Hard to Handle

Hard to Handle 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 b

  • Title: Hard to Handle
  • Author: Christine Warren
  • ISBN: 9781250077387
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 isThe 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

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    1. Hard to Handle is book five in the Gargoyles series by Christine Warren. In this installment the battle continues against the evil that is threatening mankind and all we hold dear. But the newest addition to the band of Guardians is not another sexy male guardian but a female.Michael Drummond or Drum, owns a bar called Skin and Bones in Dublin, Ireland and lives a happy if not uneventful life. If you can call uneventful when you are the brother of four sisters. The Drummond family, though, do ha [...]

    2. I had to seriously harden my heart for this review. Plus talk myself into it. Be brave. Because I feckin' (to use Michael Drummond's Irish slang) was disappointed. This is a house-published book by an author with 30-some books under her belt. It is the fifth in a paranormal gargoyle series that averages ratings above four stars. I hope the other four were better, because I was underwhelmed by the lack of chemistry between the love interests, ticked off at the pacing, and irritated by the hyperac [...]

    3. . . . love is the greatest weapon the Light has against the Darkness. Love is a source of happiness, of joy, of contentment. It’s a source of life, because people who love each other build lives together. They build families together. The Light doesn’t care who’s male and who’s female and which on carries the sword in the family. The Light just wants us to love. Aaahhh! That line was so beautiful and had me feeling all mushy inside! I loved this read. I loved that there was a role revers [...]

    4. Hard to handle 'Hard to Handle' by Christine Warren is book 5 in the "Gargoyles" series.  This is the story of Michael Drummond 'Drum' and Ash.  I have not read the other books yet so for me this is a standalone book.  Drum has a bar in Ireland called Skin and Bones where he also has all sisters for siblings.  But they do have a few special gifts that sets them apart.  Drum is able to find things.  When out with his sister she senses something and shortly after Ash appears.  Ash is a woma [...]

    5. As a long time fan of this authors Others series it was a no brainier for me to read this her new Gargoyle series and what fun it has been so far. With this the fifth instalment though she takes a whole new departure and introduces the very first female Guardian! Yep there have always been seven male Guardians to rise up alongside their human Wardens and battle the evil Demons but this time surely someone has made a mistake? Well Ash looks and acts like her Gargoyle brothers and she too knows he [...]

    6. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy:I don’t think I’ve read too many stories featuring gargoyles, and I loved that Ash, the heroine in HARD TO HANDLE is the first female gargoyle to ever exist. She’s been summoned because evil is brewing, and she’s ready to fight with claws, wings and a giant two headed axe. She rocked, but it was her romantic interest that really sold the book for me.Although he isn’t a giant winged stone creature, Drum isn’t as helpless as an everyday human [...]

    7. I have read all of these gargoyle books and while all of them have been good I felt like we were getting into a bit of a rut with them, this book brings us out of such a thought and adds a bit more humor into the mix also which was a welcome addition.Ash and Drum were a good match once they decided not to hate each other. The romance was done well and the overall plot was very good although I would have enjoyed seeing some of the secondary characters fleshed out a bit more (his family).There is [...]

    8. 3.5 Stars!I read a gargoyle story years ago on fan fiction and really liked it so I was very curious about this book. Being a female gargoyle, Ash was a great character. I had no issues with her as this role even though you might associate a gargoyle as male. Also I think the author did a good job of making her attractive. Gargoyle's in general are not pretty. This was definitely a unique story and while I had no issues with Ash as a gargoyle, I didn't like Drum at first. He came off as a bit of [...]

    9. My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!The cover is deceiving because you think you are looking at the Guardian, but you are not! Tricky Tricky!This is the 5th book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content. I highly recommend reading the series in order because the characters are much better when you understand them through their own book story :)This book departs from tradition, and I loved it! I w [...]

    10. The next installment of Christine Warren's Gargoyle series introduces us to a twist in the plot.  Guardians are supposed to be male, they have always been male, until now.  Ash is summoned after one of her brethren is destroyed and she doesn't understand why she exists.  Michael is present when she is summoned and he is very hard-headed in his belief that magic does not exist.  Even when it is before his eyes he wants to refuse its, and Ash's, existence which of course brings tension betwee [...]

