Title: Weapons Master
Author: Anna Hackett
Series: Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone #6
Mechanic Bellamy Wash was kidnapped and sold by alien slavers. Now she fights for her survival against the Edull and their Battle Ring. When she is rescued by the grumpy weapons master she struggles to adjust to her freedom. One thing that will help is bringing down the Edull and their terrible arena.
“I’m the weapons master here.” “You’re the grump master.”
I have eagerly been waiting for this book since Maxon was first introduced. I loved the idea of a grumpy cyborg who creates amazing weapons. I am very glad to say this book did not disappoint. Maxon Shaye was a grumpy, annoying, and protective cyborg who has been hiding his softer side. He was hurt in his past and refuses to let anyone close, until Bellamy. I adored Maxon. He was everything I look for in a hero.
“Love doesn’t need to be flashy and loud. It can be quiet and solid…Love is fierce and strong, soft and gentle…And I’m seeing it can also be a little grumpy and bossy.”
Bellamy was just the woman Maxon needed. She was smart, snarky, determined, and wasn’t afraid to stand up to Maxon or tease him. She pushes him to embrace his feelings and truly live. I loved her determination to embrace what life throws at you and to roll with it. It has definitely made her a strong woman and she embraces happiness when she can find it. She doesn’t wallow in the past all the time or the “what ifs” of life. I really love that in a character and try to embrace it myself because it is a good thing to learn.
“What ifs are fucking useless. We have to make the most of whatever life throws at us. Move forward.”
These two were just the perfect couple to me. They had a great partnership that was both romantic and work related. Bellamy could easily see things that Maxon was missing during his weapons building or help him work out an idea. I love when characters connect like this. This type of supportive relationship always makes me extremely happy and I feel it makes the romance better too.
In preparation for this book, I have spent the last two weeks rereading both the Galactic Gladiators and the House of Rone series. This is one of my favorite alien worlds to visit and I am sad that this book is the last in the House of Rone series. But this book was amazing and a great way to end the series. I look forward to what is going to come out next, especially since it might be in the same world.
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