Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Léopold’s Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, #5)” as Want to Read:
Léopold’s Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, #5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Léopold’s Wicked Embrace

(Immortals of New Orleans #5)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  2,025 ratings  ·  151 reviews
An erotic paranormal romance...

Seductive and lethal vampire, Léopold Devereoux, returns to the Big Easy to find a killer. His search leads him to a beautiful and mysterious woman, who awakens desires and emotions that he’s long fought to keep buried. After centuries of self-imposed solitude, the billionaire philanthropist struggles to restrain his growing thirst for the in
Paperback, 418 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by MT Carvin Publishing (first published April 4th 2014)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.45  · 
Rating details
 ·  2,025 ratings  ·  151 reviews

More filters
Sort order
At first I wasn't sure how much I would like this book since Leopold has been so chilly and somewhat unpleasant in the previous books, but I was quite pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up liking him and his story. At first I was like, meh he seems the same. And then I was like, hold up, shit just got interesting. Eventually I was like, okay he's delicious, I need him in my life.


I won't go into detail about the whole story because I'm afraid I'll give something away. Oh my, this book was f
Julia Mills
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kym Grosso has done it again! Leopold's Wicked Embrace, the long awaited addition to her Immortals of New Orleans series, does NOT disappoint. Just as the title suggests, it is wickedly hot, full of twists and turns that you never see coming and best of all, features the vampire we ALL wand to 'get to know'.
This a must-read! Grab it and take a journey you will never forget!
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
★★★★★ Once again, Kym Grosso has knocked it out of the park with her newest book, "Leopold's Wicked Embrace" (Immortals of New Orleans, #5) which releases on April 7th.

I was hooked from her first book and each book just gets better and better. If you love smoking hot Vampires that will get your blood bubbling with excitement and set your Kindle on fire, and some hot, hunky Were's to have you wiping your brow and panting for more, this is the one to read!!

Lots of romance, twists turns and excite
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been eagerly awaiting Leopold's story, having met the age old Charming French Vampire in previous stories in this series. We catch up with him after he rescues baby Ava from death. Leopold makes it his personal mission to keep her safe. During his investigation's into who and why anyone would want to harm her, he comes to the rescue once again. This time saving Laryssa from a fall. There is something about this women that attracts him like no other, he wrestles with himself, determined to ...more
Oh how I wish I started at. Book 1, I can go back to start but would have loved a taster of Leopold before he met Laryssa!

This is book 5 in The a Immortals of New Orleans series and as I can't compare to previous books in series, let me just say it was **Great**

Leopold is an old vampire with a temper and shouldn't get crossed, but through the book we discover another side to him, warm, caring and damn sexy!

Laryssa enters the story as someone who can help Leopold and is hiding her true self not d
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING!!! Every book I read in this series just gets better and better! In this story we get to know sexy vampire Leopold better and a new character Laryssa. We also get more Dimitri that hot Cajun werewolf beta of the Acadian wolves. This book is just full of action, sex, mysteries, kinky sex, gorgeous supes, romantic sex, romance... Absolutely an amazing read, there were laugh out loud moments, there were teary moments, there were edge of your seat moments and there was a NOOOOO moment! I was ...more
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
A huge thank you to Kym Grosso for giving me the pleasure of Beta reading this book for her. This series has become really special to me, and I love watching it progress and evolve with each new book.
This book had a different feel, for me, compared to books before it. A new breed of heroine, a different kind of Hero and a new evil to make your skin crawl. Kym really knows how to shake things up...

'The creature, covered in black scales, took the shape of a man. Horns curled from it's skull, and
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kym Grosso’s Immortals of New Orleans continues with Leopold’s Wicked Embrace. As a fan of the series, I’ve read all four previous books. Each delves into the life of a particular supernatural. Kym’s covered her bases with this series, vampires, werewolves, witches, and naiads. Leopold’s Wicked Embrace can be read as a standalone book. There is enough background given that you won’t be totally in the dark, but it may be enough to make you want to read the rest of the series.
Leopold is an ancient
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Leopold's Wicked Embrace is the fifth book in Kym Grosso's Immortals of New Orleans series, and it is one of my favorites. We first met Leopold in book one, Kade's Dark Embrace, and he was fascinating and mysterious then and even yummier to get to know as a main character. I loved his back story.

Leopold is a very old vampire, and he oozes old-world charm and style. His suave, sophisticated style will hook you. He is joined in this latest book by Dimitri who we also met in an earlier book. They'r
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved every single book in Kym’s Immortals of New Orleans series but she has truly outdone herself with this book. From the very first page I was immersed in a tale of deceit, adventure, magic, & immortal love.

