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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Review Of “The Vampire Who Loved Me” by Theresa Meyers

The Vampire Who Loved Me
Book #2 in the Sons of Midnight mini-series from Harlequin Nocturne
By Theresa Meyers 
ISBN: 0373618603 
ISBN13: 978-0373618606 

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 has a difficult choice to make—one that challenged everything she’d always believed…..
Dark and dangerous, the Sons of Midnight are a temptation that few can resist! 

I have to say that I loved the first book in this series, The Truth About Vampires, and I enjoyed the second, The Vampire Who Loved Me, just as much. I highly recommend them both! I like the vampire mythology, which was the same as the usual enough to easily follow and different enough, well to be different, to liven things up :)

In a world where humans know about vampires, there is surprisingly less righteous fights than I would have expected and more medical science. I enjoyed this, again, difference, as a setting to Meyers’ intense romance. Lovers in her world endure, beyond attraction, issues of morality, chemistry, species laws, a changing world, along with many other physical dangers to contend with. The odds are definitely stacked against the hero and heroine, and I tend to really like that in a romance :) The intricacies of the situations she puts her couple in are fantastic! The tension between them becomes palatable. Of course, at times, she does ease things up with a bit of vampire humor as well.

A lot of the heightened tension in the book comes from the limitations of humans, of vampires, and of those in transition. Not only the limitations of their physical species, but also of their life situations. Meyers is great at interweaving all of the parts of the story until they become so entangled, they transplant themselves into a tight ball in the readers stomach.

The back stories of her main characters jade the their views of the world. I think there is a great amount of creative genius required in choosing the scenarios for the hero and heroine, a perfect meshing of two imperfect beings, a blending of the baggage they carry, that they end up a perfect, mismatched set that compliments each other so well. Ms. Meyers has a true gift for this type of writing.

I felt this second in the series took up the suspense a notch – and I was impressed with the level in the first book. On all levels, plot, characters, setting, suspense, romance, chemistry – this book as well as the first were well done and did not disappoint!

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