Sunday, November 15, 2015

Review: Gargoyle

Author Scarlett Dawn
Format e-book
Print Length 125 pages
Publisher Self
Published November 15, 2015

A shifter made of stone. And wings.
A human bent on free love. And drunk.
Any joke could be made with those two lines.

But the town of Woodland Creek, it's no laughing matter. Hostile and magical residents guard their secrets. It's too easy to be found out.

When Isaac Stone first meets Kennedy Kirk, he's tempted to shove her off the clock tower. After all, she is gripping his private parts to lean over and see his town. One little push is all it would take...

Isaac never anticipated he'd be the one to fall.

My Opinion

This is an adult novel, there is no doubt about it. The blurb does tell you have the two main characters met. She is drunk, he is stoned- a gargoyle not drugs. She holds to his boy parts to keep from falling off of the tower. Then about a month later, a magical wave hits the town- no one is saved from the wave (it creates undeniable lust). The only way to stop the wave from affecting you is by tranquilizing yourself. Neither were expecting the magical wave to hit- and so they are caught within it’s spell. When she came home, you can believe her boyfriend knew what she was up to. Even though he knew it was caused by a spell, he still left and took the dog- Lucy with him.

Only few weeks later Kennedy and Isaac meet again. It does not seem like it is a chance meeting as wizards are involved. They have been since we have met Kennedy. Are they on the side of good, evil or neutral? Apparently Issac and Kennedy’s ex, Jonathan, have a history.

I like Kennedy- she has regret, she has remorse and she has a spine. This makes her stand-up to Isaac, the mayor of the town. Not only standing up to him, but to every other more powerful being she encounters. She doesn’t understand this supernatural world that she has stepped into- she is after all a human. The shifters and the wizards they do scare her, yet she isn’t paralyzed with fear.

Isaac grew on me. At first, I didn’t understand where he stood. I just knew that while I was suppose to hope for Jonathan to forgive Kennedy- I couldn't.  Isaac was always there.  When everything was revealed- his actions and words made more sense.  

Something wicked this way comes.  Hopefully, they can protect the town.  If they fail all will be lost.  This was a very short paranormal romance, it is a novella. I can’t help but hope that Ms. Dawn will write more stories for this world.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “With faith comes trust. With trust comes safety. And the woman who gives you all three will hold your heart.”

Other People

Jonathan- Kennedy’s ex
Caleb- wizard
Hanna- witch
Jackie- Kennedy’s human bestie
Rachel- Kennedy’s other human bestie

1 comment:

  1. Interesting way to meet. Did she know what he was when it happened? A few giggles perhaps.