From the moment John Fordyce saved Charlotte Clayworth from drowning at the age of five, the two of them have been inseparable. Trapped in a deserted farmhouse on a blizzardy Christmas Eve, John desperately struggles to control his desire for the woman he’s grown up with. When a small act of discipline compromises Charlotte, honor requires John to make a marriage proposal different from the one he intended.
When Charlotte realizes she’s in love with her best friend, she can’t contemplate another man caressing her the way John does. But when he states they must marry to save her reputation and satisfy his honor, she refuses. The thought of their friendship dissolving into a marriage embittered by a single indiscretion horrifies her.
Their friendship crumbles as they go their separate ways until a close-knit group of Self-Made Men decide to meddle in their mentor’s love life and reunite the two lovers. But will John and Charlotte realize they both have the same wish—that the best of friends make the best of lovers?
About the Author
An author of erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine. A workaholic wife and mother, she is the author of numerous romances and e-books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
John Fordyce is a man of honor. He has always loved his best friend, Charlotte Clayworth. He's just never told her. When they become stranded on Christmas Eve, he compromises her. She rejects his offer of marriage and runs away to America. The stubborn man refuses to follow her and press his suit! Will they ever be together? Charlotte is a charmer. She has always been able to get John to do her bidding. Now this outspoken beauty is afraid to tell John that she loves him. In turn, John is hurt by her rejection. He won't confess his love to her. He may be a strong Alpha male but he won't risk being hurt again. I wanted to shake these two. Don't the realize they are only hurting each other. Pride is a poor bedfellow. The passion and love that they felt is apparent to their family and friends. I wanted these two to acknowledge their love. His To Command had me on the edge of my seat. I wanted a HEA. Also, I loved the secondary characters. Clara, John's sister, was charming and a meddler. She wanted her brother to be happy. When she had a chance at love and passion with Luke, I cheered. That couple had remarkable chemistry. Monica Burns created characters I cared about, a setting that was romantic and dialogue that was sparkling. I loved His To Command. I can't wait for the next book in the Self-Made Men series.