Leopold is a 1000 year old vampire who has known unbelievable pain but, although he holds himself aloof from those around him, still has a beautiful soul. This is not to say that he is not fully Vampire, he is. He is just not a soulless vampire as some might expect of someone w
Ruth Gutscher
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about "Leopold's Wicked Embrace" ?? I loved this book from cover to cover and when I finished it I wanted more. Kym Grosso hit it out of the park again with this one,it had a little bit of everything I look for in a book..I loved the story line,the characters,the humor,mystery,with twists and turns I didn't expect,and romance of course ..If you love hot,sexy Vampires and Were's,you will love this book..I have loved this series from book one and anticipate every new addition,this o ...more
Laurel Johnson
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kym Grosso has done it once again with Leopold's Wicked Embrace! I was caught up in the story from the very beginning. Leo is one hot sexy vampire!! This book was so good and sooo hot that once I started reading I didn't put it down until I was finished. It was full of surprises and just kept getter better and better the more I read. Loved catching up on the other Immortals of New Orleans.

I highly recommend this book and Kym Grosso to everyone. You won't be disappointed
Sharon Jones
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Leopold's book was not a disappointment, it touched your hart to finally see what made him who he is.
Laryssa is in need of help, afraid to ask, afraid to be found. Leo is fascinated bye her, and afraid of the feelings that come with it.
Its a ride that they will never forget. The Sex is explosive between them.
This book is a very very Must Read
Fran Lucero
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kym has done it again. Loved getting to know Leopold, and you couldn't ask for a sassier heroine than Laryssa. A Naiad is surely a different character in paranormal creatures. LOL The love scenes were hot and enjoyed the secondary characters and I am anxiously waiting to find out what happens with Dimitri. Kym left him in an awful fix. Bring on the next one.
Loraine Oliver
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
Seductive and lethal vampire, Léopold Devereoux, returns to the Big Easy to find a killer. His search leads him to a beautiful and mysterious woman, who awakens desires and emotions that he’s long fought to keep buried. After centuries of self-imposed solitude, the billionaire philanthropist struggles to restrain his growing thirst for the intriguing, lovely female who’s captured his attention.

Laryssa Theriot, an antiques proprietor in the Vieux Carré, agrees to help the commanding yet debo
5 out of 5 stars


Seductive and lethal vampire, Léopold Devereoux, returns to the Big Easy to find a killer. His search leads him to a beautiful and mysterious woman, who awakens desires and emotions that he’s long fought to keep buried. After centuries of self-imposed solitude, the billionaire philanthropist struggles to restrain his growing thirst for the intriguing, lovely female who’s captured his attention.

Laryssa Theriot, an antiques proprietor in the Vieux Carré, agrees to help
Melanie Marsh
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading Leopold’s Wicked Embrace. It’s the 5th book in Grosso’s Immortals of New Orleans series, so I was a little concerned that I would be lost going into it, but I don’t feel as though I missed any huge part of the story by starting with book 5. I’m sure it would have enhanced my reading experience knowing more of the back story of some of the characters, but I definitely never felt lost having not read the others.

Kym Grosso seems to have a great talent for merging and balan
Wendy-Book Lovers 4Ever
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
At first I was not sure if I liked this series or not because of my own goofy mistake of reading book two first but when I read book one I fell in love with this author's writing and world building with her vampires and wolves.
Leopold is a dangerous vampire to be enemies with, he has been a vampire for hundreds of years and has the bad ass reputation to back up his actions. When the other vampires and wolves needed his help he was there, no questions asked. Agreeing to help he never would have
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh Leopold, Where have you been all my Life!!!!!!

Leopold's Wicked Embrace is the 5th Book in The Immortals of New Orleans Series.. and so Far my Favorite.. It has everything, Adventure, Drama, Sexy Males, Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Nymphs and other Supernatural Beings.. This Story revolves around Leopold Devereoux , A Thousand year old Vampire and Laryssa Theriot an antiques dealer.Without giving out spoilers.. How they come to meet , Their Mission together, Her Importance in finding herself
Bonnie Rediske-
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We have met Leo in books past in small doses, giving the reader just enough info to be intrigued by his character. Like all other main characters in this series, he is loyal to a fault. Leopold is mysterious, sexy and devious as hell. When you mix him and Dimitri, expect all rules to be broken. By the third chapter of this book, I might have peed myself giggling a couple times (ssshhhh that is a secret). Laryssa is hiding from everyone, hiding who she is, what she is and when she runs into Leopo ...more
Billie Maureen
Aug 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
This was an awful book. This is the 5th book in the series and there has been no growth in story line or with the characters. Its very repetitive and there is very little keeping your attention. You can only go so far with a couple who literally just met each other today. The actual story line with the demon is weak and few. How are we as readers supposed to be sacred of a demon who has done nothing threatening. How are we supposed to like your series if there is barely a connection between them ...more
One of the oldest vampires to walk the earth, Leopold Devereoux is dangerous, sexy, and one you do not want to get entangled with. When he finds a baby left to die in the snow, it unleashes a rage Leopold has not felt in a long time. As Leopold vows to protect the innocent babe, he knows he needs help figuring out what is trying to attack the babe. Seeking out Laryssa Theriot and enlisting her help is a bit of an uphill battle. The woman who is holding secrets is one of few who are not afraid of ...more
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well what can I say the wait was worth it. Kym Grosso has delivered another 5 star plus book with Léopold’s Wicked Embrace. Wow… Leopold and Sydney had the flames flaming hot in this book. There was a lot of hot sex with a little kink a lot of laughing and some OMG noooooo’s….. that can’t happen with some ohhhh thank goodness mixed in with it. Once you start Leopold’s book you will not be able to put it down like all the rest of kyms books so be prepared to stay awake until you suck it all in. I ...more
Jara Beaubien
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Léopold Devereoux, seductive and lethal vampire, returns to New Orleans to find a killer, this search leads him to Laryssa Theriot who not only hides her supernatural being but she also hides from evil that is after her.
Now Laryssa awakens feelings in Leopold that he buried a long time ago, centuries ago, and try to stay out of her life is not proving to be an easy task. Laryssa however agrees so help Leopold in the search for the killer , as he promises to keep her safe and protect her.
Deep in
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for a long time for Leopold's book, this is the fifth book in the Immortals of New Orleans Series.

