Wednesday, October 12, 2011

{Review} Relic Defender: Key of Solomon by Cassiel Knight

Title: Relic Defender: Key of Solomon

Author: Cassiel Knight

Genre: Fiction: Paranormal Romance

Published by: Samhain Publishing

Publication Date: March 1, 2011


Anthropology PhD candidate Lexi Harrison never bares it all when she belly dances for a strip club crowd. She doesn't have to--she's that good. Every performance earns money towards her degree, and restores the sense of power that her painful childhood ripped away.

Something is different about tonight. A man whose silver gaze seems to touch her skin beneath her veils. When a rowdy customer crosses the line, he comes to her rescue with the speed of a hawk--complete with wings.

Mikos Tyomni has never seen anyone dance the raqs sharqi like Lexi. Trust his tormentor, Archangel Michael, to put him in close contact with the cause of his downfall: a mortal woman. Particularly this mortal woman. The Defender. He has only thirty days to win her trust before Hell's deadliest demon attempts the mother of all prison breaks.

No matter how sexy the messenger is, Lexi's career plans don't include the crazy idea that she's the last line of defense against the forces of evil. Until her university mentor's murder leaves her holding the key to Hell. And fighting a losing battle against a passion forbidden by Heaven.

Review: I liked Lexi right off the bat, she's strong, smart and has a taken no crap attitude. She lead a hard life, which makes her standoffish and resistant to her destiny. Which is to save the human race, who as she states multiple time she doesn't even like. I have to say I really wish the author hadn't made her life so horrible. While she didn't cross a line, she push it pretty far.
Mikos a fallen angel, who's sexy as sin, (sorry couldn't resist) is supposed to train her and guide her to her destiny. Without succumbing to her womanly whiles. Unfortunately for him, they have a chemistry which leads to a lot of sexual tension.
I found this book interesting, I thought the story was neat. The characters were colorful and engaging my favorite being Rocky, Mikos side kick. I'm usually not one to read angel vs demon books. Demons on their own or as main characters, yes, but I'm not big on angels. But I liked this story because it touches with some mythos that is less known about the fallen angels and their plight. So even though this wasn't my cup of tea I still enjoyed it.

Disclaimer: I received this book though Nurture Book Tours via the author.

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