Series: Gargoyles #4 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: March 1st 2016
Links: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Bestselling author Christine Warren returns to the secret world of gargoyles-where legends come alive, and lovers are caught between a rock and a hard place…
Kylie Kramer knows that she’s putting her life in danger when she decides to investigate her friend’s mysterious death. What she doesn’t know is that she’s being watched over by a powerful protector. A legend in stone who has defended humanity throughout the ages. A rock-hard savior who swoops down from the sky, scoops Kylie into his impossibly strong arms, and draws her into a world that no mortal woman can imagine…or resist.
ROCKED BY LOVE
As the strongest of the gargoyles, Dag is sworn to destroy the demons that threaten Kylie’s world before returning to his stony slumber. But the burning desire she ignites in him is even harder to fight-an all-consuming force that, once unleashed, can never be tamed. As their passion grows, so do the ranks of a demonic army plotting to take over the earth. When the ultimate battle begins, Dag and Kylie must face some demons of their own-to carve out a love that’s stronger than time…
This is actually the first book I’ve read in the series, though it can be read completely as a standalone. I had no problems going into Rocked by Love without having read the previous books in the series, so if you’re planning to jump right into this at book 4 like I did, you can!
I’ve had Christine Warren’s Gargoyles series on my radar because, well, it’s about gargoyles! It’s something different and not what I’m used to, so I decided to give it a go. While I didn’t completely love this book, I still really enjoyed it and would definitely go back and read the rest of the series. The gargoyles in this world are fascinating – and the women they fall in love with are top-notch heroines I admire.
Kylie Kramer is a computer geek genius and has been using her skills to find out the reason why her best friend was mysteriously killed. But while walking one day she’s attacked, only to be saved by what she thought was a statue. Dag is the gargoyle statue brought to life, and he’s the fourth out of seven to awaken in order to defeat the seven demons and save mankind. Dag and Kylie may be meant for each other as Guardian and Warden, but they don’t exactly get along.
He wondered if he would ever get used to a human who questioned his every word or action simply on general principle. In the past, most of them cowered when they saw him, if they didn’t run screaming in terror. But not this female. She made him want to scream.
Kylie is probably my favorite part of this book – she’s so quirky and hilarious. She says the funniest things, and I couldn’t help myself cracking up every time she opened her mouth. Especially when she’s thrust into this new paranormal world and she can’t help herself but annoy her new gargoyle buddy. Dag and Kylie have some great banter together, and underlying chemistry between them is also a plus. I enjoyed their slowly growing feelings for each other and how the romance played out between them.
“You are precious to anyone who takes as much as a moment to get to know you, little one, because to know you is to see your true beauty.” His arms tightened around her and he nuzzled the soft, fragile skin at her temple. “You are very, very precious to me.”
The action in this book, however, wasn’t anything special. Not much happens actually for the majority of the book, so I kept waiting for something exciting to occur. The story lagged a bit during the middle and I found myself a little bored at times. The romance did keep me interested, but I really would’ve liked to see more action in this book.
Overall, I did still like Rocked by Love. The characters were fun and hilarious, and I enjoyed getting to know the other couples from the previous books. I liked that Kylie and Dag’s romance wrapped up, but the over-arcing storyline will continue on. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Reading Order: Gargoyles series
#1 ~ Heart of Stone: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Stone Cold Lover: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Hard as a Rock: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#4 ~ Rocked by Love: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
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20 thoughts on “Release Day Review: Rocked by Love by Christine Warren”
I have never read a story about gargoyles…interesting. Thanks
It’s intriguing right?
I’m looking forward to checking out this series. Thanks for the great review.
I loved Christine’s other paranormal series…in fact i need to go back and catch up on them. I always enjoyed her writing but havent tried this series yet
I should check out her other series!
I love the cover! Looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the review!
Sounds like a good book. Great review.
I agree with you about this book and the lack of action and the dull spots. I did enjoy it, but I did want more from it and from the character of Kylie.
Agreed! I’m hoping the other books will have more action in them.
In the previous books she introduced the next female lead but in this one no new characters were introduced (unless you include grandma) ☺️
Oh that’s interesting! Looking forward to reading them!
This is an unusual supernatural group to have as a focus. There were gargoyles in Kim Harrison’s Hollow series but I can’t recall them anywhere else and not as the main characters.
That’s exactly why it intrigued me! I know Jennifer L. Armentrout has a YA series about gargoyles if you want to check that out! It’s called the Dark Elements series.
Interested in this read!
Thank you! ❤
New author to me. Will be reading this soon.
Hope you enjoy!