Sunday, March 27, 2016

Amy's 3.5 star ARC Review of Of Demons & Stones (A Tri-Stone Trilogy) by Anne L Parks

Kylie Tate is highly successful and focused on her future. No one sees the fear that consumes her, ravaged by demons from a past that left her distrustful of love. 

Alex Stone is rarely denied. Not by business associates, and certainly not the women he dates and forgets. Romance is never an option. That is until beautiful, sexy, too damned independent Kylie comes into his life and frustrates the hell out of him. She sparks a desire in him to protect her from the one demon that haunts her - and threatens to destroy them both. 

Pushed to her limit and unwilling to be a victim any longer, Kylie takes control of her life. 

But a madman’s quest for revenge not only threatens to destroy the love she has finally found – but also her life. 

Of Demons and Stones
Anne Parks
3.5 stars

Note: If you have triggers from reading about severe abuse and violence against women do not read this book. 

Kylie Tate is a focused and driven criminal defense attorney. She has spent her life working hard and making something of herself. Her two best friends Ryan and Paul have been her constant as she has no family to speak of except the two men she met in college. The man she works for, Jack has been like a father to her and is her biggest fan. Everything seems all sunshine and roses except for her past that took her to hell at the hands of a man she works with. No one knows and no one will ever know – John Sysco is a psychopath but on the outside everyone sees a great man. 

Alex Stone is a billionaire yet his life is haunted by something he cannot make right or fix. He has enormous guilt for not being able to help the woman who needed him the most. Standing on the side of the road after his car broke down, a stranger approaches him and offers him a hand. The woman is someone special --- but his life has no room for love. 

These two characters were a little infuriating for me. Kylie is experiencing the effects of a brutalized woman but being a criminal defense attorney she should know better than to put herself in harm's way continually. Alex is overbearing, with good reason as you will find out, but all these two did was fight and make up. It was somewhat exhausting. 

This really was not my cup of tea. However as I always encourage you to make your own decisions please do so on this one. There is a big cliffhanger with the next book being due out in the Summer. There was also an incident (death) with an animal that didn’t sit well with me. However it does paint a picture of what we animal people point out to law enforcement continually of how killers; abusers start their violent rampage. 

There are some graphic details in parts of the story with Kylie and John so beware of that is an issue for you. Again, please read the other reviews on this one and click it up if you think this one is for you. 

Thank you Anne for the ARC. Review to post to Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets. 

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