THE COMMANDER’S DESIRE
The Wild Rose Press
Rating: 4 Cups
In medieval England, Princess Elwytha is mourning the murder of her brother, the King, when her other brother offers her a way for revenge. She is to marry the enemy king and kill his army’s commander, the monster who assassinated her brother. When she is instead betrothed to the commander, she will eventually question her loyalties and her heart.
The commander knows the lovely princess is planning something, but hopes that he can convince Elwytha that he is innocent of murder. When his emotions come full circle, he can not decide if he is able to trust the woman he has come to love.
Most royal marriages are politically based, but does one based on revenge have a chance of happiness? Murder and intrigue may always keep the commander and Elwytha apart and at war.
An exciting and interesting historical, this book kept my attention and is one that I enjoyed reading. The murder and mayhem are very well written and are excellent “page-turner” aspects of the book. The Commander's Desire is a sensual novel as opposed to erotic, but the building love and care that Elwytha has for her commander is palpable. This is one of my favorite parts of the book. It was, however, Elwytha’s sense of self that made the book most interesting to me. The royal machinations and subplots are great, but it is Elwytha’s strength that makes her empathetic to readers. The background and supporting characters are interesting, and I plan to read more from Ms Green. While I love good “trashy romances”, The Commander's Desire, a more gentle romance, is one of my keepers.
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