he is not for her to feed on or even have sex with, he is to help her cure her of her phobia of seeing blood. But Greg is much more irresistable that she would imagine, and she finds it difficult to resist him. A Quick Bite is the first in the Argeneau series, and here is Lissianna's story. This is where we get introduced into this series and I found the plot and the characters to be endearing. I loved the whole concept of the hero being kidnapped and tied to the heroines bed. I mean its definitely a great start for a romance, especially with Lynsay Sands at the helm. I found A Quick Bite to be a engaging and fun read, and definitely a hard one to put down. I just loved the plot and the characters equally. It was just a enjoyable read and very witty and full of everything that Sands puts in her books, and she delivers with A Quick Bite!
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"A Quick Bite" was a wonderful, light, one-time read. Although it isn't one of my favorites, I am going to keep reading the series just to keep up with the fun characters. (If I didn't continue, it would be like stopping midway through a great chick flick!)This is not your typical vampire story. (Ah, isn't that refreshing?) This novel circulates around a family of vampires that are ridiculously kind and they're just like a typical (human) family. These vampires are alive, not undead. Strange, right? Like I said, not your typical vampire story.Lissianna, our main vampire lady, arrived at home only to realize a sexy man is tied to her bed. Hmm...? Turns out her mommy dearest had him there as a birthday surprise! (For blood, not sex, perverts!) She is just going to take a quick bite, thinking no one would realize she had ruined her own surprise... after all, he isn't going to remember.Uh oh, she thought wrong. He IS a birthday present but he wasn't for dinner. He's a doctor and he's been kidnapped to help Lissi get over her ridiculous fear of blood. (Yes, she is a vampire who faints at the sight of blood!) Lissi has to feed the old way- "off the hoof." All of her family gets to feed from bags of donated blood like good little vampires do!This book was very predictable when it came to the "who did it??" aspect. There were a lot of plot twists and humor that kept me interested. The unique origin of vampires in this book also kept me reading. It is always good to get a new twist on an old (and awesome) genre.
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Lissianna (Lissi for short) is celebrating her birthday. She's 202 and her mom has a special present waiting for her. When she first sees Greg, she misinterprets her mother's intentions and makes a quick snack of him. While doing so, he awakens feelings in her that she didn't even know existed. She soon finds out though that he is there to help her get over her phobia; she's a vampire that faints at the sight of blood. This problem has plagued Lissi for some time and her family is desperate to get her better. Greg soon finds out that Lissi is actually a vampire, and instead of trying to escape her and her family, he only wants to understand them better. And he wants to help her in any way he can. As they get to know each other better, they began to wonder if they were destined for each other...but will Greg's knowledge about their race ultimately destroy him? My opinion: When I first started this book, I had trouble getting into the story. The writing just didn't pull me in so I found it hard to keep going. But I did, and ultimately I did enjoy this book. I liked the character's of Lissianna and Greg. I didn't, however, like most of her family. They just came off as annoying to me, every time they had a line I cringed. The only exception to that was her cousin, Thomas, who was witty at times which probably saved his character from being annoying as well. The story line itself was cute and inventive; I especially loved the explanation for how vampires came into existence; it was one I'd never heard before and I really liked that. The second half of the book was MUCH more interesting and the writing seemed to flow better. It was pretty obvious what was going to happen at the end (and by that I mean someone who was not as innocent as they seemed), but all in all it came together nicely. Of course it was the typical love story, where it's obvious they both love each other and you want to just shake both of them and say "Get on with it already! Just tell each other how you feel!!!" But of course then there wouldn't be much of a story, so I suppose it is necessary! My rating: 3/5 stars
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This is a good, easy read. Not a whole lot of action and kinda mild. It was sweet, funny and romantic. The intimate situations were well written and sexy.
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If you like your vampires ala Kim Harrison, Laurell K Hamilton, or even Patricia Briggs, don't expect more of the same here. Those writers obviously draw a compelling dark fantasy realm, where the vampires are frightening, complex, and darkly mysterious. Here the vampires are as human as you or I. They even refer to themselves that way. There are no evil demons in possession in "A Quick Bite" but I found myself suprisingly drawn into the story of how Lissa, a 202 year old vamp, and Gregory a mid-thirties physchiatrist meet. I found the vamp's family all to be intriguing and fairly fleshed out and I can see reading more books about them. There are definately some aspects of the relationship that don't ring true, for example how quickly they fall in love. Obviously, also, in real circumstances, if you were mind tricked, tied to a bed, and made 'dessert' for a vampire, you'd probably be freaked out and running away from, and not straight to, the vampire. However, this isn't reality and that is what I like to escape from when I read. I found this to be a fast, lightweight read that I enjoyed every minute of.
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Cute but not particularly memorable.
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I have waited a long time for this book as my library could not get hold of it until it was republished this year and it was worth waiting for but it not the best in this series.Lissiana Argeneau has been a vampire for over 200 years, and she has a problem. She can't drink blood as the rest of her family does, which is from bags from the blood bank as she feints at the site of blood so she has to either take in intravenously or off the hoof (from a mortal). For her brithday her mother Margurite decides to kidnap Dr Gregory Heweitt who is a leading phsycologyst to help with her blood phobia. Lidssiana is surprised to find Greg tied to her bed and she thinks he is a present for dinner so she gets up close and personal with him so she can take some blood - she soon finds out that he is not here for dinner but to help her - her mother has actually ordered chisese for her dinner!It was a pretty good story, they fall for each other fairly fast and Lissiana goes through the motions of not being able to read Greg (and that is one sign that they are life mates) - things gets a little hairy when someone stakes Lissiana hoping to kill her. This part of the story was a little weak I thought but in was okay.
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It's not really worth reading. It feels very juvenile (though it's not young adult, just immature), and the author tells us everything, doesn't bother showing us anything. 1/3 of the way in and there's not even any sex to make it interesting in a different way. There's not really any plot/story, other than introducing Sands' "world" of vampires, and if there's any humor in it, it was too juvenile for me. For light vampire fiction go read Harris or Davidson and skip this, you won't miss anything.
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