Princess Elwytha wants revenge on the monster who murdered her brother. In a false exchange for peace, she offers herself in marriage to the enemy Prince.
The plan? Kill the Prince’s battle-scarred Commander—the man who ended King Thor’s life with one filthy sword thrust through the back.
Fighting her innate sense of honor, she begins to see the ironclad integrity of the man behind the scars. And with this knowledge comes doubt. Did he slay her brother? What exactly is the new king’s plan? Whom can she trust?
It probably isn’t often that anything medieval could be even remotely referred to as retro but The Commander’s Desire was precisely that for me. A classic throw back read from my teenage years. Featuring what in my opinion would be one of the best literary plot-lines, the arranged marriage between warring clans.
I adored Elwytha, she was strong yet sensitive often I find when the heroine is supposed to be a warrior they can unfortunately lack sensitivity and empathy. The Commander was equally appealing in his own understated way slowly winning over Elwytha and the reader simultaneously.
Jennette Green skillfully blends elements of Beauty and the Beast and Taming of the Shrew and with the subtle whodunit at it’s core The Commander’s Desire was a delightful sojourn to the middle ages that I am sure I will repeat before long.
AUTHOR: Jennette Green
RATING: 3 1/2 Stars
GENRE: Historical Romance
Disclaimer: ARC was kindly provided by the publisher for an honest review.