Vampires have never been on my list of romantic heroes. I discovered, from my research, that the modern tale of vampires was primarily based on 19th century literature. Prior to that, legends stated that vampires took their energy from their victim’s life force, not their blood. Now that I could use.
Enter a heroine who is impossibly ugly. All of the genetic errors of a hundred years have been visited upon her face. (No, we’re not talking about her becoming beautiful by taking off her glasses and ruffling her hair.) Add a vampire who hides away from people in order to save them from his touch and the plot, as they say, thickens. I really did enjoy the end result, with Louisa learning to look past a mirror, and my vampire deciding to dare life.