Immortally Yours (Argeneau)
by Lynsay Sands
Cover Artist: Tony Mauro
Review by Gayle Surrette
Avon Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780062468956
Date: 26 September 2017 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
If you've read previous books in the Argeneau series, you have a pretty good idea what is going to happen. There will be lots of action, derring-do, a romance, dangerous rogues that need to be caught, and a happy ending for the couple that falls in love. Immortally Yours is a bit different in that this time the author plays about with the audience expectations.
Beth Argenis and Cullen "Scotty" MacDonald first met one hundred and twenty-five years ago. At the time, Scotty began having some shared dreams but he thought Beth was insane and wanted to wipe her memory, so he thought someone else was his lifemate. Beth, knowing what Scotty wanted to do with her, went to Spain with a friend and was trained as a rogue hunter and partnered with Dree Argenis. Scotty would show up every now and then and try to interfere in Beth's life. She thought he hated her but she had some really hot dreams when he was around.
Fast forward 125 years and Beth is working as a rogue hunter in Canada and, since the Canadian group is short on rogue hunters, due to most of their hunters being in Venezuela looking for a man who had been hunting and torturing immortals, Scotty offered to help out and to check to see if Beth is ready to be his lifemate. Note that he hasn't said anything to Beth about this in 125 years and she thinks he hates her. Any woman could tell him that his plan, whatever it is, is not going to go over well with someone who is strong, independent, and happy with the life she's built for herself.
So, will our couple come to some sort of understanding? Things are not looking good at the beginning as there are misunderstandings aplenty when Beth feels Scotty is trying to control her life – again. Meanwhile, it seems that someone is trying to kill Beth or maybe just trying to kill rogue hunters and Beth is a handy target. Mix in the usual and unusual jobs that rogue hunters are sent out on and that Beth often solves in nonstandard ways, the need to train new rogue hunters quickly to pick up the slack, and the number of new rogues appearing because they know the hunters are short staffed and you get a Argeneau novel with some new twists and unusual twists.
My bias is that I enjoy this series. I have some serious problems with some of the basic premises but nevertheless, I can let my evaluative brain slip into neutral and enjoy the ride as the plotting is tight and the characters well developed. I also always look forward to another in the series.