Title: Hard as a Rock
Author: Christine Warren
Bestselling author Christine Warren returns to the mesmerizing world of gargoyles in which the laws of attraction are never written in stone–and love knows no bounds…
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.
HARD AS A ROCK
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. . .
I’ve been a big fan of this series since I heard about it. I lurve gargoyles!!! I keep looking forward to the next book. Although each book tells its own story I recommend reading this series in order.
We met Wynn in the second book, Stone Cold Lover. I liked her then so I was happy to get to know more about her in this book. Once again a Gargoyle/Guardian has been summoned to help fight the war against the Order of Eternal Darkness (nasty evil thing this Order- looking for world domination). Sadly, they no longer have the knowledge and help of the Guild (the institution set up to combat the evil) in the fight against the Order. So they have to work together, with the help of their friends from the other books, to try to defeat the Order and prevent the evil from infiltrating. I know this sounds very complicated but trust me, when you read the books it will all make sense and you will understand.
I loved that there were surprises that I did not see coming. I thought I had it figured out but NO! I was definitely side-swiped by what happened.
I gave Hard as a Rock four strong and delicious cups of coffee. I can’t wait for the next book int he series!
Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that…
When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writing project, Christine spends most of her time as a crazy animal lady, hanging out with her dog Levi (he’s the one with the hair) and pretending to train him to have some manners. She also hangs out with her horse, Cal—a thoroughbred with a craving for strawberry licorice twists—her goddog, Merlin; and her best friend, fellow author Hannah Murray. In addition to playing with her pets, Christine’s hobbies include identifying dog breeds from photos of their underbellies, appreciating fine and not-so-fine wines, shopping for the perfect pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.