In Baiae, a seaside village in 69 BC,
Silvana Junia is the subject of conversation. Forced to
endure talk after talk, most of it not true, she has decided
to ignore the gossips because she could care less. One night
Silvana is accosted while on a boat and rather than put up
with Cotta and his henchmen, Silvana dove overboard into the
bay as means to get away from him. Fighting her way to
safety, rescue comes in the form of a handsome man that
Silvana canít help but be thankful for.
Lucius Aurelius Fortis rescues a sea
nymph from the bay without thinking. Unwilling to let such a
beautiful woman perish, he drags her to safety and proceeds to
escort her home. His past as a womanizer slows down his
attraction to this beauty but he canít get rid of it
completely. When she agrees to be his mistress, Lucius is
beyond thankful. He is enticed and in love.
In true historical style, Michelle Styles
has brought to life two characters that needed their stories
told. Silvana was a modern woman alive in a time when there
were only two things a woman could do; get married and give
birth. Her decision to be a part of Luciusí life was a tough
decision, but the ramifications came out to her advantage.
Lucius was a thoroughly Roman male in all his glory.
I liked the story and the setting. I
thought the plot flowed. It was somewhat redundant at times
but the author wrote The Romanís Virgin Mistress
in such a way that my attention didnít waver. Lovers of
Harlequin Historical romances will love The Romanís