After reading the first book, I had certain expectations for this book. I've gotta say, I was disappointed, mainly because I felt like there were plot devices ALL OVER the place.For example, it seems like every author who writes a series somehow has to find a way to pull their two lovers apart in the second book. In the first book, everything is thrown at them, and yet, when they fall in love, they know without a doubt that everything is as it should be. Then in the second book, the smallest insecurity happens and all of the sudden the characters are all like, "Wait, is our love real?" Of course, they'll come together in the end (like they must, since you know, we're talking about plot devices here), but there's a lot more angst than there needs to be. That's not the only thing that bugged me. I just felt like the characters weren't acting in ways that made sense. Out of the blue, they'd be doing or saying things that were out of character for them. Again, simply because the author needed them to act that way.I dunno, I still like the way Rossi writes. I still like the pacing, how everything propels you to read more. I just felt like she was controlling the story with an iron hand, rather than letting her characters control it.