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Hard Breaker

(Gargoyles #6)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  372 ratings  ·  130 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren comes the sixth book in her red-hot romance series in which even the most beastly gargoyle is able to win the heart of a beautiful human woman.

Ivy Beckett has a special gift. She can hear voices, feel events, and receive messages from great distances. Which is also a curse. The moment her family is killed by the serva
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Hard Breaker is book six in the Gargoyles series by Christine Warren. I have loved this series since the beginning. I admit, some books I loved more than others, some I felt the connection between the characters more than others. But every one stole my heart as each couple both bonded as mates and stormed towards an epic battle against the darkness.

In this book we meet Ivy Beckett. She had a vague understanding of the world of Guardians and Wardens fighting to protect the world against the sinis
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Seven Guardians to protect humans from evil when evil is at its greatest. Legendary, and not all male anymore, the guardians are amazing warriors.

Baen wakes to the battle cries of Ivy Beckett, a gifted human, who has been attacked by demons. This awakening creates a bond, unlike anything, knew to the Guardian history before. Baen just knows Ivy is his mate.

This is my first book into the Gargoyle series and I believe the final book in this series. I must say that I quickly picked up on the plot a
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
3.5 ~ Ivy and Baen ~ Stars

This is the story of Ivy and Baen and the ongoing battle between those who fight for the Light and the sinister Order. With the threat of the Seven (demons who, if released from their hell prisons, will combine forces and destroy and enslave the world) becoming more and more likely, Ivy has abandoned her blissfully ignorant civilian life and dedicated herself to finding the few Wardens still left alive and getting them safely to the last safe haven for them in France.
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 stars Guardians have always been the protectors of the world from evil. They sleep till they are needed and once summonsed protect the world. But there was a time when the guardians felt taken advantage of and decided they no longer wanted to protect humanity. Once that happened only the pleading from their destined mates could summon them. Now many years later that is only thought of as a myth, the guardians still protect when called upon but no one realizes that those ancient tales are t ...more
Marta Cox
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
Having enjoyed this authors 'Others ' series and I was extremely happy to dive into these books about gargoyles. The idea of seven Guardians created to defeat seven Demons and keep the ultimate darkness locked up seemed like a really interesting idea. What really helped to elevate it though was the thought that these stone Guardians could be called to life by human Wardens using magic. As so often happened in the past men were considered superior and traditionally women were not trained to use m ...more
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I received a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

The cover is great and goes with the rest of the series!

This is the 6th book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content and violence. I highly recommend reading all the books in order because this is the culmination of the series, and everything has led u
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoy paranormal romances with a twist? Look no further! Christine Warren has written this action packed series but I don't think you need to have any of the others to appreciate this book.

Ivy Beckett has an usual gift - or curse, depending on your point of view - she hears things that are happening in distant locations. She doesn't see anyone or anything, just hears. She can't choose when or if she does this, either, and sometimes what she hears can be a traumatic experience - like hearing the
Ann Lorz
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I can't believe this series is already over. I really enjoyed this series and love that the hero's are a little different in the paranormal world. I've had a thing for Gargoyle's since the cartoon came out. Love them! Just the thought of them turning to stone by day. Now, these don't do that they are stone till they are needed.

Oh boy were these guys needed.

Since the first book, Heart of Stone I've been hooked and
Mindy Lou's Book Review
This was an intriguing read for me. The idea of a gargoyle that comes to life and mates with a human was enough to snag my attention and had me wanting to read this series. I didn't start with book one. I had read book 5 when it got released at the beginning of the year. The overall series plot was good. It was interesting and kept my attention, but I will admit that having the heroine in book 5 as the gargoyle threw me a bit. I do love a woman with power, but I like for her to have an equal as ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Hard Breaker by Christine Warren is book Six in the "Gargoyles" series. This is the story of Ivy and Baen. I have read the previous book but do feel this can easily be a standalone book. Baen is a gargoyle who is assigned to protect the humans from the Darkness. When been comes in to save Ivy he is immediately drawn to her and very protective of her. Ivy has special powers that have lead to some harsh things. Baen is a strong Alpha male type with Ivy who is very independent...she had to be reall ...more
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Demons, Watchers, and Guardians…OH MY. Warren’s latest PNR involves Gargoyles and saving the world.I enjoyed her The Others series which I found the perfect blend of action, romance, and dry humor. I hadn’t read the first five of this series but I know Warren usually writes her books as standalones. Warren starts off recapping the ongoing arc painstakingly explaining the world and the events that led up to where we are now and jumping immediately into the action. The premise is good vs evil.
Douglas Meeks
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well this is the end of the Gargoyles/Guardian series and it went out with a book not as good as the one that it come in on IMHO.

