Amanda’s Thoughts on Kissing With Fangs by Ashlyn Chase

Posted August 21, 2014 by Amanda in Book Review | | 5 Comments

Amanda’s Thoughts on Kissing With Fangs by Ashlyn ChaseKissing With Fangs by Ashlyn Chase
Series: Flirting with Fangs Trilogy #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on March 4th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 380 pages
Source: Purchased
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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…

The  cover is what caught my attention and KISSING WITH FANGS description convinced me to buy it. However, Ashlyn Chase’s work is a hit or miss for me and this one is a miss. I really want to enjoy her books, especially since they always sound so interested. Her writing voice is what lets me down.

Anthony’s bar burnt down, which now gives him and Claudia no reason to really see each other (since she had worked for him). In the first chapter there is a wonky flash back: a scene between him and his crazy ex-girlfriend. He then receives a call from someone who can sense that Claudia is sad and he is convinced he has to go see her. When he arrives at her apartment, Claudia is a drunken mess. Needless to say, the first chapter was a bit all over the place.

Apparently, Claudia and Anthony have been into to each other for a while. They have resisted their feelings, not wanting to mix business with pleasure. There were times when both characters annoyed me – I wanted to slap them and yell, “Communicate!” Which is why I think I had a difficult time connecting with the characters and didn’t get involved in the story.

Though this trilogy wasn’t for me, I do enjoy Ashlyn Chase’s Strange Neighbors series. It’s pretty cute and I would recommend it to those looking for a chick lit style paranormal read.




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Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can be found playing the role of a university student who also works full time at a cosmetology school. She lives in Southern California with her very supportive husband and their two dogs, a sweet cocker spaniel and a rambunctious blackmouth cur mix. Doing all the above and being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.
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5 responses to “Amanda’s Thoughts on Kissing With Fangs by Ashlyn Chase

  1. I purchased books 1 & 2 on audio since I received this one for review on audio. I DNF book 1 and returned it and book 2. It was not the narrator since I’ve listened and enjoyed her narration (under another name) before. It was the writing or characters I didn’t enjoy.

  2. I can see why the cover pulled you in. I’ve seen the title around and it has caught my attention as well. Sorry it didn’t work out for you. I’ve never read anything by this author. Maybe one day I’ll get to the Strange Neighbors series you recommended. Great review.