Author: Christine Warren
Book Name: Hard as a Rock
Blurb: 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.
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…
Review: This is another fun, sweet book in the Gargoyles series. While it falls just a tiny bit on the too sweet and too perfect side, there is still enough of the harder stuff that the characters have to deal with and overcome. They definitely aren’t perfect, nor does the book fall into the mistake of the miraculous ending which is what balances out some of that too light side and keeps everything really interesting.
I would recommend this as a read if someone is looking for something a little lighter after some really heavy reading but doesn’t want fluff.