Heart of Stone (Bad Things #5) by Cynthia Eden
Synopsis: She was created to tempt…and enchant.
Sabrina Lark is a muse who has the ability to inspire any man…to do absolutely anything. Unfortunately for Sabrina, the latest human to fall under her spell has turned out to have one very dark side. Now he’s obsessed with her, and she’s realized—too late—that she just inspired a serial killer. She truly has the worst luck in the world.
Desperate, Sabrina makes a deal with the devil in order to get some serious paranormal protection. Her protection comes in the oh-so-sexy form of Adam Cross, a man who is able to resist her magic…because Adam really is made of stone.
He’s a real beast on the outside…
Cursed centuries before, Adam is a gargoyle. Fierce, strong, and absolutely unstoppable, he is the guard who is placed at Sabrina’s side. He’s supposed to protect her from every danger…he is not supposed to find himself falling under the seductive Sabrina’s spell. But even a man with a heart of stone can find himself pushed too far…
Sabrina thinks she may have found the perfect lover, but Adam’s past is about to come back and bite them both…and he may not be the man she can trust, after all. If she can’t find a way to touch the man inside the beast, if she can’t make his stone heart burn for her, then they’ll be lost.
Review: Sabrina is the last Muse to walk the earth and she has a stalker who is hurting women because he won’t physically hurt her, his Muse. She goes to Luke for help and Luke is back at his machinations and his match-making because he sends Adam Cross to be her protector and to eliminate the threat. When they get together the action is as explosive as the passion and the stalker is one crazy SOB. The story has some emotional tension and Sabrina has to let Adam go in the end to save him, or so she thinks, which adds to the tension and pulls the reader into the heartbreak and the joy when they get back together in the end. I enjoyed the story and the characters were strong and interesting. Another good one in the Bad Things series 🙂