Series: Royals Saga #1
Genres: BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, New Adult, Romance, Royalty
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When he kissed me, I was shocked. He was a stranger and still so familiar. It wasn't until I woke up to my picture splashed on the cover of tabloids that I realized I knew who he was.
Prince Alexander of Cambridge.
Royal bad boy.
Exiled heir to the throne.
He isn't Prince Charming. He's controlling. He's demanding. He's dangerous. And I can't say no to him.
We both have secrets—secrets that could tear us apart or drive us closer together—and as the paparazzi exposes each one, I have to decide just how far I'm willing to go for King and Country.
I love this book! I think part of the reason why I liked this book, when normally I am not a huge fan of the whole royalty romance thing, is because this book is so much more darker than I thought it was going to be. I mean I don’t know about you but when I think about royalty romances I think like the Cinderella fairytale, you know something so sweet and wonderful that it’s like too sweet. I mean I need characters I can relate to. Command Me gives me characters that are flawed and damaged and seem more like people who could really exist today and not just a caricature of what someone things royalty is.
So first things first, Clara is my kind of heroine. She isn’t someone who gets walked all over. And shockingly, for this being 2015, I’m still shocked at how many romance heroines are basically doormats with no real opinions. Thank you Geneva Lee for giving me a heroine I can get behind, and making her interesting enough for me to want to follow through an entire series. I liked that she was a recent graduate, and that she is American (although that’s tricky). One of the things that was great about Clara and X’s meeting is that she really has no idea who he is, yeah she knows that he looks somewhat familiar, but she has no idea who he is.
So X is interesting. There is a lot more to him than meets the eye, and the things we do know about him don’t exactly scream out royalty. He is definitely a tormented guy, and I definitely wanted to know what else about him I didn’t know as I was reading this book. He’s definitely the darker character of the two. The thing about Alexander is that he knows he is a dark guy, he knows he is not every girls dream. He knows he is probably going to end up hurting whoever he gets involved in, so ultimately he tries to avoid being with Clara, because he doesn’t want to hurt her, but the pull is just too much.
I loved the push and pull of these two characters. And the outside forces that impact the two of them. X is keeping Clara and him under the radar, for obvious reasons, which can create some really great dramatic scenes. The writing and the pacing in this book are awesome, and I really loved the hot and heavy scenes. I would easily recommend this book if you like a dark and tortured hero or if you want to read a royalty romance that isn’t all sweet and sugar.