Wednesday, April 5, 2017

FANGS LIKE ME by Lyssa Dering

Date published: March 13, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-945952-72-2
Reviewed by Gabrielle (

Obtained via publisher

Rating: 2 1/2  Hearts

Lane has always feared shifters. He has been taught that werewolves especially were stronger than vampires and more dangerous. Yet he cannot deny his attraction to Parker. There is something that the two have. The attraction is there from the moment that they meet. Can Lane trust Parker or will he find himself on the wrong end of things again? The two begin a tentative friendship that soon becomes more but Lane must deal with his past and his Maker before he can attempt a future with Parker. As Parker and Lane try to figure out just what this thing between them is mistrust and misconceptions get in the way. Can the two work through it all or has Lane pushed Parker away without knowing it?

While I enjoyed the concept of this story I found the characters lacking for me. I would have liked a bit more substance to many of the characters especially Lane and Parker. Their relationship and most of the story reads like a young adult book. There are some hot sex scenes that make this book for adults only but the party atmosphere and the way the two main characters acted made me think of frat houses more than adult relationships. There are also a few parts of their story that I would have liked to see more depth to. Lane’s past and how it affects him as well as the vampire s that he lives with are amongst those things. Submission is talked about a lot in this book, sexually and being an Alpha but it is never truly integrated into the relationship between the two men. Their story moves along at a good pace but as I mentioned before there were a things that were glossed over and not really given any substance in the story making it read almost more like an outline of  the story than a full fleshed out version. Lane and Parker do show just what love can accomplish if you let it. This story is a good idea but it could have been so much more.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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