I am a hopeless romantic who will one day be swept of her feet by a white knight. Until then I will continue to write/read/review about alpha heroes.
I have always gone through stages of book reading. every couple of month a different genre will obsess me completely in my reading!
Now is the time of the paranormal. All thanks to this book!
I bought this on Audiobook as a wildcard.. however I loved this. It was a perfect cowboy romance, with all the right amount of angst. Also to add to it, The voice of Layton was just pure southern charm..
Whitley, has just got out of an abusive relationship and Layton has issues with people leaving him. They were both damaged, but both fix each other in a very real journey filled with laughs, angst and hot sex..
This story takes place in a villa in ancient Rome at the time of Julius Ceaser. Julia, relative of Ceaser, divorced her creepy husband Lucius because he abused her. This was quite a scandal!! Back living with her disappointed father and step mother, Julia all but waits for something to make her feel alive..
Enter Valen. A Sexy, tortured, honourable, Muscled Gladiator...
He has been sent to stay with Julia's Family whilst the Arena Games in Rome are being prepared. Having been a gladiator for 5 years, he is destined to fight his last fight as a slave in the arena, with liberty within his reach he doesn't need to distractions.
Julia is drawn toward the brawny brute, and the forbidden passion he invokes with her.
Through a series of challenging events, dangerous ex-husbands and interfering friends and family, this delightful historical romance was one of the best I've read in a long time. Erotic Romance from Ancient Rome is becoming a bit of an obsession of mine and this did not disappoint.
The characters were engaging and the story line imaginative. I especially liked the gripping gladiatorial fights!
Overall, styles does a great job of keeping the reader engaged to the very end. This is a great book for anyone who like their Romance Erotica light hearted and vanilla.