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Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles #2)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  597 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Gargoyles abound in this sexy paranormal novel from New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.

A prominent art restorer, Felicity is more than game to help a friend track down an obscure statue in Montreal. But when "Fil" finds it, she’s taken by surprise at how drawn she is to this statue. Attracted to it in a way a girl shouldn’t lust for a stone gargoyle, she re
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Stone Cold Lover is book two in the Gargoyles series by Christine Warren. If you saw my review, you might remember that I fell in love with book one of this series, Heart of Stone. Because of Ms. Warren, I now have some very vivid “dreams” about gargoyles wink, wink. So I was so excited for book two to come out and it was worth the wait. I loved it.

Fil “Felicity” was sent to investigate the existence of a statue which they hoped might be one of the guardians. The first time she saw the gargoyle
4.5 stars - Art Restorer Felicity (Fil) Shaltis never expected that a friend's request that Fil locate a gargoyle statue would result in Fil being so obsessed with the stone creature that she finds herself breaking in during the wee hours of the night to get a better look at it. Or that Fil would end up attacked by a crazy guy in a robe, or saved by the very object of her obsession come to life as a seven foot fiery eyed winged warrior. When Spar awakes he is confused, but saving the little huma ...more
Claire Robinson
3.5 - "You are mine, Felicity." ... "My human, my woman." Stars.

Stone Cold Lover is the second book in Christine Warrens Gargoyles Series. I loved book one, and although this one was really enjoyable too, it didn’t 100% hit the mark with me this time.

I loved Spar Mr. Tall, Gray, and Invincible, like his brother Kees (Book 1, Heart of Stone) although forged from stone he had a heart of gold. He wasn’t afraid to fight for Fil, and he definitely wasn’t afraid to show his feelings for her.

”If you gi
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!
***Received the ebook from St. Martin’s Press for an honest review

The cover is nice, but not as hot as the last one :) Something about a shirtless chest that just heats a cover right up :)

Gargoyles will always have a fondness in my heart because of my dad and his nicknames and for watching Gargoyles (Disney version) with him growing up :)

This is the 2nd book in the series and packed with action though Felicity (Fil) drove me nuts with her ho
Heather andrews
Even in the beginning Spar is intrigued by Fil, "Fil - oh, how Spar hated that named - reached up and ran a palm over her hair, then tugged at the long tail in which it was bound." He's also a caregiver, "Spar ignored her and spread a ridiculous amount of shampoo over the top of her head before beginning to work up a lather. "You are injured and in shock. I am tending to you. Now be quiet and let me tend." He's the type of man to make his intentions clear in the beginning, "be certain you do not ...more
Josette Reuel
Stone Cold Lover brings us to Guardian (they don't like being called gargoyles) number two. He has been located in the city where the heroine, Ella, from book one's friend lives. Ella asks Fil to check on the statue that could possibly be another guardian and in the process brings Fil into the world of the Warden's and the Guardians. My opinion is that this second book brings us further along in this new book world and some of the details are fleshed out and become more solid.

Mush like Heart of
Tory Michaels
I absolutely couldn't WAIT to read this book (yet, as usual, I dilly-dallied on writing the review). This is the second book in Christine Warren's gargoyle series and it was even better than the first.

Fil's fascination with the gargoyle statue she found at her old friend Ella's request (in the first book) seems bizarre, even for her as an art restorer...and that's before the statue comes to life, introducing her to a whole new world of really wierd things. Add onto that, moments after the statu
Barb Lie
Stone Cold Lover by Christine Warren is the 2nd book in her Gargoyles series. I did not read the first book in the series, and this was not a problem, as this read so well as a standalone. We get to meet the leading characters from the first book, which was cool, and also making me want to read this first book, especially after discovering how much I enjoyed Christine Warren’s writing. Stone Cold Lover is a paranormal suspense, but such a fun and humorous read, as well as very exciting, and very ...more
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Excellent. Christine Warren writes a brilliant follow up to Heart of Stone, her first book in her Novels of the Gargoyles Series.Brilliantly unique with true Gargoyles.. A species of being that truly protects humanity. Just a fantastic series.

