"an emotional story of love and acceptance"

Megan has spent the last year trying to get on with living after her break up with the love of her life. So when Trevor Wyatt barges into her best friend's bake shop while she's picking out a cake, all the feelings she has tried to suppress come bubbling to the surface. Her love for Trevor was never the issue, it still wasn't, but she just couldn't deal with the distance that had grown between them when Trevor returned injured from Afghanistan. Knowing that just being around him is a danger to her fragile heart, how will she ever get through the next two weeks while he's in town for his brother's wedding?

Trevor is beyond ticked when he believes Megan is engaged to be married. Though he has no right to be, since he pushed her away and caused their engagement to be called off a year ago. His experience in Afghanistan left him damaged goods, and Megan deserved better than that. But he just can't seem to let her go; could there be a second chance for them? Does he deserve one?

When Megan gets a taste of what her and Trevor had together and what could be, she is determined to help Trevor battle his demons. But will her love be enough to pull him from the dark place he's in? She's willing to do whatever it takes to bring Trevor back to the world of the living.

Command and Control is book two in the Holding Out for a Hero series. Shelli Stevens has written a very emotional story of two people who are meant to be together, but circumstances have come between them. Their story speaks to the power of love and acceptance, and its ability to heal even the deepest of wounds. I loved Megan and Trevor, they are both strong characters who have lived through a lot of pain. When the two come together the chemistry is explosive, and the reader is caught up in their emotion as well. Ms. Stevens leaves it open for a third story in the series for the youngest Wyatt brother, Todd, and I for one am looking forward to reading it. For a short, satisfying read pick up Command and Control. You may also want to check out book one, Going Down, Tyson Wyatt's story; I know I will be.

Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted December 22, 2010


He’s afraid of losing his grip. She’s about to untie his last knot...

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.

Warning: This book contains a tormented military hero and the sexy woman he’s determined to win back. Mild BDSM and kink, and blow jobs of the beverage and non-beverage kind.

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Command and Control
(Holding Out for a Hero: Book 2)
by Shelli Stevens

Samhain Publishing
December 1, 2010
Available: December 21, 2010
ISBN #160928271X
EAN #9781609282714
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