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Under His Command #3

Claiming Her Heart

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Blake has what he thought he wanted--Erin's submission, her trust, and the woman he loves back in his bed. But with her submission comes protection of her secrets. Erin is in trouble and an innocent life hangs in the balance.

Blake knows he can help her break free of the past, but he doesn't know if a man like himself belongs in her future.

How can he swear to protect her from danger when he has a dark side of his own?

Warning: Dominant alpha hero Blake Roberts will own your nights and forever ruin you for lesser men.

249 pages, Kindle Edition

First published March 16, 2015

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Lili Valente

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Visit Lili at www.lilivalente.com

Author of over forty novels, USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente writes everything from steamy suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. She can't resist a story where love wins big. Because love should always win. She lives in Vermont with her two big-hearted boy children and a dog named Pippa Jane.

*Lili rarely visits this site as it is a site intended for readers, not authors. If you have questions, the best way to reach Lili is through her website contact form. Happy reading!

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Profile Image for Susan (susayq ~).
2,158 reviews120 followers
April 12, 2015
This is the final part of this trilogy and it was by far the best. I don't think Blake apologized appropriately enough for breaking her trust by looking into her past. But, Erin seemed fine with what he did tell her. I do like how this got to the end with . The ending was perfect for them :)
Profile Image for April   ♥"LOS" ♥.
2,700 reviews53 followers
May 6, 2021
Blake and Erin have finally started being truthful with each other and putting their past behind them. To Erin's surprise Blake is willing to accept the mistakes she's made and offers to help her get her daughter back. But as the possibility of a future together becomes a reality, Blake realizes he can't be the man for Erin.
This book is a great ending to this couple's story. I would definitely recommend this series.
Profile Image for Tami Talbert.
444 reviews16 followers
February 19, 2015
Claiming Her Heart is the fantastic conclusion to Lili Valente’s amazing Under His Command series. After reading the first two novels and experiencing the hot eroticism shared between Blake and Erin, the thought crossed my mind of whether Ms. Valente would ever be able to surpass them. But as I flipped the final page I am left with such a feeling of contentment it’s almost hard to describe. Don’t get me wrong, the hot erotic scenes shared between these two characters was absolutely amazing at times leaving my heart pumping as fast as I am sure theirs were. But the incredible connection between Blake and Erin was, well, incredible going far beyond the dom/sub relationship they shared in the bedroom!!

Claiming Her Heart basically picks up where the author left us albeit now back at Blake’s cabin where he is experiencing feelings of anger at the betrayal of Erin running away from him, again. But when Erin begins to display the intensity of emotion and upset she is feeling over everything that has happened in her life, Blake’s anger starts to wane and their love for each other once again boils over as they lay entwined together. When Erin begins to finally open up about her failed marriage and concern for her daughter, Blake starts to convince himself that because of the decisions he has made, he is no good for her either. But despite the roadblocks that seem to arise, both Blake and Erin’s hearts have always remained connected. As they work together to formulate a plan to get her daughter back, the questions continue to linger of whether Erin will ever again hold her baby in her arms, and will Blake be able to let go of his self-doubt and admit that their lives and hearts will always remain entangled?

This is one of the more difficult reviews I have written. I enjoyed this series so much and writing each of my reviews was a struggle because of the overwhelming need I felt to express how exceptional I feel the Under His Command books to be without divulging anything that would spoil the discovery of the story by those reading it for the first time. Blake and Erin were such extraordinary characters who each grew up in lives of disharmony and strife but had always found comfort in each other. Now as their paths cross again eight years later, the love and connection their souls had always known for one another remains as strong as it ever was. However, they both must learn to look beyond and into the future to hopefully find the life together they had always hoped they would share.

