(E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye

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The Widow and the Sheikh characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook E intimidated by her rescuer or their sizzling attraction she asks for his help But Prince Azhar is in fact the rightful heir to the aryma throne returned from exile to t. This strikes me as a YMMV type book It was nicely written the characters were likable The setting was vivid beautifully described complete with gardens sand architecture the landscape visuals were uite impressive given the page count I also liked the widow heroine s unashamed eagerness to experience sexy times without demanding a commitment or even I Love Yous free wheelin widowhood is an inexplicably under utilized trope in historicals Which brings me to the downside because SO MUCH time was spent on the characters feels the setting itself leaving little time for a significant plot Likable MCs alone aren t a huge draw for me I want them to actually y know do stuff besides each other There was simply no conflict to be had Romance reuires emotions yes but even a 6040 ratio would ve helpedas opposed to the 8020 ratio in this a veritable orgy of rational discussion point by point psychologyRecommended for those who like slower sedate romances with lots of uiet contemplation honorable people Not my thing but againYMMV That said I liked the cameo from one of the future heroes a Regency era Indiana Jones so I ll read his book when it s released

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The Widow and the Sheikh characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ake back his inheritance He knows a dalliance with the enticing English adventuress is out of the uestion yet he can't deny the temptation to claim both his throneand Juli. I enjoyed this story a great deal The characters of Julia and Azhar were fantastic and I uickly liked them both and enjoyed being caught up in their romance The setting was wonderful and I fell in love with the desert and the way it was described by the author I enjoyed the complications that kept these two lovers apart and was moved many times by the writing and the emotion This is the first book in a series of Hot Arabian Nights and I ll happily devour the others Wonderful romantic escapism and a great choice for sultry summer nights

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The Widow and the Sheikh characters å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rescued by the sheikh Abandoned in the desert Julia Trevelyan finds herself at the mercy of Azhar an imposing yet impossibly handsome Arabian merchant Determined not to b. 45 stars rounded upAnyone who regularly peruses the romance sections of bookshops or the romance listings at will know that sheikhs are popular romantic heroes in many contemporary love stories But there aren t all that many to be found in historical romances so I was intrigued when I saw that one of my favourite authors was writing a series set in the early nineteenth century in which the heroes were to be sheikhs Marguerite Kaye has already written a couple of books which feature such characters Innocent in the Sheikh s Harem and The Governess and the Sheikh but now comes her Hot Arabian Nights series the first of which The Widow and the Sheikh tells the story of a young Englishwoman and a desert prince who find themselves trapped by circumstances and faced with difficult choicesJulia Trevelyan awakens alone in her tent in the desert drugged robbed and abandoned by the guides she had hired for her journey The widow of an eminent botanist she is bound by her deathbed promise to her late husband to complete his final book and then see it published But all her samples have been stolen along with her money and possessions and she is going to have to find a way to regroup so that she can begin her work again in order to complete the task Fortunately a fellow traveller who introduces himself as Azhar finds her and offers his help explaining that he is a businessman and trader on his way to the kingdom of aryma He offers to escort her to the capital where he says she will find everything she needsJulia gratefully accepts his proposal but gets than she had bargained for when upon arrival at the Al aryma Azhar reveals that he is in fact the Crown Prince returning there for the first time in ten years What he doesn t immediately disclose is that his real purpose in returning is to assess the state of the kingdom and after a month abdicate in favour of his brother who has been ruling as regent since the death of their fatherAzhar is a deeply honourable man but does not wish to be trapped by the demands of his position He and his father never really saw eye to eye which a decade earlier led to Azhar s leaving aryma determined never to return He has made his own way in the world growing a successful business empire that he enjoys running and is eager to get back to To start with all his focus is so strongly bent upon handing the kingdom over to his brother that he fails or refuses to acknowledge that all is not as it should be But he cannot remain blind for long and realising that an outsider can offer a uniue perspective asks Julia to remain for one month during which he will help her to catalogue the various and rare plants of his kingdom in return for her promising to tell him the truth about the things she sees around her in his kingdom and at the court And of course this extended period of time together will also allow them to further explore their strong mutual attraction Both Julia and Azhar are well drawn and engaging characters but their determination to do the right thing means that making a life together looks to be an impossibility Having experienced marriage to a man who though not physically cruel did not value her or see her as a person in her own right Julia is now intent on retaining her independence To this end she decides to allow herself a month out of time a month in which to explore her sexuality and desires with her attractive fascinating rescuer but after that she will return to England and make a new life for herself thereThe romance between these two people from different worlds is beautifully written and extremely well developed Their relationship is mutually beneficial on many levels and I liked that Azhar trusted Julia enough to be able to share his concerns with her She is able to provide valuable insight while he shows her that her husband s lack of response to her was far of a reflection of the man s own insecurities and fears than any fault of Julia s The attraction between the couple is so strong it leaps off the page and they are not shy of acting upon it when the time is right Ms Kaye is one of those authors who can write an intensely sensual love scene in just a few paragraphs a talent she employs to great effect here the scene in which the couple finally make love is one of the most deliciously romantic and sexy I ve read in uite some timeIt s evident that Ms Kaye knows her stuff and that her research is extensive The idea of a western woman and a sheikh as a couple might seem outlandish but truth really is stranger than fiction as the author reminds readers in her note at the end of the book recalling the life of Lady Jane Digby who was married to a sheikh And this is one of the many things I always enjoy about her books not only do I get to read a superbly developed romance with strong well drawn characters who pull me into the story but she knows her history too Added to that her descriptions of the desert landscapes the exotic flora and opulence palace and grounds are so evocative as to put the reader right there among the shifting sands or the scented gardensIf I have a complaint it s one that is engendered by the fact that the author has done such a great job in setting up her story Azhar s dilemma being torn between his desire to live his own life and his innate sense of duty is so vividly written and so incredibly well explored that the resolution when it comes seems somewhat anti climactic That s not to say that it s implausible because it most definitely isn t and of course it s wonderfully romantic It just feels a little too easy given what has gone before But it works and I liked that Ms Kaye has left readers with the sense that while love has triumphed both characters are well aware that the path they have chosen will not be an easy oneEven allowing for that minor reservation The Widow and the Sheikh is such a strongly written beautifully romantic story that I m rating it highly It s one of the most moving books I ve read recently and one I have no hesitation in recommending Ms Kaye wrote a fascinating blog post for All About Romance this week if you pop over uickly the giveaway for the book might still be open


