By Lana Campbell
Nathan Davenport is being stalked by Isabella Ravini, the feral vampire who stole his human life over a hundred and sixty years ago. She made him her fledging, a slave for her dark, evil purposes—hunting humans. After a few years she released him, and Nathan reluctantly learned to accept the cursed life she’d foisted upon him.
Over time he amassed a great fortune, which today has made him famous worldwide. Isabella decides she wants to be a part of this world of fame and fortune Nathan created for himself. She’s determined to marry him, and love has nothing to do with it. His money is her primary target, and the fame and prestige attached to being the wife of one of the richest men in the world wouldn’t be so bad either.
In an effort to evade her until he can figure out how to stop her, he hides at a safe house he owns in New Orleans. One Saturday evening in NOLA, he decides to have dinner in the city. He chooses a quiet little Italian bistro, never imagining this night will change his life forever. The human woman who delivers his order isn’t a server, but the restaurant’s sous chef, a beautiful ethnic woman possessing the most delicious blood scent he’s ever encountered.
The moment Mia Peebles arrives at his table with his plate, tasting her becomes an obsession. Mia wants nothing to do with him because of Nathan’s reputation as a playboy. So Nathan enchants her, feeds from her, but his lusts for her blood and body play havoc with his thinking.
Nathan finds a way to bring her into his life as his personal chef and quickly falls in love with her. The trouble is Mia has no idea he’s a vampire because during the enchanting episodes, Nathan blocked her memories of those sensual encounters.
How will Nathan tell her the truth without losing her and keep Isabella from finding him? Or worst yet, will Isabella discover how much Mia has come to mean to him?
Forever and a Night has an interesting story line of faith and love. It also has a mix of evil and obsession.
Nathan is a vampire that wasn’t sure if he would ever meet his lifemate. He had given up on the fact that she might be out there. Watching his best friends, Julia and Dimitri, enjoy a life together made him wonder if he would ever find that happiness. Even after he meets his one, he is still not sure if he can convince her to spend a lifetime with him.
Mia has deep roots in faith. She is unaware of the existence of vampires. All she knows is that she meets what she is considers a playboy and doesn’t think that he can be serious about a relationship. After her failed marriage, she doesn’t even consider getting into another relationship. Mia is happy watching her children grow into happy adults.
I had a few issues with this Novel in general. It had editing issues, especially in the first half. The second half when the action picked up between Isabella (the feral vampire) and Nathan, there were a lot less editing problems. I did like the theme of the story. But I found both Mia and Nathan to be annoying in places. I wanted Nathan to just tell Mia to get over it. And I found that Mia was a little bit of a hypocrite. I didn’t mind the religious tones in the book but it felt forced by the end.
It was a really fast read and I really got into the second half of the book. I loved Mia’s children and I liked the fact that Mia was middle aged. I’m looking forward to Tiffany’s book.
Forever and a Night
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