Secrets, Lies & Homicide by Patricia Dusenbury

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Secrets, Lies & Homicide by Patricia Dusenbury
Publisher: Uncial Press
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (269 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Hawthorn

Claire Marshall’s construction company has a celebrity client. Tony Burke is a well-known racecar driver, perhaps better known for his romantic exploits. He wants to restore his family house in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District. When Claire talks him into opening his father’s old studio, they find evidence of an old murder. Within a day, there’s a second murder.

Tony insists the two crimes, although years apart, are connected. Unfortunately, the most obvious link puts him on top of the list of suspects. Claire wants the motive to lie elsewhere, and it might. The latest victim had no shortage of enemies.

Claire is a widow just beginning to re-enter the world of dating. She’s been seeing a homicide detective, but as the investigation progresses, her sympathies lie more and more with the chief suspect. Thirty-four-years-old and she has finally met the man her mother warned her against.

In Secrets, Lies & Homicide, romance and mystery form a perfect match.

In mysteries, characterization is often neglected because of the suspense taking the limelight. Not in this novel, however. I was amazed and charmed by the vivid characters, all so unique and so wonderfully painted in just a few lines. A lot of the characterization was done through dialogue, with characters uttering a sentence that I would immediately recognize and say: ‘That was so Clair.’ Or ‘No one could say that but Mike.’ The author writes the dialogues masterfully, always progressing the plot or revealing something new about a character, but never bogging the story down by info dumps. Wonderful!

The romance was subtle and real, painful and passionate. All the best things wrapped up in the relationships of Claire and Mike and Tony. The hero, also doubling as a car racer and murder suspect, is not the classic, cliché hero. He is a man with faults, big ones; but Claire is a woman with a big heart that hasn’t felt love and passion for too long. He thaws her doubts and objections. She experiences heartbreak again, but also love and devotion. As a reader, you come not only to understand her, but to love her because she feels as real as your best friend.

The pacing of the novel was perfect, not only when it comes to the murder investigation, but also with the romantic relationship. It felt very natural and believable. It also added to the suspense of the main plotline. I liked how the motives for the crime lay in the past and how they were tied up with Tony’s childhood and his memories of his parents. The personalities of the side characters all added to the motives and the tragic events of the story. There were no coincidences or loose ends.

With Claire giving us a glimpse at the architecture of New Orleans, I wished for even more descriptions of the city and its culture.

I’m very happy I had the chance to read this book, and I will certainly buy the other two books of the trilogy.

Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine

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Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine
Publisher: Forever Yours
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (212 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Hawthorn

Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . .

Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.

Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.

There’s no better feeling than coming across a great road trip story. I love those, and I loved Right Kind of Wrong for all the right reasons: great main characters, good story-telling, intense conflict, well-written plot.

There was chemistry between Jenna and Jack the first time we see them together. As we get to follow their story, the dynamics between them become only more intense and captivating. While Jack’s devotion to Jenna was bittersweet to watch as she kept refusing his advances, the real magic was happening inside Jenna. Her inner struggle between what she felt and what her mind wanted was very well-written.

Jack’s secrets and his past life could easily sound unnatural and forced because that ‘old’ Jack was so different to the man Jenna knows, but even that blast from the past fit into the story perfectly, adding to Jack’s character, not making him less real. Not to mention that the intense experience, the fear and excitement help Jenna see him in a new light – or rather see her own feelings for him in a new light. The intriguing subplot also adds suspense to the story and speeds up the pace of the second half of the novel.

There was little I didn’t like about this book. One of those things was – considering how hung up on her plan Jenna was – the smooth ending that didn’t feel realistic. Maybe more struggling with the relationship on her part would feel more in-character. But they deserved a happy ending, so that was what they got. Some secondary characters felt too flat, such as Pixie, Kayla, Daren. Others, like Jack’s brothers and Mom, were a delight to read. Some of the dialogue and scenes felt a little bit contrived, as if they were only there to give additional information about the story or characters.

