He's a flirt. She's definitely-certainly-absolutely done with charming men.
What happens when this playboy runs across the one woman who doesn't fall under his spell?
Magic of course.
Hailey has been given the chance of her career. All she has to do is plan and execute the perfect society wedding and she'll get the promotion she's been working towards. Too bad the groom is her ex-boyfriend. Ryder hates seeing a damsel in distress and with a little genie magic is determined to make the sexy Miss Hailey have a little bit of fun. All she has to do is follow his lead and she'll get everything she's ever wished for.
Hailey has spent the last six months shutting herself away, trying to get over the way she feels at being dumped by Ethan who said he wasn't ready for marriage and certainly not to Hailey. So, imagine her shock when her boss says their agency is planning a big society wedding and can you guess who the groom is? You guessed it Ethan! Hailey is panicking, despondent and then has a crazy idea to attend a charity auction never guessing she's about to win the star prize!
Ryder has a smile and a quip for everyone. Never giving his heart but nevertheless enjoying the opportunities that frequently come his way! So, when the long-legged Hailey quite literally falls into his arms but doesn't seem to want to act on their instant chemistry, he's somewhat nonplussed. Hailey looks so sad and all of Ryder's knight in shining armour instincts flare to life. What harm can it do if he lets her win his wish as after all, it will mean they meet again but Hailey isn't ready for what Ryder offers but perhaps they can come to an arrangement?
Snappy dialogue always gets my vote and the quick-witted banter and repartee between these characters was fun to read. In many ways, they are complete opposites as Ryder is full of fun and mischief whereas Hailey is a much more repressed personality. Seeing them bond and just generally have a good time (because with a genie there's little you cannot do) really helped to expand Hailey's horizons.
Ms Morgan made His Command a well-rounded tale with emotional content as we learned much more about Ryder and his life so far. I loved the pace of the romance as thankfully it wasn't rushed. Plus, we meet other Genies which include Ryder's brother, Leo, and his boss, Luka, so I'm really looking forward to more from this author.
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from NetGalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair.