Title: Unbound, Unbroken
Series: In His Arena, #2
Author: Nasia Maksima
Genre: Historical/ Fantasy & Paranormal
Length: Novel (335 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (April 21, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75 Hearts
Blurb: When rising star gladiator Titian finds himself paired with the vainglorious champion Galadros, he finds himself in mortal danger. For a dark spell binds them together, using their lust to make them pawns in the wicked schemes of Alession, the Empress’s right-hand man.
Their only hope is to fight against the bond and hope to break it before Alession forces them to fight each other to the death in the arena. But with every challenge they face, Titian finds himself more and more drawn to Galadros, strengthening the dark spell even as they try to break it.
What begins as pure survival quickly spirals into a whirlwind of lust and love as Titian fights—both for his life and for an impossible future with Galadros. But Galadros has an even darker secret—one that might destroy them both.
Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/in-his-arena-2-unbound-unbroken.html
Review: This is the second book In His Arena series. Alession is back again to try to cause chaos to appease his crazy empress’ boredom. Personally I don’t like either one of them and am surprised they weren’t killed or injured in the first book.
Titian is secutor who dreams of being dominant instead of being forced into a submissive pair. Galadros yearns for a more dominant partner even though he is the one who is supposed to be. When circumstances and meddling take Titian and Galadros’ partners away they are forced by an Ebon bound, Alession’s slavecraft magic, to become a pair.
Some of the story was a little confusing to me. The arena scenes were often times bloody and violent as is expected with this type of series. But I found it added to the story rather than take away from it.
Good and entertaining.
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