I only finished this story a few minutes ago, but immediately had to come in here an warn people away from it. It's actually a 2.5 book, but I ended up disliking it more than I liked it. The thing is that the hero and heroine are written wonderfully. Their relationship is interesting if you ignore their back stories. I had trouble getting past the mass murderer aspect of the hero's character. The heroine's Dad did find a trail of dead bodies following him and it wasn't just old or sick people he killed, but the young and healthy. Not that young and healthy people deserve to live and the sick and elderly deserve to die, but it seems like he stole more from the young-uns than those who've already had some sort of life. Also, the vampire queen renamed the daughter when the heroine wants to name that daughter after her awesome kick-butt mother. It's like the book was tolerable until the last few chapter when the heroine just game up on defending humanity and ignoring her vampire hunter heritage for a guy (granted, he was a romance novel guy).
I liked that the heroine was descended from vampire hunters and was actually wanting her to kick some butt, but that really doesn't reflect the gentle character the author creates. The thing is that I hate, hate, hate the way the vampires are treated as good guys. THEY ARE VILLANS. The definition of a vampire is that it steals blood or lifeforce from its victims, often killing and terrorising them. I'll admit to reading books that softpedal this and enjoying them, but this isn't one since the author makes a point of telling us of the hero's long history of indiscriminate murder for which he shows no remorse. He only stops because he doesn't want to offend his girlfriend.
It remind me of a question from the Twilight boardgame we played at our family reunion last weekend (yes we are really dorks). One of the questions was, would you like to be a vampire?(the player had to guess what the majority said) Maybe this book is for people who would say yes. IDK, I said no since I grow faint at the sight of blood and would have no tolerance for all the angst and causing direct harm to others.
So this book was a bad choice for me, it was an impulsive checkout from the library and I'm not going to read anymore books from this author since there are so many authors whose characters and story I like that there's no need to waste time on a crapshoot.