Author's Name: Kym Grosso
Main Characters: Leopold and Laryssa
Series: Immortals of New Orleans #5
Release Date: 04/04/14
BLURB: 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?
Reviewed By: Wendy
At first I was not sure if I liked this series or not because of my own goofy mistake of reading book two first but when I read book one I fell in love with this author's writing and world building with her vampires and wolves.
Leopold is a dangerous vampire to be enemies with, he has been a vampire for hundreds of years and has the bad ass reputation to back up his actions. When the other vampires and wolves needed his help he was there, no questions asked. Agreeing to help he never would have guessed that he would be saving a new born infant. Hiding the infant from an unknown evil that is trying to kill her he gets all his friends involved in caring for the little girl who is part wolf and part who knows what.
Laryssa, a human with special abilities meets Leopold in a bar one night and is automatically drawn to him. The pull is mutual for Leopold who thinks he is too evil and damaged for anyone to ever love again. When he tracks her down he realizes she is way more than a human woman but he can't get her to tell him exactly what she is.
The journey these two embark on together is nothing short of a remarkable love story. The regrets in both their pasts keep them from trusting too easily, but once they both open their hearts to love it is an awesome full body awakening for them both. The bond that is built is truly a once in a lifetime love for each of them.