Nothing better than a freaked-out human heroine and that slow burn as she discovers her Hero is a bad-ass protector and all the other amazing things that comes with a paranormal Hero. What a Hero indeed. *swoooooon*
Of course, what immediately comes to mind is Bella in Twilight (at least for the first few books, anyway – so I totally indulged in that feeling with her).
Also a few of the heroines (that end up becoming a Brother’s “shellan”) in Black Dagger Brotherhood (like Jane, and Mary <— one of my FAVORITES!!). I would have almost said Beth in the first book, but that’s right – she was half vampire but didn’t know it yet – but she still freaked out REALLy good!!