There usually has to be some sort of romance involved for me to pick up a book. Anything with a strong emotional undercurrent is bound to get my attention. Contemporary, PNR, H/C & M/M are my favorites.
This was sweet, and unapologetically sappy in parts, but it was a nice change of pace from what I've been reading lately so I enjoyed it.
The only complaint I have is that I wish the vampire bit had been left out because there wasn't much vampire-ness to it. It was almost like an afterthought. It was more about two people falling love than anything else.
Normally the quick shift from hate to love would have bothered me, but the paranormal element in this story helped me believe it because it was a curse or 'magic'. It was a mixture of soulbonding and fuck or die tropes, so I was a little more forgiving because the author sold me on it, more or less. I'll probably continue on to the next one. I liked Ethan and Jamie together.