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Araton's Destiny (Celestial Justice 1) by Serena Yates at Diversity Novels

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Angels/Demons / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 23-April-2013

Book Blurb

What if you're a guardian angel and fail to do your job?

Araton has been a guardian angel for less than a century when a moment of distraction causes his human charge to be hit by a car. He expects to be punished - and is surprised to find out there is room for leniency - and even a new job. Will he be any better at being a Christmas angel?

Jake is a former pro-football player whose knee injury has prevented him from fulfilling a lifelong dream. He turns his attention to extreme sports instead. When he falls into an ice cave during a solitary trip just before Christmas he believes it is the end of the road for him. Nothing short of a miracle will save him...

NOTE: This book has been previously released in December 2010. No changes have been made to the story, it is identical to the previous version.


Book Review

Standing in any courtroom waiting to face justice would be intimidating enough, but standing in front of the judicial panel for celestial-human affairs in Heaven, would be unimaginably frightening, especially when the actions placing you there weren't deliberate. At the beginning of 'Araton's Destiny', by Serena Yates, that's exactly where Junior Guardian Angel Araton finds himself.

One of the things that I loved most was the interaction between Araton and Jake. Araton was so naive, yet so responsive, trusting that Jake only had his best interests at heart. I wasn't expecting the sex between them to be so toe curling sex, but it was a very enjoyable surprise, definitely scorchingly red-hot! I was gratified to see that Jake took such care to make sure Araton was at ease. Watching their passionate, yet gentle relationship blossom was wonderful. I really liked Araton's gradual transformation both physically and emotionally. I admired the way they accepted the changes going on around them and took it in such stride. Araton may have been sent to Jake as a Christmas Angel in order to help him find a Christmas miracle; however, Araton was his Christmas miracle just as Jake was Araton's.

'Araton's Destiny' is an enjoyable, sweet Christmas story with passionate, wonderfully written love scenes and a great happy ending. It's a marvelous tale about justice, passion and setting things right. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and out and if you are a romantic like me, it will have the same effect on you.



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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 79 pages/23800 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 23-April-2013
Price $2.99 ebook
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