Desert Hero Romance
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Many years ago I started reading the Harlequin Presents line of books. I got hooked on the Sheikh and Greek storylines. They also inspired me to travel the world. Over the years I've read many of these books and have now traveled all over Europe...see what a good book can inspire? With my home move on the horizon I donated a huge amount of print books to my local Goodwill. I'm hoping they all go to good reader homes. Many of those books are my old Harlequin Presents. I did keep a few of my all time favs :) and I'm also buying more books as eBooks. I love prints, but I've also come to love my ebooks even more. There are several reasons, but number one is I can have a huge library in my hand and two I can read while my husband is sleeping with the lights out.
So today I want to introduce you to some of my favorite Desert Hero books and also showcase some that I'm looking forward to.
THE SHEIK'S CAPTIVE
All aircraft designer Haley Bennett wanted was to deliver the state-of-the-art jet she'd created to its new owner in the Middle East. But then war engulfed the desert kingdom, and suddenly this freewheeling modern woman was a prisoner—in a palace that was like something from the Arabian Nights….
PRISONER OF DESIRE
Her captor was just about the most gorgeous hunk of man she'd ever laid eyes on. But his attitudes—especially when it came to women—were straight out of another world. And the most infuriating part was, Sheik Zayn Haji Haaris awakened within her a passion that rocked her world to its very foundations….
"When East meets West…the result is passion!"
He is Xa Shiraq, sheikh of Xabia…
She is Amanda Buchanan, independent hotelier…
When they meet, he declares that they are meant for each other, but what does Amanda have to offer such a man? Then the sheikh accuses her of using him to try to clear her father's name. So Amanda offers Xa Shiraq a bargain—one night of love in return for her freedom. But where will this dangerous liaison lead? Amanda finds herself hoping that she will remain the sheikh's captive for ever and ever and ever!
Swept away by the passionate Prince Khalil Khan, Dora Nelson reveled in her new fairy-tale life as princess of El Bahar. But once she learned that the love and affection Khalil had showered her with were a sham, she refused to bend to his will. For he'd tricked her, and she couldn't forgive him....
But she also couldn't stop loving him. More than anything else, Dora wanted a happy home and an adoring husband. Still, when Dora's feistiness met Khalil's arrogance, sparks flew. And unless Dora and Khalil agreed to meet halfway, this fiery marriage threatened to consume them both!
From the first moment he’d arrived, Sheik Malik bin Saqqaf had thrown her life into chaos. And the longer he stayed, the more she fell in love with him.
But could she trust him? He’d betrayed her once, should she risk it again?
They’d been lovers four years ago, a relationship that had resulted in her wonderful twin boys. Now he was back and he wanted into her life once again.
She had to tell him about his sons, but she didn’t want to take him back into her life.
Malik had other ideas. His previous marriage had been his father’s idea, a political union that had been a disaster from the beginning. Now he was divorced and all he wanted was Siri, the only woman he’d ever loved. He had to win her back!
The awkward introduction to his sons took him completely by surprise. Knowing that he had two sons, princes who would follow in his footsteps, only sealed the deal. He wanted both Siri and his sons now. He just had to figure out how to get her to trust him again. He had to win back her love.
She's about to get charmed...
Libby Fay's safe little life as a waitress at a posh New York boutique hotel implodes when Sheikh Rasyn Al Jabar, black-eyed and seductive, crashes into her world and swears that he loves her.
The powerful sheikh will do anything to prevent becoming the ruler of his North African homeland, including marrying a woman who is inappropriate to be queen. When he sees the beautiful, bubbly waitress, he knows that she is the perfect wife to help him avoid the throne—all he has to do is make her fall in love with him.
All her life, Libby has longed for the same loving, equal partnership her parents had—something she couldn't possibly have with a forceful sheikh who ignores all her objections. But Rasyn seems to be able to charm her into anything, including his bed. Soon, she finds herself on a plane to Abbas, transported into a fairy tale come true.
Unfortunately for Libby, a Cinderella is the last thing this Prince Charming wants.
Clare McKay is a dedicated architect with no time for womanising men. That is, until she accidentally meets Sheikh Rafiq Al Kahil, an Arabian prince, known in the international press as the Playboy Prince. Clare is intent on not falling for his seductive charm, but when he asks her to design a mansion, he presents her with an offer that she can’t refuse. Once she finds herself alone with him in the Arabian desert, how long will she be able to hold out against his advances? And will he be able to cast aside his womanising past for her, as well as a secret engagement to an Arabian Princess?
"Walking into the lion's den unprotected, Princess?"
For Layla, princess of Tazkhan, her arranged marriage means one thing—a lifetime of cruelty and captivity. Such an unendurable prospect drives her to throw herself at the mercy of Sheikh Raz Al Zahki—her family's greatest enemy!
Raz demands one thing in return for the safe haven Layla is seeking—this brooding desert king wants to make her his queen! Her freedom might be secured, but now her heart is at risk, for soon she's lost to the scorching heat of their marriage bed. However, it will take more than fire to thaw her guarded husband….
The Desert was Never Hotter!
Pride and passion vie for supremacy between a haughty young heiress and a savage son of the Sahara in this fresh new telling of E.M. Hull's romance classic.
A haughty young heiress for whom the world is a playground... A savage son of the Sahara who knows no law but his own...
"There will be inquiries." I choked out. "I am not such a nonentity that nothing will be done when I am missed. You will pay dearly for what you have done."
"Pay?" His amused look sent a cold feeling of dread through me. "I have already paid... in gold that matches your hair, my gazelle. Besides," he continued, "the French have no jurisdiction over me. There is no law here above my own."
My trepidation was growing by the minute. "Why have you done this? Why have you brought me here?"
"Why?" He repeated with a slow and heated appraisal that made me acutely, almost painfully, conscious of my sex. "Bon Dieu! Are you not woman enough to know?"
When pride and passion vie for supremacy, blistering desert days are nothing compared to sizzling Sahara nights...
Tammie King is one of the owners of Night Owl Reviews. She enjoys reading, travel and video games. You can find her most Monday evenings moderating the Night Owl Reviews chat room.