The Inherited Bride
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Princess Isabella was certain of three things...She desperately didn't want to marry the sheikh to whom she was betrothed...

There was more to the darkly handsome, dark-hearted desert stranger escorting her back to the altar than met the eye...

And, having kissed that stranger once, she was never going to be the same again...
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2011)
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Ana
I'm really starting to like Maisey Yates.

Isabella is a princess engaged from an early age to High Sheikh. She has more or less accepted it, but she wants to be free. So she runs away to Paris. Only someone ruins her plan, Adham.

Adham is the brother of Isabella's fiancee. He is an honourable man who gave his brother and his country everything, he takes duty very seriously. And yet he is incredibly attracted to Isabella, the one woman he can't have.

I like the whole forbidden love aspect. Adham is...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: Available Now!
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Harlequin Presents Extra
Author’s Website: http://www.maiseyyates.com/
My Source for This Book: eHarlequin
Part of a Series: Yes, Kings of the Desert (sequel to An Accidental Birthright)
Series Best Read in Order: Works well as a standalone.
Steam Level: Hot

We met Princess Isabella very briefly in An Accidental Birthright, also released this month from Harleq...more
Megan
I really like Maisey Yates's writing. She writes with gentle humour that never feels forced (never just for the sake of comedy) and always seems to come from the characters (but never in a mean-spirited way), and I think I really like that in a Presents/Modern read. It grounds the characters to the point where I can still enjoy the sweeping nature of their high-emotion, high-drama lives, but the humor gives them depth and a certain realism. I can care about them because they feel more realistic...more
Nicola Marsh
This was my first Maisey Yates category romance and it won't be my last.

The intensity between the hero and heroine sucked me in completely.

Adham is a wonderfully torn alpha hero and Isabella an innocent princess, a perfect foil for his inherent darkness.

The sweeping drama and emotional see-sawing held me enthralled.
Paula Legate
WOW! This was a Great book! The emotions that I felt while reading this story were intense. The chemistry between Isabella and Adham was smoking HOT! There were a few times I wanted to smack Adham up side the head, and yell at him. He was all alpha male, and thought feeling love would make him weak. In the end Isabella taught him that their love only made the two stronger.

The story starts out with Isabell wanting just two months to experience life. In two months she had to marry the sheikh to s...more
Nicole Helm
Honestly, if I knew how to do a 3.5 star, that's what I would give this story. I liked it, but not quite enough for a four. I think some of that is my own personal taste and that this line is out of my normal reading "likes".

The thing I liked about this book? The emotional depth. Ms. Yates shows emotion incredibly well. She doesn't just tell the reader how the character is feeling, with her words she brings you along to the physical and emotional pain a character experiences. This made me enjoy...more
Beverly Diehl
I admit, I was prepared to hold my nose and find something nice to say about this, as I am now (full disclosure) Twitter friends with Ms. Yates. And, Harlequin - when I hear Harlequin, I think of fainting damsels and coy euphemisms.

Against my prejudices, I *loved* this book. The first paragraph was a little clunky, IMO, but I actually believed in both protagonists. The heroine was sheltered and naive, but NOT a dumb bunny. The hero had reasons for his hang-ups, and I felt there was a wonderful s...more
seton
This is a spinoff of AN ACCIDENTAL BIRTHRIGHT. The h is the sister of the H in AAB.

Tropes: Scarred hero
RLA
The story begins with Princess Isabella sitting in a hotel room in Paris, when Adham arrives to escort her back to her intended husband. Isabella had escaped from her security detail in order to spend a few days experience of life outside of expectations and duty before entering into her arranged marriage due to take place in 2 months. Adham, unbeknownst to Isabella, is the brother of her future husband, and the only person trusted enough to bring Isabella back safely (and protect her innocence)...more
Jenny
Princess Isabella Rossi must marry Sheikh Hassan al bin Sudar. Before than she wants to experience life a bit and she escapes palace in order to enjoy freedom and beautiful Paris. But Hassan's brother finds her and is determined to bring her home to his brother as soon as possible.

