Friday, April 19, 2019

Cyborg by Anna Hackett [Review]

 Cyborg by Anna Hackett
Cyborg (Galactic Gladiators #10) by Anna Hackett
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: June 4, 2018

Galactic Gladiators
1. Gladiator
2. Warrior
3. Hero
4. Protector
5. Champion
6. Barbarian
7. Beast
8. Rogue
9. Guardian
10. CyborgPaperback | Kindle
11. Imperator

Anna Hackett
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Scientist Ever Haynes was shocked when she was abducted by alien slavers...but the last thing she expected was to find herself pregnant with a cyborg's baby.

Ever has been fighting for her life since her abduction, and the only good thing to happen to her was one heated night with a mysterious prisoner--a connection, a flash of light in the darkness. But then he was rescued and she was left behind. Now, weeks later, she's been saved by the House of Galen gladiators...and by the man she shared the hottest night of her life with. But cool, emotionless cyborg Magnus Rone has no memory of their night together and finding out that she's expecting his baby is a shock to everyone.

Created in a military program, Magnus is genetically and cybernetically enhanced--emotionless, ruthless, focused. He vows to protect Ever and the baby she carries, and despite his lack of memory, everything about tough, levelheaded Ever draws him in. All his life, his emotional dampeners and training have limited his ability to feel emotions...but one small Earth woman cuts through all that and leaves him feeling.

As they work together to hunt down the deadly desert arena of Zaabha and the final human woman trapped there, Ever and Magnus find a stunning passion neither can resist or ignore. But in the dangerous desert sands of Carthago, with the House of Galen gladiators by their sides, deadly enemies are closing in. Ever and Magnus will be dragged back into the darkness, and Magnus will do anything and sacrifice everything to keep her safe.

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think wild gladiatorial fights and daring rescues), tough gladiators (the warriors of the House of Galen and the House of Rone) and a steamy romance (between a sexy, emotionless cyborg and a resilient survivor from Earth). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!
Thoughts on Cyborg: Yes! We're back on the mean streets of Carthago with the gladiators who can't resist the wiles of those human women. This time around it's the seemingly emotionless cyborg up to bat. His emotional dampening is sort of useless, though, because Magnus is all tangled up by the human carrying his baby. Partially because he doesn't remember the time he spent with her and partially because Ever overloads his circuits every time she's near.

Which is FANTASTIC because cyborgs need love too!

While Magnus is brooding over his feelings (which sounds mocking, but THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING!), Ever is dealing with the aftermath of her captivity. By which I mean both the baby on board AND the hunky cyborg who doesn't remember their explosive time together. Plus, she's wracked by guilt that the last of the human women they're trying to rescue stayed behind on Zaabha to make sure the gladiators had the chance to get Ever out.

Guilt, man. It's a killer.

(Don't worry, guys. Things work out. Gladiators, whether they're part machine or not, don't back down and they're determined to fight for honor and sexy times and all that. YAY, GLADIATORS!)

The next book looks like it's going to be a killer. Not literally or anything because I'm mostly certain even the scary leader of the scariest house deserves a happily ever after of his own. Bring it!

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