When I write a review for a novel, I try to do it immediately after I finish reading. I do this because I feel like I can better capture the novel's essence; in this case, Valerie's humor and desire. In being caught up in Valerie's emotions, I didn't share what makes this novel good.
First of all, there are some interesting historical references that I feel could and should be explored in later novels. Hanson suggests that fairies were involved in the historical disappearances of the colonists in Roanoke. I'm totally a sucker for historical fiction.
Hanson stays true to the monster that is vampire. I think the desire to be loved and taken care of by someone who is a predator and dangerous is built-in, deep within the human psyche. Valerie fears, and I could argue loves, Lucas. He doesn't sparkle of feed off of rats. Lucas is visceral. Not only does the reader get to fantasize about being in bed with a sexy monster, but you could also have a "book talk" about human psychology.
Read it. Enjoy it.