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
Felicity or Fil as she likes to be known has been contacted by her friend Ella and asked to locate a gargoyle statue that might be where she lives. She thinks the one she's spotted is the very one Ella is searching for but it holds a strange fascination for her and she decides to sneak back after dark and get a closer look. Whilst stumbling around, Fil hears a noise and a most unsavoury type tries to kill her! The man is clearly deranged and muttering all sorts of weird things but there's no doubt the bomb he carries is real. Fil can't quite believe it though when the gargoyle comes to life and protects her but she has hit her head, right? Or is she having a seizure or just plain lost her mind because living statues are not real, are they?
Spar is not sure why he has awoken and has no idea who the snarky female human is, but one thing he cannot deny is his rising need to protect her. Getting her to safety is his first task but convincing her that he is real and no trick of her mind might just take a little longer! Unfortunately time is the one thing they don't have, and it's soon apparent Fil has been contaminated by a demon mark. Spar will do anything to protect this remarkable female no matter what she thinks. He may not be sure what's been happening whilst he slept but clearly Fil is now in danger and that, he won't allow. The attraction between the two is intense but Guardians are only released when great evil stalks the world. There is clearly no future for Fil with Spar but she wishes with all her heart her living stone man could just well, live!
This was even better than the first book and I absolutely loved the heroine, Fil! She's snarky, sarcastic, and possesses a wicked sense of humour and her knack of giving Spar various nicknames just makes her feel so very human! She is clearly a young woman who fears being hurt and strives to protect herself from heartache but the sheer intensity of her feelings for the mighty Spar just terrify her. He is not meant to be with a human but someone should try telling him that! Spar is just as stubborn and determined as Fil and the chemistry between them is off the charts. Spar might be made of stone but his sensuous investigations of Fil leave her breathless.
The battle between good, The Wardens and evil, The Order is hotting up. It looks as if evil is winning though as there seem to be very few Wardens left to call the Guardians when needed. Is it possible one of the demons is already here in the mortal world and if so, how can they find him? This story is far from over and I foresee many more adventures and I cannot wait! So well written with such a hilarious but brave heroine. A stoic but sweet hero who will do anything to protect the woman he cares for.
I have a sneaky feeling I know who will feature in the next book and I suspect it will be a bumpy ride! If I have one teeny complaint it's our heroes name as here in England it's the name of a chain of well known corner shops which was a little off putting, but I'm sure Ms Warren was going for a more Trojan sounding moniker!
A huge recommendation for lovers of paranormal romance and this series is really getting into its stride.