A runaway princess...
It should be easy. Karim Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Markhazad, has one task: retrieve rebellious princess Clementina Savanevski from her hideout in England and return her home to be wed…to another man.
His to find or his to keep?
It is not for Karim to notice her alluring scent, those seductive curves, the enticing glances she sends his way. No, his family’s honour – and his own – requires Clementina to be delivered pure and untouched to her unwanted bridegroom. And he must resist all temptation to keep her for himself!
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Reviewed by Desere Steenberg, South Africa
The setup in this read is a simple yet very intriguing one. We have Princess Clementina who takes off to England to help a friend, but this little bit of information she keeps as a secret.
So naturally we have her 'loving' father worried that she might be running from the arranged marriage he so nicely and with all intentions of love arranged for her.
Enter crown Prince Karim al Khalifa, his mission is simple, retrieve the Princess and bring her home so she can marry the man her father chose. Karim is a man of honor and no matter how much he wants to strip Clementina naked and shower her with kisses he resists and complete's the task at hand bringing the runaway princess home.
Once home things take a sudden turn and Clementina is free. Karim tracks her down, and this time it's all about having the woman he wants and craves so badly and his honor seems a distant memory, but once in his arms will Clementina be able to forget about the honor-excuse he used to resist her the first time around or did he just come after her for sex?
The heroine in this book was remarkable, one of those woman you know is strong and no matter what comes her way she will face it, because let's be honest no woman really wants to marry some man she has been "engaged" to since the age of 13. We all deserve to meet and fall in love with someone we chose and not whom our parents think we do, but unfortunately this practice does happen in some countries and I have always felt so sad for these woman that is breaks my heart, but thankfully the author took it to the next level and let's fate intervene, giving us a heroine that stands up for what her heart believes in.
The hero in this book was superb! I loved him from start to finish, his upholding honor personality was terrific especially because he has been through so much and here comes the woman of his dreams and tempts him into very sexy thoughts and he has to sit there and force himself to remember she belongs to another, that shows some serious levels of willpower.
Through both characters the author showed that there is a will and a way to find what you seek, but you have to be willing to go with the flow so to speak, because fate can always have a different plan lurking in the background ready to unfold when you least expect it. Don't give up hope, keep believing that it will all work out and never ever keep your feelings in your heart, stand up and shout it out to the world you never know by making your feelings known you might just save yourself from heartache.
I recommend this read for all Kate Walker fans, the author has taken a unique 'give us a story with a bang combined with emotional and heartwarming passion' trait and created a stunning romance of love finally found when no one was looking.
4 star review
" He questions his honor, she makes him forget it ever existed"
Sensitive, moralistic and passionate Romance!
A ten out of ten for Kate Walker because she has blended the ingredients of love, attraction and sensitivity in a curious mix which makes it different from other Modern genre romances. Karim and Clementina exert so much control over their passion that this tension between them makes the story line so riveting. Well done to the author. Their coming together at the end is well deserved and it is worth a read or two!
Return to form
A welcome return to form for Mrs Walker with an exciting and humourous beginning which draws the reader in for the whole book.
Although I'm not overkeen on either Royal or Sheikh themes for most of the book this doesn't really feel like one.
With great character exploration and dialogue, the fascinating Karim and dutiful but in no way boring Clemmie wrap themselves around your heart.
Ten out of ten
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