Review: Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans Book 3) Kym Grosso

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Review: Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans Book 3) Kym Grosso

An erotic paranormal romance...

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves' Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she's reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who'd kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.

Title: Tristan's Lyceum Wolves
Author: Kym Grosso
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Kade's Dark Embrace, Luca's Magic Embrace, Logan's Acadian Wolves, Léopold’s Wicked Embrace
Series: Immortals of New Orleans
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Kade's Dark Embrace, Luca's Magic Embrace, Logan's Acadian Wolves, Léopold’s Wicked Embrace
Published by Createspace
Source: Author
Published: April 11, 2013
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 348
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Let me start with I didn’t read the first two books in the series. When you’re asked to review a book sometimes it works out that way. With that said, I found Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves to be a great read. It has an excellent balance of great characters, intrigue and romance that I was more than happy reading. I felt the final battle was a bit rushed but over all I really enjoyed the book.

As the characters go, from the charismatic to the insidious, author Kim Grosso has created some of the best ones I’ve encountered in a while. Tristian is strong and passionate Alpha as is his Beta, Logan. Unlike in other books I have read their Alpha/Beta relationship seems more of a supportive loving one versus one of a chain of command style. Not often do you read a story where an Alpha will share women or his mate. So yes, there is some M/F/M action but it’s mild by this reader’s standards and very tastefully done. I feel the true star of this story is Kalli. With all she has gone through, her strength and determination to survive, make her one of the best heroines I have read in a while.

Frankly, I find this book worked very well as a stand-alone and was unsure if I was going to start the series from the beginning. That is until one sentence at the end of the book peaked my interest. Very good job reeling me in Ms. Kym Grosso. Oh yes, this curious reader is now very hooked. I guess I will have to amuse myself with the first to books until the fourth one comes out.

I received this book from JeepDiva in exchange for my honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.

Kym Grosso

               

Tristan's Lyceum Wolves

 

Purchase Links for Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves: 

AMAZON UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tristans-Lyceum-Immortals-Orleans-ebook/dp/B00C3KCYOU/ref=la_B007P8DNSQ_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1364830031&sr=1-3

AMAZON CA:  http://www.amazon.ca/Tristans-Lyceum-Immortals-Orleans-ebook/dp/B00C3KCYOU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364830147&sr=1-1

Kym GrossoAuthor Bio:

Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2) and Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3).

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes autism articles on PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog, cat and guinea pig. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, 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.

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Other Books in Series:

Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1)Kym Grosso

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kades-Embrace-Immortals-Orleans-ebook/dp/B007P6JJFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353453115&sr=8-1

Amazon CA:  http://www.amazon.ca/Kades-Embrace-Immortals-Orleans-ebook/dp/B007P6JJFY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1357517676&sr=1-1

Kym GrossoLuca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2)

Purchase Links:

AMAZON UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lucas-Embrace-Immortals-Orleans-ebook/dp/B009SFWOM0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351373180&sr=8-1

AMAZON CA:  http://www.amazon.ca/Lucas-Embrace-Immortals-Orleans-ebook/dp/B009SFWOM0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355949232&sr=8-2

Tristan PromoTRISTAN’S LYCEUM WOLVES EXCERPT

Julie poked her head around the corner in time to see Tristan making his way down the long hallway.  She quickly got back to work, annoyed that he’d gone so far with his investigation.  Their voices had carried well into the kitchen during the heat of their argument.  She’d been tempted to intervene, but knew better than to interfere with Alpha business.

Padding into the room, Tristan eyed Julie standing next to the stove, pouring the broth into Tupperware containers.

“She sleeping?” Julie asked, already aware of the answer.  He’d been down in her room for well over an hour, sitting in total silence, watching Kalli sleep, and she found it curious that he was taking such an interest in the injured human woman.

“You didn’t bring the soup,” he commented.

“You were busy,” she curtly replied.

“What gives, Jules?  Just say it.”

“I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that you don’t take direction well, Alpha.  Although I guess you’re more used to giving directions than taking them,” she huffed.  “I could hear the ruckus all the way in here.  No disrespect intended, but I did say not to upset her, didn’t I?”

