"Unique vampire romance"
It is the day before Christmas Eve and two hundred year old
vampire Rhys enters a seedy bar seeking oblivion. While he
drinks away his sorrows, in walks Jane an innocent who
sticks out in this dive. A customer hits on her and Jane is
so innocent she accepts the drinks he keeps buying for her.
When she leaves he follows her and attacks her but Rhys
stops him. When Jane goes back to her hotel, Rhys drinks
from her attacker and is then attacked by his brother,
Christian who believes Rhys was the cause of his lover's
Jane returns to the area and Christian takes away her
memory of seeing Rhys unconscious and him being on the
scene. Sebastian, Rhys's other brother finds both of them
and brings them to his home. Rhys' thinks he is betrothed
to Jane and has no the memory that he is a vampire.
Sebastian encourages his delusion believing that Jane can
make Rhys very happy. The two fall love, neither knowing
what Rhys really is but Christian is out there, waiting to
destroy Jane and make his brother suffer.
Kathy Love has done the impossible: come up with an
original idea for a vampire romance. She creates a
situation that leaves the hero with amnesia so that neither
he nor his lover knows he is one of the undead. This makes
for some very humorous scenes as Sebastian, who is playing
matchmaker has to placate them while creating believable
explanations to his brother's questions. The love scenes
are brilliantly written but lingering in the background is
Christian and the danger he presents to Rhys and Jane,
making readers wonder when he will attack next. This novel
is a bloodsucker's delight.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted August 13, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 31, 2006
When love bites...
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…