Léopold's Wicked Embrace
Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5
By Kym Grosso
Series previously reviewed HERE - a highly recommended series if you like paranormal - thoroughly enjoyed them all!
Seductive and lethal vampire, Léopold Devereoux, returns to the Big Easy to find a killer. His search leads him to a beautiful and mysterious woman, who awakens desires and emotions that he’s long fought to keep buried. After centuries of self-imposed solitude, the billionaire philanthropist struggles to restrain his growing thirst for the intriguing, lovely female who’s captured his attention.
Laryssa Theriot, an antiques proprietor in the Vieux Carré, agrees to help the commanding yet debonair stranger, who seeks her assistance. She withholds her secret abilities, afraid to trust the man who threatens to unleash her darkest fantasies. All the while, Léopold consumes her thoughts, testing her erotic limits and bringing her to new levels of ecstasy. As the menacing force that has stalked Laryssa for years finally catches up to her, she submits, putting her life into the hands of the dominant vampire who offers his protection.
Deep in the heart of New Orleans, they embark on a perilous adventure, forced to search for an ancient sacrificial relic that they hope will save their lives. As they face formidable challenges, Léopold and Laryssa surrender to the passionate intimacy that possesses them. After hundreds of years of denying himself love, will Léopold bond to the woman who has begun to crack the impenetrable shell around his heart? As evil draws near, will Laryssa survive the demon that has come to take her soul?
Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.
Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’ s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’ s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3) and Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4).
In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes about autism at PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.
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Was only a matter of time that Leopold had his own book....we were introduced to him a fair way back!
And can i say, i LOVE this series, and this follows it perfectly. The same style of writing, continuous storylines including couples from previous books, and a great way to see the many layers that Leo has.
We ended the last book, wondering whether Leo was on the side of good, or the sad of the dark....this book clarifies that he is very much one of the good guys!
The book actually opens with Leo holding the local Alpha, Hunter, against the wall snarling that he left a cub in the woods to die. Luckily Dimitri (Logan's Beta) is around to diffuse the matter before one of them ended up dead (which, on a side note, look forward to Dimitri's book - hes in this one a lot, so expect this to be next - yay!).
As it turns out, Hunter had no idea. Said cub was now in the arms of Logan and his mate.
On his hunt for the killer, he finds himself coming to Laryssa for aid.....and realising shes something special. She is. But shes petrified of revealing her true self.
One thing we do learn is a demon believes her soul belongs to him. it doesnt, but that doesnt stop him threatening to kill her if she doesnt bring him an ancient relic. Apparently only Layrssa can find it - being what she is.
Her relationship with Leo unravels well. His actions speak a lot louder than words, even when protesting he has no intention of "settling down" with any single woman.
He thinks he deserves to live a life alone, he believes he has a dark soul and has always kept to the sidelines of all varieties of society.
Laryssa however, doesnt see that. She sees a kind and caring MAN, and makes it her task to make him see that too.
So, what is this demon after? It cant be good, never is when a demon wants it?
But will Laryssa be able to find it in the short time span hes given her?
What connection is her to the parentless cub Leo rescued and has grown fond of?
And where will this little one end up?
Will Laryssa break the barriers Leo has had centuries of practice of keeping up?
And the big question...WHAT is she???
I'm not spilling secrets - trust me when i say it carries on it true Immortals of New Orleans style!