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

Megan Asher may have a thriving legal career, looks, and self-confidence to spare, but they mean little without the love of her life. Trevor’s returned from 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 of 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 from him as possible…until he comes home for his brother’s wedding to discover Megan is dating. Realizing what he’s thrown away, Trevor vows to breach the fortress Megan’s built around her heart. They clash in a cataclysm of rekindled passion that unleashes the very demons he’s sought to leash. 

Shaken but determined, Megan takes the ultimate risk and slips past Trevor’s defenses to hand him control in the one place she can—the bedroom. She prays her seduction will be the first step to heal her hero and their love.

Titles in the Holding Out For A Hero series include – Going Down – Command and Control – Flash Point – Love Me Knot

This title is an adult 18+ story with strong language, possible violence and strong sexual content intended for an adult audience.

Command and Control is a re-release of a title/series that was first published in 2010.

Title:  Command and Control
Series:  Holding Out For A Hero #2
Author:  Shelli Stevens
Genre:  Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Published:  June 11, 2019 (originally 2010)
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

COMMAND AND CONTROL is a re-release of a title that was first published in 2010 by another publishing house.  It’s possible you may have read it then, so simply be aware that this novella is not brand new.  Having said that, it is certainly a sexy, intense and emotional romance that will keep you flipping pages.  Good stories don’t die, they just wait patiently for the next reader.

Trevor returned from deployment a far different man.  He’s suffering from PTSD and survivor’s guilt.  He’s holding back and turning inwards away from the woman who loves him with her whole heart.  He will finally force a break-up with Megan “for her own good” because he no longer feels in control and is afraid of his actions in many ways.

A year after their split they meet again at his brother’s wedding, each being part of the wedding party, and the sparks are still there – but there is one difference.  Megan is dating now, she’s taken him at his word and tried to move on.  Lightbulb moment when Trevor realizes that he made a huge mistake in letting her go and determines to get her back into his life.  But how when his troubles have not lessened in any way can he risk that?  Megan will do anything to get Trevor back in her life – even hand over control where he needs it most.

COMMAND AND CONTROL, and Trevor and Megan’s relationship is certainly not for those readers who do not like any type of Erotica, for there is explicit sex in this story on many levels.  There is also a deep love between them that Trevor’s experiences and actions have not diminished.  They are finding their way back to each other – and it is a sexy journey to get to that point.  I enjoyed revisiting old friends for I have read this previously years ago but enjoyed going back once again with this re-release.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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