When prim professor Zara Paxton ventures to distant Bahania, she wants only to find the father she’d never known. But her father turns out to be King Hassan of Bahania. The desert king promptly put his "princess" under the protection of a muscular, mesmerizing Sheik, who sets Zara’s sense aflame, yet he refuses to quench the fire!
Steely security liaison Rafe Stryker scorns lasting love. But before he knows it, the bespectacled brunette sneaks into his heart, making him throb with the urge to taste her sweetness. Clearly, innocent Princess Zara wanted to be his woman, but taking her was tantamount to treason. Rafe knows the consequences, but even he can stand so much temptation.
Release date: March 1st 2002
I liked Rafe from the previous book, he had a good sense of humor and it was a very serious guy especially because of his job and the dangerous places he had visited during his life as a soldier. I liked him better on the begin of this book, but the ending was a bit rushed and some information was never even shared.
Zara was annoying during the most part of the book. She wanted a family and them she didn’t want to stay learning about her father. She was contradictory most of the time and kept complains that she never wanted that. I get it she was poor and a king for a daddy is not what anyone would expect but she just could accept things.
The relationship between these two was a bit rushed and it was fun to watch them getting to know secrets but also a bit boring. There was maybe two kisses and them they jumped to sex. Next week she’s in love and he’s afraid of commitment. Fun times. But I liked king Hassan, he improved the attitude and the way he treated his daughter.
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