At first I was intrigued. I like chick-lit. I like vampires, and in the beginning I enjoyed Ms Rowen's blend of the two. Then she jumped on the popular bandwagon begun by "Twilight" and I lost all interest in and respect for the main character. There is a scene (spoiler alert!) where the vampire love interest nearly kills the heroine because he just can't help himself. She recovers, forgives him, decides it's a true indication of how much he loves her, and I'm supposed to buy that. I like romance books where, yes, there is discord between the lovers, but no violence. If the guy/vampire/whatever you're dating nearly kills you, run away. Don't walk, run, and run fast. Don't attempt to justify his actions (he loves you so much! Or this is all your fault because you are so gorgegous and irrestible!) This is not romance; it is the mantra of abused women everywhere, and it annoys me no end to see it sold as romance. Yes, I know, the hero is, after all, a vampire and one can argue it's his nature - but violence against women is violence against women, and letting any male, human or otherwise, away with it because he/it is so goodlooking is just plain wrong. Granted, some women find this appealing because they want a man who'll change because he loves them so much. These are the women who write to serial killers in prison. The rest of us want a relationship, not a project, and a healthy one at that.