“Yeah well, it’s not easy being king,” he remarked with a smart-assed inflection, grabbing a bowl of soup.  He sat down at the counter and began eating while she finished working.

“Sorry, I don’t mean to be so hard on you.  I know you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.  It’s just that seeing her like that….all those scrapes and bruises and bite marks.  My God, she was a mess.  I suppose I’m going a little mother hen on you.  I’m not used to having to deal with such violence.  You are good to us, here.”

“No worries.  We worked it out.   She’s a tough one, you know.   Believe me; she’ll be right as rain, soon. My spidey sense tells me so,” he joked.

“All right then, I’m going to leave you some crackers and ginger ale to put next to her bed in case she wakes up in the middle of the night starving.  I was able to get a little bit of the electrolyte fluid into her before she woke up all the way.  I have to say that it’s unusual for a human not to be dehydrated.  I guess she must have been really, really healthy before this happened to her.  It’s almost as if…well, never mind.”

Tristan stopped eating and stared over at Julie, who looked deep in thought.  “What is it?”

“Oh, I’m just being crazy.  I was just going to say that it’s almost as if she had the constitution of a wolf.  Silly, huh?”

“Yeah, silly.” Tristan bit into a cracker, considering her assessment.  Silly?  Or right on target?  He felt it too.  Something about that woman wasn’t exactly human, but then again, she wasn’t at all supernatural.

Julie gathered up her purse and gave Tristan a quick hug and kiss on the cheek.  “Okay, hun, well, call me if you need anything.  I’ll stop by tomorrow to check on our girl.  Maybe bring up some clothes for her, too.  Get some rest, okay?  Love ya!” she chirped as she entered the elevator and the doors slid shut.

Tristan reveled in the quietness surrounding him.  He needed to think about his next steps, his strategy.  He planned to bring in a sketch artist, so they could put a face to the arsonists.  The meeting with Jax Chandler was in another two days, and he needed to get his shit together before it all went down.  Throwing his bowl in the sink, he went to take a hot shower.  He needed to think, without his libido interfering.  It was as if he’d just been given a few more pieces of a jigsaw puzzle for which he didn’t have the picture.  But he was cunning, and that’s what he did best, work with the impossible to make the possible happen.  He was Alpha.

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16 Responses to “Review: Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans Book 3) Kym Grosso”

  1. Beth Haney

    The series sounds great! These wolves sound delicious! Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the great giveaway!

  2. Kym Grosso

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves! 🙂 I really appreciate you reading/reviewing my book and for the opportunity to share my recent release with you and your readers!

  3. Katrina

    I love
    them all. I can’t wait for the next book in the series comes out!

  4. DebraG

    I love when the desire is beyond the hero and heroine. Sounds great!

  5. Mary Preston

    I haven’t begun this series yet, but it does look amazing.

  6. BookLady

    What a fantastic series! The Immortals of New Orleans is definitely going on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and thanks for the great giveaway.

  7. Meghan Stith

    This looks so great! Thanks for sharing with us! I adore that cover as well.
    Did the author have any say on the design of the book cover? Also, who in the author’s life encouraged them to sit down and write their first book?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  8. Kym Grosso

    Thanks everyone! 🙂 The cover to my book was designed by CheekyCovers. I do select the images and have an idea of how I’d like a cover to look and then Carrie, the designer, puts it all together in a series of test shots. We go back and forth, working together to find what looks best.

    As far as the inspiration for my writing, that would be my son. I wrote and published several articles about autism prior to attempting to write a book. I had initially set out to write a book about autism but had a block on where to go with the it. At that point, decided to write a book about what I liked to read, paranormal romance. 🙂

  9. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    Oh this series sounds SO GOOD!!! And I am SO loving the covers:))) This is so going to the top of my TBR list! I’m so excited to have a chance at winning this very generous and awesome giveaway!!!

  10. slinkydennis

    Gah! I love these covers! I swear they get better and better and the quote from Tristan is just ahhhh sigh. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Kirsten

    These books sound amazing!! I can’t wait to read them. 🙂

  12. Lori H

    This book is on my TBR stack and I’m looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the review. I may need to start this series now based on your review 😉

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