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The Vampire Who Loved Me (Cabot #2)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,577 Ratings  ·  121 Reviews
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.

ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2006)
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May 09, 2016 Tinsoni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars review coming soon
The Vampire who Loved Me would have to rank as one of the most ridiculous book titles of all time. I made sure when reading that the title was obscured, which is a pain in the butt. Particularly given it is (thankfully) in no way indicative of the quality of this novel.

Readers should note that The Vampire Who Loved Me will not work well as a stand alone. You really should read After Midnight first.

At the end of After Midnight, Julian Kane left 17-year-old Portia and his devoted brother Adrian to
Ana T.
Feb 07, 2008 Ana T. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been curious about this book ever since I finished After Midnight. There’s something awfully romantic in a Vampire desperately trying to recuperate his soul and become a human again.

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 bewitchin
Limau Nipis
3.5 stars

I set a low expectation for this book, just because I had a very hard time to finish another of Teresa Medeiros book, The Pleasure of Your Kiss.

I was expecting this story to be in contemporary era, just because of the cover. Imagine my surprise when I flipped open the book (actually; touching on my Nook), the story was set in 1826. And here, I was expecting some sort of Twilight devotion (shudders in a bad way).

I have never read the first book in the Cabot series, After Midnight. Howeve
Ohhhhhhh, this book is really wonderful!
First thing to say, you should read the book one of this serie ( After Midnight (Cabot, #1) by Teresa Medeiros) or will not understand The Vampire Who Loved Me (Cabot, #2) .
Second thing to say, this one is much better (really much better) than the first.
Simple, this book tell the wonderful story of Julian (Adrian brother) and Portia (Caroline sister). Now we are talking about vampire romance! If you doubt me I can tell you how Julian call Portia: "Bright Eyes". Yeah, he is so sweet! So romantic
♥ Melody
Goodness gracious these two were so loveable and sweet. *swoons* I was dying to read this and it did not disappoint. Julian is just delicious as a dark brooding heartbroken vampire. Very dashing charming witty lovable hero. I fell in love with him in the previous book. And of course he made me swoon in this. And Portia is so adorable. Witty sassy charming with an innocence that's really endearing. Great couple their love story is very passionate forlorn and heartbreaking. An amazing fun suspense ...more
Paranormal Romance
The heroine was always treated like naïve girl by both her brother and the hero so her innocent crush on the scandalous gentleman. But she was also adamant that she was meant for him and that her love will save him from his evil nature. The hero, who’s always painted as a villain, was actually resisting his desire for the young girl, sister to his enemy because he knew for a fact that he didn’t deserve her. He went out of his way to do anything is his power to change her mind about loving him an ...more
Alisa (The Reading Obsession)
This was better than the last book, but the one thing I have to say is that...

Nectar: (n.)
1. the saccharine secretion of a plant, which attracts the insects or birds that pollinate the flower.
2. the juice of a fruit, especially when not diluted, or a blend of fruit juices: pear nectar; tropical nectar.

No where in that definition does it say "female anatomy". Just saying.

Also, stop it with the "delicate petals". Now I won't be able to look at flowers without thinking about Portia's "delicate peta
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
I just love this book! Having read how much Teresa Medeiros loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I wouldn’t be surprised if this series wasn’t the inspiration for her two Cabot books!



A gorgeous, brooding, cynical, sexy, vampire and there’s something about a tormented hero that I just love. Julian has to struggle against his inner demons, always haunted by Duvalier’s taunts to fully embrace his vampire nature. Although he loves Portia, his
Fell a little flat for me...

The heroine was kind of dumb and always got into these scrapes that could have easily been avoided and which I foresaw from miles away. I thought her character in After Midnight was hilarious, but she was just annoying in this book.

I wasn't a huge fan of the hero. In the beginning of the book, he is to participate in a duel with a man who called him out for messing around with his fiancee. The reason that he did so isn't really addressed in the book, so I have no idea
Very disappointing follow-up to After Midnight. This book was missing the classic, mysterious feel of the first, but that was to be expected since we'd already laid out the ground rules for this particular mythology. The real trouble was that I didn't really like Julian or Portia and the entire plot was forced at best.

