The following ratings are out of 5: Romance: 💛🖤💜💚❤️ Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥 Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔 World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌍🌎 Character development: 🤭😮🥰
The heroine: Carolena – in order to postpone having to choose being married off to a husband she doesn’t want, she tries to prove herself to her wealthy father by going to Louisiana to manage some of his businesses. However, the man she is working with decides he wants to move up in the world and use her to do it, so he holds her captive and decides to get her pregnant so her father will approve of a marriage for them
The Hero: Carnage – he is a gargoyle living deep in the Louisiana bayou. He lives in a sanctuary for the supernatural that is hidden so that humans will not find it. He is one of the most beastly of the supernaturals there and can’t speak well, many of the others fear him.
The Story: When Carnage sees Carolena running away from three men into the bayou and trying to get away from them, he helps her evade them and is surprised to find that she is not afraid of him since he saved her. He likes the small human female and decides he wants to keep her, so he brings her to his home. The only problem is that humans are not allowed in their sanctuary.
I really enjoyed this story, Carnage was so gruff and could only speak minimally but Carolena could understand him perfectly from the start. His home was fine for him but not really suitable for a human female so he had to let her stay with Enthrall, the vampire in charge of the sanctuary who was enamored with her, and of the other gargoyles, named Destroy wanted her for himself as well.
I liked Destroy who was misunderstood, but also he liked to cause chaos so nobody liked him. Both He and Enthrall were just lonely like Carnage and each of the males wanted someone for themselves. Though Carolena only had eyes for Carnage from the beginning.