TITLE: Warrior or Wife
AUTHOR: Lyn Randal
STARTED: March 16, 2007
FINISHED: March 20, 2007
FIRST SENTENCE: For the first time in his life, Donatus was glad his father was dead.
SUMMARY: [from Barnesandnoble.com] In the heat and dust of the Roman arena, a woman stands alone. The crowd cheers for Leda, the famed gladiatrix. Watching is the man who loved then left her - Marcus Flavius Donatus.
Leda used to be Lelia, beloved daughter of a Roman senator. Exiled from the riches of her birth, she sold herself into gladiatorial slavery. Donatus is determined to right the wrong he did her and reclaim his bride!Now Leda faces the ultimate choice - independence and the danger of the arena, or an uncertain future with the man she once adored.
REASON FOR READING: I saw it on someone else's blog and was intrigued by the ancientness.
THOUGHTS: Eh. For a Harlequin, it was pretty good, but I wasn't thrilled. I thought there were way to many plot lines for a 297 page book. First, there was the big misunderstanding of why Donatus left. Then there was the OMG my stolen baby plotline. Then there was the big misunderstanding over whose the baby daddy... blah blah blah. Way to over the top. It was like the author had to throw in every cliched romance novel plot line known to man.
But, I have a hard time panning this book because it was well written and set in a time period I love.
MISCELLANEOUS: My reviews seem very short as of late. Either I'm getting lazy, or the books are just that dull.
KEEP/SHARE/CRINGE(?): Already on PBS.com
RATING: 5/10 [I didn't particularly like it or dislike it; mixed review]