The Champion

Title: The Champion

Publisher: Harlequin

Imprint: Love Inspired Historical

Pub Date: 26 July 2011

ISBN: 9780373828791

Author: Carla Capshaw

The cover may not be appealing to me, but the story definitely is hard to put down. I love how the marriage of convenience theme is loosely played in this story, and I was really amazed with the author’s description during the Roman times.

Very enjoyable read and the book makes me feel as if I was transported in time to the times where Gladiators fights for their lives and honour in the Coliseum. Apart from the unforgettable romance, this book also ought to be praised for the cultural values that it has.

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars. A must read for those who loves historical romance.

I received an ARC of this book from Harlequin via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review for this book.

Book description:

A Warrior without Equal, a Woman without Options

Triumphs in the Coliseum—and society bedchambers— made gladiator Alexius of Iolcos famous for his brutal skill and womanizing ways. Yet the only woman who intrigues him is Tiberia the Younger, who now needs his help. Protecting Tiberia places Alexius in the greatest danger he has ever known—from her vengeful father and his own heart…

Becoming a temple priestess may be an honor, but Tibi can’t bear to surrender her freedom or her newfound faith. Alexius’s solution stuns her. Marriage…to a gladiator! Scorned by her noble family, Tibi always felt unworthy. But with her champion by her side, can she accept—and give—a love strong enough to vanquish their enemies?