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Caerwin and the Roman Dog

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In one day’s time, Caerwin’s life changes forever. Everything she knows is lost in a bloody battle—her family with its network of kinsmen, her home at the bustling hillfort of western Britannia, her ancient way of life as a Celt. Reeling in shock, her wrists and ankles bound, she faces the man responsible.

She spits at his greeting and vows to kill him.

Marcellus, commander
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Paperback, 278 pages
Published November 10th 2015
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ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Excellent attention to detail. Luxurious settings and realistically woven plot.
Caerwin and Marcellus take you on a journey in ancient Rome.
Caerwin is captured by the Romans and taken as a slave for their leader's pleasure.
Marcellus sees something in the wild young woman and he is set on making her his. When kindness doesn't move her, he realizes that he must use other means.
Caerwin is determined not to give in to the handsome Roman but
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Fiction  Vixens Blog
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time reading anything by Lizzie Ashworth and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this great story. This author has excellent details for setting this realistically plot up for this story. The journey that Caerwin and Marcellus takes us on in ancient Roman is excellent and make's it feel so real. Poor Caerwin is captured by the Romans and put into slavery for their leaders pleasure. As for Caerwin , when Marcellus sees Caerwin he sees something in her ,more when being young ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it


**** 4 Cranky stars ****

Set in Roman times, Caerwin's land has been invaded. Taken captive by the commanding Tribute, she is at his mercy locked away from the world she was ripped from. Can she find away to escape or does she even want to?



Marcellus wanted her from the moment he saw her on the battle field ending the life of one of her own. Her bravery was beyond that of a typical woman. Could he tame her and teach her the ways of the Roman's , bring her to worship their gods, and live the custo
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Wendy Rinebold
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I can honestly say that the only thing I didn't like was the title. Well, that and the fact that the sequel has not yet been written. I am going to pass this around to my friends because I know they will love it. ...more
Michelle Austin
Title:Caerwin and the Roman Dog
Author: Lizzie Ashworth
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 11/4/15
Genre(s): Historical Romance
Page Count: 278
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Set in 47 AD, the story centers on a young Cornovii princess—Caerwin—who watches from the rocky battlements of her tribe’s hillfort as Rome’s legions approach. Devastation ensues as the Roman phalanx crushes Briton’s valiant warriors. Captured and held in Roman camp,
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JB's Book Obsession - Jennifer
Caerwin is a young Cornovii princess who watches as her brother and village warriors are brutally taken down by Rome’s legions. The Roman forces overrun her home and capture all the survivors. She is sure she will either be killed or made a slave by the Roman dogs. To her surprise the Legate Marcellus Antistius seems to have taken a liking to her and has decided to keep her as his personal slave. She resists his advances and begs him to kill her or she will kill him. When Marcellus begins to sho ...more
Kristina
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Caerwin and the Roman Dog is a unique and enjoyable tale. Ashworth is a great storyteller and I very much enjoyed her writing. I have always been fascinated by the Romans and jumped at the chance to read this story.

I love stories that include actual historical details and extensive research. It makes the story both more authentic and more enjoyable because the situations the characters face are believable, if not accurate for the time period. Combine the facts with bits of fiction and it usuall
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Kelsey McKnight
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
We meet Caerwin in the midst of a battle against the Roman invaders. The Cornovii princess is initially safe, but when she enters the fight to help her menfolk, she is captured and her home falls around her. She is taken as the prize of a commander named Marcellus, who keeps her safe from the other men, but only so he doesn’t need to share the beautiful young woman from being spoiled before he can take her himself. But he treats her well, as well as a slave can be treated, giving her fine clothe ...more
Love Africa Book Club
Every once in a while I want to read a story that takes me back to a different time and place rich in culture and history. This book provided me with such an escape. I really enjoyed the lush descriptions of an era long ago. While I'm not a scholar of Roman history, this story certainly immersed me in a time that was both beautiful and brutal. Yet among all the ruthless machination of the Roman army, romance seemed to flourish. The is a story about war, about conquerors and the conquered.

I have
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Sportochick
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by this book because I wasn't interested in the era of Roman wars and debauchery but....... the author does a phenomenal job of literally sucking you into this storyline.

She gives such rich descriptions and vivid details throughout the book that before you know it the book has ended and you want more. She weaves us through a world that is basically unknown to us except via our history books making it engrossing.

The love hate relationship between Caerwin and M
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Dana Busenbark
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance, war
Caerwin is standing at the top of the village when we see her, watching the Roman Army approaching. She's talking to others when she starts to realize how many more Roman soldiers there are compared to the Cornovii warriors. What happens that day? What happens with Caerwin and the other women and children from her people? Why does she get dirty looks from the others when they're at the encampment? Who is Marcellus? Who is Antius? What is Senna to Caerwin? Who is SIlverus? What dastardly plans do ...more
WTMO Words Turn Me On
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I cannot even begin to express just how wonderful this author is. What she does with words is simply magical. Historical fiction is not my genre of choice typically, but I could not put this book down, I HAD to find out what was going to happen next. This story had me emotionally invested from the very beginning, I felt Caerwin’s pain and it rarely happens that an author has me connected to the characters in the first chapter. This author is truly a talented artist. No matter what your usual gen ...more
Raven
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, bdsm
Ms. Ashworth has created a complex tapestry of characters all set against a well-researched (based on my basic knowledge of the conquering Romans) backdrop. I continue to applaud her ability to mix history with eroticism so aptly. If you normally balk at anything in the romance genre this may be the novel for you, as it reads as mainly historical with appropriate touches of sex (which is to say it’s not sex just for the sake of it). As always Ashworth has created very believable characters that ...more
Prismseven
I received an ARC of this historical romance in exchange for a honest review.

The story was a wonderful tale of ancient roman war and the conquest of a slave's heart. The historical details are unique yet still hold some true historical facts. The characters have a realistic feel without being to overwhelming. Nice overall read that combined several different types of sexual interactions within the context of a slave/master role.
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Frances  Hughes
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Story

Absolutely wonderful story set in Britain under the Romans. Clearly well researched . I found the character of Marcellus was really interesting and though Caerwin was a little petulant she was only 17 and will hopefully mature.
Two minor gripes- awful title and abrupt ending !
Crystle
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read book! I admit the first few chapters start off slow, but its so worth it to push past. The two main characters have such strong personalities and after awhile you start to cheer them on in some areas and want to slap them in other cases. I am very glad to have read this book.
Donna
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
FABULOUS, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! Can't wait for the next one!!!


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Josie
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5*
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I have always had a love for historicals. As I started to read the story of Caerwin and Marcellus I was intrigued. Right away I was sucked into the plot. It stayed that way for roughly a quarter through the book. I didn't rightly care for Caerwin. I felt for her plight of being captured and having all that shes known taken from her, but she took her insolence to extremes at some points. Marcellus as a leading man, wasn't entirely impressive.

After a bit of reading the plot became very busy. To th
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