Sunday, June 5, 2011

Review: The Vampire Who Loved Me by Theresa Meyers

The Vampire Who Loved Me by Theresa Meyers

Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Dr. Rebecca Chamberlin hated nothing more than the vampires who had turned her loved ones into creatures of the night…until she became one herself. Now her experimental vaccine has become more urgent than ever, and has made her the target of vampire security chief Achilles Stefanos.

Built like a god with golden hair and an irresistible allure, Achilles made her feel passion the way no mortal man had before. Beck could no more deny her craving for him than she could the hated bloodlust in her veins. But when her vaccine fell into the wrong hands, Beck had a difficult choice to make—one that challenged everything she'd always believed….

Clare C's Review

Once again, Meyers has woven one heck of a story. Having read the first in the series (though that’s not necessary for you to thoroughly enjoy this second installment), I leapt at the chance to read the second one. While it was fast-paced enough for me to race to the end, I forced myself to read it slowly. Every single phrase is beautifully constructed, yet it’s not too poetic or flowery. I loved the way she describes everything from the setting to the characters’ emotions. This is a novel I can read repeatedly and find something new to enjoy each time.

The characters are just as riveting as they were in The Truth About Vampires. When Beck accidentally turns into a vampire, Achilles is assigned to be her mentor. As he falls for her, he realizes two things. First, she is the reincarnated soul of the woman with whom he imprinted (which is a deeper thing than marriage) centuries ago. Second, she has no intention to remain a vampire. She a brilliant scientist who wants to make a vaccine that will return people who were made into vampires without their consent back to humans.

Beck is a strong, intelligent woman, but she’s been burned by life. Achilles is a strong, intelligent man, and he’s been burned by life, too. If they open themselves up to love, which is difficult given their pasts, they can heal and grow together. Parts are heartbreaking and bittersweet, but it all comes out happily in the end.
The plot twists are fast and fun. Some were predictable, but they’re the kind of thing you enjoy because it just can’t happen any other way. Once again, the major conflict is resolved, but there’s a whole kettle of fish waiting to create more problems for future stories.

In The Vampire Who Loved Me, Meyers explores the theme of what it means to be human. Beck must take a serious look at her prejudices and preconceived notions so she can sort truth from misconception. In doing so, she discovers the difference between being human and being humane, and she opens herself up for love. The Sons of Midnight series is a must read for anyone who loves fantastic, adventure-filled vampire stories.

5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!

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Rebecca Royce said...

Just bought this based on your review

Sylvia Ney said...

I'm so glad I found this blog. These books look and sound great. I want so many of them now! :-)


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