Title: Stone Kissed
Author: Keri Stevens
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 27/12/10
Book source: Netgalley
My Rating: 6/10
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 is a really difficult read to review mainly because I’m struggling to put my opinion of it into words that actually make sense…
I didn’t ‘not like’ the book, in fact I quite enjoyed reading it, but there was something missing for me. I can’t say what it is though because I can’t put my finger on it.
I thought the story was unusual which gave it a unique twist. You don’t get many stories about witches who can talk to statues…
The plot was intriguing and kept me guessing throughout the whole story. And yet, I still don’t feel entirely satisfied with it on the whole.
I thought the characters had great depth – especially – Delia who I found to be adorable. The main characters had interesting pasts that made them that touch more realistic and maybe relatable in some ways.
I loved the ending. The ending just took the biscuit for me. It pulled the pieces together perfectly and was a great end to the story.
So, you see, I did enjoy reading this story, I was just left with a feeling of dissatisfaction for no reason that I can name…
About the author:
KERI STEVENS was raised in southern Missouri and has lived in Germany, Arizona, North Carolina and Kentucky. Along the way she acquired degrees in writing and German, a romance hero of her very own, three sons, two miraculous cats and a mutt who licks her when she speaks German.
Her husband gave Keri her first romance novel to read, which unleashed a passion. Several years and a couple thousand novels later, Keri took up her laptop and began writing her own books.
By day, she is a mild-mannered yoga and Oriental dance instructor. By night she creates mayhem and magic in small-town paranormal romance novels like her award-winning debut, Stone Kissed, coming December 27, 2010 from Carina Press.