But with Jenna and Jack in the forefront, any faults can be overlooked. Their vivid portrayal made me want them to be real. Jenna’s feistiness, and Jack’s patience and loyalty were a wonderful combination for their road trip. It was a journey I enjoyed from the beginning to the very end.

Worth Her Weight in Gold by Lynn Lovegreen

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Worth Her Weight in Gold by Lynn Lovegreen
Publisher: Prism Book Group
Genre: Action/Adventure, Historical
Length: Short Story (39 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Aloe

Ada Weiss is content to sing with her family at the new Juneau Opera House. But when she meets miner Tom Hickok, she wonders if there’s more to life than the stage. For Tom, Ada is more precious than all the gold in the Treadwell Mine, but he doubts a regular guy has a chance with a beautiful singer. When a mob threatens to run their friend China Joe out of town, Ada and Tom work together and learn what their true characters really are.

Ada Weiss sings with her family to entertain the miners at the Juneau Opera House. She has one young man who comes to visit even if she isn’t singing. The bartender or her brother chaperone them. Tom Hickok can play the piano, too, and he even plays some songs for her. They play tunes together on the piano and make music themselves while doing so. But is he serious about her? And would she consider a man of less status than she has?

The author writes a nice western town tale here of an innocent romance that grows into something stronger with time. The main characters are sweet, but they also have their own sense of right and wrong and are willing to defend it. When Tom visits a bit too much to please his boss, he’s asked work ten days straight. He agrees, already regretting the time that will be lost. His boss makes him feel better by telling him he can write to his lady.

Ms. Lovegreen writes of the prejudice shown the Chinamen working at the mines. Unfortunately, this is a historical fact that still exists in today’s society. The color of the faces may have changed but it’s still here. Being different is often seen as being bad. She demonstrates this by having the Chinese mineworkers run out of camp and being sent to another location. She adds it to the story of Ada and Tom by having them defend China Joe, who owns a shop near the opera house.

This is a sweet, easy tale to read. It reminds of you times in the past when chaperones were necessary and no one married without their parent’s permission. I found myself rooting for Tom before the story was done. I bet you do, too.

Flight to Coorah Creek by Janet Gover

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Flight to Coorah Creek by Janet Gover
Publisher: Choc Lit
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (317 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Hawthorn

What happens when you can fly, but you just can’t hide?

Only Jessica Pearson knows the truth when the press portrays her as the woman who betrayed her lover to escape prosecution. But will her new job flying an outback air ambulance help her sleep at night or atone for a lost life?

Doctor Adam Gilmore touches the lives of his patients, but his own scars mean he can never let a woman touch his heart.

Runaway Ellen Parkes wants to build a safe future for her two children. Without a man—not even one as gentle as Jack North.

In Coorah Creek, a town on the edge of nowhere, you’re judged by what you do, not what people say about you. But when the harshest judge is the one you see in the mirror, there’s nowhere left to hide.

Jess, Ellen, Jack and Adam are inspiring characters that manage to find peace in the face of suffering and overwhelming guilt. They’ve experienced more pain than anyone ever should, but they finally have a chance at happiness. Like Jess thinks when she sees Adam’s scars: she’d never change that because the scars made them who they are now.

I loved how both Jess and Ellen were portrayed as vulnerable, but essentially strong women. After being broken and ruined by men, they got up and re-built their lives. Their hesitation about letting new men into their lives was believable, although the guilt Jess and Ellen felt was perhaps a bit overdone. However, it helped to add to their inner conflict so that was easy to overlook.

Sister Luke was a refreshing, wise character that brought some wonderfully quirky moments to the story. I felt a bit more humor would make the story less sentimental and even more enjoyable by juxtaposing the poignancy of the characters’ lives with some comic relief. Even the setting fit the emotional atmosphere, with the desolate Australian Outback symbolizing the isolation of every individual. It read very authentic and real, to the point of me feeling the dust tickling my nose as I read about the dry red expanse of land.

