Also in this series: Heart of Stone, Stone Cold Lover
Series: Gargoyles #4
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on March 1st 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, Psychic Abilities, Creatures-Gargoyles
Reading Challenges: Spooks Howls and Fangs Reading Challenge 2017
Bestselling author Christine Warren returns to the secret world of gargoyles-where legends come alive, and lovers are caught between a rock and a hard place...
Kylie Kramer knows that she's putting her life in danger when she decides to investigate her friend's mysterious death. What she doesn't know is that she's being watched over by a powerful protector. A legend in stone who has defended humanity throughout the ages. A rock-hard savior who swoops down from the sky, scoops Kylie into his impossibly strong arms, and draws her into a world that no mortal woman can imagine...or resist.
ROCKED BY LOVE
As the strongest of the gargoyles, Dag is sworn to destroy the demons that threaten Kylie's world before returning to his stony slumber. But the burning desire she ignites in him is even harder to fight-an all-consuming force that, once unleashed, can never be tamed. As their passion grows, so do the ranks of a demonic army plotting to take over the earth. When the ultimate battle begins, Dag and Kylie must face some demons of their own-to carve out a love that's stronger than time...
"Fiery, fierce, and fun." -Publishers Weekly
In Rocked By Love we have a suspenseful and edge of your seat story that continues on from book three. Ever since book one I have been consumed by the plot of the series. Seeing these guardians and their mates or the “wardens” fall in love with each other. What has left me spellbound has been the plot and the world building. For those of you who have never heard of this series….let me tell you a little bit about what it going on here. There is a evil order called “The Order of Darkness” whose plan is to destroy all the guardians and wardens so they can bring demons and spawns of evil to the world and practically destroy it. In the previous books, we learn that the Warden headquarters were destroyed including the library and any documents to knowledge of this “Order”. When Kylie (our heroine) goes out to meet with someone with information on a friend that was killed, she almost gets killed herself until a “guardian” comes swopping down and saving her. But now she has a big grumpy gargoyle man to contend with. One who is insistent on protecting her and staying as close to her as possible. Kylie is just a computer geek, she doesn’t deal with the real world that much. But now she is learning that she has magic of her own, and that Dag is her “mate” and her best friend has been lying to her.
It was very interesting to see how this story played out. Now at first the story picks up very quickly, but then the pace of it falters and becomes a bit boring. I honestly think there were multiple factors on why I struggled so much with this book. One is the heroine…she kinda drove me nuts. Her personality just rubbed me wrong, and even though some of her puns were pretty fun, I just couldn’t understand her or the way she treats Dag. She acts like he is this modern man who should understand all of her TV references when he has been asleep for centuries. Quite frankly I was more on Dag’s side than Kylie’s because I wanted to growl at her too!! Another is the lack of actual romance in the story. I do feel that it was quite lacking in this book and it left me disappointed. However the actual plot and world building of the story is what kept me reading this book. Its really the one saving grace for the whole series to be honest. I just gotta find out what happens. And it was the actual built up of the plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat here. I truly liked seeing old characters from previous books play such a vital role in this story.
Even though this story lacked quite a few things that are vital for a story….it had some redeeming qualties. Rocked By Love is a story that is thrilling and exciting, a never ending mystery that keeps you on your toes!!
Have you read a story with gargoyles in it? What do you love or hate the most?
What do you look for most in a story?