Every day gargoyles watch over the city from their perches on a library in the busy city of New York. At night, they shift to their human form. Roman has waited or centuries for his mate and when he finds her, he's driven to make her his. Christiana is a waitress at a dead end job in an abusive relationship and doesn't expect to be whisked away and thrown into a world she never knew existed let alone a war. "Her Knight in Shining Stone" is a great quick read. I wish the story had been longer because it somewhat felt rushed, but it was still enjoyable. It kept my interest from the beginning and had a strong plot. Both the main characters; Roman and Christiana were strong characters, easy to relate to, and had great chemistry. "Her Knight in Shining Stone" is a spicy read but due to its short length, there wasn't a lot of build up towards the sensual scenes of the story.
The Gargoyles of New York, 1
As a Gargoyle shifter of New York City, Roman and his four brothers sit on top of the city library all day in their stone form, watching and waiting. On sun down they come alive and that is when Roman feels the tug towards his Beloved—the woman who he will be united to.
Christiana is a waitress in a dead end life. One night a man with silver eyes and the most incredible aura, walks into her restaurant and changes her life. She is thrown into a world with paranormal creatures she doesn’t understand, and a bond that is impossible to break.
When the rogues come to destroy Roman and his brothers while defenseless and sleeping, will Christiana reach inside herself to protect the man she’s come to love?
I fly up and around the huge buildings that crowd my beautiful city. New York has changed a lot in the century I’ve watched the city grow. Horses and carts have been replaced by brightly colored machines, and the small, multi-storied houses and shops have been knocked down to make way for buildings that scrape the sky.
Fuck … what’s that?
My heart begins to pound in my chest, like a galloping horse towards the final flag.
I fly lower, a strange heat filling up my belly, weakening my body until I fall to the ground, my wings folding into my back, invisible to the human eye.
A light shines out of a shop window, and I walk forward to see what my heart wants me to find. I stop and I stare, unable to stop myself from watching the woman serving a table in a restaurant.
She has wildly curly long red hair.
The word untamable comes to mind.
She smiles at the couple, and I drop to my knees, light piercing my chest as both pain, and the most incredible pleasure filters through me.
My Beloved. She’s my one and only.
I take a few deep breaths to calm my racing heart. The poor organ wants to jump right out of my chest.
I know. Relax. I know. I’ll get her.
Beloveds are often fragile humans, but once the union is completed, she will become immortal. Like me.
I push myself to my feet, my head feeling strangely drunk as I stagger to the door of the restaurant.
No one has ever prepared me for how this would feel. I’d always thought I’d see my Beloved, I’d kiss her, talk her into living forever. Done.
I’ve never experienced a true romantic love before, and although I’d known it, the feelings flooding my body now, confirm it. My connection to my brothers was the only true thing I have ever felt. But this … this is something else.
I fall into a black chair, my legs weak and wobbly. I grab for the menu. Gargoyles could eat only meat, the rarer the better. Almost everything else makes us very sick.
“Hello… Can I help you?” The waitress, my Beloved, stands over me with eyes the size of swimming pools.
Can she feel the connection? The pull to me? I hope so.
I love the story line of this book so much that when I had the chance to read an ARC I jumped on it. I love instant love stories and this one doesn't disappoint. It is a very short story but as the first book of a series hopefully, the rest are longer. it's a great short read that will have you waiting for the next story just as much as I am.
I didn't know what to expect with this book. I love PN and have read a lot of shifters. I liked the synopsis and requested an ARC. I'm really glad I did because I loved this book. Christiana is as far in life as she thinks she can get. She's alone except for an abuseive boyfriend she's too afraid to leave. Never expecting things to ever be different she accepts her place in life until a gorgeous man comes in her diner. Roman has found his fated mate after 100years of waiting. She's close and he's going to find her. Tasmin Baker has an incredible way with words. She pulled me in and I couldn't put the book down. I'm hoping each of Roman's brothers find their Beloved as well
The only problem that I had with this book was that it was way too short!! It grabbed ahold of me right from the beginning! I cannot wait for more books about the Gargoyle shifters!! I could feel the emotions of all the characters like I was one of them. I hope that Tamsin will continue the story of Roman & Christiana in a future book. It may be a short story, but it is well worth the read!! Excellent book, if I could give more than five stars, I would!!
Roman is a gargoyle who is nearing the point of needing to find his Beloved, the shift back is getting harder. Christiana is in an abusive relationship and has been for a while, one night this man turns up at her waitressing job and takes her away. Their chemistry together stopping her from second guessing herself. A short and sweet story of finding the one you love and their acceptance of you despite the difficulties and differences. This story was a quick read but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Brings to the front the very real and rare 'when you know you know' kind of relationship some people are lucky to have.