Araton’s Destiny by Serena Yates
(Celestial Justice 1)
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (111 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint
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...
Araton has a choice between two heavens. The heaven he resides in as an Angel or the heaven he and Dexter have created together.
Araton was not your ideal angel. The reality is he was never cut out to be a guardian angel. One aspect of Araton that I adored was his inexperience at being human. Something simple like making toast was completely baffling to him. It added innocence to his character that brought a smile to my face. He may not have made a good guardian angel by the archangel’s standards, but he was everything I would like to see in an angel.
This story was a little slow to start. The beginning of the story is more about Araton and the angel status. For me I would have liked to have seen Dexter and Araton’s relationship begin to develop than maybe work in the Angel stuff throughout their relationship. I will say that once the relationship development got started I was enthralled. I loved the way these men cling to one another from the beginning. This was definitely a relationship that anyone would be awestruck by.
Araton’s situation is one I definitely sympathize with. The poor man is really but into a position that no one would envy. Lucky for him he as a strong support system including Dexter and a few angels. They help to make his decision easier and even help intervene a few times to save his back. I just hope that his choice does not affect his relationships with these supporting characters because that would truly be sad.
I am quickly developing a fascination with angel stories and this one had only increased my need for more angelic creatures.