In the same vein as the old "bodice rippers" but the love scenes are "hot", "hot", Hot"!
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a fun romp through Morocco and a passionate, somewhat sex filled relationship.
Very good book. Tho don't agree with the women being so submissive to the men. This was my first connie mason book & am expecting to read her others.
She is a Xena prototype who fights at her father's side for the Berbers, he's the sheik fighting for the Bey, who's caravans are decimated by the Blue Men Berbers. Lots of sizzle, adventure and action.
IT was different so i wasnt sure i would like it but once i got into it was wonderful. its a great read I couldnt put it down!!
Princess Zara had been raised a warrior, always at her father's side in battle against Arabs who had stolen their land. So when she was taken prisoner by Sheik Jamal abd Thabit during a raid, she was determined not to succumb to his wishes. She thought it would be easy, for rather than take her as his concubine then and there, Jamal struck a deal--if he was unable to seduce her within four weeks, he would set her free. But Zara was more his slave than she'd thought, for she found herself mesmerized by the virile beauty of his muscular form and, at the slightest touch of his capable hands, felt her body grow hotter than the desert sun. Torn between duty to her people and the temptations of her Arab master, Zara wondered if she dare risk all she had ever known and trust her heart to this enemy...
Connie went into her Sub-genres R Us storage room and took the "Sheik" box off the shelf.
Slight plot with liberal amounts of smut that reach Bertrician proportions. Lots of clichéd cheese. Bring the Ex-lax cuz you'll get constipated. A brainless, somewhat fun read.
Princess Zara was raised a warrior. So when she is taken prisoner by Sheik Jamal abd Thabit during a raid. He makes a bargain with her if she can avoid his charms for four weeks she can be free. Torn between temptation and duty she must risk much to trust this enemy.
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4 1/2 Stars for an interesting journey through the desert..., June 16, 2003
Reviewer: Tracy Talley "Book Addict" (Boston, MA USA) - See all my reviews
A classic love story between two people who were born of very different worlds and are thrown together and then torn apart.
A Princess and a Sheik.
Raised a Berber warrior to fight at her father's side, Princess Zara was taught to fight the blood thirsty Arabs who stole her people's land.
In a simple, but effective raid one night in the desert, Zara was taken prisoner to be used as a bargaining chip against her father, the cadi of the tribe. Her captor? Sheik Jamal abd Thabit; the sultan's favorite warrior.
Sent to destroy the 'blue men' as they were called, the wandering desert nomads who struck fear into the hearts of many Arabs eluded the powerful sultan for too long. Jamal was determined to catch them, but failed he did, until he caught the princess and vowed to deliver her instead to the sultan. He didn't wager he'd fall in love with the headstrong woman or that he risk everything including his life for her either.
A richly told tale of love, power and desperation that only Ms Mason can tell. Through the burning sands of Morocco to the marketplaces of a distant time and place, love finds a way.