An interesting paranormal romance. Not the typical vampire/werewolf store. This one is about Gargoyles. The writer set up a believable world where Gargoyles are the protectors of humans. The romance aspect of the book was good and the sex scenes hot.
A paranormal fantasy romance with the hard-boiled edge of a police thriller, combine to make CARVED IN STONE a most excellent read. From page one to the last nail-biting paragraph, Vickie Taylor manages to hook the reader into her world of gargoyles, reincarnation, second chances, and true love.
For Nathan Cross, looks are deceiving. He may look like a man, and a drop-dead gorgeous one at that with his black eyes and jet-black hair, but underneath the human exterior lies a gargoyle-a being created centuries ago to protect humankind from evil. Reincarnated a total of fourteen times, Nathan has had enough. He rebels at his orders, refusing to impregnate a human, and even leaves the congregation of the Council ruled by Teryn, the gargoyle's Wizenot.
Living under the guise of an art history professor at Chicago University, Nathan has nothing left to do with his days but enjoy art-the one and only thing that still brings his joy. That is until he runs into Rachel Vandermere at the Chicago Museum of Fine Arts. Suddenly, living a life of exile, alone as he's been for years, doesn't seem so appealing.
Rachel knows from the moment she sees Nathan at the museum's patrons gala that he's not what he seems to be. Too good-looking for his own good, knowledgeable beyond belief, and with shadows hidden behind his dark eyes, Rachel knows for a fact that seeing isn't always believing. Still convinced that winged creatures from Hell killed her parents several years ago, she knows that the vibes she's getting from Nathan will cause her to be a laughingstock. Unheeding to the voice of reason, Rachel sets out to prove once and for all that her imagination hadn't played tricks on her the night of her parents' deaths.
Fast-paced dialogue, haunting characters, and a paranormal world where gargoyles and things that go bump in the night are all too common, CARVED IN STONE is a wonderful book for romance lovers of all genres.
A book where gargoyle's, not were's or vamps or aliens, are the dark hero's in turmoil? Interesting!
Rachel and Nathan, our main couple, meet during a art gallery showing and are instantly attracted. Each has their own troubles though. Rachel is there as part of an interpol mission to take down an assasin.Policework has been her lifes work since as a small child she saw her family killed by what she thought were monsters...Nathan is an excomunicated gargoyle who has lived 14 lifetimes in different ages before he was reborn into this one. Now he has decided to end his existance for good since he has been shunned by the others of his dwindeling kind.
They meet again after Nathan stumbles into Rachel's hit man and does the work for her. But she has a feeling he's not all he appears...and Nathan's freinds will need both of them to come help the gargoyles if they are to survive. Together they uncover a secret about that long ago attack on Rachel's family...
Enjoyed this book. Interesting idea, heroine a bit flat.
I thought this was a really good book. I enjoyed the story and the creativity behind it.