Kissing with Fangs by Ashlyn Chase
Claudia Fletcher has her MBA and a stellar resume, so when the bar she manages burns down, she could easily move on to bigger and better things. But something about the bar owner, Anthony Cross makes it impossible to leave.
Anthony has never let on to the general public that he’s a vampire, and most of his staff members have no idea Boston Uncommon was a safe gathering place for supernaturals of all kinds. Now that it’s nothing but ash, the tentative peace among warring factions is starting to crumble. The last thing he wants to do is put Claudia in danger, but he also knows there’s no way he can let her go…
Anyone who knows me will probably be surprised when I say that I’ve never actually read any Vampire Erotica before. No, seriously. Unless you include Slash Fiction…which I don’t! 😉 So when I saw this on NetGalley I thought I’d give it a go, and although I didn’t LOVE LOVE it, I’m glad I did.
The story isn’t bad, and the writing isn’t bad either, it’s just a bit too…shallow…for my liking.
Vampire meets girl, girl is an alcoholic bar manager so Vampire coverts bar into teashop. Vampire’s Vampire ex is a crazy stalker bitch who doesn’t like girl very much. ‘Paranormals’ are being experimented on, so Vampire and his ‘Para’ friends must stop them which is quite difficult when all he wants to do is have his wicked way with girl.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of light-hearted trashy lit now and again, and this did satisfy that but I wanted more. More than anything, I wanted Anthony to be a better, hotter vampire. I mean he seemed pretty good at Teh Sex, but he was a lame vampire. There was no mystery or danger about him, in fact, if I hadn’t been told, I wouldn’t have believed he was a vampire at all. He didn’t drink anyone’s blood, he didn’t have any bloodlust, and he didn’t even see fit to do away with his stalker ex who was threatening to kill his ‘beloved’. Rubbish.
But, I did enjoy parts of Kissing with Fangs. It was a quick read with some nice touches (err hello, Merman!) and I definitely wouldn’t be put off reading more in the series/from the author (just less of the ‘she worried her lip’ please!).
Disclosure?: I received an Advanced Review Copy from the author/publisher via Netgalley. Many Thanks!
Title: Kissing With Fangs
Author: Ashlyn Chase
Details: Paperback, e-book, 384 pages
Expected publication: March 4th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 2/5