Review: Not Her Gargoyle (Not This #4) by Annie Nicholas

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Not This #4
Annie Nicholas
Paranormal Romance
Green Mountain Publishing LLC
June 18th 2018


Ruby is done with jerks, dead-end jobs, and eviction notices. Everyone else she knows is finding ways out of this crappy neighborhood, so why can’t she? Since opportunities refuse to fall from the sky, Ruby makes her own. To hell with the little voice in her heart whispering about love. She never met a man she wanted to keep…then she met a gargoyle. Men were boring after all.

Nick was a con, a thief, and a rogue. He couldn’t keep a dime in his pocket even if it was glued. Then he met a ruby. Not one from the earth but one of flesh and blood. And ass. Let’s not forget the ass. Stealing her heart was now all he wanted.

He has a plan that could make both their dreams come true. It only involves an itsy-bitsy risk. All they must do is rob a witch.

Oh, and avoid the dragons.

Warning: Beware of despicable gargoyles with hearts of gold. They will sweep you off your feet when you're not looking.


Not Her Gargoyle can be read as a stand alone. I read book one, Not His Dragon, and then skipped to four, Not Her Gargoyle. I enjoyed Not Her Gargoyle, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to pick it up or purchase. I only picked this up; because it was on sale at the time for 99cents. I’m always looking out for a book deal.

Not Her Gargoyle gives us some comedy, romance, and a bit of intrigue imbued with certain disasters. I’ve noticed that the heroines in the Not This series are all down on their luck in someway and the heroes are all well off and can swoop in and save the day, but here we get both a hero and heroine that are not so well off and both in need of help.

I liked that we don’t have the life bounding/mated pair plot-line. The thing that kept me going in this story was the banter; between Nick and Ruby. It was also nice to see them both try to change their lives from shady too the straight and narrow path. The relationship between Nick and his bothers was something that I enjoyed. Nick is also super cute and clueless.

The world the author has created is filled with a verity of supernatural characters. It’s got charms, cures, and dark magic grimoire. The secondary characters where fun. I liked the vampire, can’t remember his name, we meet that the Gargoyles befriend.

I will say I didn’t care for the non-explanation for Nick’s imprisonment which leads to his breakout in the beginning of the story and also at the end then him and Ruby leaving town. With this plot-line Elon, who we meet in Not His Dragon, is also portrayed as a dick throughout the story and I’m not sure why the author went this way.

Not Her Gargoyle 
was an ok read.

Rated: 3 Stars

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Laura Thomas
April 18, 2019 7:26 pm

I liked the first book and have the second one.The different kinds of beings and the humor make them fun summer reads:)

Angela @ Simply Angela
April 18, 2019 1:49 pm

Sorry this one had its flaws. Although I do like it when a paranormal goes against the fated mate grain.

Anne - Books of My Heart
April 18, 2019 10:44 am

Interesting changes since the first book. I am not a fan of an author who does not keep consistency in her characters. I understand personal growth but not a personality change.

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
April 18, 2019 7:24 am

Awesome review Angela! It sounds like a great read over all . Shared on my socials!💖💋