If you've read book 9 then you know that Naill leaves her with a delima and a unanswered
question: the Vampire is no good for you.
But he didn't say which vampire he was talking about.
Sookie wants to "come first with the man she falls in love with".
Quinn has issues~namely his mother and sister.
Sam is too much like her brother/friend for her to be comfortable with.
Bill lied to her~and has not really told her the real reason he sought her out.
Eric: He has his own adgenda going on.
He's powerful~would love to be "A king of Lousiana".
Loves running Fangtasia, loves the attention he gets from his "children/Pam"
loves making money~But loves Sookie. Wants her to be his Queen.
hence the "Marriage/cermony with the knife".
He respects her. Would do anything for her.
He is the one who brought Naill to her.
he's been attracted since Season 1,Episode 3 when he saw her in Fangtasia.
I'm guessing that what kept Eric away is this:
Eric wants Sookie to "come to him of her own free will" without wanting anything from him.
Execpt maybe his body~he doesn't want her to get rid of anyone,do anything bad to anyone.
Eric only wants Sookie to want him and him alone.~without reserverations.
And not thinking about Quinn,or Bill, or Sam, or Alcide.
Eric wants to be "Sookie's Only One"~now do you get it.