‘I took your bride. I’ll take your throne. Because both are mine by right.’
Banishment and shame have turned Sheikh Khalil al Bakir into a man determined to reclaim the crown of Kadar from his rival. Khalil begins by kidnapping his enemy’s bride-to-be. She’s a means to an end – so why is he so inflamed at the thought of her in anyone’s bed but his own?
Queen Elena Karras of Thallia is prepared for a cold, mutually convenient marriage. Instead she is carried off into the sands, where this virgin queen soon discovers an unexpected desire for her sinfully sexy captor that leaves her craving more…
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I'm not a particular fan of Sheikh themes but this book - the first in a duet about the rivals to the crown of Kadar (Khalil and Aziz) - was strangely appealing.
If anything Khalil was more of a beta than alpha hero with a one-track mind to claim the crown he thought was rightfully his. In many ways Elena was of a similar character.
The first half had a fair bit of action when Elena was first kidnapped and the aftermath but then it became more of an emotional story and it was pretty obvious what the solution was for both of them!
The ending which I never would have suspected took me by surprise but on reflection I think Ms Hewitt called it right.
I did think there was a slight unfinished feel to it but I think we will see more of Kalil and Elena in the second book which will clear this up.
I wouldn't have expected this to be my type of story but while I can't exactly put my finger on the reason why I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to Aziz's story.
Ten out of ten
Reviewed by Desere Steenberg, South Africa
" I took your bride. I 'll take your throne. Because both are mine by right."
Those are the words spoken by Sheikh Khalil al Bakir, the banishment and shame has turned him into man determined to reclaim the crown of Kadar from his rival. He starts by kidnapping his enemy's bride-to-be. She's a means to an end, so why he get's all inflamed at the thought of her in anyone else's bed but his own is a mystery he simply does not know how to solve, nor does have the time, he has a thrown to take over.
Queen Elena Karras of Thallia is prepared for a cold, mutually convenient marriage but instead she's carried off into the desert sand, where the virgin queen soon discovers an unexpected desire for her sinfully delicious captor, and leaves her craving for more and she get's it but when the game ends will Khalil walk away and leave her broken hearted or will he see himself through her eyes?
This was a truly beautiful read of how two people learn to fight the battles of life together. I loved the fiery passion that Khalil has, but sadly his passion for the throne is overshadowed with the thoughts of revenge and of course this made him the type of hero you can only have luke warm feelings for, but it is only for a certain period on the book , because as all fans of Harlequin Presents books know, there is always something or someone that will turn the person around.
And that person was Elena, beautiful, smart and always seeing the side of a person they attempt to hide from the world. I loved Elena to bits! The author took me on a truly remarkable journey of how one man finds himself willing to fight for what he believes is his, and the one woman who let's him finally see the truth shine out from the revenge-darkness that his mind has become.
I am taking away a message of life has it's way of guiding us on the wrong path, but it's in order to find the right one. The trick of course is to not miss the right turnoff to take whilst on that wrong path, because the road up ahead might not bring along another turnoff to the road where the your calling is waiting for you.
I highly recommend this read for all fans of a excellent, deeply emotional Sheikh romance. Kate Hewitt is simply one of the most remarkable author 's of all time and with each book her writing just get's better and better!
5/5 star review
" To win the game all he has to do is see himself through her eyes"
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