Loved the hero! He was a man who didn't have a problem interacting with people and charming them, but he didn't actually desire any close ties. Everything had to be on his terms and he was confounded by his overwhelmi...more
Tanya Mayes
This book was really good a must read. I found myself saying ooohhh and awwwe. I like Adham and Isabella together. I'm happy that he got everything he deserved he was a very good man. With Isabella being an innocent she helped him to see life through new eyes. This book is Wow!!!
Doris O'Connor
I loved this book. Hero is to die for. A firm favourite of mine :-)
Sabrina
Cheeky Summary: What I really enjoyed about this book was the glimpse of insight author Maisey Yates gave us into what it could be like growing up in royalty or anywhere were a person was heavily protected. The heroine Isabella's desire to find out who she is would have seemed like a very small thing except for how expertly the author goes about explaining the kind of life Isabella had grown up living. This book has definitely made Mrs. Yates an auto-buy for me in spite of the fact that Harlequi...more
Hanife
Bu yorum aynı zamanda Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.

Bu ay ki okuduklarımın arasında en sevdiğim hikaye! Çiftimizin arasında tutku bence güzel işlenmişti. Şeyhli olmasıda cabası. :) Kızımızın azıcık etraf görüp gezmek istemesine, özgürlük tatma arzusunda olmasını anlasamda bir yerden sonra çok çocukça geldi bu tavırları açıkçası. Erkek karakterimizi ise sevmemek elde değil.

Konumuza gelirsek, olaylar Isabelle'nin bir ülkenin prensesi olması ve ailesinin istediği adamla evlenmesinden bir ay önc
...more
Emma Lai
This story has everything I love in a romance...

Strong heroine. Though Isabella is only 21 and has lived a sheltered life, she's not some timid woman. After all, it takes courage to turn your back on your upbringing in an attempt to discover yourself. She's decided to seize what small bit of life for herself that she can before doing her duty.

Strong hero. Adham isn't just strong though, he's fierce--in the knee-weakening, heart-throbbing, take-me-home-now kind of way. Nothing has ever tempted hi...more
AelixRage
This was one of the first Harlequin books I've read and to be honest, I was taken aback by the sheer intensity of the emotions involved. The sexual attraction and all that sizzling/fizzling chemistry between the lead characters, up to the moment of their shared passion. I was also apprehensive towards the hero, with all his 'jerkiness'. But the author gave a view for audience to understand him through his history. As prideful as he was, at the very least, he truly humbled himself when he finally...more
Lady Jaye
I didn't like the heroine at all. She rubbed me the wrong way from the moment she was introduced.She was whiny and childish and, quite frankly, an idiot. princess Isabella has run away to Paris to have a month to discover herself before her arranged marriage. Or so the book claimed. She read to me like a spoiled brat. I sincerely would have liked to turn her over my knee and spank some sense into her. I can see why others would not be annoyed by her though, so I am sticking with a three-star rat...more
Tonya Warner
Princess Isabella wants to experience living before she does her duty and marries the High Sheikh Hassan. She wants to find out about being herself before she becomes a wife. Escaping her ecurity detail and heading to Paris to enjoy two months of freedom would have been ideal, except Adham found her.

Adham is the brother of the High Sheikh, and it is his duty to bring the runaway bride home. Falling for her was not suppose to happen.

An nice story, overall.
Jamie DeBree
This is a great story, full of the kind of ups and downs and unpredictable twists that I love. The only thing I didn't like was that the end felt very abrupt - I really wanted just a little more after the last page. Not that that's a bad thing. ;-)
Ladyacct
Moved really slow for me and was extremely interested in more of the hero's back story which was only partly revealed. VERY quick ending too.
Roub
would have been a 5 star if not 4 the last chapters which were quite annoying 4 me..as if the heroine had lost all sense of pride
Diah Didi
Duh, saking bosennya, couple hours after reading it, I can't even remember the ending of the story Hihihihi...
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Amanda
Overall a very delicious book.
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