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ARC Review: Locked in Stone (Hearts of Stone #1) by Tory Michaels

Title: Locked in Stone (Hearts of Stone #1)
Author: Tory Michaels
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: February 23, 2015
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 5
Sexual - 2

Her enemy is her only hope...

Rose Johnson's adoptive mother was murdered, and Rose is next. She may be the last gargoyle in the world—the last being who stands between this world and the evils of Otherworld. In order to keep her existence a continued secret, Rose needs to find the stone that holds her adoptive mother's soul. Which means enlisting the help of her enemies the Sentinels...

Sentinel Cal Levesque never forgave himself for failing Rose's family years ago. Seeing Rose alive is shock enough, until the stunningly beautiful gargoyle attacks him upon sight. As they strike an uneasy peace—and unexpected and escalating attraction—Cal knows he'll have to tell Rose who really betrayed her family. And with Rose's life in greater danger than ever, Cal has a chance to make up for the past...as long he doesn't fall in love.
 The lore in this series is going to be something new and exciting.  It's so unique!!  I love when an author takes a paranormal creature, one many see as ugly and fearsome, and turns them into something beautiful and awe inspiring.  The gargoyles are protectors of the world.  They close the rifts that open up between us and the Otherworld (not a good place).  The Sentinels are tasked with protecting them.

Rose believes she is the last gargoyle - an orphan rescued from a horrible attack.  But she soon learns that everything she was taught was wrong.  She meets (or re-meets) Cal and the group of Sentinels he lives with and they open her eyes to her purpose and the truth of her life and her past.  Cal is a protective sort - and he tries very hard to put aside his attraction to Rose for "her own good."  After all, he can't protect her if he's too busy staring at her butt.

I really liked how their relationship evolved.  It went up and down and sideways a couple times, but it wasn't because of pointless drama - it was constantly evolving and progressing into something else.  There was TONS of excitement in the story - with Rose and Cal at the center of it all.  Both will have to sacrifice to be with the other and in the end - well, let's just say it was beautiful and scary and just about perfect.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

Comments

  1. I am really starting to enjoy the gargoyle themed romances. They are just so unique. And this one sounds something I would love to try out soon. Great review hun.

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