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The King's Command

(Bred for Love #2)

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Percy is pregnant. He is overjoyed, and Prince Edward, his master, and owner, is just as happy. Both men are content and are enjoying the simple life at Hartgrove, Prince Edward's country estate. There they stay in pre-baby bliss until the christening of the Cassian Dynasty's newest princeling approaches.

Prince Edward decides to risk King Henry's wrath, and brings Percy b

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Kindle Edition, 174 pages
Published August 15th 2015 by SJ Himes
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Deborah
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it

Percy is pregnant and Edward is beyond thrilled. While they’d both love to stay at Hartgrove the christening is approaching and Edward is expected back in the capital.
Edward can’t stand the thought of being separated from Percy so he takes him with him.

I enjoyed this book more than the first one. While the first one intrigued me the sex/story ratio was out, well for me it was anyway.
But here it’s just right.
There’s a lot more story, we discover why Percy is so valuable and the lengths the King
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Shin Mon Thway
So Percy is confirmed to be pregnant and Edward is summoned back to the city to attend the christening ceremony of his nephew. Edward is in a dilemma whether they should return to the capital for the better care of his consort and the baby as well as attending the ceremony or stay in their country estate and avoid the wrath of his father.



Finally, the need to care for Percy and the baby won over and they returned to the city to attend the christening ceremony. The relationship between Percy and
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Gerbera_Reads
My love affair with Cassian royals continues! I loved this book. It was even better than the first. All that royal intrigue, spies, anger and murder attempts just make this book irresistible.

Edward is still the same: loyal, strong, handsome and overall a decent man. The way he is with Percy makes him golden in my book! Percy on the other hand undergoes a transformation from a scared and shy little thing into fierce man. He is still sweet and mostly innocent but when the danger comes calling he
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BWT
So much suspense!

This was a definite page turner filled with suspense and intrigue!

Told again in a dual POV Edward and Percy are at the mercy of the King, who has a hidden agenda and is determined to part the lovers - even though Percy is pregnant.

Yet another darn cliffhanger though (*sad face*)...which means on to book 3!

This review has been cross-posted at Gay Book Reviews.
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Karla
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!
Susan
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

A suspenseful addition to this super adorable series.

I do have to say that I’m never a fan of the trope where powerful family members (the king in this case) wields their power to try to split the couple up/kill them. But I still really liked this. I just want to put Percy in my pocket.

Percy was still as adorable as ever. And I really liked how I started disliking Reynard, the guard, but ended up really liking him. He would do anything for Percy or Edward and I loved him for it.

This end
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M.A.
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mpreg.

I mean, what more can I say lol? If you’ve read my books, then you probably know I love mpreg. As I told Revella’s (who is also SJ Himes) personal assistant, mpreg is kinda a thing. But what really gets me going is when the science behind the pregnancy is explained and not glossed over. Trust me, it’s not as easy as it sounds. It helps to have a bit of a scifi geek lurking in you, lol. And that’s what made the book for me. The science is fictional, but realistic. Ahh, but that’s a bugger
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Eugenia
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance, mpreg
Intrigue and Betrayal!

This oh so sexy series continues in this second installment. Percy is with child and Edward decides to return to the capital for his nephew’s christening.

Betrayal comes from those Edward trusts for the sole purpose of financial gain, and Percy is at the center of it all.

This one has less sex than the first, but more plot. I loved it!
Lorraine Lesar
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved the first book and this one was even better! Revella Hawthorne is one classy Author, she has succeeded in writing a clever, original and highly polished storyline that is not only very believable but also highly entertaining - can't wait until November for the next book!
Prince Edward's adored Percy, is now pregnant with their child and he is determined to protect him at all costs, even if that doesn't sit very well with his father's plan. The Author takes us on a marvellous and eventful jo
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Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
I’m still loving the heck out of this series. This is the kind of OTT I can get behind because the MCs are so loving and devoted to one another. I am a sucker for that kind of sweetness.
⚣Michaelle⚣
4.2 Stars

HA! I knew money was involved somehow, as well as Percy's genetic design being the key. (My guess wasn't entirely correct, but not far off!) But still, the King seems a tad more rabid than seems necessary if that's all there is to the plot, unless the whole kingdom is mortgaged to the hilt. Hmmmm...

Also, I'm liking Reynard, even if his devotion to Percy (and Edward) seems a bit more personal than what his position would entail, or due to his loyalty to the crown. Mason is actually growi
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Diverse
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-2017-dr
Book two in Revella Hawthorne’s Bred for Love series, in my opinion, is better than the first! I didn’t think such a thing possible. I found this one full of surprises and more suspense. We get some answers that help us realize why Percy is so wanted.

Edward of course loves Percy more and more every day. As their child grows inside him so does their love. There are people on their side. And thank the lord for Abe! What an outstanding guy, truly. There’s another advocate for these two which sort
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Adrienne -kocham czytać-
Again, although I probably shouldn't like it so much--there are faults like way too much crying by Percy (I get his sheltered past and irregular upbringing, but still), somewhat bad sex dialogue that didn't fit Percy's nature, some grammatical issues, only a medium amount of sophistication, etc.--I still adored this second volume, and love Edward even more now. Seriously am going to work hard on my black magic skills so that I can bring Edward out of the book and into my real life.

This second vo
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Mimi
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.75 stars

Great second book. Percy and Edward are fighting to stay together and keep their unborn child safe. Ms. Hawthorne had me not wanting to put this book down. Recommended for those who root for the underdog.
Rachel Emily
I LOVE this series! And I want the third book NOW! What does "late 2015" even mean? November? December?

