This is the last of the Blood Books by Tanya Huff. *sniff, sob, cry*
Yeah, I know there's the "Smoke &" trilogy that at least has Henry and Tony, but I am so ridiculously in love with the Henry/Vicki of the first four books and I want more of those!
If you haven't read the first 4, you shouldn't read this here post as it'll give away all kinds of stuff, so stop reading!
So, Vicki's a vampire now and is with Mike. Henry's elsewhere with Tony and a ghost is haunting him. He asks Vicki for help which creates all kinds of problems since he's lived for 400+ years believing that two vampires can't be in the same territory without killing each other.
Even though the two of them do kind of figure out how to co-exist, it mostly just made me sad that they lost the relationship they used to have. Yes, they're still friends, but it isn't what it used to be and that's sad. Seeing them figure out how to control their instincts and decide what is necessary and how much is just Henry's "this is the way it's always been." It was hard, I'm glad they somewhat worked through it, but I still wish they could be close like they used to be. Not having to be so guarded with each other all the time.
Egads, I seem to be a tad attached to these guys!
It is a very good book (as are the previous ones) it just had this sad overtone to it (for me anyway,) that made it a little harder for me to read than the other ones.