Sunday, June 27, 2010
The Vampire Who Loved Me by Teresa Medeiros
Julian Kane is back in town.
Once, as a girl of seventeen, beautiful, headstrong Portia Cabot saved the cursed life of the dashing vampire Julian Kane—who marked her forever, then left to go in search of his soul. He returns five years later to find the enchanting young girl he left behind grown into a bewitching woman with a woman's heart . . . and a woman's desires.
Portia quickly discovers that Julian's seductive and forbidden kiss can still make her crave the night . . . and his touch. But the Julian who has returned to London is not the vampire she remembers. His fruitless pursuit of his stolen mortality has reduced him to drunken debauchery. And a recent spate of murders makes Portia fear that the man she has always adored may truly be a monster.
Julian knows he must drive Portia away—but his passion and hunger for her grow more irresistible every time they touch. For years he has fought the temptation to embrace his dark gifts, never realizing that Portia's love may give him the most dangerous gift of all . . . a reason to live.
(Information courtesy of Amazon.com)
This is the second book with the Cabot and Kane familes...and I hope there's more! I've immensely enjoyed both of the books (the first being After Midnight). Most of the characters in this story were introduced in the first book, so that really does need to be read before this one. All of the characters are great, but I absolutely adored Portia. Not only is she very smart, and a bit braver that she should be, but she's also a total smartass. There were conversations in this book that made me laugh out loud, but I also couldn't get through the book without crying. To me that's a sign of a good book! The chemistry between Julian and Portia was wonderful. I have some more books by Medeiros buried in my TBR pile. I need to find those suckers!
Rating: **** 1/2