Review: Knights of Stone: Bryce (Highland Gargoyles #3) by Lisa Carlisle

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Review: Knights of Stone: Bryce (Highland Gargoyles #3) by Lisa Carlisle

What happens when love interferes with plans, during the most unfortunate of times?

Gargoyle shifter, and the last of her clan, Mairi, is running for her life, desperate to keep hidden. When she spots two winged creatures flying high above her in the Highlands of Scotland, she momentarily panics, thinking they’re the same beasts who murdered her family along with her entire clan. Realizing they’re gargoyles like her, she takes flight and discreetly follows them to an island.

Bryce, beta of his clan and drummer for the Knights of Stone, senses something is amiss on the Isle of Stone. At first, he believes he’s merely discomfited by the rumors of atrocities occurring in the Highlands. However, he discovers an intruder on the magically-concealed island home. Once he ascertains that the flame-haired beauty is the sole survivor of a traumatizing attack, he returns to the Highlands to warn his former clan.

Somewhere between cautioning the clan and realizing the necessity of destroying the beasts that threaten them all, Mairi and Bryce discover an attraction that quickly evolves into a consuming passion. A problem even greater than the murderous fiends becomes apparent – the love they share may not survive the battle.

For a unique shifter romance series with hot men in kilts, read about the brothers in the Knights of Stone today!

Title: Knights of Stone: Bryce
Author: Lisa Carlisle
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Rock Me Tonight , Bloodlust and Metal , Knights of Stone, Knights of Stone: Lachlan
Series: Highland Gargoyles #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Knights of Stone, Knights of Stone: Lachlan
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: 9 May, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 141 Pgs.
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
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The first I’ve read from this author or series, I’m more than a little obsessed with Gargoyles now. Of course, I always was intrigued by them, and have read several wonderful stories that feature gargoyles, but this series centered around a Highland Clan full of Gargoyle shifters was just too intriguing to pass up.

Self-contained, the story is of Mairi, a gargoyle shifter on the run from her home in the highlands after a group of demon-like creatures killed her family.  She’s understandably shaken, but bold and decisive in her own determination to stay alive. When she spots gargoyles, she decides to follow them – at this point anything is better than cowering in fear.

Bryce, Beta of his clan is currently in negotiations for peace with his brother Lachlan, hoping to ensure his clan’s safety on their newfound secret island.  What they didn’t realize is that they were followed: Bryce ‘feels’ something amiss and goes to investigate. He finds Mairi – decides that she’s a spy, but being a fair-minded individual, he listens to her story.

Action packed, full of humor and a touch of the highlands, the moments between Bryce and Mairi are wonderfully presented: from the initial mistrust through attraction and wonderful moments of stone-headed cluelessness from Bryce. These two are wonderful together, she’s fierce and intelligent even after her trauma, and she’s determined that Bryce will see her as such. But dangers and threats are seemingly multi-faceted and appear when least expected, and they might find that love and connection are just not possible in these trying times.

Interactions between the brothers (Bryce has several) and between Mairi and Bryce al feel natural – these are concerns and questions that would be logical in the tumult presented. Bryce is so often clueless and single-mindedly determined to do what he thinks he must where his family and clan are concerned, he isn’t always thinking of wooing her.  But, with two of his brothers finding their mates in unlikely situations – why can’t he? A wonderful introduction to this series, even as the third book. Each story is complete and self-contained, with plenty of moments to encourage you to read more.

 

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