Reviewed by Desere
So many people have been misjudged before. Sayings such as
"She's from the wrong side of the tracks" or " Trailer trash ! Looking for an easy way to easy money." People like this are not only sadly misjudged they are accused of all kinds of nasty things, even more tragic some of them choose to not defend themselves and instead just goes with the reputation.
Lucky for some they do find that one person who sees right through the facade and finds the real person. In the new Melanie Milburne read this is what life comes down to for Aiesha Adams. She craves the spotlight and to be taken seriously as an artist but her past life and family scandals have made it more than difficult.
She however finds a stroke of luck when she finds herself trapped with the more than simply delicious James Challender. Many years ago he was part of her past and just like back then the man sends her senses into overdrive. Now he's back and the press are on the hunt for a new story, James and Aiesha are it!
But what the outside world sees has not comparison to what goes on behind closed doors, James gets to know the real Aiesha and falls for her hook line and sinker, that is until she stabs him in the heart with a little jolt from the past involving his father. Will it send him running or taking her into his arms again?
I so very much enjoyed this book. It was full of amazing emotion that made me bawl my eyes out again and again and again ! James was a real sweetheart of a man but he had that certain " Don't take me on for you will surely lose" flair about him, that just made him even more delicious. I loved his compassion and caring nature , not wanting to believe his heart and instead follow his head but at the same time fighting the obvious and trying to see the two worlds of decision making meet and live in harmony.
Aiesha was absolutely stunning ! I adored this heroine, she was fun and spunky the one minute and snobby and all bossy the next. It was a little like reading about one of today's dolled up celebrities , the real Paris Hilton kind, but it also reminded me that some of those celebrities act all dumb and dramatic, but in real fact I think they are just hiding the various feelings of hurt and anger they face, because they just like the rest of us are only human.
I particularly loved the hate -love vibe between James and Aiesha very entertaining reading material that brought me laughter and many tears. At the end of the day am taking away a message of life has many various types of people. Some are straight forward and let's the world see them for who they are , but even a little part of themselves are hidden for just a certain someone to see. Others are more complex-ed and instead of showing the world the real them they hide behind a mocked up personality.
But the truth comes down to this, when we hide behind facade's because we have been branded as a bad person, we are only hurting ourselves. The outside world will always see what they want to see no matter what we do or say, so instead of going with the flow, rather make yourself happy by being true to yourself. And always go after what you want, giving up is never an option. But most importantly, never think you know someone from the side they let you see, there is always something deeper inside.
I highly recommend this read for all fans of Melanie Milburne books, she has once again created remarkable characters , a stunning emotional story of deceit, love, scandal and showed how the truth shall set you free.
5/5 star review
" She's ready to play him but he wants to do more than just play."
Reviewed by Nas
AT NO MAN’S COMMAND by USA Bestselling author Melanie Milburne is a July 2014 release by Harlequin Presents.
Aiesha Adams is known as the flirty fun loving girl. She also had the reputation of breaking up James Challender’s parents and causing their divorce, so why was James mother still in touch with her? Was she really the girl other people saw her as?
James hated her but finding her at his mother’s home gave him food for thought. He’d been fighting his attraction to her all through his life. What would happen if he gives in to the passion and the chemistry just once?
AT NO MAN’S COMMAND is a sensual romance with a strong and sassy heroine. It is fast-paced and feel-good romance that sparkles with red-hot sensuality, mesmerizing emotion and intense passion. You have to let Aiesha’s personality unwrap and wrap around you and you will fall in love with her. Just like our hero James did. I was staggered how the author Melanie Milburne added layers to this heroine’s character and also the story which made us the readers hate then love the heroine. Once again Melanie Milburne proves she can bring any twist to a story yet readers would love it!