This book picks up a few months after the end of Immortalis Carpe Noctem. It was interesting to see how a few months of immortal life changes Alyssa. No longer concerned with just herself, she's very protective of her clan and Lysander. When Santino Vitale threatens her close to their home, she runs hoping to save her family from him.
Even when she breaks vampire cardinal sin #1 and "tells" her best human friend, Fallon, what she is, she stands her ground and tries to break the old prejudices her clan has against humans. While she understands why they wouldn't want a human around (she would make a tasty treat) Alyssa is determined to prove to them that some humans knowing their secret won't be as bad as they think.
The ancients, Lysander, Nicholas an Rozaline, also learn that they should trust Alyssa's instincts more often. While she does tend to act before thinking, her instincts are generally right and shouldn't be as quickly dismissed.
Lysander and Alyssa's romance heats up in this second installment, but it's also tested. While they both admit to loving one another, Alyssa questions if she can be with a man who would disregard someone who was important to her.
I loved seeing the changes in Alyssa and seeing her spread her vampire wings. If she's allowed to, Alyssa could be one kick ass vampire.