In Hunger they try to justify things by explaining that the "hero" was like Jacques from "Dark Desire". Lachlain was tortured by a vampire underground for like a bazillion years, and when he finally gets a whiff of his chosen mate (who is part vampire) that gives him the strength to break free but at the same time he's like a Vietnam vet with flashbacks. Ok, fine, I can get that. What I have trouble with is him keeping her holed up in a hotel for days, terrorizing her, trying to be sexual with her while she's terrorized, his threatening her, and then her eventually being lovey dovey with him. I'm not saying they don't address it, but it's not enough for me.
I see you've read "Dark Needs At Night's Edge" - wasn't that great? I love good ghost stories, and Conrad Wroth was just totally yummy. If you haven't already read it, "Wicked Deeds On A Winter's Night". The heroine is a strong character, and the story grew on me to the point that now it's one of my favs.
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