This book choice was a gamble for me. I've read Gargoyle stories before and have been very disappointed. Happily that's not the case with this author and her Gargoyles. Ms Carlisle has opened up a whole new world to me. "Tempted by the Gargoyle" is a sexy, suspenseful read that takes place in a familiar yet alien world. The details are stunning and the characters incredibly well written. I can't say how much I loved Larissa and Roman. The smoldering chemistry between the two is almost story enough. The complex battle of good and evil that is at the heart of the tale is fascinating as are the struggles of the characters. I liked the incorporation of real life events into the plot. The secondary characters are every bit as compelling as Larissa and Roman. I can't wait for the next installment and in the mean time I intend to start the author's other series. Great Read and highly recommended.
Larissa is a Boston cop. When her friend talks her into going out one night, she throws caution to the wind and ends up with the sexiest man she's ever known. But Roman isn't a man, he's a Gargoyle shifter and in Boston to protect both humans and non-humans. There's something very bad about to happen and Roman must determine if Larissa is friend or foe or mate?
Meet your perfect match this Saturday night—or your perfect match for the night.
The eclipse of the red Supermoon sends crowds into Boston for an evening hyped up for a night of passion, one not to be missed. Boston police officer Larissa Riley wants nothing to do with the media-driven event, but her friend convinces her they need a night out after all they've gone through. They visit a new gothic-themed club where Larissa is disturbed by the attractive stranger eying her.
Roman, a gargoyle shifter and commander of the Stone Sentries, patrols from the rooftop of a club on the night of the eclipse. The Supermoon bodes danger and he puts all his sentries on watch. When a blast of dark magic soars past him, he searches for its origin and fixes on a brunette. Something about her is different, demanding all senses be on high alert. Is she dangerous? Or is she in danger?
Deciding a night with a hot stranger would be good for her, Larissa invites Roman back to her hotel, unaware he is surveilling her. The night takes a dark turn as secrets are uncovered and danger moves in. Her beloved city is under attack. Larissa must decide who to trust before all is lost, including the fate of her closest friend.