Luca’s Magic Embrace by Kym Grosso

Published: October 18, 2012

This is the second book in the Immortals of New Orleans series by Kym Grosso. I read the first novel Kade’s Dark Embrace a few years back. It was free for kindle at the time and thought “what the hell”. I wasn’t sucked into the world because I didn’t care enough to go after the second book at that time. Though the first book stuck with me enough that I remembered it and even remembered most of the plot. This second novel and the rest of the them as well, are available with the romance package on audible. So again I had the “what the hell” thought and decided to download it. I’m glad I did. Not only is the narrator great but the storyline and writing are just so much better than I remembered. Clearly, I’m ready to get into this storyline more so than I was a couple of years ago.

In this novel we meet Luca again. The second in command vampire who was kidnapped at the end of the first book. When he is found all he can think about is if the young human turned witch, Samantha, is alright. He doesn’t understand his obsession with her since he refuses to be with a human. But when he finds out she has left New Orleans and the protection of the Coven he knows he has to go after her.

Samantha didn’t ask for this life. Any of it. She doesn’t want to be a witch and she doesn’t want any part of the supernatural world. But she does want Luca. As unexplainable as that is she knows she can trust him in this chaos. Now there is a new threat to her, vampires, and most especially Luca. She needs to rely on her new powers to protect herself and her burgeoning love for Luca.

I went into this book not expecting to like it at all. Since it has been several years from the first book I suppose my tastes have changed. I actually quite enjoyed the book and wanted to continue the series. I tend to find a different series every year so I suppose the Immortals of New Orleans will be my series for 2018. Not only was the book well written and gripping in all the right parts but the narrator was fantastic. It is the first time I have listened to a book narrated by Ryan West and I’m glad that the rest of the series is done by him. I look forward to listening to the rest of them during my gym time and living a good story.

—No quote this time since I forgot to write one down and I only listened to the audio.—

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