by Kate Hewitt, author of Commanded By The Sheikh
Commanded By The Sheikh is the second in my Rivals to the Crown of Kadar duet. In the first book, Captured By The Sheikh, the hero Khalil is fighting for the rightful crown his half-brother Aziz possesses. Aziz, in many ways, is the villain of the book—the man whom Khalil has hated all his life and is fighting in order for his throne to be restored to him. He’s also the hero of Commanded By The Sheikh.
I love the challenge of turning ‘the bad guy’ into the hero of his own book. In Captured By The Sheikh, Khalil assumes Aziz is nothing but a privileged playboy, arrogant and spoiled—and it is only later, in his own story, that the full truth is revealed. Aziz has a reason to act the way he does—and a heartbreaking past to hide.
Commanded By The Sheikh begins with Aziz ordering his housekeeper Olivia to impersonate his missing bride Queen Elena in order to fool the doubting public. This might not seem like a very heroic thing to do, but Aziz has secrets of his own—and as Olivia learns of them, she finds it harder and harder to resist Aziz! In fact, she begins to think that being commanded by the Sheikh might not be so bad after all…
Have you read a book where the hero is the villain of another book? Has it worked for you?
About Commanded By The Sheikh:
To protect his throne, Sheikh Aziz al Bakhir needs someone trustworthy to temporarily impersonate his missing fiancée. So the legendary lothario of Europe demands that his housekeeper, Olivia Ellis, fulfill the role!
Olivia thought Kadar was the perfect place to hide, but the sheikh’s command leaves her open to global scrutiny. Even that would be easier to bear than his intense silver gaze! As ruthless as his desert ancestry, Aziz crashes through her reluctance, and Olivia soon finds herself playing his queen in public…and his lover in bed!