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Silk Road by T. J. Michaels
Series: SEALS of Destiny #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by Nikita Steele
The Silk Road. In ancient times it was a well-established trade route that began in China. But to Larien, it is the veiled entrance to the underworld where no human belongs. Jayla Protegenu is as typical as they come. She owns a chain of gyms in the San Francisco Bay Area, enjoys popcorn-and-movie night with her two best friends and writes for her local paper. But that's where 'typical' ends. As a child she learned to summon her guardian angels to keep at bay the things that prowled the night. An ability she's kept secret all her life...until a Fallen angel answers her call. Larien is not seeking redemption. He's looking for the artifact that only Jayla can call power from. The woman has no idea of the extent of her abilities and he's not about to teach her. However he is man enough to admit that this human has touched him, soul deep. And now that she is his to protect, his to love, when she's taken Larien will search to the ends of the Earth to find her, from San Francisco all the way to...the Silk Road. For a Fallen that has nothing but time, it is suddenly against him. And now he has to be the good guy? Damn.
Larien is a fallen angel assigned the task to help a human find an ancient relic that only her power can call upon. Larien’s goal is to quickly complete the duty at hand so he can get away from humans and more importantly live in peace away from everyone. That is until he comes face-to-face with the beautiful and alluring Jayla Protegenu. Now, his vow to avoid love at all cost has flown out the window because of his desiring need to claim Jayla, a human nonetheless, as his mate.
Jayla Protegenu has always known that she is special because she can beckon her guardian angels to protect her from the things that go bump in the night and most importantly she can read auras. But, it is not until an extremely hot male appears in her bedroom one night, seeking her assistance on a mission to find a lost mystical artifact that Jayla truly learns the power of her abilities.
Silk Road is a fantastic read filled with Angels and Humans and good versus evil. Readers, I must warn you that Silk Road is not a book to be taken light as a skimmed through type of read, you must pay close attention to the happenings or you will totally miss on how the plot plays out. Larien is a complicated, ominous, forceful character that has met his match in Jayla. She is a sassy, strong-willed, confrontational, kick ass heroine who will stand and fight to the end. There is never a dull moment to be found. The attraction between Jayla and Larien is instant and fervent. I so love the passionate chemistry showcased between the couple and I became more drawn into the plot as it progressed. It was intriguing to see just how the storyline would unfold – if Jayla and Larien would be successful in completing their mission and if they would have a life together after all is said and done. Overall, I took great pleasure in reading Silk Road.