BORN TO BITE (Argeneau #13)
RELEASE DATE: Aug 2012
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
Eshe d’Aureus is sent to Armand Argeneau under the auspice that she needs a safe place to hide from a rogue out for revenge, but Eshe is really on the job. She’s been saddled with the task of finding out why Armand’s wives keep dying, and what it has to do with his son Nicholas and the murder Nicholas is accused of committing 50 years ago. She’s Nicholas’ only hope of avoiding being executed for a murder he may or may not have committed. Eshe’s agreed to take on the task, but that was before she realized she couldn’t read Armand and he is the life mate she’s been waiting for.
Armand Argeneau’s first sight of Eshe was her roaring up on a motorcycle that appeared to be aflame. That was inconspicuous?! She had the grace of a panther, the attitude of a pit bull and openly enjoyed thwarting Lucian’s orders whenever possible … all of which delighted him immensely… until he realized he couldn’t read the woman and she might be a life mate. Having already lost a life mate and two wives to suspicious circumstances, Armand isn’t willing to risk losing another. Unfortunately, sending her away was pretty difficult when he couldn’t keep his thoughts, not to mention his hands, off her. It seems it’s time to once again try to get to the bottom of the deaths of his first three wives. While Armand’s tried before, he’s also failed, but this time he could lose his son as well as his life mate.
I really like the title font and the colour they’ve used, but I can’t say I’m a fan on the bloody knife photograph. It gives me the vibe of a thriller novel by Patricia Cornwall or something, rather than a paranormal romance. I think this is the worst of all the covers, the others are just that little bit more stylised even the gun and key covers (see below).
Having read some of the books in this series, I’m familiar with what the series is about. So it surprises me that the publisher has chosen this image for the book. It sort of reminds me of the newer Vampire Diaries books I’ve seen. It also seems more apt for a Horror book rather than an Paranormal Romance. Personally I like the US cover better. If I saw this book in a bookshop, I don’t think I’d pick it up if I was looking for a PNR
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