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Command Performance (Cordina's Royal Family #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  2,347 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
In Eve Hamilton's youth, His Royal Highness Alexander de Cordina had played the part of a fairy-tale prince, but seven years ago Eve had learned that its villains were undeniably real. She had also learned to put her childhood dreams behind her.

It was Alexander's request that brought Eve, along with her theatrical troupe, back to Cordina. She still took h
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Published 1987 by Silhouette Books
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Chitra *CJ*
"Command Performance" is the story of Eve and Alexander.

Playwriter and director Eve Hamilton has had a crush on Prince Alexander for years- but as time goes on, she thinks it has receded, especially as all Alexander can look at her is with disdain.
However, as Eve is summoned to Cordina to direct a play, she comes face to face with her feelings, as Alexander seems to have developed jealousy over her friendly banter with his younger brother Bennett.
Prince Alexander has always been attracted to Eve
Preethi Venugopala
Alexander and Eve restored my faith in Nora Roberts. I think that is praise enough to glorify this book.
A pleasant read. As both the protagonists had been introduced in book 1 of this series, the characters were more fleshed out. The danger that lurks and threatens the lives of the members of the Cordina Royal family creates tension right from beginning to end.
The romance is endearing and evocative.

Recommended to anyone who is a fan of a fairytale romance.
I have been an avid reader of this author's books for many years. In all honesty I didn't particularly care for this one. The main characters resolved their personal conflict much too soon for my taste and the romance part just seemed cheesy after that. The previous royal assassination attempt just wasn't explained enough for my taste...although I didn't realize this wasn't a stand alone book but book 2 of a series and I had missed reading the beginning of the Cordina story. The ending didn't co ...more
Jun 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was better than book 1 in my opinion. It definitely had more feeling than the first, it was also dealing with a more intense main lead. The female lead was strong and the sense of loyalty and love was great. Enjoyed this thoroughly.
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 - 4 stars
Titinha Scaeiro
gostei bem mais desta história, pela força da protagonista, pelos protagonistas...
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delicious chemistry :)
5 Stars (A new or old favourite that is firmly in the reread pile)
• The word is immersive and well defined
• The Characters are engaging, identifiable, likeable and show some sign of growth or enlightenment
• The plot is flows naturally, logically and is well told
• The story is moving and entertaining,
• The style use is descriptive and evocative without being over described or awkward
• The language use is appropriate for the setting and characters and feels natural in spoken words, internal
Sharon Eikenberry-Deary
As they got on their feet from the kidnapping of Brie. Seven years later Brie's college friend's sister is asked to come to the palace to speak with Brie and Alexander to have Eve's performaners do a set of 4 plays. None knew that since the first time Alexader and Eve meet they were in love. They didn't even know, but they would find out. Stuffy Alex didn't know what hit him and he had to ask Armand what was going on with him. Armand gave Alex his mother's engagment ring. Again they are marked b ...more
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read in Cordina's Royal Family: Gabriella & Alexander.

OK read, not one of Robert's best but pretty typical for the time that it was originally written.
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Nora Roberts Cordina series. Once again, wonderful character development along with a touch of mystery. Good balance of romance and mystery. Looking forward to rest of series.
Vona Bowling
Delightful little romance with a looming threat over them. It's fun to read about a modern day royal family. I love how all her series tie together so beautifully.
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trashy
Vintage Nora Roberts
Ruth Garcia
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-nora
Lovely love story with just the right amount of mystery and suspense.

5 stars for another ROYAL FAIRY TALE.

His Royal Highness Alexander Robert Armand De Cordina, heir to the throne is very near to losing his patience, the control on his emotions and his heart. The very three things he has been careful with all his life.

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But Eve is driving him insane ever since she walked into his life and that Christmas ball 7 years ago.

"When had he started backing woman into corners? With Eve. When had he started entertaining thoughts of taking a woman whether she was willing o
Oct 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"And from the moment I did, you've never been out of my mind."

Aaawwww... Eve Hamilton jatuh cinta pada Alexander de Cordina sejak ia melihat sang pangeran saat pesta dansa di istana Cordina beberapa tahun lalu. Tapi Alex tak pernah menganggap Eve ada. Patah hati, Eve akhirnya dekat dengan Bennett, adik Alex. Saat ini, beberapa tahun setelah pesta dansa itu Eve kembali ke Cordina. Teater pimpinannya diundang keluarga kerajaan untuk tampil disana. Sialnya, undangan itu datang bukan dari Bennett m
Mariana Bezerra
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
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It’s interesting seeing Eve again and in a strange relationship with Alexander when we all thought she would end up with the playboy. She was very important on the end of Affaire Royale, by helping save Brie and getting the family attention.

She was just a teenager than and now ten years after her first visit to the palace, she’s back and very successful business women as a request of the Alexander to help children, impressive right?

That y
Taylor Grace
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Command Performance is the 2nd book in the series about Cordina's Royal Family but can be read as a stand alone. It's actually the first book I read of the series and it completely hooked me in.

