Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Rise to Alpha
With Alpha blood coursing through his veins, charismatic wolf Jake Louvière, can no longer deny his true nature. As his beast demands his rightful place within Acadian Wolves, he’s forced to choose between killing his Alpha or leaving New Orleans forever. When a mysterious woman trespasses into the bayou, Jake is instinctively wary of the creature that is not wolf. Inexplicably drawn to her, he attempts to resist her magic as it weaves a seductive spell. As quickly as she appears, the dangerous beauty is kidnapped by a powerful New York vampire, and Jake swears retribution against an old adversary.
For centuries, Kai Beckett concealed her true identity from those who would steal her ancient powers. Risking everything to save her sister, she searches for the Alpha who’d left San Diego to return to his Cajun roots. Jake, a mate worthy of her spirit, seeks to tame her wild nature but she is not one to easily submit. As Kai surrenders to her attraction to the Alpha, she embraces her darkest fantasies.
From New Orleans to Southern California, Jake and Kai are surrounded by intrigue and danger. Learning to trust each other, they fight lethal enemies and the irresistible connection binding them together. As they spiral into an erotic adventure, will Jake acknowledge Kai as his mate? With a nefarious enemy seeking to capture her, will Jake rise to Alpha, saving both Kai and his pack?
Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m ménage and is intended for adult readers only.
Jake Louvière has gotten the surprise of his life. Kai Beckett has a reason to shy away from people. We have all types of paranormal creatures here and just like a witch the author does a great job of weaving a spell that grabs a hold of you. It has mystery, suspense, and plenty of heat.
This is a book that showcases this author’s creativity. One thing an author can do is let their imagination fly. What better way than to create a creature that we’ve never seen or experienced before. It will certainly have you wanting to see where that creativity will take you. And because this book is really hot – get your fan or air conditioner ready.
You don’t need to follow the series in order to enjoy Jake but there are characters mentioned here that might be a good incentive to check out the other seven books. It’s a great way to see what the Immortals are all about. But if you do read this book just be mindful that the ending will leave you with questions and wondering when we’ll be seeing book nine come out.
Kade 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)
Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4)
Léopold's Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5)
Dimitri (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6)
Lost Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6.5)
Jax (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 7)
Kym enjoys 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.