We met Julian and Portia in After Midnight. At the end of that book, Julian ran away in search of his missing soul while Portia remained behind to grow up, though she didn't grow
This is a much better book than the first in this series, After Midnight. It would be very difficult to understand this book without first reading the first one. I would almost say the first book is just set-up for this one. Many incidents that happen in the first book are referenced.

In After Midnight it takes 250 pages of "is Adrien a vampire or isn't he?" before the book gets going. In this book from page one we know Julian is a vampire and the plot gets going right away. Julian is a much funn
Michelle Gilmore
loved The Vampire Who Loved Me by Teresa Medeiros! This is book 2 of the Cabot series, and appears to be the last. This series, book 2 in particular had everything from humor to horror to romance and so on. I read After Midnight (book 1) last month, and loved that too. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I really like Teresa Medeiros' style of writing. Just when I think its getting predictable, something totally unexpected happens. I've done a little research, and the Cabot series(only ...more
Jun 18, 2010 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, vamp-smut
I picked this up used at a local bookstore. Never heard of this author or this series or whatever.

I started reading it and figured out it is in victorian times or something, talk about fainting couches etc. Not really my cup of tea but I carried on.

No nookie until well over page 200, and when it finally started it used descriptions like "throbbing member" and "glistening womanhood" etc etc. BARF. I don't do this kind of romance stuff. I like my vampires mean(ish), badass, tough, preferably tatto
Just like the first one, loved this one too. Its difficult to write a review since its kind of important to read "After Midnight" first. But this is Portia's story and she was delightful in the first. Then she was 17 and saw Vampires and werewolfs everywhere. :). She was hooked on the gothic novels at the time and everything Byron.

So its really nice to see her a bit more grown up, but still having this inquisitive charm she always had.

I am just no good in writing reviews when I just don't want
Housewife Bubuchu
Ужасная ересь. Не стоит тратить время. Автор явно начиталась самых дешевых любовных романов про викторианскую Англию и скомпилировала свой такой же, но про вампиров. Сплошной фейспалм, а не книга. В целом ощущение, что ее писала школьница лет 15-16.
Во всяком случае стиль общения героев, их постоянные препирательства и откровенная недалекость оставляют стойкое чувство, что читаешь про подростков, причем подростков современных. Я не знаю, может автор сделала это специально, чтобы зацепить "таргет
Well, this one is a mix. I read the first book and was interested enough to read the second. Here're my thoughts:


What worked:
-The pacing. The narrative moved at a good speed that kept me wanting to keep turning the pages.

What kinda worked:
-Julian's character. I found his character to be more interesting than his brother's and liked that he existed in a world of grey rather than all good and all bad. However, I was not a fan at how much the author used that to drive the stor
Tracie Yule
Jan 09, 2010 Tracie Yule rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-that-drama
The Vampire Who Loved Me reminded me of all the reasons that I really don't like romance novels. I read many romance novels as an adolescent and I thought I would see what it would be like to read them as an adult. I wasn't impressed. I believe that Medeiros is a wonderful writer who is able to pull you into the story, but I didn't like how the vampire part of the book was never really well-developed, so I didn't really know what was going on. I may try romance again, but probably not anytime so ...more
Ana María Román
La pareja conformada por Julian y Portia fue la que más me gustó del primer libro. De hecho es una de las pocas cosas que encontré rescatables y por eso, a pesar de que no me gustó el primero me animé con el segundo. Y aunque la pareja me gusta todo lo del mundo vampírico, encima de ser ya un tema trillado hasta lo indecible, está contado de una forma que es demasiado surrealista y poco coherente. En serio, alguien debería decirle a la autora que lo de que los vampiros no se reflejen en el espej ...more
I read a Vampire story? OMG! How could I? haha This is Teresa Medeiros after all and she can write some enchanting little tales. I read the first in the series a while back and I was always a little curious as to what happened next and now I know. This is what I'd call an easy, comfort read.
Sep 16, 2013 Molly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to After Dark. Now Adrian's brother Julian is back, he hasn't really been searching very hard for his soul, he mostly drinks and feels sorry for himself. However, he is quite charming and Portia's crush has not waned.

It was okay, but nothing overly new or exciting.
Mar 05, 2010 Jasmin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hopeless romantics
I finished this book with one sitting!

