Author: Patricia A. Knight
Series: Verdantia Series #1
Genre: scifi, fantasy, romance, erotica
Published: June 2, 2013
Publisher: Troll River Publications
Length: 346 pages
Format: paperback, ebook (Amazon, Kobo)
Brief Summary: Ari deTano has always known that he was expected to marry Princess Fleur Constante, but since the marriage contract he has stayed away from her. While inexperienced, Fleur is willing to risk everything to take part in the Great Rite, sexual practices that generate energy to benefit the planet, in order to save their planet, Verdantia. The Great Rite has always only needed two people but Ari and Fleur discover that they are part of a very rare occurrence, in order to perform the Great Rite they require a third person. That person is Visconte Doral deLorion, Ari's aide de camp, and the man that he has been lusting after for years. \
*This is an erotic novel that contains MF, MM, MMF, and MFM scenes.*
Review: I read this series out of order, reading the second before the first. However, coming back to this one, I loved it as much as the second one. The characters are engaging and lovable. Fleur is so head strong and independent that she is comfortable going up against the domineering, protective Ari. I love her as the heroine in this novel. And not only can she take on Ari but she is more than capable of handling Doral as well as Ari. Doral is a fabulous addition to Ari and Fleur's relationship. He is a quiet protector/assassin whose main concern is the pleasure of the ones he loves. Doral is also badly damaged from his time spent in slavery. Fleur and Ari show their own protective and vengeful sides when they decide to see to the person who caused their loved one pain.
Hers to Command and the Verdantia series has quickly become additions to my top ten of this year. I love romance and those usually fall into erotic romances. However, unfortunately they usually are all sex and no actual plot. Hers to Command balances the amazingly hot sex with a great plot. The mystery of the invading, off-world species and the person who is betraying the citizens are well developed. This novel is amazing, fleshed out with ridiculously sexy guys, a powerful aphrodisiac, mysterious and strong plot, and a trio that you cannot help but fall in love with.
Overall: This novel is one of the best I have read this year. Ari, Fleur, and Doral have a bond and type of chemistry that is unmatched. I recommend this one to anyone who doesn't mind taking a walk on the wild side with their romance novels. I excitedly give Hers to Command 5 stakes and cannot wait until the third one in this series.
About the Author: Patricia A. Knight is the pen name for an eternal romantic who lives in Dallas, Texas, surrounded by her horses, dogs, and the best man on the face of the earth – oh yeah, and the most enormous bullfrogs you will ever see. Word to the wise: don't swim in the pool after dark.
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