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Publisher's Summary

Abducted by alien slavers, experimented on, and left blind, the last thing doctor Winter Ashworth needs is a big barbarian gladiator in her life, especially an annoying one who thinks she's small and weak.

Rescued by gladiators on the desert world of Carthago, Winter is doggedly working to embrace her new life. But two of her friends are still missing and she'll do anything to help get them back...even if she has to work alongside Nero Krahn: hunter, barbarian, gladiator. The scowly, brooding man is too big, has too many muscles, and pushes all her buttons.

Nero is the House of Galen's best hunter and tracker. Raised on a barbarian world, where strength and might are prized, he was bred to hunt and fight. Now the arena is his home and his loyalty is to his imperator. He knows he can use his skills to find the two lost women, even if that means protecting a small blind woman who takes every chance to misjudge his words and lash him with her sharp tongue.

But as they follow a dangerous trail to save their friends, a new enemy emerges - one who wants Winter. The pair find themselves reluctantly attracted to each other, uncovering a scorching desire that shocks them both. As Nero fights to protect Winter, the barbarian gladiator will discover the true meaning of strength from the small Earth woman he wants to claim as his.

Note to listeners: This sci-fi romance contains a lot of action (think wild gladiatorial fights and daring rescues), tough gladiators (the warriors of the House of Galen) and a steamy romance (between a scowly barbarian gladiator and a determined doctor). So if you like it fast and gritty and sexy, this is for you!

©2017 Anna Hackett (P)2017 Anna Hackett

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another fun read by Anna Hackett

I didn't expect this pairing to work but it did. lots of fiesty moments and fun Gladiator action. Another Fun listen and read!!

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Unbelievable, but utterly fantastic!!!

It amazes me Ms. Hackett what you can come up with. The world's you create and the alien beings are ,well to put it bluntly, out of this world. I love your stories, combined with Vivienne, your narrator, it brings everything to life. A visual feast. This audiobook was amazing.

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Number 6 is great!

First, if you haven't read or listened to the FIVE previous books, go do that first. Yes, you can read this as a standalone, but you'll miss referenced characters and information that enhances the storyline and arcs.

This story focuses on Winter, the human woman blinded during her captivity and the gladiator Nero who rubs her the wrong way. I'll leave the details for you to enjoy or risk that fear of missing out.

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I liked it but.....

BOOK REVIEW.......
I liked this book but didn't love the characters. I'm not even really sure what was wrong with the characters except they just didn't feel complete. There was something missing. In fact of all the books I've read from this author this was the first set of characters that didn't leave me wanting to read more about them. That being said I did still like the over all story.

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The narrator did a great job with the characters voices.

- - Gifted copy by author - -
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  • jaydenchris
  • 12-16-17

nero

My favourite of this series. Enjoyed the whole series, but this one is very good.