Nova Praetorian by NR Walker
Historical Fiction/Romance M/M
BlueHeart Press | October 24, 2018
Nova Praetorian is an excellent perfect Birdie Bookworm love story. It has two people who fall madly for each other, and refuse to let anything come between them. I so love when fictional strife isn’t romantic, and that’s exactly how it was with Quintus and Kaeso.
I was especially impressed, since there was so much that could have come between them!
Nova Praetorian takes place in historical Rome, with Quintus a trainer of Gladiators and Kaeso a slave, owned by the Senator our hero Quintus is indebted to. Kaeso’s life is not his own, and while Quintus is a freed man, he has no control over Kaeso’s survival. Still, they never ever doubted they’d find a way to end up together. It was really beautiful.
However, with that said, the plot against the Senator’s life which keeps Quintus with Kaeso wasn’t really believable. I think I went into this read hoping the intrigue and back story would remind me of Captive Prince. I didn’t need it to be as good, I don’t think that’s possible, but I did hope I would feel an investment. I didn’t. It wasn’t hard to put this book aside.
Loved the romance.
Lukewarm about the story.
That about sums it up.