Tempted by the Gargoyle

Stone Sentries (Boston), Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Danger. Desire. And a forbidden attraction between a cop and shifter.

The eclipse of the red supermoon is coming. Humans hype the event as a night of passion. But, the gargoyles sense a threat.

Larissa, a police officer, wants nothing to do with the media-driven event pushing soulmates, but her friend convinces her they need a night out to move on. It will be their first night dancing since the attack. When they visit a Gothic-themed club, Larissa catches an attractive stranger watching her.

Roman, commander of the Stone Sentries, patrols from a Boston rooftop. When a blast of dark magic soars past him, he attributes it to a brunette. Something about her is different, demanding all senses be on high alert.

Is she dangerous? Or is she in danger? Roman tracks Larissa to find out...

Tempted by the Gargoyle is the first book in the Stone Sentries trilogy and is free of cliff-hangers. Perfect for fans of action-packed, steamy, and suspenseful paranormal and urban fantasy romance. Start listening to Larissa and Roman’s romance today! 

©2016 Lisa Carlisle (P)2020 Lisa Carlisle

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Gargoyles and Much more

Larissa and Roman

I have read the series! What a surprise when I started listening and realized I HAD NOT read this one. A wonderful story.

Larissa, a cop recovering from living through The Boston Marathon Bombing where not only so many people were injured and killed but one was her best friend. If her friend is brave enough with her remaining scars can go out and wants Larissa to come out she'll do it. Even if it is on the night of the eclipse of the moon. Cops know even full moons seem to bring out the weirdos.

Little did she know just how weird it was gonna get. Starting with her reaction to a hot guy. Roman reacted just as strong and as a human guardian gargoyle, it was his excuse to get close--really close.

The two were going to have a long night with danger she could never have imagined.

The world-building is amazing. Love the characters and narration. Five stars all the way.

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Very interesting

Quite the adventure and excitement for these 2 girls when out for a night on the town.
Nicely narrated

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Sadly not for me.

Gah! This one is okay. I really struggled paying attention to the story. It is filled with action and suspense almost from the get go. Usually that appeals to me but the characters did nothing for me. I am a huge paranormal fan but I struggled with this one.

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Larissa and Roman

This is the first book in a new series, which if this book is anything to go by is going to be a fun and enjoyable series.

Larissa is a cop who sometimes has a sense that something is going to happen before it does and she's usually right. She doesn't think that the Blood Moon is anything other than an unusual natural phenomenon. So on the evening of the Blood Moon, she and her best friend go out for a night of fun.

Roman is a gargoyle shifter he's the Commander of a team of Gargoyles who are stationed in Boston to protect the humans who live there. He has a feeling that something bad is going to happen during the Blood Moon, but what? His senses tell him that there is something different about Larissa but is she a threat or something else?

When these two meet the chemistry between them is palpable and the attraction mutual. But how will she react when she learns what he is or when he tells her what she is? Then the city comes under attack and she must accept and use her abilities to help Roman and his team save the city.

I liked both these characters, they were both strong, loyal and protective She's a strong woman and immensely protective. A wonderful paranormal romance, with plenty of tension in and out of the bedroom!

The narration of this book by Kieran Flitton and Bridget Bordeaux is so good adding a depth of feeling to this super enjoyable book.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review.

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New to me narrator in Kieran and I loved it!

Kieran Flitton is a new to me narrator and I loved his voice in this audio! It is the second audio I've listened to from Lisa Carlisle and Bridget Bordeaux. Bridget did much better on this one than the first one I listen to with her pacing and inflections. As with the other book, her accents were wonderful. I also loved Kieran's hint of an accent throughout. He has a great voice that lent itself very well to Roman and the gargoyle personality. Definitely looking forward to listening to more from him!

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An Enticing Start To This PNR series

I found this to be an extremely enjoyable book and an enticing start to this series. It has a well developed story line and complex characters, this book quickly pulls you into this world and ensures that you are fully invested in the characters. This is a shifter series that offers a unique flair as the main focus is on gargoyle shifters. The hero and heroine, Roman and Larissa had amazing chemistry and for me I thought they matched perfectly. They had so many things in common but also some big differences, and for me that added a lot of depth and realism to their romance. In addition this PNR offers a solid cast of supporting characters, The story offers up plenty of drama, danger, intense emotions, action, suspense and a bit of heat. The narrators did an excellent job and I though their voices fit the characters well. As always I'm extremely appreciative of the dual narration.

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Great!

Love this story between Larissa, a cop, and Roman, an unknown gargoyle. Both have protection for others foremost in their minds when demons come to Boston. No cliffhanger and a HEA. Can’t wait to read the books in this series.

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Great Paranormal Romance!

I enjoyed listening to this book. It kept my interest throughout the story. There’s enough “mystery” in the story to keep you wondering about Larissa’s denial and just what she can do. You will fall in love with Roman—even though he’s not sure what he’s sensing, he stays true to his protective nature. The narrators both do an excellent job in bringing this story to life—and I am anxiously awaiting book two in this great series! I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.

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  • Sara B
  • 02-05-20

Larissa & Roman

Tempted by the Gargoyle is a delightful paranormal shapeshifter romance, with Gargoyle, Demons, witches, action, and adventure. What's not to like? The storyline and the characters are absolutely charming. Larissa Riley, a Cop and Roman, the Gargoyle Commander, have a powerful connection and sizzling chemistry.

Excellent narration by Kieran Flitton and Bridget Bordeaux. Both narrators portray the characters' personalities and emotions well, bringing them to life. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Ginger
  • 02-01-20

Protect and serve

Lisa Carlisle you have made into a gargoyle fan. Let me explain, when reading books or watching movies the old gothic style, you see gargoyles on tops of old buildings, churches, etc., kind of ugly scary little guys, not big hunks of manliness! Well after listening to Kieran and Bridget tell us about Roman, (who is a gargoyle and head Stone security). You have added a new love to my list of favorite pn characters. Thank you for that can’t wait to listen to the rest of this trilogy.