The book reads almost like a fairy tale. There's a prince and a very normal girl who comes to his castle. There's danger and there's a love story.

Nora Roberts does a good job of making the heroine likeable. Eve is no Sleeping Beauty, simply waiting for a prince to kiss her so she can live again. She's a w
Adriana Fogaça
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O Reino de Cordina 02
Mercadora de Ilusões
Nora Roberts

Muito melhor que o primeiro livro da série. Apesar do Alexandre ser um príncipe herdeiro, extremamente devotado as regras e tradições. Tenho pavor as regras e tradições da realeza.

Entretanto, o amor que ele sente por Eve e tão profundo, que o torna tão vulnerável, e por isso humaniza tanto, que há momentos que até esquecemos que ele é um príncipe, pois ele se torna apenas um homem apaixonado.

Por mais que não goste de livros com p
Oct 09, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora-roberts
They met seven years ago and both fell in love though neither admitted it even to themselves. Alexander, the heir to the throne of Cordina knows his responsibilities and has always accepted them. When Eve Hamilton returns to Cordina and brings her theater troupe with her, Alex is still captivated by her beauty and attracted even though he believes she and his brother Bennett are lovers. Eve fell in love with Alex seven years ago but the attraction always seemed to be on her side alone. Finding o ...more
Like the last one, just a cute little romance. I liked it a bit better than the first, possibly because I already knew the characters, possibly because they didn't have the amnesia plot-line which got a little irritating in the first one. Also, I pegged the killed the first time he appeared in the book vs. the last one where I was pretty sure, but kept questioning myself.

Anyway. Light, fun, good sex, a few laughs, and who doesn't want to dream of being a princess even though we know what negativ
Katrina Perolino
As usual, a romance by Nora Roberts include the too-pent-up suspense, and the romance, of course. In the second book, the eldest Bisset, Alexander summons Eve Hamilton, the best friend of his younger brother, Bennett. To be honest, I had no idea how Alexander asked Eve to come back to Cordina and not now that Ben and Eve are just friends. The chemistry between the heiress and the prince was fun to read about, and the suspense in the book was little unlike the first one. Anyhow, it was good.
Prince Alexander is next in line for the crown. He has to maintain control of his life and his emotions. Long time friend of the family and theater producer,Eve, is invited to put on four performance in Alex's kingdom. She believes he has alway disapproved of her, but that is not true. There is someone out to punish the royal family and would love to use Eve as a pawn. I really liked Alexander, I could see him exactly in my minds-eye. Eve was likable too, if not just a little too stubborn. There ...more
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Eve Hamilton's youth, His Royal Highness Alexander de Cordina played the part of a fairy-tale prince. But seven years ago Eve had learned that its villains were undeniably real, and put her childhood dreams behind her. Now Alexander's request brought Eve, along with her theatrical troupe, back to Cordina. She still took his breath away, but it soon became clear that the dangers wouldn't remain in the past -- and neither would the desires.
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story even more than the first. This is the story of Alex and Eve, I loved reading how they tried to resist the attraction but fell in love anyway. With Deboque still using others to get the royal family they have to be on the guard as the attacks start to happen. With the tension between them and the threat looming it was a great book that I struggled to put down. Cannot wait to continue in the series and see what happens to Bennett. Definitely a series I would recommend xxx
Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Buku ke dua seri kerajaan cordina ini sama menariknya dengan buku seri pertama.

Bercerita tentang Alex, atau Pangeran Alexander, putra mahkota kerajaan Cordina yang jatuh cinta pada Eve Hamilton. Seorang wanita Amerika yang sangat mandiri. Dilema antara tugas kerajaan yang diemban oleh Alex, cerita cinta antara keduanya serta ancaman penculikan dan penyerangan dari musuh kerajaan menjadikan buku ini sangat menarik.

Apr 06, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As much as I like NR romances, this one took me awhile to read. Now an adult, Eve returns to Cordina, and she encounters the next king, Alexander. This time though, Alex is as entranced with Eve as she has ever been with him. He hires her and her theatrical troupe to perform in Cordina, four different plays. While there, their old nemesis rises his ugly head and strikes where the royal family is most vulnerable, with Eve and her troupe.
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-story
This excellent story takes place appx. 5 years after Affaire Royale. Eve has been asked to bring her troupe to Cardina to perform 4 plays in 4 weeks. Alex has always secretly been drawn to Eve. Eve had an infatuation with Alex until she perceived he didn't approve of her. The sparkles are set to fly in more ways than one.
Colleen Jefferies
On the last day of our church yard sale anything you can cram into a Trader Joe's bag is $3.00, so I hit the book department and bought a bag o'books This was one of them. It's an old Nora Roberts, from her genre romance days. It was very predicable and a little cheesy but there's a fencing scene that is very Morticia and Gomez.
Lovely story. I really enjoyed meeting Alexander. The story flowed well and the characters were well developed. I enjoyed the little mystery and suspense and Nora did a good job concluding the story but leaving room for Bennet's story to come next.
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