I scanned large portions, the author spent inordinate amounts of time inside the heroines head in conversations with herself, subtract those pages and the multiple sex scenes and you have a great story of about 200 pages instead of the 336 it actually is but since I have read every one of these books and enjoyed them all to some level I am glad to see a decent closing
Heather andrews
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Baen is an easily offended man, “you doubt your safety with me?” The Guardian looked so insulted that Ivy had to bite back a laugh." Baen is one protective man, he gets blood thirsty when his woman is injured, “be careful!” Baen bellowed, turning a furious glare on their driver. “If you have caused Ivy serious injury, I will rip you apart, Warden or no.” I liked this book, I loved Baen the man was protective and possessive.
This is a fast paced, action filled read that covers enough ground from the previous books that it can be read as a stand alone. I do think I would’ve enjoyed it more had I read them first however.
Ivy intrigued me with her gift of being able to hear what was going on at certain points and times. She is a strong heroine and extremely independent. The fact that she is a Warden and never knew is not something she accepts easily. Nor is the fact that she’s the mate of Baen – a gargoyle come to live
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This series is just so good. I've enjoyed it up until this point and I think this is one of my faves. The story is so well written and with such fantastical descriptiveness it almost feels real. I love Baen & Ivy as a couple. Baen is well, everything a hero should be. He may be a tough guy but with Ivy he is sweet and gentle. I really like Ivy too, she is so down to earth and sweet.
The storyline is what fuels this book and
April Symes
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, arc-review, angst, pnr
Hard Breaker by Christine Warren is book Six in the "Gargoyles" series. This is the story of Ivy and Baen. Since enjoying the other books in the series, I wasn’t sure what I would find with book 6 --The cover is great and goes with the series perfectly. There is a huge steam/sizzle factor in this book and there is a lot of action/violence so FYI. Ivy and Baen as well , as well as others introduced are new in this book which gives a freshness factor. Having Baen as the Gargoyle really made a lot ...more
Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
In the beginning, there was the Light and the Darkness. Over time the Darkness shaped itself into the form of Seven Demons who were bent on the destruction of humanity and bringing the world to its knees. The Light created the Guardians who could be called upon in times of trouble and the Wardens who would communicate and awaken the guardians. For centuries, the Guardians would rise and destroy the Darkness and then they would slumber but after some time the Guardians were failing to rise when c ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

HARD BREAKER is a fun, action-filled book that works shockingly well as a standalone story especially considering it is the last book in a series. The flashback introduction helps set up the world of Guardians/gargoyles and magic in just a few pages getting you up to speed on the who, why, and what of the overall series. Being the last of a series, there is a lot of tension and build up, fighting and huge reveals to keep even new to the series readers g
I've thoroughly enjoyed Christine Warren's Gargoyles series from the beginning and "Hard Breaker" did not let me down although I was a bit disappointed to learn it was the final book despite Baen only being the sixth gargoyle we've met.

Ivy Beckett has a gift that feels more like a curse to her as she can only hear an event, she cannot see anything nor can she affect the events in any way. However, her gift is the reason she knows when her uncle and cousin are killed by the Darkness. She travels
Cathy Geha
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Hard Breaker by Christine Warren
Gargoyles #6

In the finale of this series two gargoyles make their appearance with one getting short shrift…at least in my opinion…Ghrem makes an appearance late in the story along with his Warden instead of getting a whole book for the two of them. I was happy to find out how the series ended but have to say that the ending left me underwhelmed.

The main players are gargoyle Baen who comes to Ivy’s assistance as she is assisting a Warden to safety. Other Warden-Gu
Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
I am freaking in love with this book! I was glued to the pages, anxiously flipping to see what would happen next! Unfortunately, sleeping, working, ya know, life in general, happens so yay! for a holiday to finally finish this story! Baen and Ivy’s relationship wavered in the beginning, but once they both got on the same page of feelings,, true love.. (okay that line is Princess Bride, but that story rocks too!) And the finale! I’m clapping my hands with giddy glee here! Totally satisfy ...more
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
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Katrina Berry
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hard Breaker by Christine Warren is Book 6 of the Gargoyles Series.

This was the first book of the series that I’ve read and I didn’t have any issues with following along with the story. Ms. Warren has a knack for writing exceptional PNR and Hard Breaker is another fantab read...loved it! A definite must-read. I’ll be going back and getting caught up on the series.

An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
Selenity Jade (Coffee Addicts Book Reviews)
I love Gargoyles. I'm sad the series ended without the seventh getting his own story. But it was about time, I suppose, that the world got saved. Definitely enjoyed the read, though I wasn't as fired up about Baen and Ivy as some of the other Gargoyles and 'Maidens'. But a worthy read for any paranormal romance fan.
Nalla Reads
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Originally posted on NallaReads


The finale to the Gargoyles series has arrived! With kick-ass females and their supernatural men here to literally save the world.

Ivy's grown up hearing tales of the Light and the Darkness from her uncle and cousin. Her family is a long line of those who fight the evil Darkness called The Guild. She never thought much of her gift, the ability to hear events as they happen miles away from her. But hearing the gruesome death of her uncle and cousin launches her call
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hard Breaker was a good wrap up to Warren's Gargolye series. The beginning is very strong with a great intro to the heroine, and it dealt nicely with the question of fated mates later on - with a very touching speech by the stoney leading man (<3 gargoyles) Heat Breaker felt fresher at book 6 then some of the middle books in the series - smart move on Warren's part not to stretch it out to one more book.

ARC via Net Galley courtesy of the publisher
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC from the publisher.

It left me hanging. It was like that's it? how about a clean ending? How about showing the us the after 5 or a moth off something...

I like the twist, but not how it ended.
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
vy has a strange magical gift, she hears things. Unfortunately by the time she hears them it's too late to stop them happening. So as far as she is concerned it's a useless gift. Never more so than when she hears her uncle and cousin being killed in England when she is in the USA. That doesn't stop her from going and trying to complete their work.
Baen is a gargoyle guardian who has been woken from hundreds of years sleep to find a battle going on. That's exactly what he's built for. When he fin
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
So, this one kind of bummed me out. I have LOVED this series. I really enjoyed the previous books. I'm sad that the last book of the series just didn't do it for me.

Speaking of being the last book...what the hell?? There are SEVEN guardians. You are told this over and over and over. So it's a logical assumption that it means there will be SEVEN books. I was NOT expecting this to be the last book with a token 7th guardian couple just thrown in. There wasn't even a chance to get to know them. Gre
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