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Monday, June 9, 2014

Review: Heart of Stone by Christine Warren

a young woman caught between a rock and a hard place—between gargoyles and demons…

Ella Harrow is trying to carve out a normal life for herself. Well, as normal as an art geek with psychic abilities can hope for. As museum docent and gift-shop manager, Ella is able to keep her distance from people—and her powers in check—while surrounding herself with the artifacts she loves. But how on earth is she supposed to act normal when a thousand-year-old statue on the museum’s terrace suddenly comes to life?

Not your ordinary gargoyle, Kees has been asleep for eons, waiting for a portent of evil to wake him from his slumber. Kees isn’t a vision; he’s a bat-winged guardian created to protect the world from the seven demons of the Dark. Somehow, Ella triggered his reawakening. Maybe the demons have been unleashed? Maybe his heart is finally ready to be chiseled open? The fate of the world isn’t carved in stone… yet.

Heart of Stone was a very enjoyable read as not only was the story fast-paced and action packed, but the characters were likable and original. I particularly grew fond of Ella who is not your usual simpering female. You couldn't find two more different charcters: prim and polite, shy and professional geek that is Ella and the protective, yet gentle guardian that is Kees,And  yet their pairing is believable and the chemistry between them sizzles!

This is a wonderfully written story about choices, love (with steamy scenes), and honor. I enjoy the fact that Ella and Kees did not  play games as the get to know one another. I also like how Ella  and Kees play on an intellectual level. I think this book had a lot of seduction however, I would have ejoyed a few more hot love scenes.

I always like when a women in a series are either already incredibly strong or that ultimately the men this these series work to make sure that they become stronger. Sure maybe there are bumps in those roads but all and all each couple tries to boost their other half up instead of holding them down. Ella might start off timid but by the end she isn’t waiting for a man to come and rescue her, she will damn well rescue herself and her man from whatever is coming her direction.

Besides the sexy and fun romance, the book is full of some gripping fast paced action, as well as an infusion of new and interesting characters. Christine Warren has created another winning series.This book will definitely keep you entertained and interested,you also will be hooked on another new series.

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