In Stone Cold Lover the race to find the Guardians (Gargoyles) Continues. It seems at demon is close to escaping. Or rather it has been called forth but is still sleeping. Allowing the minions (I seriously love that word
April Hollingworth
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

This is the second book in Christine Warren’s fantastically brilliant Gargoyle series. Each book can be read as a standalone. I found this book quite wonderful, filled with a gorgeous gargoyle warrior, a beautiful feisty woman and evil bad guys. What’s not to love? This is a book and series to keep, I for one will read it again and again. I loved it.

The Review:

Felicity “Fil” Shaltis, art restorer and can read the magic in peoples auras. She’s fascinated by th
Enjoyed this one almost as much as the first one of the series! Fil is a strong independent woman who doesn't need a man to lean on, but doesn't mind leaning just a bit on her Guardian, Spar. Hubba hubba. I'm really enjoying this series and the world of Light and Dark and their roles in the fight. Would recommend series for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance.
Not bad.

It was similar to the first one.

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Lenna Wright-Berry
From the first book Ella Harrow send her friend Fil out to find a gargoyle at at old monastery. This book Fil Felicity- finds the stature but she has a run in with one of the evil cult members that is there to destroy the stature, Felicity has a gift, a second sight like seeing auras but also when some one has bad or good intentions, well when she sees how evil this guy is she wants to get the hell outta there and get away safely. Until the man is throwing around spells like snowballs. Spar awak ...more

It's an interesting story that hooked me right away. I'm new to her Gargoyle series, But a big fan of Christine Warren's Others Series. Now while I haven't read many Gargoyle stories, they just never appealed to me, I quite enjoyed reading this one.

I'm coming into the series fresh, but this is actually the second book in an ongoing series. I got caught up fast though. It had an interesting plot, very fast moving, although I do recommend starting with the previous book so that you can better unde
Robin Priddy
This is the second installment of Christine Warren's Gargoyles series. If you liked Ms. Warren's Other series, you will like her new series as well. I love the world she has created for the Gargoyles series. This story is exciting from the start until the finish. I fell in love with this series when I read the first book and the second book was ever better. I can't wait for the third book in this series.

Felicity "Fil" Shaltis is an art restorer. She can also read the magic in peoples auras. Whe
I guess maybe I'm just not cut out to be a fan of PR.

Felicity (aka Fil), an art restorer with a little something extra, accidentally wakes up Spar, a Guardian who takes the form of a statue when he's sleeping. But Felicity's in danger from a demon, and Spar's determined to protect her and end the threat..and the demon. There's instant attraction, but as Fil and Spar's relationship deepens, Fil's worried about risking her heart -- Spar's immortal, she's not -- what chance do they have?

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First let me say that this is the second in the series and when I picked it up I actually thought it was the second in another series about gargoyles so I was very confused when I started reading this one. And honestly I never really got into the story. Most certainly you need to read the first one to understand this story. While the romance of it can stand alone the background story can not and while it is explained throughout the story something is miss
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This book was a lot better than the first & I am very glad I read it. I thought it was more planned out & had more conflict, which always makes a better story. I read it straight through. This series has a very original story, definitely worth the read!

Felicity is checking out a statue in an Abbey when an evil cloaked man hits her with some magic at the same time the Gargoyle statue comes to life & a bomb goes off. Fil runs with the now alive gargoyle. He is now set to guard her as t
Took me a while to warm to Fil. I think at one point Spar specifically thinks about how prickly she is. He is not wrong. But, I kept reminding myself (when I would find her frustrating) that I'd probably be a bit grouchy, too, if what happened to her actually happened to me.