Although the story holds a strong message of how we all deserve to be forgiven, mostly by ourselves, but by others, too, it’s the strong characters that will stay with me. The selflessness of Jack and Adam, the courage and fighting spirit of Ellen, the essential goodness of Jess. They made this story strong and unputdownable.

One Evening in Paris by Nicolas Barreau

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One Evening in Paris by Nicolas Barreau
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (278 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Aloe

Alain Bonnard, the owner of a small art cinema in Paris, is a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic. In his Cinéma Paradis there are no buckets of popcorn, no XXL coca-colas, no Hollywood blockbusters. Not a good business plan if you want to survive, but Alain holds firm to his principles of quality. He wants to show films that create dreams, and he likes most of the people that come to his cinema. Particularly the enchanting, shy woman in the red coat who turns up every Wednesday in row 17. What could her story be? One evening, Alain plucks up courage and invites the unknown beauty to dinner. The most tender of love stories is just getting under way when something incredible happens: The Cinéma Paradis is going to be the location of Allan Woods’ new film Tender Memories of Paris. Solène Avril, the famous American director’s favourite actress, has known the cinema since childhood and has got it into her head that she wants the film to be shot there. Alain is totally overwhelmed when he meets her in person. Suddenly, the little cinema and its owner are the focus of public attention, and the red-plush seats are sold out every evening.

But the mystery woman Alain has just fallen in love with seems suddenly to have vanished. Is this just coincidence? Alain sets off in search of her and becomes part of a story more delightful than anything the cinema has to offer

Alain has inherited a small art cinema in Paris. It’s an old fashioned nostalgic cinema and so are the films he shows. The great romance films of the past bring him peace and complete his life. He knows most of his patrons, but when he notices the girl in the red coat who always sits in the same seat each Wednesday night, he decides he’d like to know her better…

Mr. Barreau writes a delicate romance with Paris as a backdrop. He names old classic films, creates irascible characters and makes his main character a lonely man who doesn’t realize he is. It’s a smooth story I’d love to hear him read out loud. The story flows, the characters follow his direction and misdirection, and everyone is happier by the end of the story.

Alain is finally brave enough to invite her out to dinner. He’s amazed when the shy young woman says yes. He’s more amazed when he doesn’t get home until the wee hours of the morn. When they started talking, they couldn’t stop!

When Alain is approached by a director and his beautiful star and they ask to use the theater as the “set” for a new movie, Alain says yes. There will be some improvements to his cinema and it’ll be good advertising. But as soon as he says yes, his mystery girl doesn’t return. Why?

There are a few too many coincidences here to make me find it realistic, but it does make a good story. There is more than one Melanie missing. Finding his is challenging and almost impossible, but he doesn’t give up. They may have had only night of talking but he knows he loves her. How can you not like a book that believes in true love?

This is an easy read, an excellent story, and has lots of subplots to go with his girlfriend search. I’m glad I was given the opportunity to read it. Why not grab a cup of tea and a couple of cookies and go to the cinema yourself? Alain is waiting for you.

Frost of Springtime by Rachel L Demeter

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Frost of Springtime by Rachel L Demeter
Publisher: Black Lyon Publishing
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (286 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Snapdragon

To rescue her was to rescue his own soul.

On a cold Parisian night, Vicomte Aleksender de Lefèvre forges an everlasting bond with a broken girl during her darkest hour, rescuing her from a life of abuse and misery. Tormented by his own demons, he finds his first bit of solace in sheltering little Sofia Rose.

But when Aleksender is drawn away by the Franco-Prussian war, the seasons pass. And in that long year, Sofia matures into a stunning young woman—a dancer with an understanding of devotion and redemption far surpassing her age.

Alongside his closest friend, Aleksender returns home to find that “home” is gone, replaced by revolution, bloodshed, betrayal—and a love always out of reach. Scarred inside and out, he’s thrust into a world of sensuality and violence—a world in which all his hours have now grown dark, and where only Sofia might bring an end to the winter in his heart.

