I enjoyed this book.
I liked the mythology behind Ms Sims's vampires, I like that her vampires LIKE being vampires.
But as a romance, it didn't work for me.
Olivier doesn't quite fit with Sophie.
It didn't help that with such strong secondary characters, Norah and Luc, Olivier seems two-dimensional. You don't really know enough about him other than that he's a vampire who became one because of religious reasons.
Yes, I know he writes poetry–great poetry too–but if we were supposed to decipher his personality from his poetry, I can't do it.
I assume Ms Sims has a sequel planned for The Midnight Work, and I'll probably get it, but I'd not suggest getting this book for the romance.