I really loved Flight and have been looking forward to reading Focus since I finished it. Focus begins with Allie and Hailey moving into their dorm at Tulane to begin their freshman year. Allie is still really mad at Levi for tricking her into becoming his mate, and is a bit overwhelmed with exactly what that entails. She also is a little perturbed by the fact that either Jared, Owen, or Levi is in all of her classes and one of them always walks her to and from her dorm. At night, of course, Hailey is there to protect her, which she doesn't mind, since Hailey has quickly become her best friend. She gets even more frustrated with Levi when he makes sure that anyone of the male species is quickly cut off if they try to talk to her. Even though she gives Levi a really hard time, she can't deny her feelings or attraction to him, and Levi is very persistent and determined to get what he wants.
As Levi's mate, Allie is required to attend quite a few "functions," with him, and as she learns more about the society, she also realizes how deeply she is now a part of it. She quickly finds out that being Levi's mate also paints her as a target for those who wish to hurt him. When a few dangerous incidents occur involving Allie and her friends, she decides that she needs to learn how to fight. She asks Jared, who has become a really good friend to her, to teach her, which turns out to be something that comes in very handy a whole lot sooner than anyone anticipated. Levi finally begins to open up to Allie and tell her more about what is really going on, which is a big step towards their reconciliation, since one Allies biggest qualms is not being able to trust Levi. Things finally seem to be going well between her and Levi, then someone from Allie's past makes an appearance back into her life, causing her to realize just how much she cares for Levi, but Allie isn't aware of just how far this person is willing to go to have her and what he is capable of doing to manipulate her.
I really enjoyed Focus. I totally fell for Levi in the first book and was so excited to see more of him in Focus. Not only is he hot, he really cares about Allie, and is very patient with her, considering everything, yet he is also very protective. As much as Levi has opened up to her, there are still some big secrets he hasn't let her in on, which becomes apparent towards the end of the book. I liked Allie, and understand where she was coming from, though I thought she "doth protest a little too much" before finally giving in to Levi. I didn't care for Jared too much in Flight, but I really loved him in Focus. I can't wait to see where Alyssa Rose Ivy takes his character next in the story, and I am also really curious about his attraction to Allie's friend Tiffany and where that may go. We also get to know Hailey, Owen, and their new friend Anne, who is a hoot, better in this installment.
I loved the paranormal premise in this book which is fresh, unique, and creative. The book is fast paced and I found myself reading it in one sitting, because I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The chemistry between Levi and Allie is undeniable and the romance is really hot, as is Levi. That mixed in with the mystery surrounding the Pterons and the Society, along with the danger, conspiracy, and the paranormal elements, make Focus a very interesting read. I have to say I did not see the ending coming and was totally surprised by what happened, and I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens next in Found. Alyssa Rose Ivy has set the scene for a very interesting and intense sequel. I just hope I don't get my heart broken, because I really want to see things work for Levi and Allie. If you can't tell, I am team Levi all the way. If you are a paranormal romance lover, and are looking for a fresh twist and a lot of excitement, then The Crescent Chronicles is one series that I would definitely recommend checking out.