Erotica/ Historical Romance
Title: The Last Gladiatrix
Author: Eva Scott
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Source: Netgalley for honest review
In the dust and death of the Collosseum, a slave fights for freedom, a soldier fights for his life, and they both fight for the love that has been forbidden.
Captured and enslaved by a Roman legion, Xanthe never expects to end up training for the Colosseum floor, but every night after the day’s march, she is put through her paces by a Roman solider who challenges her, tests her, and excites her.
Titus is drawn to Xanthe, her fire and her spirit, so he breaks one of his rules and brings notice on himself, offering to train her as a gladiatrix to spare her a courtesan’s role. But training her, working with her, soon becomes too much. Titus knows the penalty for taking property that does not belong to him, but how long can he resist?
I am not a huge fan of historical Romance but The Last Gladiatrix is an exception, Xanthe runs away to try to find her brother who has gone missing and ends up being kidnapped herself, Along comes Titus who is in the Roman Army he saves her from the group that kidnapped her and he manages to convince his superior that she should be able to fight for her freedom in the Colosseum.
Titus trains Xanthe to fight. I loved this story and usually I won’t rate a novella so high because you usually don’t get enough out of them. The Last Gladiatrix was an amazing story I could not put it down, Xanthe is one tough cookie. When captured the Romans try to take advantage of her but she acts like a wild animal and they decide it is not worth the effort but thanks to Titus she has the skills she needs to fight. The Romance was great, kept in close quarters while training Xanthe and Titus can’t help but set of sparks, Although against the rules Titus takes Xanthe to bed and tries to keep it a secret his growing feelings for her. together they wish to find freedom through the Gladiator Battles.
The Last Gladiatrix is a wonderful, Suspenseful struggle for survival, with a tough woman fighting for her life and a tough Roman Soldier also fighting for her freedom, it makes for an action filled fast paced novella leaving you wanting for more. Please Ms Scott make more sequels!