Blood and Ice by Robert Masello
*sigh* What started out as a nice, easy, fun read started to fizzle about half-way through and totally kerplunked at the end. This is my second Masello book, and he really seems to have trouble with endings.
The romance between Michael and Eleanor was completely ridiculous, cheesy, forced, implausible, unnecessary, late ... choose your adjective. The author spends so much effort making the vampire thing scientifically reasonable, but can't be bothered to make credible relationships between his characters. Most of the book was relatively enjoyable, but when you get such a lame ending, it leaves a sour taste in your mouth. Tragedy was a major theme in this story, so it's a shame the book loses its integrity by selling out with happily ever after.
See my reviews of Masello's The Medusa Amulet and The Romanov Cross