Into His Command
Book 2, The Cimarron Series
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A hero worshipped.
Brooke Valen has resigned herself to a life of adoring Samsyn Cimarron from afar. The massive warrior has been her knight in shining armor since the night her family arrived on the island of Arcadia, forced to blend into the strange new land to avoid a terrorist’s bounty. Though Brooke has grown into a woman and devoted herself to earning Syn’s respect, she doubts he’ll ever see her as anything more than a scrawny teen with stars in her eyes.
A prince scarred.
To Samsyn Cimarron, true love is a concept best left to story books. Syn likes things he can control better, like the secrets he must keep to ensure his country’s security—and a long string of one-night lovers. But when Brooke is wounded helping to defend the kingdom, all his careful mandates are shattered—and fleeting passion with her doesn’t feel like enough. Brooke affects him like no other lover…
A fate sealed.
Suddenly, Arcadia’s security hinges on Samsyn and Brooke uniting as more than “friends with benefits”—much to Syn’s conflict. Can he fight the new sensations that come with having her all to himself? There’s a dark side of his desire—and exposing it may turn Brooke from him forever.
A love realized?
Though sharing a bed with the man of her dreams, Brooke has never felt more alone. Is the love in her soul strong enough to reach the beast in Syn’s, or will she have to prove her devotion by confronting Arcadia’s most vile enemy?
Into His Command is a story about two people who fall in love at first sight. The problem is only the heroine, Brooke Valin, American born daughter of a Senator, recognizes it as love. Samsyn Cimarron, second born prince of Arcadia doesn't now how to recognize love. He is jaded by his parents infidelity.
I loved the two characters. Brooke is no fragile flower. While her family is hiding in Arcadia away from a madman who wants her family dead, she joins the military of Arcadia. She is a strong willful female character. Samsyn, also a strong willful man, is the head of the military. When they eventually get together, they make a great team. The only problem is Samsyn is so blinded by his parents infidelity, he doesn't believe true love exists. He knows he has a overpowering attraction to Brook but thinks it's pure physical. Samsyn doesn't even make a move on Brooke for 6 years! Once he does kiss her, Brooke won't let him walk away and pushes the boundaries.
The only downfall of this story is Samsyn constantly keeping Brooke at arms length. One moment he is tender, passionate and calling her beautiful endearments, but then the next he is telling her he can't give her his heart. The beating Brooke takes to her heart is sometimes painful and you want her to just walk away but when they are together, it's explosive and you can't help but root for Brooke to tear down his walls.
There is a lot of action in this story with attacks on the royal family and the enemy of Brooke's family making an appearance. You finally get to see how much Samsyn loves Brooke when she is taken by the enemy and you will definitely not be bored with the story.
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.