Inspired by the 1871 Paris Commune, The Frost of Springtime is a poignant tale of revolution, redemption, and the healing power of love.

It is the decades of the revolution, and Paris is in turmoil. Grim, tortured Aleksender quite accidentally saves a child – a child who grows into unpredictable loveliness.

Although life, or more correctly battle, takes him far away – she waits for him, hoping against all odds for his safety – and more.

Sofia is the genuine, compassionate person that is the soul of this story; Alek has impressed us already with his act of kindness. Will Sofia’s love, and Alek’s devotion, allow them both to survive, and be together, in the nightmare of politics, rebellion and retribution? Much stands between them, their culture, events of the day, and even personal obligation. Although, on the face of it, the idea that he should fall in love with the woman who was once his ward is somehow unappealing – the true sense of each characters’ genuine, heartfelt attachment for the other somehow supersedes any concern about age difference.

This is the classic romance; the love that, at any cost, will not be denied…although indeed, we readers fear that cost! The characters are wonderful – intriguing and so strong.

The story has many glorious descriptions and then also the less-than glorious, as well as the odd longish boring tracts which are beautifully written yet drag down the story quite pointlessly: “Perched amongst the three domes and solitary pediment, the lyre of Apollo was held high and proud as it kissed the heavens, sunlight seeping through the instrument’s precious strings of gold. And, on the clearest of days, the towering stone walls resembled Mount Olympus—the home of the twelve Olympian gods. Within this edifice, the God of Music and…” lovely, but so annoying as we await Aleksender’s meeting with Sofia…however, the meeting is every bit as dramatic as one could hope, so how much can we complain? If only this sort of description happened less often or if the editor had wielded a sharper pen, this would have been a 5 book story. However, it is still well worth reading; do put it on your TBR list.

The Highwayman’s Daughter by Henriette Gyland

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The Highwayman’s Daughter by Henriette Gyland
Publisher: Choc-Lit
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (285 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Is it a crime to steal a heart?

Hounslow, 1768. Jack Blythe, heir to the Earl of Lampton, is a man with great expectations.

So when his stagecoach is held up by a masked woman, brandishing a pistol and dressed as a gentleman of the road, he wholly expects to have his purse stolen. And when he senses something strangely familiar about the lovely little bandit, Jack also expects to win his cousin Rupert s wager by tracking her down first.

But as Jack and the highwaywoman enter into a swashbuckling game of cat and mouse, uncovering an intricate web of fiercely guarded family secrets, the last thing Jack expects to have stolen is his heart.

There’s nothing like a highwayman robbing a carriage to kick off a story and that’s how this one begins. In this book highwayman’s a young woman, and yes, I know it’s been done many times before, but it never gets old. Well, at least not for me.

The scene was slightly humorous and you find yourself cheering on the highwayman as soon as she draws her weapon. Cora is a character I liked from the beginning, even when she was breaking the law. She’s got a valid reason and it’s not just to line her own purse with other people’s money and belongings.

Jack is also a likeable character and from the beginning he knows he wasn’t robbed by a man which keeps you reading to find out if and when he’s going to run into Cora and if he’ll recognize her.

I liked the dialogue in this story which I thought was fitting for this time period and the historical detail was well presented. I also like that there’s sort of a story in a story. Jack thinks Cora might be somehow related and that’s when the sub-plots kicks into high gear and keeps you reading on.

The secondary characters were also well rounded and seemed to have their own story too. Despite its 250 plus pages, it’s a fairly quick read.

If you like historicals, and like me especially look for ones set in England during the 1700s I think you’ll find this an enjoyable read.

Dancing In The Rain by Amanda James

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Dancing In The Rain by Amanda James
Publisher: Choc-Lit
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Full Length (157 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

What if the responsibility for preventing a major disaster lay with you?

