When the Servants of Darkness kills her family members, Ivy
Beckett knows because with her ability to hear things
happening in other parts of the world, she "hears" the whole
thing. Gift or curse, she knows she can not stand on the
sidelines but will have to join the fight against such evil.
But when the miracle of a gargoyle named Baen comes to her
rescue while trying to rescue Wardens, she knows this HARD
BREAKER may be the answer.
Baen is a guardian, asleep for many years but awakes to a
"call" and is in for a big surprise when he finds who it was
that awoke him. The world around him is in turmoil and his
Warden is an amazingly beautiful, impetuous woman. It's
going to take miracles and magic to survive and save the
world. But now that his stone heart has begun to beat again,
will his Ivy accept him and the love he is just now learning
really does exist.
HARD BREAKER is a witty, action-packed story that will keep
with you long after you finish. Author Christine Warren's gargoyles
are amazing as are her human characters. The dialogue is
oftentimes humorous as the newest guardian is learning to
deal with modern humans. Of course, the humans are in the
same boat, they don't know how to react when a stone
gargoyle come to life. Ivy is impetuous, strong-willed and
not really believing that she is a warden, even though Baen
keeps reiterating the fact that she is his. OK, so there is
a little more to his possessive streak than the
guardian/warden aspect. He falls for her quickly and,
though, she is a little slower, they do get there in time to
give us some sweet and steamy moments.
I read somewhere that this is Ms. Warren's finale for her Gargoyles
series as the seventh gargoyle and his warden are also
part of this storyline and there is a big magical blast up
in HARD BREAKER. I am always amazed any author can keep a
series going and keep it fresh and different. This series
has a tighter storyline with the basic gargoyle guardian
meets warden, and though she did sneak in a female gargoyle
and male warden, you have to admit there isn't a whole lot
that can be done with this scenario. She always managed to
give us a variety of locations and very different
personalities which kept it fresh and inviting.
HARD BREAKER will give you action, sweet and steamy romance,
a gathering of strong and magical people and an evil that
must be beaten. Will good triumph over evil? Well most
likely, but you will have to read this amazing book to find
out how that happens.
From New York Times bestselling author Christine
Warren comes Hard Breaker, the sixth book in her
Gargoyles series where even the most beastly gargoyle
is able to win the heart of a beautiful human female.
Ivy Beckett's gift feels more like a curse. She can hear
things happening in distant locations, which is how she
knows the very instant her family is killed by servants of
the Darkness. Furious, she joins the fight to save the world
– but the losses are mounting up. She thinks only a miracle
can save them—but she doesn't expect the miracle to come in
the form of a handsome gargoyle.
Baen is a fearsome Guardian, but when he awakes, even his
surprised by war that is going on. But what’s even more
distracting is beautiful Ivy. Driven by passion, she’s ready
to charge head-first into battle. But Baen’s primal
instincts to protect what’s his rise within him, and Ivy is
dangerously attracted to him. Can she and her gargoyle
warrior save the world…and fall in love?