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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 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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  • Caroline
  • NorthRiding, South Africa
  • 15-09-17

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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  • 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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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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  • Javier Vega
  • 25-08-18

loved it !!!!!!

All I can say is that I loved it from the story line to the person reading it. it was amazing I can't wait until the next book.

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  • White Widow
  • 21-07-18

The Wild "Down For a Good Time Guy" Jake has met his match.....and Mate!

Love, Love,Loved it ! I'm so happy that I had to find a New Author (while waiting for next book from my usual😁) Kym Grosso had Me hooked from book 1 of "The Immortals of New Orleans" series. And the story of Jake, well that's been a long time coming and I'm so happy that She waited till now to tell his story! He has been a part of the Series in pretty much every book in some capacity. And to say this was the icing on the cake, wld b putting it mildly! Of course it wld take something as unattainable & Majestic as Kyi's "Peyo"(??), Along w her feisty attitude & willingness to explore Jakes taste in unbridled Sex & lovemaking, to bring out The Alpha he had been denying himSelf! And the story of Quintus has peaked My intrest,as before now, he was only said to be a very old Vampire but he is connected to Kyi somehow & once it's revealed how this Ancient Vampire, with all his oddities,is connected to this mysterious & Beautiful Creature things start to call in place & the 3 of them form an unbreakable bond that will change their lives forever! I love the style of Grosso's writing. She has gone beyond the plain old vanilla flavor of Lovemaking that has been in Romance books for many years!(not that those books were bad, just always left Me wanting a but more spice!) And there is a Great storyline,humor that had Me actually LOL, The Hell Yeah Sex & even Suspense& Action! This Whole Series of "Immortals of New Orleans" Thus Far has been Everything I look for in a series & an Author! And "Jake" ......a knock out of the ballpark! I am So Excited for the next book in this series! Can't Wait!!!!!!!😄(sidenote, I would recommend reading this series in order for which they were written. Not saying that you can't read & enjoy it alone. Just when you have read the books prior to "Jake" then you read it,You will have a better understanding of who Jake is and in My opinion, will enjoy the book that much more!) This is not a pg13 series!!Definitely An ADULT book! But pretty sure this fact is addressed in the area which you found these titles of books. Enjoy...I know I did.

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  • Amy
  • 22-05-18

great series

This is an enjoyable supernatural romance series. The sex scenes are well written and very much XXX, if your at all prudish this isn't your series. But for the rest of us, it is a well written and fun series

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  • brittany
  • 25-02-18

I love this series !!!!!!

the storyline is thrilling and hot at the same time I think i found my new favorite author

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  • LINDA
  • 10-12-17

glad I listened but not my favorite

I have been enjoying the series. This book was my least favorite to date. Felt rushed and lacked the depth of others in the series. Hoping my new favorite vamps book is as great as Leopolds.

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  • Sabrina
  • 09-12-17

My ears are BURNING!!

I'm looking for my alpha! Mating never sounded this smoking hot. Gives you ear burn.....