Review: Luca's Magic Embrace by Kym Grosso
(Immortals of New Orleans #2)
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published October 18th 2012
Book Description: 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?
Luca’s Magic Embrace by Kym Grosso
After reading book #1 Kade’s Dark Embrace of the Immortals of New Orleans last summer I was very excited to begin with the second installment of this great series by Kym Gosso.
Luca’s Magic Embrace takes place in a world where vampires, werewolves and witchcraft just like the first book. It starts of where Kade’s Dark Embrace was ended. Kym Grosso has written a great story ful with this paranormal being, strong characters and don’t forget HOT scenes. The descriptions provide a good backdrop for the plots and the storyline is interesting and engaging. But still I sensed I was missing things.
The story feld in the middle a little rushed. Although is is written with high quality I had the idea that some parts where deleted and and some events pasted together without a natural flow. Although truly enjoyed the character building I do wished that Lucas would have held the same character as he had in book #1 Kade’s Dark Embrace. Instead of the wicked Luca I read about a sensitive Luca and that was not really what I was expecting.
With that said I do believe this is a very good book also without my personal wishes for it, and worth reading. If you love a paranormal novel with lots of hot spicy love you really need to read this one.. I can’t wait to get hands on the next book which is… If there is one !?
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Here’s the excerpt:
“As soon as he lay his head back on the chair, confident she was going back to sleep, he sensed movement. Samantha had spied him and was coming at him with a sharp knife. He grabbed both her wrists and pulled her towards him, so she straddled him. Gently, he applied pressure to her thumb and was relieved that she dropped the knife without incident. Smelling her fear, he sought to assure her of her safety. “Samantha, it’s me, Luca.”
“Luca…you’re alive!” she exclaimed. Samantha was overcome with relief. That day at the coven, she was convinced she’d never see him again. Seeing him brought forth a rush of emotions. He’d been so caring and gentle with her at Kade’s house and then had fought valiantly to save her and Ilsbeth when they were attacked.
Wide eyed and shaking, Samantha extended her fingertips and placed them on Luca’s cheeks. She couldn’t believe he was with her in the cabin and alive. As Samantha adjusted to the dim light, she was captivated by Luca’s piercing dark green eyes. His jet-black, shoulder-length hair hung loosely around his handsome, chiseled face. Feeling his strong jawline tense in her small hands, the stubble prickled her
Luca froze as Samantha reached to touch him. Her hands burned his skin, and he felt as if he was on fire as desire built deep within him. As soon as her skin touched his, he instantly released her wrists, freeing her. Why was he having this visceral reaction to her? He’d hoped she’d jump away from him, and was regretting his action of pulling her onto him. His hands nearly crushed the arms of the chair as he held on for dear life. Blood rushed towards his groin. He breathed deeply, trying to control the rise of his erection. Christ, I have got to get back to New Orleans.”