A Tested Love

A Tested Love

by Kayla Jameth

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Overview

Sequel to A Spartan Love

Spartan Love: Book Two

The Epics of Apollo’s Men

Lured by seductive promises, Andreas risked his life to be with Theron, only to find himself betrayed. Abandoned and alone, Andreas resigns all hope of seeing his fierce warrior again and resumes his life as a helot.

All too aware of the harsh punishment Sparta demands of men who love other men, Theron reluctantly surrenders Andreas in hopes of keeping him safe. The warrior returns to Sparta to embrace his destiny in place of the helot he has grown to see as a man, not just a slave. Cold but honorable duty will be his new lover.

Duty proves to be a jealous lover when Sparta demands the final test of Theron’s loyalty. Sent to kill Andreas, Theron must find a way to come to terms with his burning desire for his handsome helot before their forbidden love destroys them both.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634769792
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press, LLC
Publication date: 03/11/2016
Series: Apollo's Men
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Rainbow Award-winning author Kayla Jameth, a transplanted rural Yankee, now practices veterinary medicine in Houston. An interest in the ancient world and a minor in Classical History soon led her to write stories set in ancient Greece with men who could have been extras for The 300. Strong half-naked men, ancient cultures.... Who could ask for more?

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A Tested Love 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
OneFreeSpirit More than 1 year ago
I have to say this series, Spartan Love by Kayla Jameth, is one I am so glad I have had the pleasure of picking up. This Historical or as I like to call it Ancient Romance takes us back to a time that things are simpler, but our good authors have a way of taking the simple and throwing in some evil twist. In this story Kayla Jameth shows us her evil side. In most romance stories you can choose a favorite main character in A Tested Love I really can’t choose between Andreas and Theron. The writing and character development for both of these characters makes it impossible for me to love one more than the other. When I started to think about my review for A Tested Love I had to go to the good ole Dictionary/Thesaurus because I didn’t want to use the word angst because so many times, I feel, that word puts a not so good label on a story or characters but what I found actually worked perfectly for our main characters. In Existentialist Philosophy it means, the dread caused by man’s awareness that his future is not determined but must be freely chosen. I truly enjoyed watching Theron and Andreas realize this and it does not come easy for them because their stations in life are very well defined, set in stone as some would say. We also get introduced to a few new secondary characters as well as get to learn more about a few from the first story. As I say a good story needs strong secondary characters in whatever part they play, to help with character development or world building. In this story they play a part in both aspects of the story. I would be amiss to not mention we get to see the gods continue to play a part in the lives or our beloved characters *crosses fingers and flick them away from me to prevent any misfortune the gods may visit upon me for calling them secondary* I am also enjoying learning more about the ancient gods as well. In all my brushes with them in classes in Junior High and High School never once can I remember any mention of their openness of sexual partners. We were told of their frolicking and ability to love but never can I remember it being mentioned that this love also included partners of the same sex. Maybe this has changed; it has been a while since I was in those classes. Hopefully they have taken a cue from the goddess of love Aphrodite who says “Who are they to say who can or cannot be lovers?” Whether you like Historical Romance or are looking for something new I recommend this story for both. I will say you should read A Spartan Love first and for fun don’t skip the Lexicons in both books they are a treat. There will be at least one more story for Andreas and Theron maybe more. I am also looking forward to some of our other characters getting their own stories as well. A Tested Love releases March 11th so preorder or give it a one click you won’t be disappointed. I will give you a little teaser I did enjoy the sex between our main characters there is not a lot of it but sometimes the story does not call for it to be a worthy read. Kayla Jameth also shows her evil author side as she has included a killer sex scene that rocks Andreas world in a way he or I never saw coming.
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