Paranormal

Review: “Fangs Like Me” by Lyssa Dering

TITLE: Fangs Like Me
AUTHOR: Lyssa Dering
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: NineStar Press
COVER ARTIST: Natasha Snow
GENRE: Paranormal
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
LENGTH: 151 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 13, 2017
PRICE: $3.99 – e-book/ $7.99 – paperback

BLURB:

Lane, a newborn vampire, still feels the pain of betrayal. Two years ago, a faithless boyfriend took his life, and now, Lane’s Maker has also left him behind. The pain of separation burns strong when all Lane wants are arms to hold him and enough warm blood to satisfy his voracious appetite. At a shifter party, Lane is drawn to a hunky Alpha werewolf who tries to console him.
Parker is more than a thoughtless hookup. Since his family disowned him for finding boys just as hot as girls, all he wants is someone to love and look after. The sweet little vamp calls to his protective instincts, but he sure is jumpy. Cuddling with boys is new and delicious, but when this boy also wants him as a food source, things get complicated.
Vampires and shifters aren’t supposed to get along, and Parker’s rough dominance triggers bad memories for Lane. But Parker’s wolf wants Lane, and he knows he can give Lane what he needs. Can Lane learn to navigate his past and give the thing growing between them a chance? Or will the very real possibilities of heartache, abandonment, and even death, keep them apart?


Fangs Like Me is the first book that I have read by Lyssa Dering. I liked the writing and the flow of the book. The characters were unique and had unique abilities—like for the vampires, blood replaces all bodily fluids, like sweat, tears, and well you get the idea.
I thought some parts of the book could have been explored a little bit more to round out the story—like his relationship with Erica and Theo. I also wasn’t a fan of the fact that the story just ends at the end. There is an epilogue at the end, but it just makes the book feel like it’s the first book in a new series. But I would have figured that if the author was going to write another book about this couple or this world that she would have done it by now since it’s been over a year since this book was written. And that makes me a little bit sad because up until the end, the book was great.

I liked Lane. He’s a newborn vampire that is still learning how to control his thirst and feed safely. He’s been left in the care of his den mates while his maker, Theo, attends a yearlong summit meeting in Switzerland. Lane is struggling with abandonment issues which is understandable. Two years ago, his faithless boyfriend took his life and now Lane’s maker has also left him behind. All Lane wants are arms to hold him and enough warm blood to satisfy his voracious appetite. Trying to fill the hole that’s been left by the absence of his master, Lane goes to a shifter party and is drawn to a hunky Alpha werewolf who tries to console him.

I also liked Parker. He’s an alpha werewolf that wants to be more than a thoughtless hookup. Since his family disowned him for finding boys just as hot as girls, all he wants is to find someone to love and look after. While at a shifter party, he meets a sweet little vamp that calls to his protective instincts and that he thinks might be his mate. But he’s a little on the jumpy side, and Parker has his work cut out trying to convince Lane to give a relationship between them a chance. Cuddling with boys is new and delicious, but Parker isn’t too sure when Lane also wants to use him as a food source—things are about to get complicated.

However, vampires and shifters aren’t supposed to get along, and Parker’s rough dominance triggers bad memories for Lane. But Parker’s wolf wants Lane, and he knows that he can give Lane what he needs. Can Lane learn to navigate his past and give the thing growing between them a chance? Or will the very real possibilities of heartache, abandonment, and even death, keep them apart?

The book is worth reading to find out the answers even if the end still leaves something to be desired.

***The ARC was provided by NineStar Press. My review is an honest opinion of the boo ***

Review edited by : Laura McNellis

Categories: Paranormal

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