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5 stars for The Gryphon and His Thief by @KMNbooks #shifterromance #fantasyromance #bookreview

Title: The Gryphon and His Thief

Author: Karen Michelle Nutt

Genre: shifter romance/ paranormal romance/ god and goddess/ fantasy romance

Book Blurb:

Darrien Andros, a gryphon sworn to protect humans is cursed to live forever, safeguarding the items in the Museum of Cursed Antiquities. His mundane life between the world of the living and turning to stone as the sun rises is disrupted when a thief attempts to steal Hecate's Stone. He cannot eliminate her for her thieving ways. Not when she resembles his dead wife.

Calli Angelis, a thief for hire, needs Hecate's stone for her client. Only Darrien makes her question her client's motives. She'd like to think Darrien delusional, but she's seen the unbelievable.

Will they unravel the mysteries behind the stone before history repeats itself?

One thing the readers would find unique or interesting about this book:

There's a Hero Gryphon destined to fly into the readers' life with hopes of redeeming himself, and a sassy thief that is sure to steal your heart as she attempts to help. The tale is full of fun, intrigue, and a second chances.

My Review:

Stealing the stone was easy but Calli didn’t know how to steal back her own heart from the gryphon. Calli is on a mission to steal the Hecate’s Stone. Sounds easy, right? She thought so too until she discovers it’s guarded by a gryphon. An honest-to-goodness mythical creature come to life. He’s sexy as sin even if he is a bit old-world. He calls him Darrien and he insists she return the stone. Not likely. But when he shows up at her hotel room and his touch zaps her like she swallowed a lightning bolt, she starts to second-guess herself. He speaks of doom and gloom if her client uses the strong for its intended purpose but she’s in desperate need of the money. Can she stay one step ahead of her sexy gryphon and get her money? Or better yet, can she trade her thieving life for a love written in the stars?

The Gryphon and His Thief is a fantasy romance unlike anything I’ve read before. Maybe it’s the simple fact that I love gryphons and they aren’t seen much in shifter romance. Maybe it’s because the heroine is a no-nonsense sassy woman who can hold her own when backed into a corner. But I think what captured my imagination the most is their connection and romantic tension. She’s attracted to him for unknown reasons. He’s attracted to her because they’re soul mates in a previous life. The sparring between these two is enough for me to recommend this book to any reader. The plot moves at a terrific pace with humorous dialogue, immense world-building, action scenes, and a love so strong, it’s unstoppable. The writing is classic Karen Michelle Nutt, blending mythology and modern-day with intricate descriptive narration. I adored the characters, especially Calli. The more I read, the more I whipped through the pages. If you love shifter romances, you’ve got to read The Gryphon and His Thief. If fantasy romance and/or paranormal romance are your reading jam, pick up The Gryphon and His Thief. Romance readers will love this book. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Karen Michelle Nutt resides in California with her husband. Though her three children are grown and starting their own adventures, she still has a houseful of demanding pets.

When she's not time traveling, fighting outlaws, or otherworldly creatures, she creates book covers at Gillian's Book Covers, "Judge Your Book By Its Cover".

Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, time travel or contemporary romances, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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