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The Commander's Desire

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Five Cupids

"A very nice play on my favorite Beauty And The Beast theme, THE COMMANDER'S DESIRE pairs a beautiful warrior-princess with an ugly giant who is a gentle dear underneath all that muscle. It is a touching and wonderful tale."
-- Stephie, Cupid’s Library Reviews

Five Stars

"The Commander's Desire
is a historical novel that reaches you deep down to your soul....Simply stated, I loved this book. No matter what genre you read or what heat level you enjoy, you will be enthralled with
The Commander's Desire. You will feel their emotions, understand their sorrows and celebrate their victories. It definitely stays on my shelf."
-- Cindy K. Green, WRDF Reviews

Top Pick

"Ms. Green's portrayal of the Commander was refreshing. He was kind and caring without being wimpy, and it takes a talented author to bring that out in a character without losing the effect of being a strong alpha warrior... THE COMMANDER'S DESIRE is definitely a keeper--you won't want to stop reading..."
-- Sheila Smith,
Romance Reader at Heart

...full book review

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The Scandal Sheets call him Lord Ice.

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best historical romance, best medieval romance, the commander’s desire, jennette green The Commander's Desire
Jennette Green
Diamond Press
Medieval, Historical romance, PG-13

Princess Elwytha wants revenge on the monster who murdered her brother. In a false exchange for peace, she offers herself in marriage to the enemy Prince. The plan? Kill the Prince's battle-scarred Commander-the man who ended King Thor's life with one filthy sword thrust through the back. To her horror, the Commander agrees to take Elwytha as his bride.... Read an excerpt...

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from Romance Reader at Heart

“Ms. Green’s portrayal of the Commander was refreshing. He was kind and caring without being wimpy, and it takes a talented author to bring that out in a character without losing the effect of being a strong alpha warrior while keeping the reader's interest at the same time....THE COMMANDER'S DESIRE is definitely a keeper.” – Sheila Smith, Romance Reader at Heart …full review

The Commander’s Desire is a historical novel that reaches you deep down to your soul.... Simply stated, I loved this book. No matter what genre you read or what heat level you enjoy, you will be enthralled with The Commander’s Desire. You will feel their emotions, understand their sorrows and celebrate their victories. It definitely stays on my shelf.” – Cindy K. Green, WRDF Reviews (Blog has ceased to exist)

“Jennette Green's THE COMMANDER'S DESIRE is a quick paced romance read…. Jennette Green is an author whose career medieval romance readers should watch with interest.” – Merri, Medieval Book Reviews ...full review

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