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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

5/5 Review: Hard As A Rock By Christine Warren

Wynn Powe comes from a long line of powerful women, and an equally long line of Wardens. Unfortunately, Wardens all over have gone missing―her brother included―just when the threat from the Order of Eternal Darkness has begun to rise. Now more than ever, humanity needs Guardians to stand between them and the ultimate evil, so Wynn has returned to Chicago to locate a Guardian of her own. But the Order of Eternal Darkness has beat her to the punch, and the statue she's come to investigate has been blown to smithereens. An elusive enemy is on her trail…and this time, she's on her own. It's up to her, a woman with no training as a Warden, to summon a new Guardian to the fight.


Enter Knox. He may be a newly summoned Guardian, but he possesses all the skills and memories of his race…along with drop-dead, expertly-chiseled good looks. Bound to Wynn as his Warden, Knox vows to learn the truth about the destroyed Guardian―and protect Wynn at all costs. But he never could have imagined the fierce attraction that has taken hold of him, body and soul. Is his desire for Wynn worth the risk of being destroyed by the Order? The only thing he knows for sure is that he won't go down without a fight. Nor will he pass up a night of pure blind passion. . .


This is the third book in the Gargoyle series. The plot seems to be thicken and only revealing little pieces as a time to the Guardians and their Wardens. We meet a new Guardian named Knox, and he is very similar to his brothers in his fierce protectiveness and stubbornness towards his mate. Poor Wynn has her own insecurities to deal with, the new Guardian, her missing brother, and even more trouble coming.

Knox's instincts tells him she's his she is special.However Wynn is a witch...he needs to convince her  that she's his mate and also needs to keep her safe from his enemies who attacking and killing the Guardians. I loved her character, because she wasn't easily swayed or accepting of the fact that she was his mate because he said so.....she was a challenge to him throughout the story and didn't give in so easily. I enjoyed Wynn character as when she first met Knox she was ready to dismiss him because she was pissed off that she could not be a Warden.There was confrontation, friction, and lots of denial going on from pretty much everyone..Full of mystery as Wynn and Knox seek out her missing brother and a nice touch to add in her uncle as they need all the help they can get.

Warren has created memorable, compelling characters and a rich, well-conceived world in Gargoyles Series . Unlike so many series popular at the moment, this book does not rely on placing the main characters in some life-threatening situation in the first chapter to gain the reader's attention. Instead, Warren takes time to introduce us to Knox and Wynn, showing us what these characters are like, discovering personality traits and weaknesses. It's such a refreshing change to simply watch the characters demonstrate their more interesting qualities instead of simply being told 'she's really independent and clever' or 'he's dark and brooding. Warren gives the reader the rare opportunity to find these details on his/her own, creating a bond between characters and reader that has been sorely lacking in recent literature.

So if you like sarcastic heroines who make you smile and enjoy seeing them teamed up with a super alpha then this delivers. Amusing and very well written. loved these characters and this world; the world building and potential was tremendous. Knox and Wynn were great complements for each other; they completed each other and made the other better without making the other irrelevant. In a nutshell, what’s not to love with Hard As A Rock ? There’s action aplenty, plot advancement, character development, and romance. I can not wait for Book 4 (This one’s a winner in my book! :)

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