Tuesday, May 3, 2011

STONE KISSED by Kerri Stevens

Publisher: Carina Press
Date published: December 2010
ISBN: 9781426891014
ASIN: B004CJ812Y
Paranormal romance
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher

Delia Forrest is the last of the Steward witches. She talks to statues and they actually talk back. Delia gets a phone call saying that her father is in hospital, and her house has been partly burned down so she rushes home. Apparently, somebody tried to burn the house with her father in it. He now needs expensive treatment and there are a number of bills to be paid and Delia doesn’t have the money. Then Grant Wolverton steps in. Delia has long had a crush on him but she is not happy, with the fact that he wants to buy the house and hands her a large check. He seems cold and heartless making the deal. Finally she does agree as long as she can work on restoring the house and take care of the statues. But as they work close together, passion rears and her gift gets stronger and soon they are unable to resist each other. Trouble is, there is a very evil person who also wants the house. Someone who feeds off people and she is thinking Grant would make a wonderful meal, until she realizes that Delia has even more power she could use.

This is a really great read. I was enthralled from the first page. Ms. Stevens knows how to pull her readers in. I really liked Delia and her conversations with the statues were often very funny. She’s a very real person and you right away sympathize with her. Then when Grant walked on to the pages….oooh, things started sizzling and I knew here was a man in all his glory. Grant just lights up the pages as he and Delia go toe to toe. He is so alpha you sometimes want to knock him over the head, but he falls and falls hard for his woman, even though it takes him ages to say those three important little words. It was great to see him turn from a cold, cool business man to a man totally in love. Most of the secondary characters are statues and they are each individual and fun. This is a fun, well-paced, tightly written story that will hold you captive until the last word. And those sex scenes were sensual, sexy and toe-curling. Well done Ms. Stevens, a super read! I hope there will be more!

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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