Jacob Weston has felt like he doesn’t belong for as long as he can remember and the strangely vivid dreams he experiences only serve to make him feel more alone …

But when his job in research science takes him thousands of miles away from what he thought of as home, Jacob finds the mystery of his past begin to unravel. A trip to the breathtaking Monument Valley and an extraordinary encounter with a Navajo guide seem to hold the key to who Jacob really is.

After meeting the beautiful Rosenya Neboyia, Jacob feels he may have found what he’d been searching for. But with this meeting is the discovery that his dreams come with a responsibility, and that responsibility is bigger and scarier than he could have ever imagined …

The opening of this book pulled me in with its car crash and Agatha stealing a baby. I had hoped that the mystery behind her taking the only survivor would continue more but in the next chapter the baby’s all grown up and called Jacob.

I won’t give too much of the plot away but Jacob and a co-worker go and work in the US and it’s there that the mystery starts to unravel. Jacob’s had visions his entire life and it’s at his new destination that he learns of their meaning and the significance to him.

Ms. James did a great job with the setting. I could visualize this part of the US and Jacob’s road trip. It seemed like she’d done lots of research not only on the area but Native American culture and tradition too which made the book enjoyable.

There are a cast of characters all nicely drawn, and of course a romance that Jacob hints about early on in the story. The dialogue is natural sounding and at 157 pages the story moves nicely especially if you’re looking for something to read in two or three sittings.

If you’re eager to find a book with a little suspense, enjoy books set in the Southwest and love learning about other cultures along with your fiction, this might be a good pick for you.

Desperate Hearts by Rosanne Bittner

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Desperate Hearts by Rosanne Bittner
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Action/Adventure, Historical
Length: Full Length (355 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Aloe

She’s a woman with a secret

Elizabeth Wainwright is on the run. Accused of a murder she didn’t commit, she has no choice but to cut ties with her old life and flee West. The last thing she wants is attention, but when her stagecoach is attacked, she suddenly finds herself under the fierce protection of one of Montana’s famed vigilantes . . . whether she likes it or not.

He’s a man with a code

Lawman Mitch Brady is sworn to uphold justice in the wild lands of 1860s Montana. He’s never met a man he’s feared, and he’s never met a woman more desperately in need of his help. Something’s shaken the secretive Elizabeth, but as he gets to know the beautiful city belle, he finds the only thing he wants more than her safety . . . is her trust.

She’s just eighteen and she’s already running from a man…

Ms. Bittner writes a mean western. She is historically accurate (she must have had a gunslinger in her family!) and she believes in true love. Those combinations add up to a good read. I’m going to have to go find some more of her work.

Elizabeth Wainright is going as far as she can away from her stepfather. He killed her mother and lusts after the gem filled necklace heirloom and the girl herself. She can’t stop him from taking what he wants if she stays, but she can run with the necklace and she does. She never anticipated getting caught in a stagecoach robbery. She also has no experience with the bad men of the west. She grew up in New York and that’s a long way from Montana. It doesn’t take her long to realize just what they want to do to her. All the men on the stage are dead and she’s there all alone. While she’s anticipating the worst, someone shows up to her rescue. He looks like an outlaw himself and she’s not sure that she’s in a better situation. However, he informs her he’s the local lawman. He also asks her if she’s a whore…

It doesn’t get better in town. It’s a town with few women and lots of men. Elizabeth knows she’s attractive, but she never drew much notice in New York. Here, she’s the main attraction. It’s a good thing she has the sheriff for a bodyguard.

This is a busy tale of men out for revenge as well as a story of love. Sheriff Mitch Brady falls in love with her and her with him. Her stepfather is still coming after her. He wants the necklace and plans to kill her. The wife of one of the men hanged by the sheriff is coming after him along with her ranch hands. It’s a rough world out there in early Montana.

