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Hard to Handle

Hard to Handle

A Beauty and Beast Novel

Gargoyles Series (Volume 5)

Christine Warren

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From New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren comes Hard to Handle, the fifth book in her Gargoyles series about a tale that is as old as time…and a love as strong as stone.

The only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women’s strength and formidable will. But when a fierce woman warrior from another realm bursts into his life, bringing with her a battle between good and evil, Michael is overcome by an explosive dose of desire that only this stunningly beautiful woman can inspire.

The first and only of her kind, Ash is a lone female gargoyle, a creature destined to protect mankind from Demons determined to unleash their darkest forces.
But her bone-deep instinct to do battle is turned off-kilter by her untamed attraction to the dangerously handsome human she can’t stay away from. If they manage to keep the world safe, can they turn the passion crackling between them into a love that will withstand the test of time?

“Soars with fun, witty characters and nonstop action.” - Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold Lover
Don't miss the other books in the Gargoyle series:

Book #1: Heart of Stone
Book #2: Stone Cold Lover
Book #3: Hard as a Rock
Book #4: Rocked by Love

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Chapter One


 


Michael Drummond was a man blessed with sisters, though there were times—much like the present—when he wished his parents had perhaps done a little less blessing and a...

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Praise for Hard to Handle

“Soars with fun, witty characters and nonstop action.” —Publishers Weekly on Stone Cold Lover

"ROCKED BY LOVE has romance, action, life and death moments with magic and demons, sexy gargoyle men, and the women who can handle their world." - Fresh Fiction

"If you like reading paranormal with steam to spare, delivered in a hip, fresh voice, then Rocked By Love will be right up your (dangerous and spooky) alley." - Bookpage

“Fascinating, complex, and so well crafted...perfect for keeping fans…coming back for more.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Stone Cold Lover

“The opening of Warren's hot new paranormal series is a snarky, creative and steamy success that delights new and longtime fans alike.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars) on Heart of Stone

“The sexual attraction...is palpable.” —Publishers Weekly on Heart of Stone

“Steamy scenes, mixed with an intriguing story line and a hearty helping of snarky humor.” —Reader to Reader on Heart of Stone

“A Rousing first act that sets the boundaries of this engaging urban fantasy.” —Midwest Book Review on Heart of Stone

“Fast paced with characters you'll love, and even some you'll love to hate, Heart of Stone is another winner for author Christine Warren!” —Romance Reviews Today on Heart of Stone

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About the author

Christine Warren

CHRISTINE WARREN is the author of Stone Cold Lover and Heart of Stone, as well as the Novels of the Others, including NEW YORK TIMES Bestsellers Big Bad Wolf, Walk on the Wild Side, and One Bite with a Stranger. Born and raised in coastal New England, CHRISTINE WARREN now lives as a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. When not writing (as if that ever happens), she enjoys horseback riding, playing with her pets, identifying dogs from photos of their underbellies, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.

Christine Warren

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