A Quick Bite

Thi hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau 's bed? He 's not dessert- he 's the main course!

Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, ot just a quick snack, and th sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he ight e a candidate. But there 's thi, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood ... an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it does n't hurt that this woma has a delicious-looking neck. What sor of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

Dr. Gregory Hewitt recovers from the shock of waking up in a stranger 's bedroom pretty quickly- once he learns a gorgeous woman about to treat him to th wild night of passion. But is it ossible for the good doctor to find true love with th vampire vixen, or can he be just a good meal? That 's th question Dr. Greg might be illing to sink his teeth into ... if he an just get Lissianna to bite.

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Published October 25th 2005 by Avon (first published October 2005

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PROS:- A few solid ideas ( like the anemia thing in the eginning) .- Great opening.CONS:- Cringe-worthy writing.- Has n't been proofread/edited enough; too many errors.- Terrible at foreshadowing; Chekhov 's gun much?- Thesaurus abuse and neglect.- Very little " showing " and too much " telling " .- After page 13, the story dipped.- Poor character development and male protagonist is a moron.- Too many useless minor characters.- Story was as bland as the characters.- Trying too hard.- Obvious villain was obvious.- No chemistry between Greg and Lissianna ( love interest and protag respectively) .- Misogynistic, sexist, and objectifying.- Cringe-worthy dialogue.COMMENTS: Let me preface this by claiming that I love porn, smut, and sex.

It seeme like Sands was trying oo hard to accept them unique personalities but it did n't take.

They ll had inauthentic characteristics and, quite rankly, they ha a little cheesy.What I meant by " showing vs telling " was that I say to be hown what the characters ook like versus just telling the audience that they 're attractive.

I wil pull a 1-line description out of my ass and that will show you more of how a character looks than Sands can write in a book.

This escription was very captivating and I ca lready imagine how they looked throughout the nove without having to try ( yay eurocentricism because western features are the only features that are beautiful /sarcasm).

He was confronted by strangers and, nstead of talking about his life being tied up and all, he 'd fantasize about being a sex slave to his offenders.The closest thing to a non-sexual connection they had going on was when he anted to " tak her when she was sad " ( the cheesiness in this ook has just gone through the roof).

Twilight had useless minor characters ( like Mike, Jessica, etc) as does this book ( the brother).

Each of the eight cousins went into Greg 's room to ask that he not be mad at Lissianna for keeping him hostage and each begged him to cure her phobia ... ONE.

I was ready to throw he book out the window but I like to give every book a chance ( and I decided to eturn he book and et my$ 8 back) ... so I kept reading.The book was trying so hard in all areas possible.

I do n't have as big of a problem with nanotechnology in Atlantis ( look at Disney 's Atlantis: The Lost Empire; I know that 's pretty advanced) but there were o many differen things that drowned out the sci-fi idea.

He 's the sort of person who thinks pickup lines like " Neve, you 're girl? " would work.The other cousins were also annoying because of how bland the dialogue between everyone was and how useless they were.

I will ithhold this information for anyone who agrees to writ it buuuut HINT* HINT: Less than halfway through he memoir, you 're reminde that they ave a room full of crosses and that they put garlic in Lissianna 's food ... all on one page.Great marketing device ( cover, synopsis, etc) but the actual product was a uge isappointment.

I think Sands was just writing it as she went along and had no idea how he story should end.

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And while I hought that Lissianna ’ s bulb was sometimes too dim- her attempted murderer was the most obvious suspect in the history of obviousness- I did like how she was alternately shy and protective of Greg.

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I say I may talk a little ore than is healthy normal about the coming robot apocalypse.

Because this vampire world has the best justification for the existence ever- nano robots in their bloodstream.

I oved he world where tiny micro-robots were the real killers.I also loved the Argeneau family and their dynamics, so I could begi his series happily.

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Th Quick Bite is the fourth instalment in Lynsay Sands 's vampire paranormal romance series titled Argeneau.

But I stuck it out ... I mean ave you seen how many books are in his series?????

I finished he book but did n't like it enough to continue this series.

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I prefer my PNR books to be on the dark and dangerous side, but I needed to ead th " Q " book to finish the RRRC 's A-Z Book Challenge and A Quick Bite was the nly one I ad on my TBR- for years, I would add- so I tried to finally get it a chance.Lissianna Argeneau is a 202-year-old vampire who happens to be, gasp!, hemaphobic.

Concerned about her future, her mother Marguerite decides to give Lissi " the best birthday gift ever ": Dr. Greg Hewitt, a 35-year-old psychologist who specializes in phobias.

Marguerite is sure he 'll be unable to cure Lissi 's phobia so she can leave a " normal " vampire life.From the awkward moment they meet, Greg and Lissi feel attracted to each other, but nothing good coul come out of it because ( 1) she 's a ampire, ( 2) he 's a mere mortal and ( 3) he 'll have his memory erased as soon as he cures her phobia.

He obviousl sat down with Lissi- actually, he was tied up to the bed, but at thi point, he shoul n't care less- and listened attentively while she recited History of the Vampires: Origin& Evolution.

It ad some good parts- mainly when Greg and Lissi were on their own and away from her wacky family- but those few and far in between moments were n't enough to give up for verything else.

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