Lili Valente has written two spectacular characters and the hot, sensual and erotic scenes were fantastic. She has definitely earned her place on my must read author list. Claiming Her Heart and the Under His Command series have given us amazing characters and an entertaining and captivating story!!
Profile Image for Tracey.
901 reviews19 followers
March 16, 2015
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And, 5+ scorching hot stars for the finish! Claiming Her Heart is the final book in Lili's Under His Command trilogy, and it is great. The emotion that has been building since Blake and Erin reconnected in the first book has gotten more intense, and is at a peak here. Blake is in full Dom mode, and Erin is ready to submit to him in every way, knowing that he truly is worthy of her trust. But having done the things that he has to bring Erin back into his life makes Blake feel that she would be better off without him, and what he perceives as the dark side of himself. Blake loves Erin absolutely, and truly wants nothing but the best for her, vowing to help her in her plan to regain custody of her daughter even while planning to set her free afterwards.

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this read. This whole series is a roller coaster of emotion and pure raw hotness. Blake and Erin are completely in tune with each other; their time apart has done nothing to lessen their feelings for each other, and their new-found roles in the bedroom are the perfect fit. Lili does a fabulous job of showing the human side of her characters, and drew me into the story so that I felt totally invested in the outcome. I flew through this book (and the others), wishing that I could savor each page to make it last longer, but unable to slow down because I was dying to see what happened next. Lili is a strong new voice in the erotic literature genre, and I can’t wait to read more from her in the very near future.
Profile Image for Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers.
1,931 reviews46 followers
February 18, 2015
This picks up right where Commanding Her Trust left off...Blake angry and hurt at the same time. He was now not under the illusion that Erin cared about him like she pretended to be. He was going to do what he planned and never look back. Well...that was his plan anyway and plans don't always work out. Was she really pretending to still love him?!

Blake wants her trust and Erin wants his just the same. Secrets that she was keeping hidden need to surface if that is going to happen. She was ready to lay it all out on the line and see how Blake responds to what her past has really been like for the last few years.

Blake doesn't think he is good enough for Erin and her future but he wants to help her present. Does Erin feel the same way towards Blake? Is she good enough for him and his needs? Will Blake leave after she everything is complete and they can move forward?

I think Blake and Erin's "relationship" is very special. He would always protect her but at the same time he feels he is hurting her. He will always love her and she will always love him but is that enough?

I loved this whole novella series. It was sexy, unique and had its twists.

If there is more to the series...I have an idea about who I want to read about next!


No matter what she’d said in the diner or on the road up to the cabin, Erin hadn’t been faking her physical responses to his touch.

So she was pissed as well as turned on. Good. That made two of them.

He was the only man who had ever been able to turn her on and calm her down at the same time.

1,797 reviews8 followers
February 27, 2015
The only bad part… is that it is over!

This is the final installment in the three-part serial and it just ticked every box for me! After another cliffhanger ending that had me on the edge of my seat the finale was everything I’d hoped it would be. Blake and Erin have been working their way through their feelings of mistrust and uncertainty even as they realize that the sexual dynamic between them is as explosive as ever. The sex scenes were intense but the love and caring the two have for each other made those encounters so much more. With a dom/sub dynamic the trust level must be high and in those moments you could feel what they truly meant to each other. Blake was determined to help Erin resolve the problems with her soon-to-be ex husband despite the fact that he didn’t see a permanent place for him in her future.

The struggles continued, the drama was amped up but everything came together in an HEA that just made sigh happily. And of course now I want more because I do not want to leave these characters! I hope the author has more in store – is there a story for Rafe, perhaps? I really hope so as I’m looking forward to a lot more from this author who is now on my “must have” list!

Thank you to the author who provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers).
1,666 reviews145 followers
February 24, 2015
Claiming her Heart is the conclusion to the Under His Command Trilogy, and it was worth the wait! This is the hottest and the most emotional of the series. Blake proved to Erin that he can dominate and pleasure her. He finally proved that she can trust him, but now Erin needs him more than ever. Blake vows to protect Erin and her secrets but he believes that he's not worthy of her. This is the ultimate second chance love story with a side of kink and suspense. I can't wait for more from Lili Valente!

Blake made every part of her feel beautiful, desired—inside and out. When he looked at her with such obvious adoration, she felt like she could do anything, would do anything he asked to make sure the light in his eyes never faded.

