Paranormal Romance, Reviews

My Review of Hearts of Stone by Inka Loreen Minden

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Hearts of Stone by Inka Loreen Minden

Series: Guardian Wings #1
: Contemporary Romance



Noir…if he could touch her only once, he would sacrifice his life. Dullness spread in his chest. Of course, Noir’s protection had priority over his own cravings. Like always, he had no other choice but to drool over her from a distance. How robust was a gargoyle heart, really?

Hearts of Stone is a heart-melting love story about a witch and a gargoyle.

Two forlorn souls, not allowed to love…

His Clan took everything from him and forced Vincent to live in the shadows. Shunned by his own kind, his only light in the dark is the witch Noir LeMar. He is her secret guardian. He wants to touch her—only once—but his Clan has cursed him.

Demons have wiped out Noir LeMar’s family. Ever since she’s fighting a lonely battle. She does not know that she has a protector who watches her day and night, while she tries to find the killers of her parents.

To save Noir’s life, Vincent has to give up his cover. Although they feel attracted to each other, both know, they never can fall in love and feel passion. The consequences would be devastating because everything he touches in his human form turns into stone.
But fate has other plans..

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Wow this story was fabulous!

I was optimistic at first about this book.  A witch an a gargoyle?  But WOW was pleasantly surprised.  Vincent’s soft spoken gentle character won me over immediately.  I also equally loved Ash…I admit I think he was my favorite. 

The storyline was brilliant.  It was like reading two books in one.  You got to follow both love stories as they unfolded and I honestly didn’t know what side to cheer for at times.

The book blurb only gave you a fraction of the story. Kara and Ash actually took me by surprise.  Kara, an angel is tasked with delivering Noir a mystical hourglass.  When she is first confronted by the demon Ash, he is determined to steal it from her. What he doesn’t expect is how much he is drawn to her and her beauty and innocence.  She leaves him in a big pile of mush.  But in the end it is her that must save him.

But when Vincent revealed himself to Noir I was HOOKED.  The story immediately picked up and had me glued to the pages through the duration of it.

Final Thoughts: One of my only complaints with the writing was the over obsessive use of exclamation points.  I’m hoping it was the translation from German to English. Usually people don’t shout as much in their thoughts and it became somewhat of a irritant but thank goodness it went away about thirty percent into the book. Also being 460 pages its a long read but well worth the time.

Favorite Quotes:


He was her shadow, her dark guardian angel.


“You deserve better, my little witch.” He reared up and pulled at the ropes.  “Somebody to pleasure you, teach you how good it can be.” You deserve someone who cares for you, loves you, adores you, takes long walks with you, give you flowers, visits the theater with you, and grants you every wish.

“Because I’m not longer who I once was.  Neither the demon, nor the angel.  I’ve changed,” he said ever so softly.  “And whether you believe me or not…I love you.”

Inka Loreen MindenInka Loreen Minden

Inka Loreen Minden is a German author of erotic and paranormal romances and teen books. She has so many pseudonyms that people call her ‘the multi-named woman’.
She lives in Munich and shares her home with her husband and son. Her husband sometimes thinks she is more alien than human as she often acts out of character.
Inka enjoys reading, watching movies with her family and playing violin. She craves writing and chocolate, often both at the same time.
Since 2008 she has written more than 26 books – historical, contemporary and paranormal – appearing regularly in the German online bestseller charts. Love, passion, and humor always have a place in her erotic romances, regardless where the heroes meet each other.

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