Locked in Stone
By Tory Michaels
*I requested a free book in an exchange for an honest review at NetGalley.com*
It is my first time to read a paranormal romance book regarding gargoyles. I tend to read vampires, angels, demons, specters, and some different kinds paranormal romance books. Reading through the book reminds me of the gargoyles cartoon that I used to watch when I was a young child.
Rose, a gargoyle, is on the run from vicious demons who want to murder her for her rich blood. She has no where to go. Her family were brutally murdered long ago. A woman named Gwen took her in and raised her. Rose was told that she is a last gargoyle in the world. Unbeknownst to Rose, her kind are residing in Atlanta, GA. More precisely, she is a Scared Mother gargoyle, which makes her a slightly different from a normal gargoyle.
Cal, a sentinel, who blames himself for failing a mission that he swore on his life to protect. After failing his mission, he pretty much throws his life away until the day Rose stands at his doorstep. His life changes immediately once he lays his eyes on her.
Rose is an annoying character. She has extreme mood swings, which drives me nuts to the point I thought she has a bipolar disorder! Besides, she was too hard on Cal for failing a mission that is out of his control, and it wasn’t his fault because he wasn’t there when a bad incident had occurred. I respect Cal because he was being patient with Rose despite her bitchy attitude towards him. Cal was being reasonable about the circumstance and tried his best to aid everyone as he can while Rose was being a bitch that he didn’t help her first. Come on, woman! Calm your tits!
First of all, there is no sex. Nothing. Nada. Secondly, the book genre is more like science fiction/fantasy/paranormal than romance. I don’t see a lot of romantic scenes in this book that satisfy my thirst! Lastly, no matter how much I really like the plot in this book, but the ending had me WHAT THE FUCK?! I was very disappointed when I’ve reached to the ending of the book.
The book will be published tomorrow (February 23, 2015)