Definitely Dead

Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris Sookie ends up eventually in New Orleans, to clear up after her cousin's death, her cousin who was the paramour of the local vampire queen. Eric forces Bill to admit why he had returned to Bon Temps and meanwhile someone is apparently hunting her. Quinn and Sookie start dating, which has mixed results

Look Sookie, after a while you have to stop mourning the normal you can never have back and you start playing with the deck of cards you've been dealt and try to make the best of it, occasionally you can look back and mourn the possibilities, but the past is a place you can't fix, only the present.

It's not bad but I had moments where I wanted to lecture Sookie about just facing up to life as it is.