As the Romans storm the last stronghold of Dacia, Princess Ademeni awaits her fate. Taken as a slave, she is deposited into General Marcus Cordovis's home as a gift.
Driven to avenge her family, Ademeni plots to kill her captor and escape. Though not the cruel victor she expects, Marcus keeps her too close to make escape easy—so close that Ademeni is soon tormented by an unbidden, traitorous attraction. In a moment of weakness, a passionate kiss almost undoes them both.
But the handsome, widowed general has another surprise for Ademeni: a young daughter. Marcus dares ask Ademeni to help him bridge the gap between him and his little girl. And now, Ademeni is growing too fond of those she is supposed to despise. As Marcus prepares for the triumphal march and the opening of the gladiatorial games—where captives of her homeland will be sacrificed—Ademeni readies for her own battle—between revenge and love.
I just couldn't get into it. I don't really like the theme of slave/master relationship either. The relationship felt forced and rushed. I'd love to love it since I love ancient history.
Good idea and plotline but terribly edited and proofread. Characters are one-dimensional and minor characters have no dimensions at all, bad character development. And the name Ademeni? How do you even pronounce that? Chemistry lacking between Marcus and Ademeni and love scenes are not steamy at all. Disappointing.