Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Galactic Gladiator #4
Dates Read: 2017, 2018, August 22, 2020
Madeline Cochran is a aloof and driven woman. She is the civilian commander of the space station and was determined to keep everyone on it safe. When alien slavers attack her carefully controlled world shatters. The House of Galen gladiators welcome her with open arms but she still struggles to deal with her new situation, especially since it involves an attraction to a flashy and sexy gladiator Lore Uma-Xilene.
“Sometimes the hardest shells hid the softest hearts.”
Madeline is a very controlled woman. She doesn’t like things to be out of place. She has risen to the top by sheer determination to help her son, even if that means she can’t be with him. I really loved her determination to protect everyone and take care of her son. Her story was heartbreaking because she won’t get to see her son ever again, but Lore does find a way to make it a little easier on her, which made me love him even more.
“I’m starting to realize I’m not broken…I’m dented a little bit, but I’m not broken.”
Lore is the showman gladiator that everyone loves. He is also a very kind but protective man. He was raised by women and understands Madeline better than anyone else. I found his abilities very fascinating and wish we could have seen more of them. Lore was just the perfect protective and sensitive alpha male for Madeline. I adored these two together and can’t wait to see more of them in future books.
This book was nonstop action, danger, and romance. I loved it. Hackett always does an amazing job with mixing action and romance. I am always captivated from the first page and don’t want to put the book down. If you are looking for some action romance books, check out her books.
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