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Jake

Immortals of New Orleans, Book 8
Narrated by: Ryan West
Series: Immortals of New Orleans, Book 8
Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

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 and 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?

©2017 Kym Grosso (P)2017 Kym Grosso

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great story but flawed

my biggest concern with this was the over use of the phrase "he/she lost his/her words". There are other ways of saying the same thing.
Otherwise, I loved it and look forward to the next

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Boring, derivative and repetitive

*graphic*

OK, this is the 8th book in the series, and now, every book is exactly the same.

The language used is repetitive, I lost count of the times their “orgasm slammed into him/her” or a character “lost their words”

The sex scenes are multiplying book by book, and yes, I don’t mind lots of sex, however when each scenario is *exactly* the same (always ending up with a finger or thumb up the butt (aka “puckered flesh” or “back hole”) it is very boring. Apparently the pinnacle of great sex is anal sex, and every male protagonist has an obsession with taking the female “in their tight ass” *yawn*

Every book ends up having the female protagonist being shared between two men, every book has the female “submitting” to the discipline of the male. For once it would be really nice if the female turned around and said “bog off, I’m not going to be your sub”

Specific to this book, the female is a complete wet dishcloth. She starts off being semi assertive, but quickly loses all strength of character, and considering the whole book takes place over 5 days, it’s a pretty quick degeneration.

I don’t think I’ll be continuing with this series.

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  • S Parker
  • 02-07-18

Great story but the sex scenes are redundant

An incredible author and narrator, but all 10 books thus far have nearly the exactly same sex scenes. Very "adult" rated, but repeating the exact same anal play, threesome play, and alpha/mate dynamic is not interesting. I actually skipped over those parts to get back to the story, as they were so predictable, especially after 9 other books of nearly identical scenes (plug first, then a threesome soon to follow...).

I get that some readers really want the hot sex scenes, but this author is very gifted, IMHO, at building the stories and relationships between characters without the need for all the sex.

Just my opinion, but if my sister or friend was being brutally tortured and was abducted, I would not be thinking about a threesome. Female psychology just does not work that way, but then again, it is fantasy, so I get it.

All in all, I give kudos to a phenomenal narrator and a great story (the whole series), but some different scenarios for the mating process are most welcome!

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  • jw
  • 03-08-18

Wow! Such an amazing erotic romance.

This was by far her hottest book yet. So exciting, lots of angst & love. I at first thought Jake was going to be with the head witch & I was disappointed, but thank goodness for Kai. This female character was perfect for Jake. Can’t wait for more to be written in this series. Ryan West is such a remarkable narrator, the best I’ve ever listened too.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 28-12-17

Sensual book full of mystery and action.

Jake Louviere is a sarcastic alpha wolf who meets a strange woman whom he can't get a read on. Kai is a new creature that is brought to us by Kym Grosso. Kai is strong but she needs help but she doesn't trust anyone because she has a secret (no spoiler) that could be the end of her. Kai's sister Shalan is missing and she needs help to find her. Enter Quintus and ancient vampire ( who will give you and Jake fits of laughter) who is sarcastic and does things normal vamps don't but she needs him and Jake to help her. The trio manage to work together for the good. This book is exquisitely written with amazing steamy sex scenes. Do not miss this book.

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  • oceaninmotion
  • 28-08-17

what happened?

I really struggled to finish this book in numerous ways. What a disapointment!. Beware contains numerous bad sex scenes.
Where was the story?. Buried between the sheets and the trash receptacle? The dialog for the Heroine was mostly "what?". Or "Wa?" For the hero, instead of who's your daddy?! it was," who is your master?"" Who is your Alpha?" And then repeat.. plus the heroine echoing the statement of "you are my master." " You are my Alpha!"
I don't fault the Narrator ,who most likely, had a hard time getting through this book as well perhaps..! it may be the worst book I have ever listened to on audio.
Character development. Character interaction was where? The Author pushed the reader out instead of pulling the reader in.
There wasn't any of the chemistry that creates empathy or sympathy. where was the Authors bff? It was her duty to read this and at least try to stop the Author from this train wreck.

Up until the end of the book there wasn't any emotional connection to the two main characters.. I won't even call it animalistic, as I don't want to insult any animals. Basically I could not relate I was lost in this book,and not in a good way. I felt this experiance was a nightmare.

I keep wondering, what was this author thinking? I have actually read other books from this author and I can only say just wow I am so disappointed. this is not credit Worthy and I plan to return it as soon as possible.
This Author is capable of much more than cold smut.

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  • Ry
  • 29-11-19

Umm

The story could be better if it didn’t sound like a horrible porn movie. For a writer the storyline has the ability to be more romantic.

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  • Niecy
  • 24-11-19

Great Series!

This installment was amongst the best. It ja everything. Vampires. Witches. Ghosts. Demons. Comedy and Drama. Oh, did I mention the sex?

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  • Cindy
  • 21-08-19

Ridiculous

This has some of the most ridiculous, laughable dialogue outside of a comedy imaginable. The premise started out OK, then quickly morphed into something that was not only hard to follow but also stretched the imagination beyond reasonable expectations. Couldn't proceed past chapter 12. Too many entities to keep up with. Will return for credit.

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  • Vanessa
  • 18-06-19

As usual....It was awesome!

Soooo friggin hot!!!!The entire series is wonderful so far. Waiting to get the last book Quintus.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-19

ugh

I've liked the other books but if I never hear the word sweetheart again I'll be good. and not liking that Jake is an ass

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  • Sandra
  • 19-02-19

Great Book in the Series

This was another great book in the series.
Why won't you bring Quintus out on audible?
I strictly get all my books on audible because I have a vision problem!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put Quintus on audible!!!!!