Eleanor’s dream of a romantic tour of Italy shatters when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her in Pompeii. Determined to enjoy the once in a lifetime vacation, she enlists the 1NS service. She continues her trip, stopping to buy a small golden signet in a mysterious antiquities shop in Rome.
Darius, a hard-working Senator in Ancient Rome, is puzzled by the Sibyl’s words: You will not find love in your lifetime. Hoping to find a measure of happiness, he agrees to the Sibyl’s quest. In the olive grove, he spots Eleanor, a barbarian wearing his stolen senator’s ring.
A night spent together may be just what they both need to break down the columns of time that stand between them.
As a fan of Spartacus I'm drawn to all things from the times of Roman gladiators and with Senator, Mine and its sexy storyline and atmospheric descriptions of that historical period I found myself completely enmeshed in this story. As a part of Decadent Publishing's 1Night Stand series I also got what every other book in the series promises: a quick read full of steamy encounters that takes you away from all your stresses for awhile with its dream-like quality.
Eleanor's a tough woman who's just been unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend in her favorite place in the world and decides to make the most of it by signing up for a mysterious one-night stand who's promised to be everything she desires. I liked how Eleanor picked herself up and didn't wallow in depression, she's a modern woman full of strength. Roman Senator Darius, who's bored with all the usual women, longs for someone new and after being sent on a quest by the Sibyl, discovers that Eleanor is that someone new. Darius is ruggedly sexy and open minded considering the times. I quite liked him and can see why Eleanor fell for him so quickly, I know I did.
They quickly fall for one another which leads to a few very sexy sexual interludes that flowed very naturally from their first meeting. The easy acceptance of time travel by both parties might seem a bit odd, but with the Sibyl at work and the obvious changes to the landscape, their easy acceptance didn't bother me.
From beginning to end, I found this a short but satisfying read. With its romantically atmospheric tone and likable characters Senator, Mine led to a delightfully decadent vacation at home on my comfy reading couch.
My rating for this is a B.
*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.