Alana is convinced that she is falling in love with Llwellyn Couch.
She is also convinced that there are things about his family, about this mysterious ritual and about himself that he is not telling her.
He still refuses to touch her, though she can tell that he wants to as much as she wants to feel him.
She knows that there is a reason for his self denial, just as there is a reason she is not permitted to wander the manor grounds alone. She knows that The Clan harbors a dangerous and potentially deadly secret. And, she is determined to find out what it is.
Llewellyn knows he must tell Alana the truth before the full moon. There are things about his family, about his Clan and about himself that she must know. But, with his brother threatening to tear the clan a part and Llewellyn's increasing inability to reign in his own desires regarding Alana, he can not help but wonder if some things are not best kept secret.