Book two in the series
Lissa Haddon is now recognized by the Council. She has been assigned a Sire (Merrill), and has moved into his home. He is teaching her how to follow vampire protocol and the laws she needs to avoid breaking.
She is also forced to attend a gala and meet male vampires. Since she is one of the few female vampires she will need to accept an engagement. She decides to take Gavin's offer (lesser of evils or maybe not).
She feels trapped, so when an offer from the Grand Master Weldon Harper comes in, she jumps to accept the position of bodyguard during his travels through USA territory.
Of course, there is trouble and betrayals and the end of the book is hard to read (and a cliffhanger- which I don't enjoy), but I thought it was well written. The action scenes can almost be visualized.
Romance wise, there are more guys in the mix. We have Tony, William, Merrill, and Gavin (which at times I want to stake).