    11. A gargoyle is summoned from the earth to resist the Dark- there is supposed to be an assisting Warden to greet her, instead she finds Maeve a woman who sees the future and her brother Drum who can tell you where lost things are found. This motley crew are challenged with resisting one of the greatest challenges presented by the Dark in Aeons

    12. Solid 3 stars.The premise of a female gargoyle Guardian "Ash" was interesting. Unfortunately, Drum as the ignorant male "Warden" was a bit of a jerk. And it was hard to believe that all it took was a romp with Ash for him to change so drastically.There were a lot of repetitive introspection that got a bit tired, but I did like it when some of the previous couples make an appearance to help with the latest disaster. And I hope Drum's younger sister Maeve gets her own Guardian, because she seems q [...]

    13. Originally posted on NallaReads**ARC received from the author for an honest review**When The Darkness' threat looms closer than ever before how will The Light find a new way to stop them? For the first time in Guardian history, Ash has awoken as the first of her kind, a female Guardian in the midst of a war between good and evil. Michael Drummond has always been around gifted women, sisters with innate abilities who tend to save the day. But when his sister's premonitions lead him to Ash's claws [...]

    14. Hard to Handle' by Christine Warren is book 5 in the Gargoyles series and wow it feels as fresh as if I was picking up and reading book 1. In this book, it is the story of Michael Drummond and Ash. In this book, we are introduced to the first female Guardian/ gargoyle-- This book departs from tradition, because in previous books there were the male guardians to the female human Wardens but in this book, we have a female gargoyle which is totally awesome. Ash looks and acts like her Gargoyle brot [...]

    15. The Drummond family is filled with “gifts” so one night, when Michael Drummond goes to pick his sister up and she is running as if the bats of hell are on her heels, he doesn’t question why but picks up his heels and follows her. Lightning flashes, the earth trembles and his world changes in that instant. Why? A female gargoyle comes to life and battles evil before his eyes. Not being a pushover and rather curmudgeonly he eventually does what is “right” with a push and prod from his si [...]

    16. I was excited to see that another Christine Warren novel was out! But after starting this novel I realized that the reason it feels like it's been so long since I've read one of her novels is because I've missed the last two books in this series! It was a bit of a shock, but that didn't take away from the suspense or fun in this book.I really liked the turn around that the Guardian is a never before seen female Guardian. And that she was inexplicably called forth as a female because her Warden a [...]

    17. 3 stars = I liked it but with 'nits'. Hard to Handle twists the series formula by doing a gender swap in the leading roles. No rock hard gargoyle hero this time around, instead the first ever female Guardian and a hunky Irish pub owner who doesn't acknowledged his own magic take center stage in the fight to save the world.I liked this for the most part, even though I am a nut for gargoyle guys, the warrior woman leading lady was awesome when in fighting mode. I liked less her angst-y moments of [...]

    18. Title: Hard to Handle - A Beauty and Beast Novel - Gargoyles Series Book 5Author: Christine WarrenPublisher: St. Martin's PressPublished: 2-7-2017Pages: 305Genre: RomanceSub-Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Paranormal, Gargoyles, Erotic Romance, GothicISBN: 9781250077387ASIN: B01IA6FO0GReviewed For NetGalley and St. Martin's PressReviewer: DelAnneRating: 4.25 StarsA SEDUCTION STRONGER THAN STONEThe only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women’s strength and formi [...]

    19. A Gargoyle amazon warrior woman hell yes!I just love reading books where women can take care of and defend themselves, who can kick-ass just as well as the men do, wielding weapons and shouting out a battle cry all I can say is 'you go girls'!!! In this book we have our first and only leading heroine female Gargoyle Guardian Ash, who is summoned to replace a fallen Guardian who was destroyed while in his stone form in Dublin Ireland. Upon her arrival dressed in a belted tunic, with her long wais [...]