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  1. says: (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye

    (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye Perhaps I was expecting too much but this was like any other Sheikh romance I've ever read So when I got to the 27% mark and read this The whole situation read like a fairy tale the handsome Prince returning after ten years in the wilderness to oust his evil brother for the throneit exactly summed up how I felt about the story Predictable unrealistic and clichédOr maybe it's just me since everyone else seems to have loved this Or

  2. says: (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye

    (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye 45 stars rounded upAnyone who regularly peruses the romance sections of bookshops or the romance listings at will know that sheikhs are popular romantic heroes in many contemporary love stories But there aren’t

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    (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye I liked this book uite a lot I didn't really know what to expect going in the story of an Englishwoman and an Arab sheik sounded like such a cliched romance novel storyline I'd never read a category romance before either and maybe had some snobbish presumptions about them This was a really enjoyable and nicely written story thoug

  4. says: (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye

    (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye This strikes me as a YMMV type book It was nicely written the characters were likable The setting was vivid beautifully described complete with gardens sand architecture the landscape visuals were uite impressive

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    characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Marguerite Kaye (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye Marguerite Kaye ☆ 4 Read In this her first book of her new Hot Arabian Nights series Marguerite Kaye combines an emotive romantic and passionate love story with the appeal of an exotic setting Sheikh al Farid Crown Prince Azhar of aryma The last ten years had change

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    (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye WOW The Widow and the Sheikh is Book 1 in Marguerite Kaye's Hot Arabian Nights hot and steamy Harleuin Historical series This story is the story of widow and aventurous Julia Trevelyan who finds herself abandoned and at the mercy of Azhar The exiled Prince and rightful heir of Azhar the aryma throne heir who has returned to claim his inheritance Fast paced well written tale of an Adventuress and an exiled Prince Ms Kaye

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    (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Marguerite Kaye Read The Widow and the Sheikh I enjoyed this story a great deal The characters of Julia and Azhar were fantastic and I uickly liked them both and enjoyed being caught up in their romance The setting was wonderful and I fell in love with the desert and the way it was descr

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    (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye I've had this book on my tbr pile for a while now and only wish I'd read it sooner The only problem with it is that now I've read this first of the Hot Arabian Nights mini series I now want to read the others

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    (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye Marguerite Kaye ☆ 4 Read characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Marguerite Kaye I really enjoyed this book and would thoroughly recommend it The author paints evocative scenes of both the desert oasis and the heroine and hero Think David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia The hero Azhar is returning to his Kingdon having had problems with his father but also having had a successful life as a self made trader The heroine Julia is following through on duties dictated by her husband's final wishes and using her

  10. says: (E–pub) The Widow and the Sheikh By Marguerite Kaye characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Marguerite Kaye Marguerite Kaye ☆ 4 Read

    Marguerite Kaye ☆ 4 Read characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Marguerite Kaye Read The Widow and the Sheikh What's great about a Marguerite Kaye book is that as you read it you are transported into the story itself Her vivid descriptions of the era and the clothing are mind blowingI thoroughly enjoyed Julia and Azah's romance mainly because Julia is most definitely not a run of the mill Regency heroine She is strong gutsy and academic As for Azah with his many hidden layers each revelation is a delight to discoverAdd into t

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  • Paperback
  • 288
  • The Widow and the Sheikh
  • Marguerite Kaye
  • English
  • 14 April 2020
  • 9780373298778