Book Reviews of The Sheikh's Bartered Bride (Surrender to the Sheikh) (Royal Brides, Bk 1) (Harlequin Presents, No 2447)

The Sheikh's Bartered Bride (Surrender to the Sheikh) (Royal Brides, Bk 1) (Harlequin Presents, No 2447)
The Sheikh's Bartered Bride - Surrender to the Sheikh - Royal Brides, Bk 1 - Harlequin Presents, No 2447
Author: Lucy Monroe
ISBN-13: 9780373124473
ISBN-10: 0373124473
Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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This was a decent read. This author likes to put unusual, true-to-life elements in her bks at times, as she did in this one. The heroine had suffered from severe acne as a teenage and later had laser treatment to remove the scars. She'd also experienced a rapid growth period as a teen and had some stretch marks left from that which she was embarrassed by. Because of these two things (and a bit more stuff) she was pretty insecure.

Unbeknown to her, the hero pursued her because of a business deal he's made with her father. Marriage is the goal and the hero is quite attracted to her, which he finds an unexpected plus. Hero is a sheikh and because of codes/morals he has from his upbringing, he is determined to wait until he and heroine are married before having intercourse; this was a nice touch rarely seen, especially from the hero's stand-point.

I got a bit annoyed with the heroine after she finds out about the business deal. She did have reasons to be upset and hurt, but for a short time she was so shrill and whiny that I tuned her behaviour out.

Overall, a pleasant read.

:::From Back blurb:::

"Bought by the Sheikh... After a whirlwind courtship, Sheikh Hakim bin Omar al Kadar proposes marriage. Shy, innocent Catherine Benning has already fallen head-over-heels in love and she accepts....

After their wedding day-- and night-- when the sheikh claims his virgin wife, Catherine and Kakim travel to his desert kingdom. There Catherine discovers that this is no love match for Hakim-- he's bought her!!
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Great romance!!!
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A fun and great romance book
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Great book!
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Catherine Benning grew up shy and self-conscious, never feeling good enough for her family or for love, instead feeling like a burden and an embarrassment. Yet when she reaches adulthood, things change, and she slowly comes out of her shell, enjoying a career and a hobby that she believes she shares with the man of her dreams.



Sheikh Hakim bin Omar al Kadar knows his obligations. To fulfill an agreement to bring an advanteous opportunity to his country, that obligation may be to marry the daughter of an American businessman.



Once they meet, the two become involved in a whirlwind courtship, one that does them both good. Catherine blossoms even more as she falls in love with her sheikh, and Hakim begins to see that marriage is more than an obligation but a partnership filled with respect, companionship and affection. However when Catherine realizes the truth behind their meeting, will Hakim be able to convince her that she's the one he really wants?
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LUCY MONROE USES REALL ISSUES AND TELLS A GREAT STORY.