Series: The Fangover #1
Published by Berkley Trade
Pub Date: November 6th 2012
Format: Paperback | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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When rock-god vampire Johnny Malone commits suicide, the rest of The Impalers gather for an Irish wake and jam session to send their bandmate off in style. But alcohol-laced blood and grief make for one hell of a combination…
When her brother, Johnny, dies, Stella Malone’s grief lands her in the buff arms of The Impalers’ bass player. While her tryst with Wyatt had some serious bite, Stella isn’t looking for a relationship, especially after a tipsy argument leads to her getting stuck in bat form at the wake. The rest of the hungover Impalers are in no shape to help her, meaning that Stella’s one night stand is the only one who can help her figure out what really happened last night. Only Wyatt doesn’t have a clue what happened last night, either, nor does he know that Stella is the bat currently dive-bombing his head. But he does have her purse and that has to be a start, right? Or not.
On the other hand, there is a priest passed out in the bathtub and an alcoholic parrot squawking about a chapel of love…
Which might explain the ring on Berto Cortez’s finger. How did a night of rock ’n’ roll debauchery result in him turning sexy washboard player Katie Lambert into a vampire and then marrying her? He wouldn’t. He couldn’t. But he can’t quite remember, exactly. Which means these four friends turned amnesiac couples have only one choice: hit the famed Bourbon Street for some answers…
If you’re wondering if The Fangover is the equivalent of The Hangover but with vampires you’d be partially correct. The Fangover, while set in New Orleans and not Las Vegas, is a story about vampires waking up with one hell of a hangover and not remembering a damn thing about the night before. So much crazyness happens that they need to try to piece it together by retracing their steps.
This book was completely entertaining. I had such a fun time reading it. I felt like I was part of this zany band of friends and was walking along the streets of New Orleans with them. The authors did a fantastic job describing the setting as well. Having been to New Orleans several times, I could really picture everything with such clarity, but I imagine that even if you’ve never been you won’t have a hard time seeing yourself there either.
I really enjoyed all of the characters. Each of them had such unique personalities. Even the parrot! I really laughed quite a bit while reading. We get to see some smexy action from two of the band members, Wyatt and Cort, and they both definitely brought it. Though if I had to choose, I’d say I probably favored Cort over Wyatt. He just seemed oh so sexy. It must have been those eyes. :)
If you’re looking for a fun, stand-alone book, with some vampires, humor, and a great setting, The Fangover is the book for you.