This was a short sexy read that was fun at the same time.
Scipio is attracted to Collina from the first time he sees her. Collina's attraction starts soon after and before long the lovers are together as often as possible.
Collina is filled with trepidation when she finds out that Scipio is a tiro, or a rookie, and has never fought in the arena before. Will his first match be his last? There is also the decision to be made whether or not they will follow Spartacus into rebellion.
This was obviously a well-researched book. It would have been nice to have a short glossary for the few words that were unfamiliar. Even so, it was fairly easy to determine their meaning from context. This glossary is now available on the author's blog.
When the gladiator, Scipio, sees the new healer at his ludus, it's love at first sight but the gladiatorial games and Spartacus's rebellion may keep the lovers apart.