Friday, June 1, 2012
(ARC) Review: My Wicked Gladiators by Lauren Hawkeye
Title: My Wicked Gladiators
Author: Lauren Hawkeye
Date Published: 6/5/12
Alba has spent her entire life pleasing others.
As an upper-class plebeian woman in Ancient Rome, that is her place in life. But when her husband Lucius, the owner of aprestigious gladiatorial school, uses her body as a bargaining tool to increase his fortunes, she is faced with doing as he demands, or finding herself on the street.
Forced to lay with masked gladiators chosen by Lucius, Alba is surprised to discover pleasure in being powerless. Only in the forbidden arms of Caius and Marcus does she find comfort, however temporary it may be.
But with Lucius’ demands looming and the threat of death for her gladiators ever-present, will Alba’s fleeting pleasures be enough? Or will Alba finally grab hold of her happily ever after, no matter the consequences?(
This was one of my first erotic historical romance reads.
I really enjoyed Alba's journey from neglected wife with a lowly sex life to finding her inner sexual desires and making them come true.
This story really engages the reader and keeps you on your toes of what is going to come next. You have Alba lusting after both Marcus and Caius and she believes they are lusting after her as well but what happens when she finds out they are a couple?
There were a few slow moments where the reader is sucked into Alba's head and you feel like you can't get out, but overall this was a great read.