I liked that the progression of the Order's plot moved forward. Was a little disappointed though, at the hand waving at the end that dialed back what had been promised throughout the book. (view spoiler)
oh for once, a fresh review. i just finished this book. and it was everything i hoped it would be.and more. I am a confessed #stonelover, so this book is just my type. It was a lot of fun reading this book. It sort of went like a hurricane, spinning slowly, out of control. With Spar as the center, Fil had no choice. And trust, she fought it kicking and screaming. This was well worth the wait. #lovedit
And THAT'S how fast you read a really good book! When a petite art restorer investigates a beautiful full size stone gargoyle Guardian for her friend Ella, the last thing she expected was a weird giggling maniac with a bomb trying to blow it up. While trying to get away from the crazed bomber Felicity (that's Fil, dammit) touches the Guardian and wakes him from his centuries long sleep. Now Spar, one of 7 sleeping Guardians is awake and out to protect humans from the evil trying to wake and tear ...more
Heidi Gonzalez
This is the second book in this series and I thought it was better than the first. Felicity like most people doesn't know that there is a war going on between good and evil in the world and Evil seems to be gaining ground. Stone Guardians were created to protect the world from this evil but the Wardens that were supposed to wake them up are being hunted and killed. It seems that now only certain women their Guardian's true mate can wake them. In the first book Ella woke the first, in this book E ...more
Paranormal Kiss
Stone Cold Lover by Christine Warren is the second book in her Gargoyle series. I haven’t read the first book, Heart of Stone, but I had no troubles following the storyline in this one. Stone Cold Lover grabbed my attention from the first page with the amusing inner dialog of the heroine, Fil (Felicity). She is an interesting character with a prickly temperament, often times sarcastic, snarky and slightly less often bitchy. I laughed out loud several times thanks to her. She uses her attitude as ...more
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

‘She wanted to reject the magnetic force that pulled them together, but he could have told her it was futile. Never in his life had he felt an energy as strong as the one that drew him to her.’

Stone Cold Lover is an imaginative and completely romantic paranormal tale in Christine Warren’s Gargoyles series. Who knew a seven foot tall stone statue come to life could be so heart-stoppingly sexy?

I couldn’t really wrap my head around how a gargoyle would make a good hero when
I was very torn on how to rate this book. It sounded so interesting from the blurb but I just could not connect to the characters. The story was interesting and had action right from the beginning which is usually enough to hook me but for some reason this time it did not.

I have been reading a lot of books written in the first person and this one was not so this may have contributed to why I just did not feel as connected to the main characters. While I was interested in the story and the over
Stone Cold Lover is a fun romp while saving the world from the Darkness. The gargoyles are wonderful in this unique series by Christine Warren. The story line is compelling with colorful dialogue. It continues to build on the nefarious plot of the Order against the Guardians and their Wardens from the first in the series. Even with that said, it reads pretty well as a stand-alone. Early on in Stone Cold Lover the reader meets Kees and Ella so be aware you want to read Heart of Stone.

Ms. Warren
Marta Cox
This is the second book in Ms Warrens Gargoyles series and is a great follow up to Heart of Stone. Thousands of years ago Guardians were created of flesh and magic and sent to protect humanity from the forces of Darkness. Now these Guardians sleep appearing to be no more than stone gargoyles but they are ready to awaken should any of the seven demons of the Dark be freed. Seven Guardians spread throughout the world and forgotten by all but a handful of people known as Wardens. The Nocturnis are ...more
Lots of fun reading about sexy gargoyles... The newest paranormal hero? Great series, and a smart author to bring back the H/h from her 1st book. Anxious to read about the witch-about-to-be-Warden, Wynn, whose book has gotta be next up.
Rachel Blom
OK, so the first book in this series was entertaining, this one wasn't. It was more of the same: damsel in distress, gargoyle turned human, lots of freaky bad creatures and a plot that isn't going anywhere anytime soon. My problem was this: it's not a consistent world. You have no idea of the creatures that keep popping up. They seem to have no other function that to show up, attack and get killed. There's no system - at least not one that I could detect - no rhyme or reason. They have weird nam ...more
Trish R.
I don't think I liked this as much as I did the first one but I still really liked it. I did get tired of Fil (what a horrible name) Felicity pushing Spar away and then changing her mind and seducing him only to push him away again. That was a little irritating. Authors think that makes a heroine look strong but it actually makes her look like an idiot, like she doesn't know what the heck she wants.
I liked Spar much more than I liked Felicity, just like I preferred Kees over Ella, in Heart of St
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“Wherever his gaze touched her, she felt as if flames licked at her skin, and the thought of what it might do to her to feel his tongue follow suit had her eyes drifting shut on a moan.
Spar chuckled softly and leaned closer until his breath teased the rim of her ear. "I would pay more than a penny for those thoughts, little human, were I not filled with such vivid imaginings of my own.”
“So this gargoyle you're looking for, she could imagine herself saying. It wouldn't happen to have freaky magical powers, or the ability to devour human souls, would it?” 0 likes
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