Deadlock (Southern Arcana, #3)

Deadlock (Southern Arcana, #3)

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by Moira Rogers
     
 

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Carmen Mendoza was abandoned by her wolf shifter father and raised to steer clear of them by her human psychic mother. But she’s still drawn to her wilder side, and she has the trail of shapeshifting exes to prove it. Though she works at a clinic for supernatural creatures, she’s managed to escape the attention of her father’s

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Carmen Mendoza was abandoned by her wolf shifter father and raised to steer clear of them by her human psychic mother. But she’s still drawn to her wilder side, and she has the trail of shapeshifting exes to prove it. Though she works at a clinic for supernatural creatures, she’s managed to escape the attention of her father’s legacy-obsessed family–until they need a pawn in their bid for power. Snared by a vicious spell designed to wake her inner wolf, Carmen’s only hope is to trust the one man strong enough to soothe her darkest instincts.

Alec Jacobson was the heir apparent to the wolves’ ruling elite–until he walked away to marry the woman he loved. She paid with her life. Now he lives as a rebel, a black-sheep alpha who protects the supernatural residents of New Orleans from the wolves’ barbaric class system. Too bad he can’t protect himself from Carmen’s big brown eyes.

The lust that sparks between them is every bit as undeniable as the mating urge. Even if he can save her life, staking a claim on his enemy’s niece will turn his city into a battleground. Unless he can find a way to stop breaking the rules—and start making them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940153261652
Publisher:
Moira Rogers
Publication date:
05/12/2016
Series:
Southern Arcana , #3
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
37,233
File size:
373 KB

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Deadlock 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
BookAddictPatti More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Moira Rogers' Southern Arcana series since the first book, Crux. Deadlock, book 3 in the series, is my favorite so far: Alec Jacobson is about as Alpha as they come - he's the unofficial leader of the New Orleans area "pack", and a lot of people rely on him to keep things running without interference from the official pack hierarchy up in New York. In previous books he's been a bit gruff, tough, and bad-ass, but you know he's got a heart of gold. In Deadlock we see some of Alec's past... we learn he was married to a human, and she died because of it. He hasn't really gotten over it, and pushes himself to protect the supernaturals in New Orleans so that they can live and love like he didn't get to do. Carmen Mendoza is a doctor who is new to New Orleans - she's come to work in the supernatural hospital. She's half-werewolf and an empath. She's also got a very power-hungry father and uncle, and they're disappointed that they haven't been able to marry her off to another powerful werewolf family. When she refuses to meet their latest potential suitor, they decide to take matters into their own hands using powerful, dangerous magic. Alec's protective instincts go into overdrive to save Carmen, and when she's near him she feels safe. The heat between them is scorching hot; I love that a 44-year-old man and a 30-something woman get to have this amazing, sexy, primal romance. I also felt like this book did a great job of focusing on the rest of the supernatural community, both in and outside of New Orleans. Political issues that we've been watching in the first two books come to a head and I am love-, love-, loving where that storyline is going. I can't do a proper review without mentioning Andrew and Kat. OMG I need their story NOW!!! Their pain and desire leaped off the page. I want these two to get an HEA so badly! The combination of the love story, the political machinations, and Andrew and Kat's yearning storyline made for a fabulous read! When I wasn't reading Deadlock I was wondering about the characters; I love it when a book grabs me like that. I know this review has been all over the place; I feel like I'm pointing in every direction and saying "how cool is this", and "look at that", and "check this out", "and this too!", but there were so many good things going on! I'll leave you with this little fun thing: One of the locations in Deadlock is Algiers Point, a small neighborhood on the Westbank of New Orleans. I've lived in Algiers for over 20 years, and for many of those years lived 2 blocks away from Lavergne Street, which is specifically mentioned in the book. In addition, Alec mentions that "they've got someone in the 4th", which is where one of my brothers works. You know as soon as I read that I wanted to call him and ask him which of his co-workers he thought was a werewolf! So those things took an already great read and made it a bit more fun for me ;) I do recommend reading Crux and Crossroads, the first two books in the series, before reading Deadlock. It can be read as a stand-alone, but will be much more enjoyable if you know all the background players and their history.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Carmen Mendoza has always known she was different. Born the daughter of a wolf shifter father and psychic mother, she was ignored for most of her life by her father's family. At least until she was needed as a bargaining chip in wolf hierarchy, a prize to the highest bidder to ensure power for her uncle and her father. When Carmen refuses to play their game, things become dangerous in her chosen home of New Orleans, and this brings her to the attention of Alec Jacobson, the 'unofficial alpha' of the city. Alec followed his heart once, turning his back on pack society, and it cost him his wife. He isn't going to let Carmen fall prey to the same politics, but the only way to protect her is to claim her, and take his place among those who make the rules. Can Alec follow his heart and find a life with Carmen? Can they stand strong against the Council, and bring changes to the old order? Or will it all come crashing down on them? This is the third book in Moira Rogers' Southern Arcana series, and one I have really looked forward to reading. This is Alec's story, and I can truly say it was worth the wait. The unique world that Ms Rogers has created keeps growing and encompassing new and interesting inhabitants with each new book. I love her character development, as each person seems real and likeable. Even her 'bad guys' are not always truly evil, but just weak and greedy at times. Carmen is a strong woman, a healer and psychic who works at the clinic for paranormal beings in New Orleans. She is strong and determined to go her own way, in spite of what her family wants from her. I loved watching her convince Alec that she could handle him, in spite of his concerns. She is also smart and loyal, and will go the extra distance for those she cares about. Alec has been the protector of New Orleans for a long time. He can't imagine a woman like Carmen wanting him. He is strong and protective, helping any who are in 'his town' when the need arises. His loyalty is unquestioned, but he is shocked by the feelings he develops for Carmen. Leadership, at least the official kind, was never his goal, but he takes the challenge to protect his people and try to make much needed changes to the political hierarchy. The heat generated each time Carmen and Alec get together is nothing short of volcanic. I love the way these two interact, and it gets so hot I needed to open my window at times. When Alec realizes that Carmen is strong enough to take all that he offers, things go up an extra notch to scorching, and I just wanted this one to keep going. The secondary characters are just as well developed as the main ones, and we meet some new people in Carmen's brothers, Julio and Miguel. I hope to read more about them in future stories from this world. Does Alec change the world and win his fair lady? Read Deadlock and find out for yourself. Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great exciting world. Well wtitten, great plot, great characters. I will be reading the whole series
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This is a great series. I already got the next an the one after Love the southern arcana series next is Kat an Andrew. Yeh these two need to be able to gwt together or be able to love others they just need a break .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WORTH READING!... Total Pages: 650...Story Pages: 607 Another good story. Haven't been able to put this series down. This one is Alec's & Carmen's story ( a born wolf and a half-breed--Carmen's parents were a born wolf and a psychic human).
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Alec finally sees happiness
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