Lynsay Sands returns to her beloved, long-running Argeneau series with a down-on-her-luck heroine, a vampire hero and the serendipitous circumstance of being stranded on a tropical island in Immortal Nights.
Abigail Forsythe needs to restart her life. After leaving medical school and spending most of her savings on taking care of her ailing mother, Abigail feels lost once her mother dies. She needs some time to figure her life out, and with the help of a generous friend, she finds herself taking a rather impromptu trip on a small plane. Her friend can get her on the plane, but she has to settle for hiding in the hold with the cargo. Unexpectedly, the cargo is the undead kind, namely the vampire Tomasso Notte.
Tomasso has been kidnapped, and his kidnappers stowed the immortal away, naked and knocked out cold. When Abigail discovers him, she knows she has to do the right thing and help him. While Tomasso recognizes Abigail as his savior, she’s also something else: his life mate.
Their only possibility for escape is to jump out of the small plane, so Abigail and Tomasso plunge into the waters below and begin their fight for survival. Abigail needs food and water, of course, but they’ll both have to outlast Tomasso’s growing hunger while keeping Abigail off the menu.
Abigail’s journey from being a woman adrift in her own life to being a strong, confident woman is touching, and her depression during this what-to-do-next phase of life is relatable. Tomasso is protective without being overbearing. He shows Abigail the spark that her life has been missing as the two discover a sizzling bond and make their way across the island in hopes of finding help.
Though packing in plenty of suspense, Immortal Nights isn’t without Sands’ typical dash of humor. Immortal Nights has everything fans of the Argeneau series have come to love: a smart heroine in an unexpected situation and a hero who is a drool-worthy mix of tender and courageous.