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(Galactic Gladiators; House Of Rone #3)

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Rescued from her alien captors, the only person who makes her feel safe is a cold, emotionless cyborg.

Abducted from her exploration ship, paramedic Sage McAlister has spent months locked in cells and labs belonging to the Edull. Rescued by the cool, powerful cyborgs of the House of Rone, she finds herself among fellow human survivors on the desert world of Carthago. But despit

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Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sf

You remember when Peregirn Took was throwing pebbles into a well inside Moria and what happens after? Well, the same happens with Sage...


I don't know how Acton could stand her stupidity!

No, I like this series, but this one was not for me...
Marta Cox
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
Oo how the mighty have fallen ! Acton never fully understood why his fellow cyborgs had fallen hook, line and sinker for the Earth women but when he helps rescue Sage his safe , sanitary world implodes. Acton is possibly the most machine like of the House of Rone Gladiators but everything changes when a certain red head moves in.
Sage was a prisoner of the Edull and knows only too well the insidious danger they pose with their horrific robotic constructs. Now she's determined to find and sa
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!
Kresley Cole and Anna Hackett, two of my favorite authors that sometimes writes virgin heroes.

Hero Acton is a emotionless cyborg who always had a bewildered expression when his fellow Cyborgs fell in love with courageous Earth women! Like what the hell is all this hype about and finally he understood!

I loved both hero and heroine, they were a perfect match. They were friends first then each other’s support system and finally lovers!
The fighting scenes were will done as
The unfeeling cyborg Acton has finally fallen!!

I loved Acton and Sage’s story. They started out as friends but quickly realized they were attracted to each other. Acton helped Sage deal with depression and find her place, while Sage helped Acton find his feelings. I loved that they helped each other feel again.

The cyborgs locate an Edull creation facility and rescue more prisoners, including two new humans. Simmone and Grace were so badass, especially Grace, who is only 8. I can’t w
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Centurion: A Scifi Alien Romance
Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone Series #3
Anna Hackett
Release date 10/21/2019

Blurb :

Rescued from her alien captors, the only person who makes her feel safe is a cold, emotionless cyborg.
Abducted from her exploration ship, paramedic Sage McAlister has spent months locked in cells and labs belonging to the Edull. Rescued by the cool, powerful cyborgs
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite literary situations is when a seemingly emotionless individual gets all uptightly mushy about the person who ends up being their special someone. In this case, Acton is a cyborg with locked-down emotions and a logical way of looking at the world. Sage throws his life into glorious disarray and he kind of doesn't know what to do about it.

On her end, Sage puts on a brave face, but her time as a captive of the Edull has left its mark on her. The only time she feels sa
Nikki Brooks
Sage is still traumatised from her time at the hands of the Edull. Living at House of Rone sure does wonders for a girls need for feeling safe! Add in that a certain big, buff, blank-faced Cyborg has made himself her personal watchdog? Well Sage could get used to that.

Acton wanted to pretend that he's this emotionless machine, but deep down he feels emotions. he's just not very clear on what specific onces they may be. He is seemingly indeifferent to all the chaos that the females fr
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heck yes!!!

Fast paced and full of action, this romance packs a punch! Sage and Acton made a wonderful couple and watching them navigate their emotions as they searched for more human survivors of the Edull was pretty darn awesome!! I toooootally recommend!!!
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

I read Centurion in bits and pieces, which was kind of surprising for a book that checks in at just under 250 pages and is written by an author I love in a series that I have enjoyed very much.

Nevertheless, I picked it up and liked what I read but just didn’t feel compelled to finish. But I had a relatively short airplane ride and no internet and there you go, book done.

Which leads me to write about why I didn’t feel compelled, why
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it
When the heroine is more of a liability than an asset...

I love Anna and her writing . What can I say,I think she’s amazing an person and has a great imagination and I love than when I read her books I personally never need a trigger warning.. I know I’m getting strong and or interesting characters, nothing that happens in the way of violence is never too excessive ( maybe too much action and not enough down time at times). Drama yes, trauma no. By that I mean, the characters get drama and are t
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone #3
Rating: 3 stars - it was good

One Sentence Summary: Sage McAlister never expected a cold and remote cyborg to be the one to help her heal from her kidnapping, but there's more than meets the eye when it comes to Acton Vonn.

Centurion continues the journey of our kidnapped human explorers and the search for the mysterious Bari Batu that houses the evil Edull aliens. Sage has been working through her grief and trauma and surprisingly it's been cyborg Acton that's h/>/>One/>
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
Action and Sage have become friends since her rescue from the Edull and he is not understanding why some of the House Of Rhone Gladiators are so happy with their human mates. Sage is having a hard time adjusting to life after her enslavement to the Edull and never being able to return home to Earth. She is till having nightmarish thoughts of her captivity. She is trying to teach Acton how to note the various ways people can show their emotions through body language. The House Of Rone is working ...more
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“Centurion” takes you on a journey to the planet of Carthago, where powerful desirable Cyborgs are gallant gladiators rescuing those enslaved by the merciless Edull.