Kissing Erin was like coming home and being transported to another world all at the same time. She was all he'd ever dreamed of and so much more. He was one lucky bastard, and so grateful he hadn't lost her.

"I was going to use one of the paddles, but I think my hand is better, don't you think?" he asked, punctuating his words with stinging slaps to both mounds of her ass.
Profile Image for Sofia Almiroudis.
374 reviews9 followers
March 16, 2015
Claiming Her Heart is the final book in the Under His Command trilogy. At the end of Commanding Her Trust, we were left wondering what was going to happen between Blake and Erin? Blake was angry for allowing himself to fall once again for Erin, and Erin was pissed off that she allowed herself to think that Blake was her future. Upon returning to Blake's cabin, after taking her again against her will, emotions and truths are finally exposed. Erin reveals her troubled marriage and her fears for the safety of her daughter. It is then that Blake realizes that he needs to and will help Erin get her daughter back. Their love and bond has and still is very strong. Together they come up with a plan to get Erin's daughter back. Blake has time to reflect and comes to the conclusion that he is not any better than Erin's ex and that he and Erin do not have a future together. Will they get Erin's daughter back? Can Blake put his doubts about himself aside and be with Erin?

This book was an emotional roller coaster. I loved it from the minute I read the first word to the very last one. Lili Valente did a phenomenal job. I look forward to reading many more of her books.
Profile Image for Julianne Redmon.
267 reviews1 follower
February 25, 2015
A beautiful ending to Blake and Erin's story.

Honestly I wasn't quite sure how it was all going to end so it was definitely a page turner! I could not wait to find out.

Pros: Hands down THE HOTTEST scene from the series is in the club. I really like to finally be introduced to Erin's ex and getting to know Rafe a little more. If you weren't really emotionally invested in Erin's character before this, you will be by the end of this book.

Cons: ummmmm...uhhhhhh...yeah really are none!

Now Lili, can we please please PLEASE have Rafe's story?? (I know I know I'm relentless...but only because I need more from my favorite new author!)
Profile Image for Crystal Yawn.
601 reviews1 follower
February 15, 2015
how to write this review with out spoiling the end or the end of the other books, I will try my best but apologize if I can't .

Love all three books! Blake is such a strong Dom that remains that way through the 3 stories. I love that, I get tired of books that turn the Dom some what candy a#$ towards the end.
Erin is a natural submissive with loads of baggage, she needs a strong Dom to help her straighten things out.
the series is full of power plays, secrets and passion. lots of hot steamy BDSM passion
a great read and great introduction to a new author. Awaiting more from Lili!
Profile Image for Noel.
213 reviews2 followers
May 27, 2019
I enjoyed this book n series and loved Blake as a tender, loving Dom.
Profile Image for ❤️ Nanda ❤️.
692 reviews330 followers
January 6, 2019
Ok so I'm gonna make one review for the entire Trilogy (yes, I'm on the team that finish all books, no matter what).
This Trilogy is so confuse, that the reading rating match with it. Half of readers from book one, didn't come back for the rest of the Trilogy.
It's TMI in so short story.
We have second chance romance, highschool sweetheart, BDSM (with a Dom who allowed to be cuffed, WTF?), psico ex husband, child from another mister, stepbrother romance...
Anyway... With all that, the heroin had only 24 years old! I mean... What? She didn't see the hero in 8 years!
And in this short Trilogy, you can enjoy a lot of sex scenes, almost in every chapter! At the beginning, was hot... But than I was like: OMG, again?
Not to mention the sperm that smells just like green apple! Gross!
Profile Image for Kelly Greer.
271 reviews3 followers
May 12, 2021
Love this finale to the Under His Command series! Our hero empowers the heroine, and then succumbs to his own broken past.

Helping Erin get her happily ever after is truly a delight. There’s revenge and closure and ….confusion. But an unlikely friend helps set things to rights.

