Angie’s Gladiator by Ruby Dixon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The clone wars!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😚😌😉😘
The heroine: Angie – she woke up from a cryopod on an ice planet after being abducted by aliens. She is distressed to find out that she is pregnant and has no clue how she got that way or what kind of alien impregnated her.
The Hero: Vordis – he is one of a thousand clones, created to fight in the gladiator rings. He and his clone brother Thrand were on their way to new owners when the ship crashed on the ice planet. They think it is their job to watch over and protect Angie, though Vordis wants her for himself.
The Story: When Angie finally talks to Vordis and tells him she would like a pickle and he goes off to get her one, he thinks she is messing with him, and becomes remote again. She is lonely and just wants a friend. Though she is attracted to Vordis, she thinks it isn’t right in her condition. She feels apart from the other women since they rarely talk to her about anything other than how she is feeling or how the baby is doing.
Vordis doesn’t think he is worthy of Angie since he is a’ani, a clone created to be a slave. Angie doesn’t think Vordis wouldn’t be attracted to her because she is pregnant with another’s baby. However, both of them yearn for each other. I liked this romance and they had a ton of chemistry between them and I love how dedicated Vordis is to Angie and how protective he is. I also enjoyed the way Vordis and Thrand were always competing with each other.
The book is told in dual points of vie in dual narration where the male narrator does the chapters in Vordis’s point of view and the female narrator does the narration on the chapters in Angie’s point of view. The narration was done by Sean Crisden and Felicity Munroe who did a great job and are very pleasant to listen to.
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