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Locked in Stone by Tory Michaels

Title: Locked in Stone (Hearts of Stone #1) Locked in stone

Author: Tory Michaels

Publisher: Entangled Covet

Published: February 23rd, 2015

Rating: 5/5

Rose Johnson believes she is the last gargoyle in the world and now the witch who rescued her when her family was killed, has now also been killed. Following the instructions the witch left she goes to seek the help of the Sentinels to protect herself and to regain the stone that holds her adoptive mum’s soul. When she reaches the Sentinels the first person she sees is the Sentinel who was supposed to protect her Mum but wasn’t even there when she was killed! Back then, twenty four years ago, he was known as Robin but now he’s called Cal Levesque . . . . he’s not seen her in all those years, indeed he believes that Rose was killed along with her two sisters and mother, so when she reintroduces herself by attacking him you know she’s no shrinking violet!

I appreciated having the glossary at the beginning to introduce and explain some of the terms used in the story – a great idea as it means the reader already understands them whilst reading and doesn’t have to try to flick to find to the back to find this out!

This is an enthralling, fast paced tale with a strong female lead, intriguing situations and a range of superbly portrayed characters. If you enjoy paranormal tales with lots of excellently written types of characters – as well as the gargoyles, Sentinels and witches there are vampires, necromancers and demons – you’ll love this book! At last another author who is great at crafting a story without having to go anywhere near erotic to produce a scintillating, thrilling story! The story is fast paced with lots happening besides the burgeoning romance between Rose and Cal, both of whom initially fight to resist their mutual attraction. It will be interesting to read how their romance and the series develops in future books – I’ll be looking out for them as I really enjoyed this book and have no qualms about highly recommending it to others.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com     barnes and noble

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