Leopold Devereoux is a dangerous,sexy,domineering vampire who is used to getting what he wants. What he doesn't want is to be tied to anyone he prefers solitude,but recent events put him in the path of Laryssa Theriot. Laryssa works with antiques and she is also hiding a secret about herself a secret that has put her life in danger. When she meets Leopold it's almost impossible f
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and each book is better and better! Leopold is a very sexy and ancient vampire and he has decided to never fall in love again but, he might have no choice when he comes upon the mysterious and not quite human Laryssa!
Will Laryssa and Leopold find love? Will Leopold find out what Laryssa is in time to save her and baby Ava? Will Laryssa learn to trust Leopold before its too late? So many questions, must read to find out! I loved watching this tale unfold! Love that all the char
Liz Cabrejos
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received Leopolds wicked embrace as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I must say, I have read the entire series and this book was by far my favorite, and trust me when I say I've loved them all. There's something about Leopolds character that wrapped me up from page one. He's powerful, sexy and strong. Yet when he meets Laryssa you immediately start seeing those tough walls begin to crumble. Storyline is exciting, scary, sexy, action filled, just fantastic. Oh and the sex scenes....HOT! ...more
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it


HERO is a powerful vamp, and i'm afraid I didn't read the previous books leading up to this one. But anyway, Leo is determined to protect the Baby Ava they found and he needs help. When he discovers our heroine in the bar, someone who isn't human, he knows that she's the connection t
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Wicked indeed...

Once I get past Leopold's horrible first name (sure it was popular back in the day, but yuck now!), and think only of him as Leo Devereoux, he's gorgeous! It was also nice to learn a bit of French too..even the cursing is elegant.

Laryssa Theriot is a conundrum. Initially she presents as this standoffish, quiet, somewhat wounded woman, and we have to wait five or six chapters to find out she's a naiad or nymph--no description needed. As soon as Leo swears off of her, we of course
Elaine Kirby
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Good!

This book was very good in it's good vs bad plot, many descriptive sex scenes & visits by other characters from the previous books.

Leopold, the debonair vampire while visiting another wolf pack comes across a dead woman & a very powerful baby. Once he realizes that the ba y is alive & not only part wolf but also part something else he delivers the baby to Logan & Wynter to look after & keep her safe.

Laryssa, has kept a part of herself hidden away for a long time now
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Breaking Free (Others of Edenton, #4)
  • Deception (Blue Moon Saloon #5)
  • Dilemmas (Highland Wolf Clan #5)
  • Wolf Creek Enforcer (Texas Pack, #2)
  • Bound by the Moon
  • Destiny of the Female Warrior (Nephilim Warrior, #2)
  • Captured (Serenity, #3)
  • Black Swan Collected Tales, Books 1-6
  • Pale Moon (Red Moon, #5)
  • Bizarre Life of Sydney Sedrick  (Sydney Sedrick #1)
  • Darkness Unleashed (Mystic Wolves, #6)
  • Return of the Assassin (All The King's Men, #5)
  • Claiming His Witch (Feral Breed Motorcycle Club, #3)
  • Lawful Claim (The Sigma Menace #4)
  • BirthStone (La Patron, #4)
  • Accidentally Yours (Coyote Bluff #1)
  • Surfacing the Rim (Piercing the Fold, #2)
See similar books…
Kym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic paranormal series, The Immortals of New Orleans, and the contemporary erotic suspense series, Club Altura. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Ki ...more

Other books in the series

Immortals of New Orleans (9 books)
  • Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, #1)
  • Luca's Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, #2)
  • Tristan's Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, #3)
  • Logan's Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, #4)
  • Dimitri (Immortals of New Orleans, #6)
  • Jax (Immortals of New Orleans, #7)
  • Jake (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 8)
  • Quintus (Immortals of New Orleans, #9)
“Why the hell did I volunteer to do this again? Oh yeah, scaly demon from hell. Wants to make me his bitch.” 1 likes
“whoever” 0 likes
More quotes…