Well, anyone who has read the Twilight thread knows my strong feelings about just how bad the book series is.
Another thing I can recommend to avoid like the plague: 'The Chronicles of the Cheysuli'.
My sister lent me this book, where the heroine does absolutely no wrong. She can also shape-shift into two different animals, while her husband can shape-shift into one, and women of the tribe she finds out she's a part of after they kidnap her usually can't shape-shift at all, so she's SPECIAL! Her husband has to go off to war, and he told her not to come, because he was a warrior, and she was the shoemaker's daughter. The most fighting she had ever done in her life was probably at the mideval fantasy version of a really good sale. Also, she's pregnant. But no, she sneaks after him and follows him into battle. What's more, she transforms into the two animals to catch up to Hubby, even though no one knows how shape-shifting could effect an unborn child. At first he's mad at her for putting herself and their child in danger, but then he chalks it up to her being a lovable scamp and she's just proving her love. So he says she can come. But first, she forces a detour to pick up the captured prince, even though the entire army decided it was a bad idea, but since her husband is the general and she's pregnant with his first child, she decides that running off to the enemies camp and getting her stupid butt captured will force him to re-direct the troops to rescue her and the prince. Which he does, and then he compliments her on how wise she was and tells her how pleased he is that she left the safety of the fortress, ran off and got herself captured, put the entire army in jeopardy, and let the capital fall. And he actually means it. Then when they get to the flaming capital, he implores her to stay in a safe house while they went to rescue the king. But no, Mrs. Hero has to go skipping tra-la through the enemy-filled streets- without a weapon, pregnant, and she finds a baby in the streets, so she brings it along. Then she finds her husband locked in mortal combat, so she does what anyone would do if they had only a kernel of candy corn for a brain and screams his name. This distracts him for long enough that his enemy gets a stranglehold on him. So of course, she does what any heavily pregnant woman would do, and launches herself at his enemy. Her husband manages to escape the stranglehold, and stabs the enemy, and then thanks her very sincerely for saving his life. It was her fault his life was in danger in the first place!
They don't manage to rescue the king, but the prince hasn't realized that she's married to the leader of the army, so he begs for her hand, because she's so wise and brave and smart and beautiful and perfect and the sun shines out her rear end.
There's also a big sub-plot about how her half-brother is constantly trying to either rape or seduce her. At first, it was because he didn't know she was his half-sister, but after he finds out, his ardor cools for like two chapters, and then he's back trying to get into her breeches. She's also married to his half-brother- on the other half that she's not related to. She and Sister-Fetishist have the same mother, Sister-Fetishist and Hubby have the same father. There's also a quick detour that Hubby may have a child by some other chick, so he may have to marry her, but of course, it's not his! So he can marry his beautiful, perfect, idiot bride, but not before she gets all incredibly dramatic on him and everyone else. And not before her brother proposes to her, or suggests they at least sleep together.
My sister was offended that I wouldn't give the rest of the series a chance after reading the first book, but the heroine was hateful and the constant threat of sister-rape had me so squicked out that I never wanted to find out if he succeeded.