Commanding Royal by Elouise East (Club Royal book 7)

The Club Royal series draws to a dramatic close with Commanding Royal, as we get the final royal's HEA and its controversial and wonderful!

From the blurb:

Andrew has suffered through a loss he would never wish upon anyone. Louisa had been the light of his life and at his side for too many years to count. When she was killed, he promised to do better by his family, to stick by their sides no matter the consequences to himself. He owed that to Louisa, to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. When he finds himself wanting to be in the presence of two people who should stay far away from him, he tries to step back, but will they let him?

Kean loves his family, but he doesn’t particularly like them. They push him to be someone he’s not and towards people completely wrong for him. Although, the people he chooses himself haven’t worked out either. How can they when one is a king and the other has been hurt too much. He expects to live his life as their friends, nothing more. But when he gets the chance, he grabs it with both hands.

Kendal plans to stay alone for the rest of their life. They’ve stopped trusting their instincts after everything that had happened to them before. What they choose to do instead is to live their life as if it never happened, creating a sanctuary. But when their needs become too much, who can they turn to? How about the two men who’ve come to mean so much to them?

Three people with entirely different needs come together in the unlikeliest of situations, but is the weight of the crown too much for them all to handle?

Commanding Royal is an MMM book containing BDSM scenes and D/s dynamics in all forms. It also has lots of loving, friendships, family drama, a large age gap and, of course, a HEA.

Heather's Review:

It's always sad to see the end of a series and I have loved the Club Royal family, but it is fitting that the family patriarch and man who suffered unimaginable loss finds love with not one, but two, sweet people.  I was also pleased to see that he ended up with Kean and Kendal and they were able to fight through his melancholy and objections.  I would have liked to see more of  individual moments  between Kean, Kendal and Andrew in various iterations, but I really appreciated their times together.

It's also tough to tie up a long running thread of destruction and chaos, but Elouise East handles this part of the story well and gives us closure and understanding of how and why the evil penetrated the royal household.

Commanding Royal is not a standalone book, but it stands out and is a must read to complete the series!

Rating: 4.5 stars

Commanding Royal is available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.