Ella Harrow is trying to carve out a normal life for herself. Well, as normal as an art geek with psychic abilities can hope for. As museum docent and gift-shop manager, Ella is able to keep her distance from people—and her powers in check—while surrounding herself with the artifacts she loves. But how on earth is she supposed to act normal when a thousand-year-old statue on the museum's terrace suddenly comes to life?
Heart of Stone
Not your ordinary gargoyle, Kees has been asleep for eons, waiting for a portent of evil to wake him from his slumber. Kees isn't a vision; he's a bat-winged guardian created to protect the world from the seven demons of the Dark. Somehow, Ella triggered his reawakening. Maybe the demons have been unleashed? Maybe his heart is finally ready to be chiseled open? The fate of the world isn't carved in stone…yet.
What I liked: I enjoy breaking up my reading and Ms Warren's books are quick, easy, entertaining reads. This is a paranormal romance so the action takes second place to the romance. There are a couple of hot and steamy scenes between Ella and Kees (I love that name by the way). I've read other gargoyle books but this one seemed to make more sense to me.
What I didn't like: While I enjoyed the story, both Ella and Kees seemed flat until later in the book. I never did completely connect with either one. This sometimes happens with me when reading the first in a series. I think I would have liked Ella's back story earlier in the book.
Overall a good read and I will try the next in the series, Stone Cold Lover, expected out late August 2014.
The good news is the pricing. The Kindle edition is $4.78 and the paperback is $5.03