Highly recommend this fun, super sexy series of novellas. There is a bit of a dark history, some bdsm, insta-love, suspense, and an HEA.
Profile Image for Trish- Late Knight Luna Reads.
1,448 reviews5 followers
May 6, 2021
What a great conclusion to this series! Blake and Erin are an amazing couple who went through hell to be together. Their Dom/Sun relationship is perfection and I enjoyed this book so much. It’s a great look into the BDSM world.

The narrators were absolutely wonderful and I look forward to listening to more books narrated by them.
699 reviews1 follower
October 4, 2019
Blake and Erin

Absolutely love this story about Blake and Erin. Story of heartbreak and redemption. With a happy ever after X x
Profile Image for Cris.
752 reviews9 followers
March 13, 2017
El final de la historia y el que más me ha gustado.
Profile Image for Lisa.
2,290 reviews68 followers
December 4, 2015
Claiming Her Heart by Lili Valente is the third and final book in her debut series Under His Command.

**WARNING** This review may contain spoilers for previous books in the series! You have been warned!

So we pick up where the cliffhanger from the last book left off...
Blake has had enough - he wants that tattoo changed and he'll do with or without Erin's consent. Man what an opener to this conclusion to the series. His dominance is turning her on but also ticking her off. She will never submit to him again. When he has her tied down and the tattoo needle ready to go things change and drastically...

This series was a fantastic ride - the horrible past that was Erin's marriage is a nightmare that no one deserves. Blake's alpha control AND protectiveness is endearing - even when he maddeningly takes it too far. Once again - this whole serial has been well-paced with nail chomping cliff-hangers and a beautiful happily ever after.

I definitely will be reading more from this author!

Controlling Her Pleasure (Under His Command, #1) by Lili Valente Commanding Her Trust (Under His Command, #2) by Lili Valente Claiming Her Heart (Under His Command, #3) by Lili Valente
Profile Image for Bloggers From Down Under .
797 reviews36 followers
March 20, 2015
** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **

This is the final instalment of the Under His Command series by Lili Valente.

Once Blake finds out the truth about Erin’s past he wants to help her in every way he can.

The goal?

To get Erin’s daughter Abby back into her arms.

But Erin questions if they are doing the right thing.
Will Abby be safe?
Will her ex-husband hurt her yet again?
Will Blake stay around to be a father to someone else’s child?

Blake is also fearful that he will soon turn out like Erin’s ex-husband.
Is Blake any good for Erin?
Can Blake give her the life both her and Abby deserve?
Will Blake and Erin finally be able to get have and share the love and life they both want?

Again another great read by Lili Valente.

Full of many twists and turns, you simply cannot put it down until the very end.

We fell in love with both Blake and Erin and their story.
A story about love finding a way.

A definite 4 star read.
Profile Image for Heather Carver.
582 reviews6 followers
January 8, 2016
If you haven't read the first two books in this trilogy don't read ahead. SPOILERS ahead for the first two books.
I really enjoyed this book. I've found myself highly disappointed with a lot of third books in trilogies lately, but this book did not disappoint. It answered all my questions and gave me what I wanted!!

Erin has a lot to deal with. She wants her daughter, but doesn't know how she can get her back. She wants to believe that Blake can help her, but she knows how Scott is. Can she finally have love, have her baby girl and be free of her ex?

Blake wants Erin, always has. He wants to help her get her daughter away from her ex. He knows he can do it, but what he doesn't know is if he can be the man for Erin. What he did to her was no worse than what her ex husband did. Or so he thinks. Can they find a way to be together?

This is a great series. A fast read for all three books. I read them all three in a twenty-four hour period.
Profile Image for Renee Entress.
5,154 reviews72 followers
March 22, 2015
4 star

The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak. I was pulled right into this short story. The story flowed well.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Controlling Her Pleasure (Under His Command, #1)
Commanding Her Trust (Under His Command, #2)

This is final part of Erin and Blake’s story. After capturing her again they finally open up with all the secrets. Blake knows they he will help Erin any way he can so she can get her daughter back. But is he any better than her ex? Can he walk away if that is what needs to happen? Or will he and Erin fight for the life they thought they might never get? Will his love finally set her free?

