Review: The Sheikh’s Secret Bride by Susan Mallery

The Sheik's Secret Bride (Desert Rogues, #3) (Silhouette Special Edition, #1331)

Single mom Liana Archer has read her share of romance novels featuring dashing, passionate Sheiks. Despite her fascination with the genre, she is astonished when sinfully handsome Malik Khan, Crown Prince of exotic El Bahar, hijacks her and her young daughter off an airliner and into his lavish desert palace. What does this sexy prince want with a passably pretty, slightly overweight schoolteacher from San Bernadino?

Dazed, breathless and mesmerized with desire, Liana quickly becomes Malik’s royal bride after an intimate desert ceremony she does not understand. When she learns she is in fact married, she must face whether she can entrust her daughter, or her heart to a man would give them everything…except his love. How might a caring American mother and child finally move this proud, imperious monarch and make his kingdom complete?

Title: The Sheikh’s Secret Bride
Author:  Susan Mallery
Series: Desert Rogues
Publisher:  Silhouette
Format: ebook
ISBN: 0373243316
Genre: Romance
Release date: June 1st 2000
Number of pages: 256

 
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It was a bit strange at first how Malik became a bit obsessed with Liana, but he became the good guy when he learned about love with her little girl. He was very slow to understand that people trust and fall in love, but him those two things were practically nothing and he suffered quite a bit before finally surrendering.

I liked Liana and how normal she is. The reason that brought her to El Bahar was a job in a very exclusive school that could make possible to save enough to send her little on her merry way to college. Don’t get me wrong she’s only eight, but her father is not present in the child’s life and her mother have to make ends meet.

Malik is next to be king, but he was never treated like a kid and doesn’t know much about feelings and relationships, I blame all this on the king because he treated his son real bad and expected the child to act like and adult while he had only four.

I liked Malik discovering his feelings and finding happiness, but the rest was a bit dull.

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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