Saturday, January 14, 2012

Command and Control, a Review

Command and Control (Holding Out for A Hero #2)
by Shelli Stevens (Goodreads Author)

Holding Out for a Hero, Book 2

Megan Asher has a thriving career, looks, self-confidence to spare. It all means little without the love of her life. Trevor has returned from deployment in Afghanistan a haunted man, emotionally distant and unwilling to connect—except in bed. Then even that fragile thread snaps. Brokenhearted, she is forced to call off their wedding and, after a few months’ separation, try to move on.

With every aspect of his life spinning out of his once-legendary control, Trevor Wyatt convinces himself that Megan is better off—and safer—as far away from his demons as possible. Until he comes back to town for his brother’s wedding, and discovers Megan is dating.

Suddenly realizing what he’s thrown away, he vows to breach the fortress she’s built around her heart. They come together in a cataclysm of rekindled passion that unleashes the very demons he never wanted her to witness.

Back to square one, Megan realizes she must take the ultimate risk to slip past Trevor’s defenses. Give him control in the one place she can. The bedroom. The seductive move is one she prays will be the first step in helping heal him and their love.

Let me start by thanking Mrs. Stevens for creating a hero who is so beautifully written and poignant in todays times when we see so many men and women who are returning home after serving in battle and experiencing PTSD. Mrs. Stevens reminds us that even our heros need help occasionally, and not all scars are visible…

I admit that I enjoy a book better when I fall a little in love with the hero.  Trevor Wyatt is that type of man, one you sigh over while simultaneously wishing you could smack him on the head to get his attention.  An Army Captain who returns to his small hometown on leave for his brothers wedding, he his forced to work cooperatively with his former fiancĂ©e, Megan with the preparations.  Trevor realizes what he pushed out of his life when he returned from Afghanistan bitter and angry about life, and suffering from the guilt that he returned when others under his command did not, yet he is not ready to accept that Megan has moved on with her life.

Megan Asher is a successful attorney who lives and works in Wyattsvile.  She loves her job, her town, her friends, and is still in love with Trevor. Megan’s only condition for any reconciliation with Trevor is that he gets help to deal with his PTSD. She and Trevor are forced to work together for the wedding, and she devises a plan to help Trevor battle his ghosts and guilt, she just needs to give up some of her own control to succeed.

If you are looking for a good story with a well-written hero, then look no farther, you really should add this to your to be read list!

This story contains scenes with light bondage and spanking,  

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