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 she and her family arrived on the island of Arcadia, forced to take new identities and blend into the strange new land to avoid a terrorist’s bounty on her father’s head. Though Brooke has grown into a woman and devoted herself to learning battle tactics in order to earn Syn’s respect, it is clear he’ll see her as nothing more than the scrawny teen who washed up on his shore six years ago.
A prince scarred…
Samsyn Cimarron has all but taken a sacred oath never to marry. Disillusioned by the sham of his parents’ union, fairytale love is nothing but a concept for dreamers and story books. Instead, Syn has devoted himself to things he can control, like his country’s security—and a long string of one-night lovers. But when Brooke Valen serves on his temporary security detail and almost dies in the doing, all his careful mandates are shattered—and one night of naked passion with her doesn’t feel like enough. But it has to be. His desires are dark and wicked, unworthy of a beauty like Brooke.
A fate sealed…
When Arcadia’s security hinges on Samsyn taking a bride, he reluctantly seals the deal with Brooke—but vows that even his ring on her finger won’t make him take her body again.
A love realized?
Though married to the man of her dreams, Brooke has never felt more alone in her life. Is the flame of their love strong enough to shatter Samsyn’s darkness? Can the beauty of her soul reach to the beast in his? Or will she have to prove her love by confronting the assassin who’s been sent to finish off her family for good?
I was so excited to start Into His Command, the second book in the Cimarron series. I loved the previous book and wished that the island was real so I could take in its beauty for my very own and experience it firsthand. This author is an author I have a high standard for because I know what amazing writing she is capable of. Into His Command didn’t meet my expectations, it exceeded it! This is a beautiful, sexy, emotional, action filled story that will have you on the edge of your seat one minute, so in tune to the story line that you can’t help but wish for not only Brooke and Syn to get their happily ever after, but that all the characters will in the next. I still want to visit this beautifully described island, even if only in my dreams. Please make sure you have read book one, Into His Dark that you read it before starting Into His Command so that you can full appreciate the setting and circumstances that take place in this book.
The connection and chemistry between Brooke and Syn started from the very moment Syn laid eyes on his “star”, but the one thing he can’t give anyone, even Brooke, is his heart. Brooke has always been Syn’s even if he doesn’t know it, his family has not only protected her but he has made her a warrior as well. The way that Ms. Payne brings these two together makes you worry if it will all work out, that if Syn can wish upon his star and find real love and if Brooke can get her warrior to see her finally as she wants him to see her.
I plan on starting to stalk, I mean watch Ms. Payne’s accounts for updates when we will get the next book in this series, okay so maybe I already am but am trying really hard not to bug her about it. Which may last as long as it takes me to finish typing this review, ha. Seriously though, I love the way that Ms. Payne has created this beautiful world, the characters that feel like people we could all someday meet in real life, and the emotions that she is able to draw out from within her readers while they are experiencing it for the first time. I recommend you read this series as well as all of her other books, you won’t be disappointed.
Hi there. I'm Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.
A bit about me...
I've been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances--the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed--though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets...backstage passes...that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry.
These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.