If you want a well thought out mpreg romance, set in the modern day with cell phones and technology, but not quite our world since there is royalty, you have to give this series a try! And the mpreg is all explained in a kinda-sorta believable way, and it just works. I just adore Percy and Edward together, I loved especially in this one how Percy really grew as a character, how he spoke up mor
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Aղցela W.
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was book 2 in the " A Bred For Love" series. Edward and Percy leave the Castle after the King tries to force Edward to give Percy back. When Percy gets sick they don't know what to think. Turns out he is going to have a baby and he is scared that he be locked up. Edward loves Percy and he has no plans to return him. The sex scenes in this book are hot. Turns out Percy is a one of a kind breeder and the head of hertiage house wants to clone him. Percy has feelings and emotions unlike the oth ...more
Cadiva
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
The plotting gets more twisted!

I'm enjoying this alternative universe with its oddly compelling sort of alpha/omega type mPreg with a twist.

The plots and intrigue is ramped up considerably in this one as Edward and Percy find themselves on the wrong side of a genetic money making scheme hatched by the King.

I loved that Mason came through for them and just what's the story with Raynard?!
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VVivacious
December 12; 2020
Wow! This book really came together. I felt that there were probably too many plot threads at the end of the previous book and this book could really go in any possible direction, but the direction it picked was the one that caused all those meandering seemingly unconnected plot threads to coalesce into this absolutely thrilling plotline.

Considering, that the first book was all about the sex, this one is definitely all about the plot and frankly, it was really good. It did come
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Leelah🍁♋️ Orion
So good

Omg I need to get to the next book, but this was so freakin good. Ahh. The love, the love is everything in this book. Now I need to know how it ends. The boys on the run, the king after them. Ahhhh. Ok writing was good , story is great, smexy is hawt. Side character are eek. Don’t know who’s side they really are on.
Jann Norman
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Most books don't dig this deep into my consciousness. So Bravo! to the author. I love books that entertain and provoke thought. Best of all, none of the weightier crap was spoon fed to me via the page. Ha, I had to think about it on my own. Even more impressive considering this is a genre (mpreg) that I normally don't venture into.

While I liked the first book enough to immediately pick up the second, this book had a much bigger impact on me. The characters really gain depth and growth. The plot
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Amy
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in the Bred for Love Series. I loved seeing Percy start living a life he deserves with love and security. Security that crumbles away because of who he is and horrific secrets being kept about the Royal family. We see Percy grow as a character amid intrigue and and determination to be rid of him. Never a dull moment.
Susana
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Joyffree
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
😍 this series

Percy was designed with a purpose. He was special, designed with a unique purpose. Yes, he was still a breeder, a slave but he was also so much more. He thought, hoped, after the death of his master that he had been forgotten, left alone to live in peace. Turns out he was far from forgotten.
Percy is such a sweetie. I think he was why I initially couldn't put the books down. He is so innocent and yet something about him also screamed at me that he held a hidden strength that needed
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Naomi-Lynn Marguerite
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book greatly adds to the dystopian aspects of this world as well as further develops the story between Percy and Edward. The only negative I have to say is like many romances, the depth of their feelings develops in such a short amount of time. I’m not saying it isn’t possible. I’ve been there myself. And it fell apart as quickly as we fell in love. Yet, there seems to be something about Percy that makes good people, those who see him, as a person, immediately love him in their own fashion. ...more
Jürgen von der Heide
Feb 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bullshit, mpreg
My main problem with the previous part is that it had no drama. I liked the whole but felt it almost too monotonous and boring on the edges. I wanted drama.

I got the drama in this part.
I read the third part as well and detested the drama.

My main regret is that the three books aren't written as a whole. They would have made a better story if they were not separated. They'd be worth reading as an ensemble, but separately they don't make much sense.

1 * star in comparison with the following part
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RFN8
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-omegaverse
3.5 stars, rounded up to 4

I've said before that the reason I read these books is because of the porn, but I'm finding that the plot isn't as intrusive a I thought it would be.

After reading 2 books in this series, I would say this reads like fanfic, but in a good way. We have a combination of a crazy plot as well as fluffy emotional scenes and plentiful smut. It's nice a read something like this with original characters for once.

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Sachu^ Book Addiction Is For Real ✓
The King's Command is the second in the Bred For Love series. It picks off with the new lovers ensconced in the country estate of the blood prince Edward. The story progresses at a fast rate focusing on the pregnancy of the breeder Percy. The story line also focuses on the political intrigues surrounding Percy's birth.

Moving on to the next in series.
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llv
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4 stars
I think I liked this book just slightly more than I did the first one in the series. It was good to see Percy gain some confidence in the face of the King’s opposition. I also liked the progression of Edward’s and Percy’s romance. I was glad we got some answers as to why the king was upset over Edward making Percy his consort. All in all, a good book. I’m looking forward to the next one.
Meredith
Holy hell. What a rollercoaster ride. This one was even better than the first book in the series! So much intrigue and plotting, you can’t help questioning where every single character’s allegiance lies.

I love how the love between Edward and Percy is completely organic. Nothing about this series so far feels repetitive or redundant. Normally when authors end books on cliffhangers, more so in this particular genre, it’s just a device to milk a story for all it’s worth and get more money from the
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Dark_Shadow
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story gets better and better.!
I love those four guys. I want them safe. I hope Mason ends up with Abe or at least for them to get a story. I felt so sad for Mason.. and Abe seems lonely. on to the next!
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