Title: Fangs for the Memories
Series: Young Brothers #1
Author: Kathy Love
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Publication date: September 2005
Source: I own a copy
There are Christmas mornings and then there are Christmas mornings like this one: watching my brother, Rhys, swagger through our New York City apartment…smiling. We are talking about Rhys, the detached, surly and annoying; the man who turned brooding into an art form. But he’s not brooding now. No, he’s practically threatening to pistol whip me for shaking hands with the beautiful, sweet, half-dressed creature named Jane who just tried to sneak out of his bedroom. Weird. And who knew Brother Grim even had a sex drive?
But it isn’t just the smiling and the sudden libido that has me freaked out. Something terrible happened last night, something that made my brother break his own rule and save the life of a mortal. Whatever it was, now he doesn’t remember anything from the past two hundred years. He wants Jane so bad that he’s forcing himself to forget he’s a vampire, taking himself back to a time before he crossed over and our family was destroyed. He’s sauntering around the place like a Regency viscount with an English accent, saying things like “I behaved like a randy, soused caper-wit.” Did we ever really talk like that? So, Rhys doesn’t know he’s a vampire, and neither does Jane. This is what we call a problem.
All I know is, this mortal woman has managed to touch my brother’s frozen heart, and I, Sebastian Young, will do whatever it takes to help him keep her…
I’ve think I have mixed feelings about this book. There are some great moments throughout. But there are also some not so great moments.
I mean, I liked the story line.
And I really like Sebastian.
And some of the scenes where he was trying to cover everything up at the same time as convincing Rhys and Jane of his charades were chortlingly funny to the point I sat snorting at my Kindle.
But the ending was just so sucky (no pun intended) that I didn’t feel it did the book any justice at all. Everyone was just too accepting of everything in an absolute flash. Christian’s acceptance of what had really happened in a split second. Jane’s flippant acceptance of her new way of life without it even having to be told to her. Just seemed way too contrite and tidy for the sake of being tidy.
With a little more acceptance struggle, I think this would have been a much better read.
At the moment, it’s a half decent read let down by the ending.
Have you read this title? What’d you think?