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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Review: Luca's Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans #2) by Kym Grosso

Luca's Magic Embrace
Immortals of New Orleans
book 2
Kym Grosso

Paranormal Romance

An erotic paranormal romance…

Sexy vampire, Luca Macquarie doesn’t do love; especially not with humans. Yet, ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can’t deny the enigmatic attraction he’s developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he’s determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.

Samantha doesn’t want to be a witch, yet that’s exactly what she is. After failing to elicit her magic, she escapes to the mountains in an attempt to resume a semblance of her previous human life. When an arsonist torches her cabin, Samantha’s worst fears are realized. Aware that her life is on the line, she reluctantly agrees to return to New Orleans with Luca.

In the Big Easy, Samantha and Luca embark on a spellbinding journey, searching for a mystical amulet that promises to release her obligation from an ancient, lethal vampire who’s been threatening her life. With cryptic clues and clandestine allies, will Luca and Samantha destroy the dangerous amulet before others acquire it, setting forth a chain of catastrophic consequences? And will Luca give into his erotic desire for the witch who magically captures heart?


This was an okay read for me... it passed the time but I was never really invested in the story.

I feel like we never cracked the surface of the characters. They had no depth and therefore weren't very interesting. The story had promise but I feel like everything happened too quickly. Suspense for each plot twist lasted a few pages and then it was resolved and we were on to the next problem.

Luca was supposed to be this hardened vampire that didn't care for humans at all... what we got was a vampire that quickly fell for a human/witch with no persuasion on her part at all. Are we working with the soul mate premise here? Luca's personality took a complete 180 and the story may as well have been about someone else all together.

Honestly, I think if you were to read this as a stand alone it may warrant 4 stars... but because I read the first book in the series I expectations for Luca, and he just doesn't live up to them!  

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