Knights of Stone: Bryce by Lisa Carlisle #Review

KnightsOfStone-Bryce

Knights of Stone: Bryce
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!

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I am a long time reader of both romance and paranormal romance novels and a lot of my paranormal romance involves shapeshifter so far one sort or another. I have to say that this is my first encounter with gargoyles as shapeshifters. I was intrigued by this new type of shapeshifter and was excited to explore a different take on the genre. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot that was original here. Because the book was set in the Highlands, it read very much like a typical Scottish romance and there wasn’t enough explanation of the world of the gargoyles to distinguish it. I am also a long time reader of series fiction, and this book reads like maybe book three or so of a series. Therefore, it is entirely possible that the author has gone into more detail about the world in previous books. A personal note to authors of series fiction: always assume that new readers are going to come late to the party and give them as much of an introduction as necessary to draw them into the world. 

Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book thoroughly and am very much interested in reading the other Knights of Stone books. I am extremely interested in learning more about Duncan and why he has such an issue with Bryce and his brothers. The sex scenes are not the bulk of the book, as they can be in shapeshifter romances, but they are hot. Ms. Carlisle’s writing is well-crafted and I particularly enjoyed the dialog between the brothers. 

Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock

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