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Banished by Sandra Schwab
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it was amazing
bookshelves: e-book, historical-romance

Eagle's Honor: Banished by Sandra Schwab is a 2015 publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Roman Centurions! What a nice change of pace from the usual historical romances being published ad nauseam these days.

Marcus, a Centurion, is returning home for his brother's wedding. But, he stops over and visits with Titus, an old friend, to catch up on things. While there, he is presented with a beautiful slave dancer named Lia, provided to him by Titus for his pleasure. Initially, he balks at what the lady is freely offering, but she finally convinces him to seek out a private place, when to her amazement he turns the tables on her as SHE is the one being pleasured, something unheard of for women in general, but especially to slaves.... and the fun is only getting started because Marcus soon finds his mind and heart are always with Lia. But, they can never have a legitimate future together because she is a slave and their relationship would bring dishonor to Marcus' family. Is their love doomed or can the lovers find a way to be together?

The author has obviously done a some research adding authenticity to the atmosphere and creating a vivid backdrop in which the story unfolds.

Marcus had my heart going pitter patter! He's sexy, and honorable, willing to sacrifice all for the woman he loves.

Lia, is a person who has never dared to hope for a better life, was afraid to believe Marcus was really in love with her, and was also willing to take any chance necessary in order to be with her man.

It may take a miracle for the lovers to find their way to one another, but where there is a will there is a way. Taking great and dangerous chances the couple are determined to have their HEA!

This is a short read, but has many elements such as intrigue and adventure that rounds out the exotic, sensual, erotic, but deeply romantic tale. The story is one of forbidden love that leads to a diabolical plot designed to keep the couple apart, but you know, love somehow finds a way to triumph in the end.

I highly recommend this one! 4.5 rounded to 5
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Reading Progress

April 21, 2015 – Shelved
April 21, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
April 21, 2015 – Shelved as: e-book
April 21, 2015 – Shelved as: historical-romance
May 1, 2015 – Started Reading
May 11, 2015 – Finished Reading

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