    20. Hard to Handle by Christine Warren is the 5th book in her Gargoyles series. This is the first book I am reading in this series, and it did read very well as a standalone, as Warren does give us information on the some of the other characters from the previous books. In the first 4 books, the hero is a male gargoyle , who is a restored from stone, when the threat of demons and hell become real. They are considered Guardians to protect humans from the darkness. For each Gargoyle, there is a Warden [...]

    21. Hard to Handle by Christine Warren is the fifth book in the Gargoyle series. This is the only book from the series so far that I would say a newcomer would be able to fully enjoy without the prior books as reference. While those that have read the entire series will still get more out of the read, those that are picking this book up without having read others will still be able to fully understand and enjoy the action. The only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women’ [...]

    22. A SEDUCTION STRONGER THAN STONE The only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women’s strength and formidable will. His Dublin pub, the Skin & Bones, is his refuge, a reassuringly masculine retreat. Until a fierce woman warrior from another realm bursts into his life, bringing with her a battle between good and evil…and an explosive dose of desire.The first and only of her kind, Ash is a lone female gargoyle, a creature destined to protect mankind from Demons deter [...]

    23. Michael /Drum was a man blessed with four independent sisters. Drum had a persistant tingling at the back of his neck had plagued him with an reachable itch for the last six months. Through dreams Drum was having persistent dreams of things he refused to name and would prefer not to remember. Drum impressed on his family not to take silly chances in today’s world. The family was meant to stick together and watch each others back Drum owns a bar called Skin And Bones. Drum and his family has gi [...]

    24. More of a 3.25 I think.I wanted to like this one, if only because the Guardian was a female. Alas, it was done in by secondary characters.I almost felt sorry for the H but he was so whipped it was almost embarrassing and really, if I had a family like that, I might have run screaming into the night. Why he still lived close enough for certain ones to show up on his doorstep, I dunno.His kid sister, spoiled manipulative little brat. I was like, "oh well" when she got grabbed. I wanted to punch he [...]

    25. I've really enjoyed Christine Warren's gargoyle series. There are 7 Guardians who wake from stone when they're needed to fight the Darkness and the 7 Demons that the Darkness wants to raise. The Guild usually provides Wardens who aid the Guardians informing them of the current threat but the Guild and each Guardian has a new Warden. In "Hard to Handle", the fifth book of the series, Ash awakens as the lone female Guardian which makes her wonder why. She's also confused as to why there was no War [...]

    26. This was good. Not quite as good as her other books in this series about Gargoyles. This is about Ash, a lone female gargoyle. She has been called to service and doesn't know by who. Usually there is a guardian ready for the gargoyle but she has none and finds herself at loose ends and not in a good mood. Michael Drummond owns a pub in Dublin, Ireland. He is the one who finds her and he is NOT pleased at all and can't figure it out why he has been dubbed her guardian. He is also in denial as he [...]

    27. For a series that started "rock-solid", only the first two books in the Gargoyles series have been truly worth reading. In "Hard to Handle" the relationship between Ash and Michael seems to be adversarial until suddenly it isn't. It's not very clear what Ash sees in Michael but suddenly they are together. It must be physical attraction because Michael is a boring character who is uncertain about everything. Michael's mother and sisters are much more interesting characters than is Michael. The ac [...]

    28. Hard to Handle had less humor and less focus on romance, but the main storyline progression was huge compared to previous books. The story was darker with the emergence of another demon, and while the villains appear to be gaining the upper hand around the globe, the Guardians and their Wardens swoop in for an intense fight and gain a brief reprieve to enjoy their momentary victory. Ash and Michael's relationship moved differently than previous Guardians as well. I liked the role reversal and th [...]

    29. I got my copy from netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.I've been reading the books from the Gargoyles and I've loved every single one of it but I have to say that I started the book with mixed feelings. I mean, it's the first female Guardian. However, the evolution of the story develops perfectly smooth. I can understand Drum's initial reluctance to get involved in all of it. I got a bit surprised the moment he decided to help, although it was meant to be. The "final battle" looks more a [...]

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