I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a fast read. I recommend this book and this series.
Profile Image for Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog.
3,742 reviews116 followers
March 22, 2015
4.5 Stars!

This is the final piece to the puzzle of Erin and Blake's story.
This is not a standalone and these books should be read in order.
This book was absolutely amazing and totally worth the wait.
It was hot, sexy, edgy, sizzling, and totally breathtaking.
This book had me on the edge of my seat until the very end.
All of your questions will be answered.
All of the secrets will be revealed.
Will all of the struggle and strife be worth it in the end?
Is a happy ending possible for Blake and Erin?
Find out in this amazing conclusion!

Review Post---> http://reneeentress.blogspot.com/2015...
Profile Image for Kelly Brock.
1,165 reviews6 followers
April 17, 2015
Blake and Erin

I waited to do a review until I read all 3 books because they were very quick reads. Yes they were shorter but also all quick page turners.

I will start off by saying there is a lot of sex in these books. I don't mind this but sometimes it's hard to find a book with substance and depth to characters when the book is full of steamy scenes. Not the case here.

I was surprised how much background you got of these characters and their history together. Even though there was a lot of sex you could still feel the pure love between them.

I really liked this series and will be looking for more from this author in the future.
Profile Image for Aimz.
240 reviews
February 14, 2015
WOW! Claiming Her Heart is the last book in this trilogy, and it was so worth waiting to see how things would end between Blake and Erin. These two have a chemistry that is off the charts and a love that has endured heartbreak and a long separation, but Blake wonders if he is just as bad as her ex. He is willing to help try to get her baby Abby back but how much more is he willing to give or is he willing to walk away to save her from himself.

I couldn't put this book down once I started. Loved it Lili Valente!!!
Profile Image for Emily (Mrs B's Books).
1,571 reviews83 followers
February 19, 2015
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the last book in the trilogy and it certainly delivered.

There are some seriously hot scenes as both Blake and Erin cannot help how they react to each other, both realise just how much the other has always meant to them, and we finally get to meet the nasty man that is Scott.

Being an erotic romance we do get a HEA and it's one I was certainly more than happy with and the series certainly made me want to read all further books by this author.
Profile Image for Lauren Lascola-Lesczynski.
1,015 reviews32 followers
August 23, 2015
Well I must say that was a great conclusion to Blake and Erin's story.......I was sad at first that they would not find there way back to each other, but they did. I love the give and take in the relationship that they have.....I love the dirtiness along with the romance that they share as well. This was a great series and if you read it you will not be disappointed. This was my first Lili Valente series and I can not wait to read the next one. Her books are erotic but not to erotic and they are sexy and dirty but in a very believable way.
1,163 reviews3 followers
March 3, 2015
This book is even hotter than the previous two. Great ending to the Under His Command series. Blake and Erin turn up the heat, but there's still a sweet story and hope for a HEA. Erin's daughter is a great addition to the book. This series keeps you guessing until the end. Lili Valente is a great writer of hot romance and some suspense turns. It keeps you page turning to the end. Don't miss out!
2,019 reviews24 followers
May 31, 2015
When you see these book covers its kinda like judging the book by its cover. They are hot and tasteful and that is what you expect from the storyline. These are not BDSM books - the kinda "discuss" it and bring in a Alphha who becomes a Dom who becomes a "sir" without the full on BDSM action. The story is discombobulated from book 1-3. Again this is another one that would have been much better as a complete book instead of being stripped into three stories.
Profile Image for Melissa.
767 reviews
January 6, 2016
This was a super fast and steamy erotica novella. I was thrilled there was a bit of a backstory and there is a possibility of another series spinning off from this series. I thought the characters were pretty well developed and interesting. I liked how the author wrapped up Erin and Blake's story ... no loose ends. I loved that she threw a bit of a curve ball with Rafe too. This series was certainly a page turner.
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