Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Champion by Carla Capshaw

The Champion


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. 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?

My Opinion:

Sadly, this was the last of the series. All three of these stories: The Gladiator, The Protector, and The Champion were amazing reads. They all make it into books I would recommend for people who like clean romance and a good story with a little bit of action/fighting in it. I have written a review on my blog for all of them if you wish to stay on my blog a little bit longer.

As you can tell from the description, this book was about the crowds favorite gladiator Alexius of Iolcos and Tiberia the younger, aka Tibi. The story was about their secret love for one another growing and in the process their belief and trust in Christ Jesus.

I liked how Alexius had a past reputation for "the ladies" and how that made it hard for Tibi to trust him sometimes. It made for some very serious parts in the story where Alexius and Tibi would talk about how things he did could of been mistaken for some thing else, and it made other situations funny because Alexius was a charmer even when he didn't mean to be.

The ways that Alexius and Tibi come to know God are so realistic: through friends, past and present experiences, and the natural wonder of their being a higher power.

Another thing that I liked was Tibi not thinking she was beautiful even though she was gorgeous. Because of that, Alexius was always complementing her trying to get her to see herself the way he saw her. It was cute and something a lot of girls now can relate to. Almost all girls now days don't think highly of themselves and would kill to have a guy complement them.

Once again, and I feel repetitive saying this, but the only thing I did not like about the story was the way it was written in some parts. I lost track sometimes of whoes thoughts I was reading. Other than that it was an enjoyable and fast read.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

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