Review of Gladiator’s Honor by Michelle Styles

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Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Series: Standalone

Pages: 297

Genre: Historical, Romance

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This story takes place in a villa in ancient Rome at the time of Julius Ceaser. Julia, a relative of Ceaser, divorced her creepy husband Lucius because he abused her. This was quite a scandal!! Back living with her disappointed father and stepmother, Julia all but waits for something to make her feel alive.. Enter Valen.

Gladiators Honor

A Sexy, tortured, honorable, 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 storyline imaginative. I especially liked the gripping gladiatorial fights!

Overall, Michelle Styles does a great job of keeping the reader engaged to the very end.

This is a great book for anyone who likes their Romance Erotica light



Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1

Pages: 326

Genre: YA Historical

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege, stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.



Ever since I heard the title of this book I was so excited. If you don’t know the Jack the Ripper story then you really missed out. If you want a little background see my Jack the Ripper Post–> HERE..

I haven’t read many YA historical novels, and I was a little worried that it would be less graphic and more targeted towards YA audience. The cover is genius. It appears the fantasy reader, as well as the historical reader. The Victorian gothic also gives a steampunk feel to.

I was the girl that Loved the Ripper

Aesthetically, The blood splatter Chapter headings and the accompanying photo’s in the book really add to the horror.

Audrey assisted performing autopsies, something I could hardly imagine that a woman would be interested in the Victorian times. However to actually be encouraged by family members did seem a bit far-fetched to me, but I got over it pretty quick. It did add to the suspense to the novel, as it was illegal for women to perform autopsies.

Thomas was an enigma, and his part in the whole story got me guessing the whole time. I’m not usually a fan of Crime novels, I get really anxious just to find out who is the murder and find I skip pages. Stalking Jack the Ripper, however, drew me in so completely that I wanted to gobble up everything as it was intended.

Such an enjoyable, sometimes tragic masterpiece from an unknown-to-me author.

Recommend to: Crime fanatics, History buffs, peruser of YA novels,

Review: Blood & Sand by C V Wyk

Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Series: Blood and Sand #1

Page Count: 310

Genre: YA, Historical

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The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic―and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus…

For teens who love strong female protagonists in their fantasy and historical fiction, Blood and Sand is a stirring, yet poignant tale of two slaves who dared take on an empire by talented debut author C. V. Wyk.

Roma Victrix. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empire―an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and sword maiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favour. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end―and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus…

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