The Only Good Roman
By Christine Elaine BlackThis is a review of an indie published book called the Only Good Roman by Christine Elaine Black. The book is available HERE. I read this book as a recommend on a tweet, and thought I might as well give it a shot. The book takes place during the Roman Empire. That period of history is a fascinating, dark and tumultuous period that can often produce exciting novels and epic story lines. This novel did not fail to please my curious mind. While the novel does take place in the past, it is not a history lesson, nor does it bore with overly descriptive language. The main character Lia, is a smart charming young woman fluent in three languages with a passion for teaching. The male lead Darius is the typical dashing, sizzling Roman captain with a hidden passion for writing and art. The story line was adventurous and not overly full of sexual overture, which I found a welcome relief from previous novels that I have encountered.
I thought overall this book was well written, exciting and a good quick read. I read the book in one sitting without a break, unwilling to put the book down for a moment. I couldn't wait for the second book, as the first book ended on a cliffhanger.