In today’s society we enjoy brutal sports like World Wrestling Entertainment and the Ultimate Fighting Championship – imagine, if you will, a world where we also couldn’t wait for the next gladiator match.
Lyn lives in just such a world. In fact, she is deeply entrenched in the Glad lifestyle. Lyn’s mother has had seven husbands – all Glad fighters. She has been widowed six times – her husbands always dying in the arena. Her latest husband, Tommy, is set to fight in a championship battle against Uber – a young up and comer in the Neo-Glad world. When the worst possible thing happens and Tommy is killed in the fight, Lyn, her mother, and her brother are left in a desperate situation. Either Lyn marries Uber and becomes a Glad Wife or the family loses everything.
Lyn must look deep within herself to decide what she is willing to do.
I really enjoyed reading GIRL IN THE ARENA even though the writing style took a little getting used to. The only reason it didn’t get 5 glasses is the ending. It seems a little rushed and leaves too much up in the air. GIRL IN THE ARENA doesn’t seem to need a sequel so the reader will be left with their questions forever.