2003, Love Spell
Series: Book 1 of Dark Ones
The Good: The book has a light, chick lit like feel. It's an easy read and a decent mystery. While the romance grates, the sexy times are vividly described.
The Bad: Joy as a main character is just, ugh, disgraceful. She's not in control of her own mind, She believes something completely, then changes her mind on a whim - for whatever would work more t her favor. She doesn't believe in the true love summoning, yet does it anyway. She changes her vacation to join her friend searching for vampires to date even though she doesn't believe in vampires. Until she conveniently decides to believe in both vampires and true love summoning, because she wants Raphael to be her true love and a vampire to boot. She's wishy-washy, and I have no idea how she survives in the world at all. Plus, the insta-love? For real? At her age? C'mon man.