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Monday, June 9, 2014

Review: Forged by Jacquelyn Frank



When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death’s door. But as Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes that they’re the least of her worries. With an irresistible Scottish brogue and a strange ability to harden his chiseled body like a statue, the stranger awakens a desire she is unable to resist—and a fascination about the intriguing world he exists in.

As a proud Gargoyle, Ahnvil must safeguard the Nightwalker to whom he’s sworn fealty. But as this bewitching woman nurses him back to health, arousing an almost uncontrollable hunger within him, he is possessed with the fierce impulse to protect her as well. And he will have to shield her—for by coming to his rescue, Kat has placed herself in the middle of a supernatural war . . . and exposed herself to dark, powerful magic. As human and Gargoyle forge an unbreakable bond, Kat will discover that despite his intimidating strength and size, one thing Ahnvil does not possess is a heart of stone.

All I can say is WOW!!. Absolutely AWESOME! I loved both Ahnvil and Katrina's characters they were both well developed and enjoyable. Kat brought out the best in Ahnvil and I like they way she embraced her new-found powers and all the things she learned, instead of running away from the unknown or denying what was going on she tried to understand and be a help instead of a hindrance. As female heroines go she is one of the better ones. 

Jacquelyn Frank does some very different and interesting things with the world she has created-giving us not only demons and magic, but also endless possibilities  of shape-shifters, vampires, and soul mates. For this reason I believe the series will appeal to even the more jaded paranormal romance readers.

I cried, laughed and had a tangle of emotions while reading this book. Make sure you read all the other Nightwalkers books first, starting with JACOB. Best book I have read for in quite some time. Usually I can guess the plot before it happens, this book kept me guessing. Jacquelyn is still the same witty, talented and funny author that we all love.

Ms. Frank is weaving a brilliant world of supernatural beings, smooth steamy sensuality and heart-wrenching emotions, Ms. Frank has produced a delightfully engrossing series that has completely captivated me. Ms. Frank's ability to bring to life these fine and honorable Demons - characters usually reviled in most books - leaves me on the edge of my seat and anticipating future installments with bated breath.