I enjoyed the story and worried about the main characters. This author has a talent for drawing you into the story and keeping you there. I like that; it makes the book more worth reading. Now to find some more by her…

Stone Cold Lover by Christine Warren

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Stone Cold Lover by Christine Warren
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (224 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

A prominent art restorer, Felicity is more than game to help a friend track down an obscure statue in Montreal. But when “Fil” finds it, she’s taken by surprise at how drawn she is to this statue. Attracted to it in a way a girl shouldn’t lust for a stone gargoyle, she revists it at night, longing to feel its embrace. Little does Fil know, her desire for this stone cold beast is about to heat up a notch.

Locked in stone for centuries, Spar has slept, waiting for when a human would need him. When he is awoken, Spar is taken aback to find that a human female needs his help. A very sexy woman who’s about to be the victim of a cultist attack. Saving and leaving her should be no problem. But as more questions arise, Spar knows that he cannot rest until Fil is safe in his arms

Shiver me timbers! This book kept me on the edge of my seat from the very first zap from the bad guy all the way until the very dramatic conclusion. Every time a new chapter started a new revelation or crisis hit the hero and heroine and kept them scrambling to make sense of the chaos that was unfolding around them. How they had time to fall in love in the midst of it is a credit to the author because it was a definite highlight and made it all worth it.

Felicity, or as she prefers to call herself, Fil, is a heroine who does a pretty good job of rolling with the punches. She has a typical modern independent streak that drives the hero, Spar, a bit nuts. She’s got a wicked sense of humor and Ms. Warren also gave her heroine some very clever internal dialogue that made me smile many times throughout the tale. Yes, Fil does some stupid things, but then the story goes on to show why she did or said what she did and it basically makes sense and keeps everything in character. There was one part where I knew something bad was going to happen because it was a typical storytelling tactic yet the author used it as a dramatic segue into the next climactic part of the book. Sometimes Fil’s rash behavior worked out, and sometimes it didn’t. The heroine isn’t a passive female character, that’s for sure.

I enjoyed getting to know Spar. Of course he’s sexy, eventually. He’s a typical male in spite of his magical uniqueness. I adored his protectiveness and liked how the author had him navigate his experience of feeling emotions for the first time. In some scenes he was so discombobulated that he made mistakes, and that made his character endearing, interesting and more relatable.

There was of course the external conflict and the bad guys are nasty. What they do to people is heinous and one character really got hurt bad to the point it almost reminded me of a scene in The Mummy, and I remember being freaked the first time I saw it. So that will give a reader an idea as to how villainous and evil the antagonists are.

This is totally a standalone read but Kees and Ella appear from the previous book to help out when the suspense, drama and action reach a critical flashpoint. I knew from the previous book how Fil was prompted to get messed up in this conflict in the first place but the author touched on the basics enough that a reader won’t feel out of the loop by starting with this book. However, since the first book Heart of Stone sets up the world building and Kees was such a big sexy hunk anyway, his story is one not to be missed just on that fact alone.

There is a secondary character that not only is helpful in this novel but as it turns out, she’s the perfect hook for the next story. Just as Ella finagled a way to get Fil involved, it sounds like Wynn is next. The interesting twist for Wynn is that she’s not completely ignorant of the power shift that’s going on and I find that fascinating. Ms. Warren picked the perfect scenario to guarantee my eager anticipation for the next book in the series. It’s so exciting!

Stone Cold Lover is an intense, wild ride that should not be missed. This novel should appeal to paranormal romance fans, suspense fans and definitely fans of Ms. Warren. I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed with the quality of writing, the intensity of the story or the sheer yummy hotness of the romance between Spar and Fil that culminates in a satisfactory HEA. I love the idea of gargoyles being heroes because they embody strength and focus of purpose. They scare the bad guys but they sure know how to love their mates. I’m so happy I discovered this series. Not only is it filled with drama and adventure, it’s been one of the most fun, fascinating and entertaining new series I’ve been privileged to find in a long time and I couldn’t be happier. Stone Cold Lover rocks!