BOOKS ‘n COZY SPOTS BOOK REVIEWS – A Spartan Love (Apollo’s Men Book 2) by Kayla Jameth




3.5 stars


3 1/2 ~ Stars!

Review of ~ A SPARTAN LOVE (APOLLO’S MEN BOOK 2) by Kayla Jameth

Historical Romance / Ancient World / MM

 (copy provided by author for honest review)



Reviewed by Terry ~ for Books ‘N Cozy Spots Book Reviews,



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Alone, Andreas toils on a remote farmstead for a Spartan overlord. When a kryptes enters his world, Andreas fears for his life. The dread warriors stalk and kill helots—like Andreas’ father—as part of their training.
Andreas sees only one way to save himself: he must tame the fearsome warrior.
But what began as self-preservation develops into attraction. Yearning for the company of someone other than his ferret, Ictis, Andreas decides to trust the Spartan warrior and risk the fate that claimed his father.
Born to rule by the sword, Theron sees the world as his and acts accordingly, taking everything Andreas offers and reaching for more. However, love between men in Sparta is considered shameful and requires either exile or suicide to redeem Sparta’s honor. Now, only the gods can save them from the terrible price Sparta extracts from men who desire other men.


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I have read a few historical romance stories and I have enjoyed them. I can tell you this is not your usual historical romance; it is a story of forbidden love from the ancient world. Sparta is one of the most powerful city-states and the Gods live.

Kayla Jameth mixes history and myth to bring us an exciting and fun romance. I will let you know some of the words used are from the ancient language so you may want to give the Lexicon a quick glance before you start if you’re a little rusty on your Greek history/mythology. If you choose not to it won’t be hard to understand the story, Kayla has done a good job explaining as the story grows. She has also done her homework and tells a story that will keep you turning the pages. 

I fell for our main characters Andreas who knows and accepts his place as a slave in this society and Theron who accepts and revels in his knowledge that the world is his to conquer and control. We also have some wonderful secondary characters which include some powerful gods, brothers in arms, nosey neighbors and a fury friend.    

Andreas, a helot, has been alone for four years. His father was killed by the kryptes when he was a child and his mother past 4 years ago. Because of Andreas’ size he keeps to himself so he doesn’t attract the attention of the kryptes or the Spartan Overlord. He doesn’t want to be considered a threat and killed like his father. He just wants to be left to live and take care of his land and livestock, maybe have a family or at least a friend to keep company with. But the chance of this happening isn’t very likely. Unless he takes a chance that will either kill him or give him what he dreams of and longs for.

Theron is a kryptes, a Spartan Warrior in training. The kryptes are not yet warriors, they are still young men left on their own to hone the skills needed to be worthy of the title Warrior. These young men also hone their killing skills by stalking and hunting helots who are unfortunately out after dark. Theron has found one such helot, Andreas. Theron decides to play with his prey and what he learns and discovers may be the death of not only his prey, Andreas, but of himself as well.

Grab your glass of wine and enjoy a taste of Spartan Love.


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A SPARTAN LOVE also received the following ratings:




HEAT FACTOR ~ 2 Flames


TWIST FACTOR ~ 2 for the risks taken by our young men and the danger from a lady scorned


BONUS FACTOR ~ 2 Golden Apples, I can’t believe you stopped there!!



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