Princess Elwytha has been commanded by
her brother to infiltrate the enemyís castle and do whatever
it takes to earn his trust. Once this happens, she is to
kill him. She is a warrior and this task given to her will
be carried out because the man she is to kill, the Princeís
most trusted Commander, is the man that murdered her beloved
brother. Elwytha doesnít count on the fact that the
Commander will take one look at her and claim her for his
betrothed bride. Nor does she count on the fact that
despite the evidence to the contrary, she is beginning to
see the man beneath the armor.
The Commanderís Desire
had the capacity to be a great book. The intrigue, plot and
characters were steady and strong at the beginning of
The Commanderís Desire. However, the further I
read, the more I began to dislike Elwytha and her attitude.
I found her tenacity and stubbornness tiring. Her
disloyalty to the Commander, the man who wanted her for his
very own, and inability to see her brother for what he was
made me bonkers and quite frankly, made her seem like a
puppet. The Commander was steadfast and honorable, no
matter what anyone else said. I could see his loyalty to
his Prince and to Elwytha, despite the fact that she didnít
deserve it. Despite all of this, and once you got past
wanting to shake her, Elwytha and he made a noteworthy pair.
The Commanderís Desire has elements of
intrigue and tried very hard to have romance. It fell short
because of its dislikeable female lead. I suggest skipping
The Commanderís Desire at this time.