Triumphs in the Coliseum-and society bedchambers-made gladiator Alexius of Iolcos famous for his brutal skill and womanizing ways. Yet the only woman who intrigues him is Tiberia the Younger, who now needs his help. Protecting Tiberia places Alexius in the greatest danger he has ever known-from her vengeful father and his own heart.
Becoming a temple priestess may be an honor, but Tibi can't bear to surrender her freedom or her newfound faith. Alexius's solution stuns her. Marriage.to a gladiator! Scorned by her noble family, Tibi always felt unworthy. But with her champion by her side, can she accept-and give-a love strong enough to vanquish their enemies?
This is the third book set in Rome by Carla and in my opinion one of her best. I have enjoyed all these books as each had new insights into how life for early Christians was. Book one we had a christian Heroine and we see how hard it was for her. Book two the Hero was the christian. In this book both Alexius and Tibi are searching. They have seen their friends become Christians it has had an impact on them. Tibi is different from the heroines in the previous two books she has been down trodden by her father and has spent her life trying to get him to love her. Alexius has loved Tibi from afar but feels unworthy of her because he is a Gladiator with a issues he needs to deal with also. I love the way they interact and seeing Tibi grow away from her father. This book also deals with learning to forgive and move on from the past. They are also searching for something. I am sad to say goodbye to Rome and this series. If you haven't read the first two books you would still be able to follow this book and not be confused.
Thanks to Carla for sending me a copy of this book.