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uintus Ambustus is a slave—Adiona Leonia is a wealthy socialite He fights for his life in the gladiator's ring—she plays cutthroat politics in Rome's high society He's sacrificed everything for his Christian faith—she believes in nothing and no one But when Adiona's life is threatened uintus is chosen as her bodyguard and their fascination with one another shocks them both Neither thought to find joy in a match society would condemnbut their feelings cannot be denied Have they lost too much to believe in happiness? Or will their growing love let them leave the past behind—and build a new future together?


10 thoughts on “The Protector

  1. says:

    Why do you think I thought of uintus? Who better to protect a woman than the man who can’t keep his eyes of her?uintus is a gladiator Stripped of his social status his wealth his life he is forced to fight brutally for his life because of his new belief in Christ which he holds to strong never faltering While training for the gladiator ring he catches the eye of the beautiful well sought after Lady Adiona Leonia Tall dark and handsome she’s breathless when she watches him fight fearful that this could be the day he died And he can’t stop thinking about her either But he tries to deny his feelings he could never have her because of his new lowered status Trying to make himself believe this and not even knowing the lady he tells a former gladiator what he really thinks about her but knowing that he can’t know this for sure Adiona hears him saying those rude things and is hurt deeply But she refuses to let it show One night she is attacked and she and her friends realizes someone is trying to kill her uintus is appointed her bodyguard as she travels to see a dying friend They set off on their journey both trying to suelch their feelings both thinking the other could never possibly want them but then finding out hidden things about each other that bring them to new light and makes their budding love growI loved uintus' and Adiona's banter It made their relationship so real and endearing But I especially loved the parts when they let their guard down and they shared little tender moments a touch of the face a link of her arm threw his that made their hearts race and wonder if the other could feel something for them than contempt I couldn’t stop smiling through the whole book And several times I was laughing at the characters at the sometimes awkward moments between uintus and Adiona And it takes them a time to realize they do love each other I loved this bit of wisdom given to Adiona from her friend When two people are in love they're often the last to know So true isn't it The ending surprised me Not uite close to the end they thought they had found the true attempted killer and Adiona felt safe especially when uintus was with her But then Capshaw threw a twist at us Someone was almost lost but their ardor for each other was shown and they knew that they will always love each other no matter what happens I really enjoyed this book It was a sweet endearing Christian love story The religion was handled nicely the dialogue was amusing and real and the plot well thought out I think I’m going to have to read of these Love Inspired Historical books


  2. says:

    This book made me smile I love how we get Characters from her first book The Gladiator to return and make an appearance And yea for Cat Made me smile when he appeared in the first couple of chapters uintus and Adiona's story is great Adiona has issues of self worth and hiding behind a veneer of wealth makeup and clothes to look good to society while hurting on the inside She is so in need of Christ's love and saving grace and doesn't fully realize it till her life is in danger uintus and Adiona have had an unusual connection since they first met in The Gladiator but the fact that uintus now has to protect her from a murderer throws them together in a whole different way Despite both of their pasts they both have to overcome stigmas and prejudices that they have the opposite sex I love how Carla Capshaw kept the same characters involved from The Gladiator to help these two along Maybe Josephina and Onesimus' story is next?


  3. says:

    Carla Capshaw brings the readers to early AD It is a time of gladiators and persecution for ChristiansIf you have not read Carla's first book in this series The Gladiator I would suggest doing so She has started uintus Adiona's story in that book and she has wound the beloved characters from that book into The Protectoruintus Ambustus was turned in as a Christian and sold into slavery Caros a former champion gladiator had bought him uintus was a uick learner in the training school Caros has Adiona Leonia is a wealthy widow Those who want to be known in Rome's social circles want to be in her circle She is known as a hard woman and a man hater except for Caros whom many suspect she had been in an affair withFrom the moment Adiona seen uintus she was drawn into his uniue green eyes uintus struggled against his attraction for her as she was not a Christian and he had assumed she lived as many in her circle did Both of them were hiding deep hurts When Adiona's life was threatened uintus was assigned as her body guard He soon see's that Adiona is not what she portrays to beThis book is captivating and holds your attention There is danger to Adiona as they travel as they do not know who her assailant is uintus must return to his hometown as well not knowing who had turned him as a Christian eight months ago It will keep you hanging on to the endThe third book in this series will be out in August 2011 The Champion