Rescued from the evil hands of the Edull, Sage is living amongst other women survivors at the House of Rone. When she is around others, she appears happy when she is not. Unpleasant memories of her capture wreak havoc with her emotions. Her safety net is the powerful dev
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It always feels like coming home

I love Carthago it's one of my very favorite places to read about and I always want no go back and visit. Anna Hackett never fails to deliver the best adventures and passionate love stories! Acton and Sage from the House of Rone is so worth the read. Acton a powerful cyborg who has managed to keep his emotions strictly under his control and dampened so that he feel !little to no emotion. Sage kidnapped by the Thraxians and then sold to the Edull who are even
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With so many cybernetic parts in his body and his senses strongly damped, Acton was sure there was no man left to feel. Sage felt numb after had lived so much horror at the claws of the Edull. What were the odds that Acton and Sage, damage as they were, find one in each other what they needed to feel again? Finding the Edull and their slaves were the Gladiator’s houses priority and they joined forces for the mission, but would that be enough? Action, suspense, adventure, lives at stake, strong f ...more
Oct 21, 2019 added it
Centurion is the third book in the Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone by Anna Hackett. Sage McAlister has been trying to fit into life in the House of Rone and with the other women rescued from the Edull. Knowing that Simone and her young daughter, Grace, are still in the hands of the Edull, Sage insists on helping the cyborgs in the search. Sage finds herself drawn to Acton Vonn, the cyborg gladiator able to use telekinesis who carried her from the Edull lab when she was rescued. Acton finds em ...more
Jannie Cv
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cyborg thrills and chills!
House of Rone is once again on the hunt for humans in the hands of the evil Edull. I love Acton! He’s so sure he can’t feel emotions, even though Sage stirs them up in him. He watches her every reaction to determine how she is feeling. Sage is such a soft-hearted sweetie!She’s so good with the kids, so gentle with Acton as she explores her attraction. She may be a gentle soul, but heaven help anyone who threatens those she cares about! We see some amazing feats as
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Acton and Sage

This KU library selection is a great addition to the Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone series. Acton was stolen from his home planet and turned into a cyborg before his transport crashed on Carthago and he joined the House of Rone. His emotions were dampened and he is sure he has no feelings, until they rescued Sage in the previous book. Now he wants to protect her from harm. He's never understood how the other cyborgs changed because of the human women who came into their li
Lisa Bing
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well written fast paced story full of action, adventure and romance

This is a great addition to the series and I really enjoyed watching Acton come to life, emotionally. Sage and he are a great couple, each with a dark history. Together, they work to rescue more humans and end up falling in love, despite the difficult situations they end up in. So many things make this a gripping read: action, adventure, suspense, strong female characters, fascinating cyborgs, a ton of strange creatur
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book three of the Galactic Gladiators: House of Rone series a well written story that kept me turning pages. This series just gets better with each new series and I know I want to read the next book. This is paramedic Sage McAlister who was rescued from the Edull and Acton Vonn the cyborg she comes to love. Acton does not believe he can feel anything for anyone. Their story has suspense, drama, action,danger, evil, robots, and love. I recommend this book. I read a copy through K.U. and I am volu ...more
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This can be read as a stand-alone, but it is more enjoyable when read in order. Each book features a different couple. This book has everything I love; humor, action, aliens, high tech & low tech, suspense, twists, strong female characters, sexy male characters, and romance. Ms. Hackett is amazing in her ability to make each story unique while staying true to the exciting world she has created. If you love Sci-Fi/Action Romance, grab one of her books...or grab them all! You won't be disappoi ...more
Alma Spivey
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another hit!

Awesome, outstanding. I loved this book. You can't do better than love and adventure all in one. It was amazing how both Sage and Acton learned to deal with their emotions. One of my favorite things about the Gladiators is that they are all one big happy family. Always ready to help each other. If only the real world would catch up. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Can't wait for Toren and Someone's story.
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fast paced and interesting

I loved this addition to the Galactic Gladiators series! Seeing Acton learn emotions and Sage overcome her fears was a fast paced page turner, holding my attention and interest. The unexpected twists certainly helped, as did the steamy scenes. All in all, awesome story! My only complaint: Mrs Hackett is not a cyborg herself, and therefore must write at human speed. I REALLY want Toren’s story!
Patricia Blair
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sage Kick starts Acton's Heart

Sage is recovering, learning how to live free. Acton is learning how to feel, fighting to go back to not feeling again. But Sage decides to take a chance on Acton and teach him to "feel". Love this author and series. A lot of action, lots of love and interesting trips to intriguing parts of the planet. Can't wait to read about the next big bad unfeeling cyborg to fall for and earth woman.
Stacy Harper
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Never ending adventure

This newest installment in the Galactic Gladiators series was a never ending adventure that was loaded with all the feels! Which is a bit of irony since Acton, is a cyborg who has been using his emotional dampeners to block out all of his emotions. Recently rescued Sage is there bringing it all back for him. Together they are a fierce couple that are trying to find their way. Loved this book! Always eager for the next one!
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great Book!

What a fun, interesting, and fast-paced book! I loved Sage, Acton, and all the other characters. The storyline is great. It's packed full of action, danger, and some heat. This is the first book I've read in this series, but I didn't feel lost at all. I plan to go back and check out not only the books in this series, but also Hackett's other books.
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Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Well Anna’s done it again..action packed..& those damm Edull...can they get any worse...I’ve a feeling they will...
The House of Rhône is a fantastic place where man meet enhancing....fabulous imaginative read...not going to say anything else but just read these moving and in-depth story of romance,action and final love....
Jenann Garner
House of Rone is in danger of being called "House of Romance, Cyborg Style"!

Just kidding, Anna Hackett. Seriously, these exciting novels are packed with highly imaginative plots and sf heavy battles pitting cyborg and human heroes/heroines against all manner of evil aliens while turning up the heat amongst uniquely
compatible couples who find love amidst the battle arenas.
Rosa Maria Garcia
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Captivating and Adventurous

This book is just as great as all the previous ones and holds your attention from beginning to end? It's action packed with steamy hot scene that are not over the top and awesome characters? Truly a must buy and waiting anxiously for the next book in the series.
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another beautiful couple in Carthago's world. A tough and scary cyborg falls for a beautiful and strong human survivor.
In Centurion, Acton and Sage fight for their relationship, for other human survivor and against bigger and scarier robots than ever. Strap in for another adventure full of romance, mechanics and exciting adventure!!
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