Rescued from alien slavers, the only place she feels safe is in the brawny arms of a big, gruff cyborg...
Astrophysicist Dr. Jayna Lennox's life imploded the day her ship was attacked by aliens. Through months of captivity, she's survived by shutting down and not feeling. Then she's freed by the House of Rone cyborgs and finds herself in the arms of huge, tough Mace.
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Rated: 4 Stars
Whether you start here or not this story has romance, vile aliens and wickedly cool cyborgs who make ...more
Mace can’t stop thinking about Jayna after they rescued her. She has been beaten down but not broken. He refuses to baby her and pushes her to come out of her shell. Jayna is infuriated and attracted by Mace’s constant pushing her to remember. She eventually remembers some location information and another missing human. The hunt for the Edull city is on.
I really enjoyed Mace and Jayna’s relationship. They both helped each other overcome their past and become stronger peop ...more
Mrs Anna Hackett is part of my candy for the brain authors list. When I am tired, overwhelmed or sad, her stories help to cheer my mood, and much more when I am not.
I do love her resilient never weak heroines and her broken but caring heroes.
The pattern of the story is often similar from one book to another, a recovered heroine partnering with one of the hero from the rescue party teaming ...more
Jayna should fear the huge, deadly and ot alltogether humanoid Mace. But he swooped in and saved her when she was at her lowest and she has felt nothing but safe with him ever since. But she can't rely on him babsitting her forever. She has to get back on her feet, find some kind of job and make peace with the fact that she is never going home to Earth.
Mace is more than the sum of his parts. He may be part cyborg but he is ...more
When it seemed like the Galactic Gladiators series was coming to an end, back with Imperator, I said that this was a series that could potentially go on forever. By the end of Imperator, all of the human refugees that were kidnapped through the temporary wormhole had been rescued from the Thraxian slavers, and the slavers, or at least that group of them, had been broken.
But that didn’t mean that there couldn’t have been other groups of humans kidnapped from ...more
Another winner 🏆for Anna Hackett and her gladiators of the Desert world of Carthago. Jayna is one of the young earth 🌎women rescued from the first book in Cathargo's new arc the House of Rone. I love gladiators and I love cyborgs put them together with tough, strong females and it's the perfect read. At the end of the last book she was fractured, bent but not truly broken and Mace one of the House of Ro ...more
After reading the Galactic Gladiators House of Galen series, I was thrilled to read book 1, Sentinel, of the Galactic Gladiators House of Rone. The stories are so good, and it was pure torture waiting for this book to be released. Defender turned out to be one of the best! Far exceeded my expectations! Jayna, though severely traumatized in the beginning, transforms beautifully into a strong overcomer. Mace, our gruff (and kinda intimidating) hero, becomes one of my favori ...more
DISCLOSURE; Strictly on a volunteer basis, this is a pre-release review via the author.
"Defender" has loads of thrilling action, spine-chilling danger, suspense, steamy passionate romance, heart-melting moments and a fabulous romantic conclusion.
Jayna the newest, earth woman rescued by the House of Rone, is dealing with lost memories of her time with the evil Edull aliens. She still has bursts of anxiety and only feels safe when Mace is near. M ...more
Jayne Lennox, an astrophysicist, was onboard the Helios when it was attacked by the Thraxians and when the House of Galen ...more
Mace is a cyborg alien and Jayna is an astrophysicist who was abducted from her spaceship when Thraxian slavers attacked them. She was taken prisoner and tortured and experimented upon by the Edull aliens in the desert. She survived, but not without scars—both internal and external. Mace had a tough beginning, so he’s not afraid to tell it like it is with Jayna. He doesn’t baby her and he prods her with words to get her riled up and mad, so she will fight for her own heal ...more
The House of Rone is famed for its gladiators, but the elite cyborgs who founded and now operate the enterprise don't fight in the arena - they fight for freedom. Their mission is to find and free the enslaved humans from the research ship Helios. Jayna, lead astrophysicist of Helios, is rescued first, and while recovering and healing at the House of Rone she is befriended by Mace. He's an elite cyborg, a refugee rescued from dying on a brutal fight ...more
Yeah, his method isn't for everyone, but it forced Jayna out of her head and gets her to stop reliving the trauma of her captivity. It gets her living again. And part of that living means connecting with Mace. You know, ...more
This is a great KU library read in the Galactic Gladiator series. Each book in the series is a standalone, featuring a different couple. This book features Jayna Lennon, an astrophysicist from Earth who was taken from a space station by alien slavers traveling through a wormhole. She was freed from captivity by the House of Rone cyborgs, but has been unable to adjust to her newfound freedom because of the experimentation she was subjected to in a metal junker's lab after she was so ...more
With an Anna Hackett book, you can always be assured of a fiery, action-packed adventure, and a sweet romance. I loved seeing Jayna recover her inner strength after her ordeal with the Edull. Finding safety, security, in the arms of a huge cyborg helped speed along her recovery. I wish I had a protector of his caliber! Mace certainly wasn’t looking for any emotional ties, but Jayna proved to have an irresistible allure.
I admire his overprotective nature, even as he’s deny ...more
The cyborgs are full of interesting tech, and are constantly struggling to learn how to deal with emotions, in others and in themselves.
We get a little more info on the Edull, and their technology as well. More strong-minded women ...more
I love all of Anna Hackett’s books and her strong heroines and tough, protective heroes. But lately her heroines were so kick butt that it was hard to relate to them. All that changed with Jayna in Defender. She wasn’t an action hero in her former life. She was a scientist and it was really great to see her fight through her fears and decide to move forward and fight for her future and to rescue her friends. It was realistic and I loved her character. As for Mace, he was ...more
I think this story is best enjoyed if you read the previous books, but it is a great story on its own. I appreciate how the author keeps finding ways to surprise you. Just when you think you know what's coming next, bam, here's another twist to the story, I really like both the H/h in this story. You should read the book. I'm not going to spoil it, but just read it.
Made is a huge cyborg. Rescued by Magnus from horrible fight rings. He was broken but The House of Rone have him new purpose. He was on a mission to find a human female. They found her beaten, starved and terrified. The doctor healed her. Jayna was a scientist. She feels lost until Made gave her some are truths. Jayna pulls it together and teaches a grumpy cyborg how to love. Loved it!
As usual Mace and Jayne are excellent characters. Goes to show that size or looks don't matter when it comes to love. This series is just as good as everything else I have read by Anna Hackett. I absolutely adore her books and series. I will always put down what I am reading to read any new book she has coming out. Her characters are always wonderful and I always love her unique stories. Always look forward to the next one.
My parents are to blame for my insatiable need to m ...more