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.
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.