Fangs For The Memories
Published 2005 304 pages
Rhys Young is a vampire and he has been a vampire for the last two hundred years. During his life Rhys was a viscount in Regency England but that was a long time ago and Rhys now (lives?) resides in New York with his youngest brother Sebastian who is also a vampire. Rhys is fairly miserable for a vampire until he goes out on Christmas Eve and rescues Jane, a nice if slightly naïve young woman who has just arrived in New York, from a bad situation.
That probably would have been the end of their encounter and Rhys would never have seen her again but Rhys’ other brother Christian, who has had a long time grudge against Rhys, attacks both Rhys and Jane and leaves them in a back alley.
Luckily Sebastian finds Rhys and Jane and takes them home but when his brother wakes up on Christmas morning he seems to think that he is a viscount living in Regency London again. He is suffering from amnesia and doesn’t even know that he is a vampire. Sebastian realises that Rhys has forced himself to forget that he is a vampire because he wants to keep Jane with him and can’t do this if she is mortal and he is a vampire.
Sebastian comes up with a cock and bull story that makes Jane agree to stay with them and look after Rhys. It wasn’t too hard to do because with his brother claiming to be a 19th century viscount, it’s clear he needs some looking after.
However, Jane doesn’t know that Rhys is a vampire, which should make for an interesting Christmas!
This is an enjoyable light-hearted vampire romance with a touch of suspense. The suspense is provided by Christian, Rhys’ angry brother who lurks in the background and plots evil deeds against Rhys and Jane who are blissfully unaware of his presence. It’s just a touch of suspense though; mostly this book concentrates on the romantic elements of the story line.
There is a good relationship development between Rhys and Jane (always important in a romance novel) and some steamy sex scenes but all in the right proportions. The dialog and plot are well balanced and unlike some vampire novels the story is not held together only by its sex scenes.
Fangs For The Memories is a fast-paced humorous book that dishes out satisfying romance as well as light hearted laughs. Recommended reading for people who enjoy their vampire romances to lean more towards the romance rather than vampiric angst. Whilst there is vampiric angst in this book it’s handled with such a light-hearted touch that it really doesn’t seem like angst!
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