My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Just imagine if ancient Rome still existed day! I was looking forward to reading this book because I enjoy Roman history and I was excited to see how the author would bring it in to the modern day. I wasn’t disappointed! It was a great read; suspense, mystery, romance, it was thrilling, well paced and a great read. Like many readers before me I was enticed to believe that Roma Nova could exist today and would be a European holiday destination. The heroine was someone to love and support and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
New Yorker Karen Brown is caught in a tangle of hot foreign agents, vicious maniacs and tough families. Running for her life, she flees into the alien culture of Roma Nova, the mysterious last outpost of the Roman Empire in Europe. Apart from kidnapping, heartache and a close encounter with Latin grammar, she must contend with a fascinating but arrogant Praetorian special forces captain.
Plus a crazy killer wants to terminate her for a very personal reason.
Roma Nova is Karen’s dead mother’s homeland. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman exiles and now ruled by women, it gives her safety, a lover and a ready-made family – but at a price. And the enforcer is still pursing hers her. Desperate to find out why he is hunting her so viciously and unable to rely on anybody else, she undergoes intensive training, develops fighting skills and becomes an undercover cop. But crazy with bitterness at his past failures, the enforcer sets a trap for her, knowing she has no choice but to spring it.
Part action adventure, part military thriller, laced with romance and coming of age, this is Roman fiction brought into the 21st century through the lens of alternative history and driven by a female protagonist with heart and courage. If you enjoy thrillers and mystery books for women with twists, this is for you!
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