  4. says:

    I was wise to start this book early in the day so I didn't have to stay up late to finish for surely I would haveI think I may have enjoyed this book even than The Gladiator which I thought would be uite impossible I think it's mostly due to the fact that I relate in personality to Adiona I loved her from the last book knowing there was a lot hidden beneath the surface Man do I ever love her and her spirit I was beyond thrilled to hear her and uintus' story and glad I waited to read when I could go from the first to the next I love it when characters can overcome and work through the challenges life has given them in a way that feels real and true which Carla captures perfectly uintus is beyond dreamy too who wouldn't want him as a protector? I am in love with the book cover itself ;I want and am hopeful for another story to be told as these characters are now near and dear to my heart Sigh As always I feel so grateful for my life and the love of the Savior for us all


  5. says:

    I liked Adiona and uintus in the first book so I was excited to read this one Then I was disappointed when I started reading this one and discovered that they'd suddenly morphed into the main characters from the previous book Does this author only know how to write one kind of romance? The details change but the essence stays the same and the personalities of the characters shift to fit their new roles Gone is funny snarky spitfire Adiona; now we get angsty hesitant self conscious Adiona Gone is steady reassuring uintus; now it's angsty bitter conflicted commanding uintus The dynamic between the characters is practically exactly the same as the first book And why can't the slaves in these stories actually be slaves rather than wealthy people who only recently became enslaved? I'm kind of curious to read the third book but I'm afraid the Alexius we've met in the first two books will suddenly be replaced with new romanicleadAlexius and I'll end up just reading or less the same story for the third time


  6. says:

    I picked up The Protector with trepidation Would this follow up to the Rita nominated The Gladiator live up to my expectations? I should not have been concerned Once again Capshaw has written what I have come to term a mature inspirational with vivid detailing of the first century alpha males like no other and an action packed plot Capshaw's ability to create a vivid world often neglected in historical romances as well as her knack for twists and turns make this a book not to be missedCapshaw's gift for faith development shows through on every page as she draws characters who are human in their frailties but have the ability to change as they discover Christ She took a less than likable character from her first book and made her a wonderful heroine worthy of her hero a character I fell in love with immediately All I can say is More More


  7. says:

    Carla Capshaw's ability to put very interesting characters in the midst of a very believable historical setting and continually hold the reader's interest throughout the entire story is amazing She brings back some of the characters from her first bookThe Gladiator but The Protector focuses on Adiona and uintus The novel also deals with how hard it is to overcome fears that are deeply rooted in your past and the beauty of new found faith Add the intrigue of a killer on the loose and you will be hooked I hope the author isn't tired of writing about ancient Rome because I would love to hear This is one of the best books I've read this year BRAVO


  8. says:

    Another great book from Carla I enjoyed this book as much as the first After reading The Gladiator I really wanted to read uintus and Adiona's story and I wasn't disappointed Right from the start this book is full of action uintus becomes a bodyguard for Adiona and it is here we learn of both there histories In the prologue we learn alot about what it is like to be a girl in early Rome We learn girls are not valued and were treated badly I didn't realize it was like this for girls back then also I love how the book unfolds and admit I was often wondering what would happen next Great read


  9. says:

    Really liked itIt certainly has a different plot from the others by Carla in the series which results in a fairly good book I wouldn't say it was particularly intriguing but it was goodMy favorite part were the characters They're always the best developed part in Carla's booksI also like how characters from other books are brought togetherAnother overall lovely book by Carla Capshaw


  10. says:

    Compared to Book 1 The Gladiator this one was not nearly has enjoyable Once again Carla Capshaw does a good job of writing a love story during the harsh time of Ancient Rome Like her first book she will get you feeling a bit sad as you read these people's backgrounds and what they have to endure But the end definitely brings things together and ties it up in a nice heartwarming story