Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 272 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Summary from publisher:
Trust no one…except the one who walks in the dark.
Relic Defender, Book 1
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 toward 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 falcon—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 demons attempt the mother of all prison breaks.
No matter how sexy the messenger is, Lexi’s career plans don’t include some 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 with the unholy power to bring down Heaven…
Warning: This title contains a dark and sexy fallen angel, bad-ass demons, a heroine with kick-assitude tossed together with mythology, archeology and a shape-shifting rock with a fondness for the gangsters of the 1920s.
This one sounded so good to me. Angels, demons and a dash of strip club. You can’t really go wrong there. I was looking forward to spending a couple of hours squirreled away with my Sony Reader and this book and it definitely lived up to expectations.
Lexi and Mikos were definitely a very interesting couple. Lexi is destined to become a world defender, gets into a whole mess of trouble and Mikos is sent to train and protect her from demons trying to steal an old relic from her. Lexi is completely resistant to Mikos’ protection and training and Mikos just wants to successfully complete his last mission.
I loved this book. I was so into the story and I was borderline in love with Lexi myself. I really loved all of the action. It definitely kept me interested in the story. There were never any places where I felt lost or bored. Lexi and Mikos were such a well matched couple and they carried the story very well. Lexi and Mikos had such a great chemistry. They bickered and bantered which is always a fun addition to any romance.
I am definitely waiting for the next book. The couple is revealed in the last chapter and their story sounds just as interesting as Lexi and Mikos. This is a series and an author that I will continue to follow.
*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.