Review: The Sheik and the Runaway Princess by Susan Mallery

The Sheik and the Runaway Princess (Silhouette Special Edition, #1430) (Desert Rogues, #4)

When half-American Princess Sabra (aka Sabrina Johnson) is kidnapped by Prince Kardal Khan while searching for the legendary City of Thieves, she soon realizes that his heated touch makes her body betray her recklessly. She doesn’t want to feel cared for in her captor’s tender embrace. After living a lonely life, rejected by her father–King Hassan–and treated dismissively by her mother, all she’s ever wanted was someone to love her. But falling for the sexy Sheik, otherwise known as the Prince of the City of Thieves, was simply out of the question!

The virile Sheik didn’t consider kidnapping Sabrina an act of theft; he was claiming what was rightfully his. Unbeknownst to the fiery beauty, she had been betrothed to be his wife!

Title: The Sheik and the Runaway Princess
Author: Susan Mallery
Series: Desert Rogues
Publisher:  Silhouette
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0373244304
Genre: Romance
Release date: July 1st 2007
Number of pages: 256


I had a few problems with this book and was a little lost at first. It’s strange that Kardal has the same last name as the other sheikh’s mentioned on the previous books, but his ife is completely different and his also a prince of the desert. It took me some time to actually understand the reasons, but I don’t believe it was necessary for him to use his father name.

Other point I did not like was the way Kardal treated Sabrina. Yes, she was raised on the States but that does not mean she’s a bad person, but every moment he could, he acused her of something terrible, like lying cheating. I did not like also the way prince Hassan treated her. She’s his daughter and if she does not act as he expected why did he let her go. As a king his children should all be raised in the palace, but he let Sabrina mother take her to the States and still she want’s treated really good.

I hated the way Kardal lied to her the entire and still considered her to be spoiled. He does as he wants and she is always wrong according to his rules. I think he deserved to suffer a little more to actually understand what it felt for Sabrina to discover another lying person in her life.


Series in Order

#1 – The Sheikh’s Kidnapped Bride
#2 – The Sheikh’s Arranged Marriage
#3 – The Sheikh’s Secret Bride
#4 – The Sheikh and the Runaway Princess
#5 – The Sheikh and the Virgin Princess
#6 – The Prince and The Pregnant Princess
#7 – The Sheikh and the Princess in Waiting
#8 – The Sheikh and the Princess Bride
#9 – The Sheikh and the Bride Who Said No
#10 – The Sheikh and the Virgin Secretary
#11 – The Sheikh and the Christmas Baby
#12 – The Sheikh and the Pregnant Bride
#13 – The Sheikh and the Bought Bride


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