And I definitely fell in love with Julian Kane.

Well, he's everything I could ask for in a vampire. Handsome, romantic and so dedicated in searching his soul. Who wouldn't want him? :)
May 26, 2007 Sherry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2006-2010
8. Bring the crackers, there's a lot of cheese in this book. Although I did read it in one day and I couldn't put it down. It was a fast read that I did enjoy.
i luv this book....kasih 4,5 bintang...beware SPOILER abissss !!!!

suka sama heroine nya yg berani dan gak cengeng...walau besar di keluarga pembasmi vampire tapi dia gak takut mencintai seorang vampire.

bermula 5 tahun yang lalu...portia yang waktu itu masih berumur 17 tahun sangat mengagumi julian kane, adik dari suami kakaknya ( menaing ipar ya ? )
sayangnya diketahui kalo julian ini ternyata vampire dan dikurung oleh kakaknya di suatu tempat...dan portia di tangkap okeh vampir yang merubah juli
Bronwyn Rykiert
At 17 Portia Cabot fell in love with vampire Julian Kane, brother-in-law to her sister Carolyn. We left them in the last book “After Midnight” with Julian taking her innocence and her blood to survive – then he left to find his soul so he could have a chance to become mortal again.

Move on 6 years and Portia is now 23 and still in love with Julian and she discovers that he has come back to London. There have been some murders and it looks like Julian could be the killer so she goes to look for hi
Lover of Romance
Portia Cabot, once saved the life of Julian Kane, a vampire and one who has been searching for his soul, so that he can be mortal once more. Its been years since he has seen his family and Portia sister-in-law to his brother. So when he sees her coming for him in a gambling hell, all the emotion he once felt for her comes riding back like a ocean current and he knows he must protect her, especially against those that would just as soon kill her, a ex lover and a woman who has possession of his s ...more
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Alexandra Preston
I must say that I was disappointed with this book. I had really been excited about reading it because I loved the first book. This one was just a let down to me. I really disliked the character of Portia. I felt that there wasn't much consistency to her. She was one moment she was reserved and the next she was a confident vixen. She was just so back and forth over her feelings ("I love him, I hate him, I love him") I found it exhausting. The plot was a little lackluster and the characters a bit ...more
May 23, 2012 K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal romance fans
Recommended to K by: fan of author
The Vampire Who Loved Me is the sequel to After Midnight, and focuses on Portia and Julian. After loving the first book, I was really looking forward to the sequel. And although the story was good, and I enjoyed it, I didn't think it was a good as the first book. I can't say what this one was missing, but there was something. Moving on w/ the review....I must admit that I loved Julian's character and finding out more about his story. However, although I enjoyed Portia's independence and willingn ...more
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"Twould be the high point of my golden years, my lady,” he replied with frigid politeness. “The culmination of a lifelong dream I had nearly abandoned in favour of waiting peacefully for the Grim Reaper to come and relieve me of my earthly duties.”
Immune to his sarcasm, Caroline beamed fondly at him. “Thank you, Wilbury. I thought that’s what you would say.”
Shuffling toward the hearth, the butler muttered under his breath, “I just love children, you know. I simply dote upon the overindulged little darlings with their grasping little hands and their sticky little fingers that foul up every freshly polished surface in the house”. As he leaned toward the hearth, the twins paused in play to gape at him. Baring his pointed yellowing teeth in a grimace of a smile, he rasped, “Come now, lads. I’ll take you to the kitchen for some nice hot chocolate.”
Eyes widening in terror, the two boys leapt to their feet and ran shrieking from the room. Wilbury straightened as much as his hunched back would allow, rolling his eyes.
“Wilbuwy!” Eloisa crowed, scrambling from her mother’s lap and toddling across the room. Wrapping her arms around one of the butler’s scrawny legs, she looked up and batted her long eyelashes at him. “Me want cocoa!”
With a long-suffering sigh, he scooped the plump child into his arms, every one of his ancient bones creaking in protest. She joyfully tugged at his misshapen ears as he carried her toward the door. His curdled expression never varied, but as he passed Portia he gave her a nearly imperceptible wink.”
“Your growling and posturing might impress the sort of women you're accustomed to consorting with,but quite frankly, I find them to be a bit of a bore.

Portia to Julian
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