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This HaBO is from Cynthia, who wants to find this paranormal romance. Trigger warning for the description below:
I’m trying to find a book I read in the early 2000s. What I remember most are:
1. The main character is a female journalist, who at one point is cornered in an alley by a would-be rapist but manages to escape. I think she let the attacker fondle her breasts before kicking him in the groin and escaping.
2. The vampire love interest is brooding, and at one point watches the heroine from outside her house. I have a vague memory of him being described as wearing a long leather jacket.
3. I think there’s some kind of crime element? Like she’s a crime reporter or something like that?
4. The journalist lives alone and has a pet cat.
Can’t be a vampire if he isn’t brooding, am I right?