"As far as Sheikh's go, they always have a duty to their people, to uphold the crown, to ensure their country prospers , heck the list goes on and on. So it's naturally not a surprise when I hear the word Sheikh , my mind already goes from hero to boy this is one of those where he will have the battle of his life trying to please everyone. Now it might sound like I am trying to say that I find that scenario a little predictable, but I am most certainly not. My reason is a very simple one, it's that very determination they need to have to keep everyone happy that make the reads featuring sexy Sheikh's such a thrill to read.
And let me tell you, with the talented Andie Brock behind the hero, sculpturing him from nearly regular guy to ultimate hero, there is no way you will be forgetting Sheikh Zayed Al Afzal anytime soon or end up thinking, that this is just an ordinary same as usual regular old sheikh.
Now let's get down to the story, newly crowned Sheikh Zayed Al Afzal needs to earn his people's allegiance. And that means the one and only thing this very wicked playboy has always avoided, marriage! His advisers have a string of beautiful options all line up and ready to get down to business but it's when he meets the exquisite Nadia Amani that he decides it's time he makes a choice of his own for once.
So the wedding contract is signed, sealed but not quite ready to be delivered because Zayed learns the shocking truth, Nadia is his enemies daughter. But it's during the dark desert nights Zayed finds his desire for the princess intensifies and anger gives way to sensual hunger that keeps begging to be satisfied, if only the princess could be someone else.
This was by far one of the best researched books I have read in a while, the attention to detail was brilliant! I really enjoyed the character of Nadia , she was a really fun and upbeat princess and not at all like the usual dull type in these very common sheikh reads. Not once did I wish I could knock her over the end and just shout out " Come on, your a princess, stand up and do something!", nope the author crafted a really stunning princess, in fact I will go as far as to say , Nadia is the type of princess I think every princess should be.
The character of Zayed was one that I found to be a little too overwhelming, but only for the first part of the read. After a while he started to grow on me and I started finding him a little less overwhelming and a more intriguing. But there was one or two times thereafter that I still wanted to stuff him in the nearest lock-up , just to defend Nadia a little, after all I am female and thus of course I would rather stick up for woman then men, woman as so often mistaken as the weaker sex , where in actual fact I think woman are much stronger then men, let's face it woman can face a million troubles and still get back up, men have a tendency to simply lie down and not even try to get back up, and who comes to save them, that's right a woman!
Through both characters the author showed that there is always a twisty path in life that needs to be taken in order to find the right one. Sure it's long and dragged out and seems never ending and just messes with your plans, but you know what , when that magical end in the road lies within your grasp you'll realize it was so very worth it!
I highly recommend this read for all fans that love a good, shaken up , rock you to your core sheikh romance.
5/5 star review
" A contract that will bind them for life, that is if she can convince her captor to let her into his heart"
The Sheikh's Wedding Contract by Andie Brock