Review: Forged by Jacquelyn Frank

Forged by Jacquelyn Frank
Series: Nightwalkers (# 4)
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 321
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death’s door. But as Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes that they’re the least of her worries. With an irresistible Scottish brogue and a strange ability to harden his chiseled body like a statue, the stranger awakens a desire she is unable to resist—and a fascination about the intriguing world he exists in.

As a proud Gargoyle, Ahnvil must safeguard the Nightwalker to whom he’s sworn fealty. But as this bewitching woman nurses him back to health, arousing an almost uncontrollable hunger within him, he is possessed with the fierce impulse to protect her as well. And he will have to shield her—for by coming to his rescue, Kat has placed herself in the middle of a supernatural war . . . and exposed herself to dark, powerful magic. As human and Gargoyle forge an unbreakable bond, Kat will discover that despite his intimidating strength and size, one thing Ahnvil does not possess is a heart of stone.

 

Review: I wanted to read about Ahnvil since I read book three in the series so I was quite excited to read that the fourth book was his story. I love that he is Scottish. The fact that he is Scottish makes me love him even more.

I had a better understanding of what was going on in this book and was far more interested in finding out what was happening than in the previous book in the series. This book made much more sense to me and was a lot more steamy. There is also a vulnerability that the characters have that makes me feel more empathetic for their struggles within their relationship and outside of it.

It was interesting to see how the relationship between human and gargoyle would come about. How a human is able to navigate and find a place in a world so vastly different than her own. Kat is able to do so with ease and an extra sassiness.

The romance between Kat and Ahnvil was fantastic. They really made a great pair and I really kept wanting to read faster to see what would happen next. The nurse maid and her fallen Scot soldier made for great reading. Their story was unique to me and had a lot of elements were human and non-human. There was a great mix between the two.

I really want to go out and buy the first two after reading the fourth one. Even more so than I did after reading Forsaken. Frank has definitely won over a new reader.