Becky Fowler is a woman in control. She uses her power as an image consultant to mold the stylishly inept into posh, confident beings. Not even a foreigner with a mullet has a chance against Becky’s makeover techniques. Her newest victim…er, client…is Sebastian Blodenska, a businessman from Robitsvia. Sebastian claims to be a rotagosja, an immortal creature that drinks blood but is not a vampire. All he needs is a haircut, a few lessons in dealing with the modern world, a new wardrobe…okay, he needs serious work, but Becky is up for the challenge.
Sebastian Blodenska awakes from a century’s long sleep to find his mate. While in New York on business, he meets a beautiful, intelligent, and occasionally conceited image consultant who sparks a flame in his heart that he doesn’t want to see die. There is only one problem—Becky does everything in her power to push him away during the day while holding onto him with a palpable desperation during the night. He cares about Becky, is sure that she is the reason he woke from his rest, but Sebastian’s pride can only take so much abuse.
Accustomed to His Fangs by December Quinn absolutely amazed me. The characters were three-dimensional, popping out of the screen fully formed and ready for action. It was refreshing to see a character develop completely from start to finish without making any huge leaps that make you quirk your eyebrow in disbelief. You saw the pain, the growth, felt disappointment when human nature went wrong and felt pride when the light bulb finally lit and the character had that, “Ah ha!” moment.
December Quinn and her alter ego Stacia Kane have never disappointed me. Her writing style is solid, her sex scenes steamy and believable (no extra set of hands where they shouldn’t be, no sexual feats that defy gravity), and her romance doesn’t pull any punches. It hits you straight in the gut and doesn’t wait for you to get your breath back before swooping in for another blow. Accustomed to His Fangs was no different, earning it 4.5 tombstones for accomplishing what most print novels fail to in only half the pages.
- Paperback: 174 pages
- Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (January 4, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1419962256
- ISBN-13: 978-1419962257