Kate and Vincent are ready to make a new start for themselves in Paris, where Vincent promises to stop sacrificing himself to save others and lead a normal life, but the emergence of a new enemy makes Kate worry whether they have more to fear.
This sequel to Die for Me finds Kate and Vincent dealing with the departure of friends Charlotte and Charles, and the addition of the very old Violette and Arthur to their group. Since Violette had been romantically interested in Vincent at one point, Kate is concerned. Also of concern is Vincent's general health. He is forgoing dying to save people because Kate can't handle it. She feels bad about this, but he points out that the rest of her life (sixty or so years) is a very short time for him, and he is working on a plan to improve his health. So is Kate, In between hanging out with her sister and going to the movies with Violette, she is investigating an ancient text she has found in her grandfather's Parisian gallery and trying to find a type of ancient healer who can somehow "cure" Vincent. There are also a lot of good fights that alleviate some of the somewhat cloying romance.
Really like this series and can't wait for the third book, If I Should Die, which comes out in May. The mystery with the book and finding the healers was great fun. I liked the first book better, when Kate and Vincent weren't yet an item, but the two have a fairly realistic view of their problems and try to work them out. I just wish there was more adventure and less romance, because Plum writes action and suspense really well.