Thursday, February 17, 2011

Review: Stone Kissed by Keri Stevens

Note: I received a copy for review from netgalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pub Date: 12/10
When Delia Forrest talks to statues, they talk back. She is, after all, the last of the Steward witches.

After an arsonist torches her ancestral home with her estranged father still inside, Delia is forced to sell the estate to pay his medical bills. Her childhood crush, Grant Wolverton, makes a handsome offer for Steward House, vowing to return it to its former glory. Delia agrees, as long as he'll allow her to oversee the restoration.

Working so closely with Grant, Delia finds it difficult to hide her unique talent—especially when their growing passion fuels her abilities.

But someone else lusts after both her man and the raw power contained in the Steward land. Soon Delia finds herself fighting not just for Grant's love, but for both their lives...

This was a fun and touching read that I read in one night. Keri Stevens' characters really come alive in this story, and considering many of those characters are made of stone, I think that says something.

Delia is a sweet girl with a lot on her plate. Her estranged father is in critical condition and suffering from terrible burns. The home that she adores and always felt safe in has been burned and must now be sold to pay for her father's mounting hospital bills. The man she's had a secret crush on for years is back in her life and more than a little cold and intimidating. Then there is the small matter of how the statues in town are talking to her nonstop and even starting to move around. Delia could have easily been a victim or a doormat of a character, but somehow her sweetness was also met with an equally stubborn and strong side to her. I liked her, I really did. A few times I would have liked to see her smack Grant upside the head, but overall I think she handled him quite well.

Grant....::sigh:: Grant is a dark and broody and moody type. He doesn't trust or love easily, but the few that he does, he will do anything to protect and care for. Occasionally this leads to him being overbearing and bossy, but you know that he's that way because he cares. Delia was great for Grant. She challenged his preconceived notions and his world view and she made him laugh. The two of them together were really great and watching Grant when he went weak for Delia? Yeah, that was very satisfying. It's always fun to watch a big, strong guy fall and fall hard.

Final Grade: B+

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Mandi said...

I didn't like this one so much. I didn't believe in the romance. I liked that Grant is dark and broody though :)

The Queen B said...

LOL, I did like Grant's broodiness. I thought it worked, although I wondered what would have happened if he hadn't witnessed the bird flying around.

Unknown said...


I havent really enjoyed the Carina title on NetGalley, but this one keeps getting great reviews =D

The Queen B said...

It's been hit or miss with me. Some are really good and some aren't, lol.
Thanks, sweets!

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