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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗼𝘆𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝘆𝗽𝘀𝘆, 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗗𝘂𝗲𝘁 𝗯𝘆 𝗗𝗿. 𝗥𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗰𝗮 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗽 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘!
Deformed. Dangerous. Damned.
One night ripped my life away and left me a monster—the scarred gargoyle of a man who lived in the stained-glass shadows of a crumbling cathedral, selling my soul in order to seek vengeance on those who destroyed my life.
Until one day, the chimes I heard weren’t from the bell tower of Notre Dame, but from the bejeweled gypsy invading my space.
Though she swears her research is legitimate, her beauty shimmers with secrets. I can’t trust glittering eyes that aren’t repulsed by me, nor the tempting smile that is laden with lust. I can’t trust her.
So, I’ll watch and wait… and ignore how her sharp wit and bewitching charm scorch the shackles of my restraint and enchant me into her fire.
I’ll uncover the truth before she gets too close. Before she sees the broken man beneath the scarred beast. And before I give in to her temptation.
She’s a threat to everything I’ve worked for—a threat to my cathedral and a threat to my revenge.
And, most dangerous of all, a threat to my stone-cold heart.
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NICUnurse’s Review of The Gargoyle and The Gypsy by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
Before I even dive into the review, fair warning: The Gargoyle and The Gypsy is the first book in the duet, so there is a HUGE cliffhanger at the end. If you are like me and hate to be left hanging, wait for book two, then devour both books at one time.
This is a wonderful retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame that adds very recent events to make it fresh and new for those of us literature buffs. It’s definitely a darker tale of love, loss, betrayal, revenge, and vengeance.
I’ll be 100% honest here. Sometimes the verbose and flowery, almost poetic language this author uses is easy to skim over in her contemporary romance. However, in this book, I felt like most of it was necessary to really build the world, introduce and enhance the characters, create the mystery, and set the scene for book two. There were parts at the beginning that didn’t necessarily grab me, and I was able to put it down for a bit. But once the mystery began to bloom, I found myself unable to walk away. There are some graphic scenes regarding religion and terrorism (nothing uncouth, though), so if these are sensitive topics for you, this might not need to be your next read.
Esme and Quinton have both been through so much hurt in their lives prior to their first meeting. As the book moves on and delves into those past hurts, it genuinely becomes even more heartbreaking. It’s going to be super hard to wait until the end of the year for book two because my heart desperately wants these two to find their HEA. By the end of this story, my mind had so many possibilities of where their story could go, and I’m anxious to know if any of my ideas are correct. If you like darker contemporary romance and don’t mind a massive cliffhanger, you’re going to want to pick this book up right away!
NICUnurse’s Rating: I give The Gargoyle and The Gypsy 4 out of 5 propellers!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband – the love of her life.
She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she’s always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.
After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.