Romance Review: Defiant in The Desert by Sharon Kendrick

Defiant In The DesertDefiant in The Desert by Sharon Kendrick
Series: Desert Men of Qurhah
ISBN: 0373131992
Genre: Romance
Release date: November 19th 2013
Number of pages:  384
Source: NetGalley

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I received this book from NetGalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Only scandal will do

Sara Williams’s hand in marriage was bought to cover a debt. But she’s determined never to marry anyone!

Diplomat Suleiman Abd al-Aziz must deliver Sara to her desert destiny. But with Sara set on escaping her marriage by seducing him, his iron will is sorely tested!



This is a short story for me but in reality I had a difficult time following. Things took forever to happen and I wanted more from this couple, they barely spent time together and we can clearly see both needed to talk more about their past and share some secrets. I understood the reasons from Sara to run away, because it’s completely unfair to a single girl just to marry a guy because her father made a couple of mistakes, but my worst problem was the fact her family never appeared to talk and he brother has a normal life and never stopped to visit her.

I liked Suleiman better, because he chose to follow a different life and he still has friends and a normal everyday routine. Yes, bad things happen but he chose to move on and try to be happy. He also chose not to betray his ruler and that was a great deal for me. They are actually great together, but they need some shrink help fast, plus talk more.

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Series in Order

#1 – Defiant in The Desert
#2 – Unknow

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