Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone #1
Dates Read: 2019, August 3, 2020
“I’d swim through molten metal to come for you.”
Cyborg Jaxer Rone is determined to find the enslaved humans and rescue them. When he rescues the fierce and deadly Quinn he starts to understand what emotions can do to a man.
This series is connected to the Galactic Gladiator series but features the cyborgs of the House of Rone. I highly recommend reading the previous series to understand everything that has happened to these humans and gladiators but it isn’t necessary. This book was a great start for the series and it introduced us to the House of Rone cyborgs. The cyborgs are fascinating and so unique so I am really glad we are getting their stories.
Jaxer is one of the few cyborgs who still has his emotions but he can dampen them when necessary. He also tries to help his fellow cyborgs understand emotion. Jax was a great hero because he was protective of Quinn but still let her fight her own battles. I love a hero who can appreciate a woman’s strength and fight her own battles. These two make a great team and you know they will stop at nothing to save the rest of the enslaved humans.
Quinn Bennett struggles with guilt because she wasn’t able to protect the people on the Helios. When she is rescued it gets worse because she knows they still suffer. Jax helps her work through her guilt and realize there was nothing she could do. Her determination to save her crew is admirable and I really like that about her.
This book was a fast-paced action romance that I couldn’t put down. This world is fascinating and the characters are all amazing. I highly recommend this series, or any of Hackett’s books, if you are looking for fast paced action romances.