Vintage Linda Lael Miller work. Neely Wallace is on the run after exposing a corrupt politician. Aidan Tremayne was turned into a Vampire against his will. The two meet and fall in love. But can a Vampire love a human? And can he return to a mortal state?
marame reviewed Forever and the Night (Valerian, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
I love, love, love vampire romances and this one was one of the first to appear in romances way back when. What set it apart was its length and it's complex, multiple-character storyline. Other authors at the time wrote about the typical sexy vampire who sees, wants, bites then conquers the heroine. Not this story. If you like beta vampire heroes like Aiden, then this bud's for you. There are 3 or 4 spin-offs to this one.
A vampire love story. Aidan is wonderful. Protective and strong -- and he wants nothing more than to be rid of the curse that his plagued him for hundreds of years. Nealy is on the run and like a dark-eyed demon he swoops to the rescue. He is drawn to her and will do anything to find a way for them to be together. Wonderful, tender love story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
If you like vampire novels with a romantic twist, this is your kind of book. Its about Aidan Tremayne who is a vampire in love with Neely Wallace. There's only one problem. Neely is a human. There can be no love between humans and vampires the old rules say. But when Cupid's arrow strikes.....well lets just say Cupid never was a big one for following the rules
I just thought it took itself a little too seriously. I mean it's a romance novel with vampires, it's not going to be some great drama. The language seemed very stilted to me, and I just couldn't develop any feeling for the characters. I know this book is popular and I've nothing against anybody who likes it, it's just not for me.
MS MILLER'S VAMPIRE SET IS TRULY TO BE READ. IF YOU CAN GET THE COMPLETE SET. YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT. THIS IS AN EXTRA, TRUST ME, IF IT WAS NOT, I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT I COULD SHARE IT. I HAVE READ THE SET SO MANY TIMES IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, THAT I COULD ALMOST TELL YOU VERBATIUM WHAT WAS WRITTEN.
After turning over evidence that points to a U.S. Senator's participation in a drug ring, Neely Wallace is hiding out at her brother's home in a small Connecticut town. While taking her nephew trick-or-treating, Neely knocks on the door of Aidan Tremayne. Aidan has a dark secret. Hundreds of years ago, he was attacked by a beautiful woman and changed into a vampire. He hates his life and will do anything to go back to being a human. When he falls in love with Neely, he makes his quest to become human his number one priority.
I read this book when it was published in 1993. At the time, vampires who hated their circumstances was a popular trope. It's not a favorite of mine. Aidan moped his way through this book, vowing that he loved Neely too much to make her face life with a vampire. Neely didn't care that he was a vampire, but did make it clear that she didn't want anyone changing her into a blood sucking monster.
I liked parts of this book, but overall I can't recommend it. I still want to listen to the other books in the series. I remember liking them better than this one. My rating: 2.5 Stars.
Neely Wallace thought she had found the perfect lover. Aidan Tremayne was both angel and devil, as tender and sensitive as he was powerfully erotic. Then she learned the secret that tormented his soul... Aidan was cursed with the dark gift of immortality. His passion for a mortal woman was forbidden, a reckless temptation that fired the hunger within... and threatened to destroy them both.