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Rescued from alien slavers, the only place she feels safe is in the brawny arms of a big, gruff cyborg.

Astrophysicist Dr. Jayna Lennox’s life imploded the day her ship was attacked by aliens. Through months of captivity, she’s survived by shutting down and not feeling. Then she’s freed by the house of Rone cyborgs and finds herself in the arms of huge, tough Mace. Struggling to heal, Mace is the only thing that makes her feel safe. The only person who makes her feel like she isn’t broken. But there are more of her crew members imprisoned in Carthago’s desert, and Jayna will have to delve into her darkest memories to help save them.

Born to fight and bred for rage, Mace barely survived his gang-ridden homeworld. Thanks to Imperator Magnus Rone, he’s found a place at the house of Rone. Unlike the other cyborgs, he feels, but only anger and annoyance. When a small, wounded human woman works her way under his skin, Mace finds himself feeling things he’s never felt before...along with a powerful need to keep her safe.

Jayna vows to help find her fellow humans, even if it means revisiting her nightmares and being part of a dangerous mission into the desert. But as the passion between her and Mace explodes, she finds herself with two battles on her hands: The battle to free the humans from their captors, and the war to win Mace’s scarred heart.

©2019 Anna Hackett (P)2019 Anna Hackett

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Love it

Love the story and love the narrator. Super fast listen. Vivienne Leheny does an awesome job on each of the characters voices so there was no confusing parts about who was talking.

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Hackett and Leheny are a winning combination!

Hackett writes another fantastic book the main characters, Jayna and Mace, who are broken yet learn how to heal together. Leheny has become one of my favorite narrators. She has so many different voices and does justice to this terrific book. This was a great Audiobook and I highly recommend it!

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Great story

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This was a great read and I was cheering for these two the whole way.
Home run on this story. Look forward to more in this series.

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The narrator did an awesome job with the voices

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Search for Sage

Jayna and the House of Rone are still on the hunt for the remaining abducted humans from the Helios, starting with Sage. The leads are few and the time is short, but there is no quit in this group of cyborgs and their significant others.

I love this series and can hardly wait to continue spending more time in this world.

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  • karen grave
  • 01-29-21

another gooden

although it's the same it's different and a wonderful way to forget for awhile.
loooove Vivienne Leheny she just brings iit all together and to life

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  • Anwar
  • 10-30-20

Brilliant

Defender is book 2 of Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone and focuses on Astrophysicist Dr. Jayna Lennox the human female and Mace the cyborg gladiator. They meet when Mace helps rescue her and she has felt safe in his arms from the very beginning. Mace has a no nonsense approach to helping Jayna who is a mental mess when she is taken to the House of Rone and only Mace can get through to her. Mace tries hard to keep his feelings at bay and also tries to keep physical distance beween them but it is of no use and they fall hard for each other. The story has an addictive mix of action, humour and scorching hot romance between the two and I couldn't stop listening once I started. I highly recommend the book and series as a whole.

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  • Imee_B
  • 10-10-19

***Defender***

Another action packed story from the amazing Anna Hackett
This story is full of thrills, suspense, unstoppable actions and loveable characters that will stick with you for a long time. Vivienne Leheny is brilliant as always thank you.