Many readers might be familiar with Kathy Love’s vampire books Fangs for the Memories and Fangs But No Fangs. Now she’s back with I Only Have Fangs for You, the third installment in the series centering on the Young family. Not having read the first two books, I can easily say that this book stands on its own, but it’s never too late to grab the first two and read them before you delve into this one.
Sebastian Young runs Carfax Abbey, a popular nightclub in New York City. He loves being a vampire almost as much as he enjoys being single. He adores women, and luckily for him, women, both human and preternatural alike, adore him. A self-proclaimed hedonist, he freely admits that sex and feeding are his two favorite pastimes. He lives his life - or death, as the case may be - to the fullest.
He returns home early from a trip when he discovers someone is deliberately trying to sabotage his business. The police have been fed false information alleging that the bar is serving minors. Sebastian has always been very careful about how he runs his business. He loves Carfax Abbey and doesn’t want any unwanted attention for the obvious reason that his clientele are mostly preternatural beings with a sprinkling of humans. He has rules that his patrons abide by. Everyone gets along and no one is hurt.
The allegations are proved false, but still Sebastian is worried. If that wasn’t enough on his plate, he has a new waitress, one Wilhelmina Weiss, who for some unknown reason he is attracted to. Klutzy, plain-looking for a vampiress, and downright odd, Wilhelmina is a far cry from the beauties that he is usually drawn to, and she is acting downright suspiciously as well.
Wilhelmina is well aware that there is nothing remarkable about her. Shy, reclusive and uncoordinated, she’d rather be at home curled up with a good book, but instead, she’s gone undercover at Carfax Abbey for the Society of Preternaturals. She is a member of the society which believes that eventually vampires, shapeshifters and other creatures can live without having to hide what they are and without treating human beings as little more than a source of food and entertainment.
Sebastian is number three on their list of the most dangerous paranormals, and Wilhelmina is determined to stop him from committing his nefarious deeds against humans if it’s the last thing she does. She wants his club shut down for good. But Sebastian is not exactly what she’s been expecting. Yes, he’s good-looking and incredibly charming, but she discovers another side to him as well. He’s kind and considerate to her even after she sets off a fire in his club. Of course, he doesn’t know she deliberately set the fire. He thinks it was just an accident. But still, it shakes her beliefs about him.
Nonetheless, her suspicion doesn’t die easy. She thinks that his laid-back manner and charm is just part of his lure, used to disguise the monster underneath. The more time she spends with Sebastian and her co-workers at Carfax Abbey, the more her view of him and the Society changes and she’s forced to rethink everything she’s been told. When she and Sebastian come to an agreement that forces her to spend even more time with him, she starts to realize that she might have been wrong about a lot of things.
But the threat isn’t gone. There are others who want Sebastian’s business closed down for good, and Wilhelmina needs to come to grips with her past if she is to embrace her future as a vampiress.
I Only Have Fangs For You is like a box of chocolates—you can’t stop until it’s done. The lengths that Wilhelmina will go to in order to achieve her goal is as awe-inspiring as it is funny. The sexual tension between Wilhelmina and Sebastian heats up quickly, adding another dimension to this delightful tale. If you’re looking for a light-hearted romp through the world of the paranormal, then this is definitely a book you don’t want to miss.