The story had potential. It wasn't uncommon for the wealthy women of Rome to find pleasure with a gladiator, especially a hero of the arena. What suffered here was a complete lack of erotica. This story reads more like a porno synopsis than erotica - erotica implies a stronger buildup to the act, a sensuality, a writing style. This was no more than words, hastily written, describing a man's fantasy.
(review of free book)