Lucius: Spartan Warrior by Stormy Glenn
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Futuristic Romance, M/M, sci-fi elements, HEA]
Lucius is Spartan, a genetically enhanced soldier created for the sole purpose of fighting. But what is he to do when the war is over? Exiled with his unit to an island off the Pacific coastline, Lucius is shocked when he finds more than a deserted island when he meets Ari, a man determined to live by his own rules even at the cost of his own life.
Ari was just a teenager when he was abandoned by his family and exiled because he didn’t meet the new moral code. He does what he needs to do to survive. When he meets Lucius and the other Spartan, he finds that the fierce warriors need even more help than he does.
Emotions have been drummed out of the Spartans, deemed useless to men taught nothing but killing. Teaching them to feel just might be harder than Ari thinks, especially when he needs Lucius to be the killing machine he was born to be in order to save them all when the enemy attacks. But the cost might be the man he is falling in love with.
Lucius and his men have no idea how to behave outside of war and training. When Lucius stumbles across Ari when he and his men are dropped onto a “deserted” island, Lucius has no idea what he is feeling and what to do about it. Ari isn’t sure what he should do about Lucius. He is attracted to him but knows Lucius isn’t supposed to have emotions. They should have been all bred and trained out of Lucius and the other Spartan.
I thought the idea of this story is cute. It has been done similarly before. The writing was good. The plot is not unique but fun and interesting. The characters are fairly typical of this author’s writing. Ari is smaller but is really a strong man who changes Lucius for the better. Lucius then has to prove he cares for Ari when Ari is in trouble.
This story seems to be written as a standalone but there are so many threads left dangling that I would love to see it become a series. If it is a single book there are a lot of holes that are not filled. I enjoyed the book even though it isn’t the greatest writing. This is a comfort read for those days when one needs a fun, easy read. It lifts your spirits.
Posted on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013, in Book Review, Futuristic, M/M Romance, Novella: 100-150 pages, Three Roses, TJ and tagged M/M Romance, Novella, Siren-Bookstrand, Stormy Glenn, Three Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.