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The Call of the Desert

3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  99 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Consumed by the heat of the desert Twelve years ago Julia lost her heart to Sheikh Kaden in the scorching Burquati desert. Sizzling nights in the sand dunes under a blanket of stars made it seem as if they were the only two people in the world. Until bitter betrayal destroyed everything... Julia meets Kaden again by chance although the cynicism in his eyes and the sharp su ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 18th 2011 by Mills & Boon (first published November 1st 2011)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
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I loved the first 2/3 of the book. Hero and heroine loved each other, misunderstanding and immature decisions...they split. Loved that they were both each other's first lovers. Loved the glimpses to hero's feelings for heroine. Loved that heroine moved on after he rejects her.

But hated that FINALLY there is a heroine who moves on and marries after being dumped by hero, rather than being alone for 12 years (even though it's a lame, barren marriage), although heroine has to be alone since her divo
Good read,no major issues,Kaden-Julia both loved each other deeply,both hid their true feelings which irritated me,due to their lack of communication which created few misunderstandings,a accident made them confess their feelings and they get their HEA.
Heidi Rice
Jan 01, 2012 Heidi Rice rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, another of Abby's scorching hot desert romances. This is a lovers reunited story which Abby is sooo good at you already know you're in for a treat as soon as the opening scene and the emotional moment when Julia realises who the surprise guest at her work do is... None other than the man that loved her and then abandoned her 12 years before. Kaden though has hidden depths, and his betrayal wasn't nearly as straightforward as Julia assumes. A real heart-render... Expect to be riv ...more
Apr 17, 2016 Missy rated it really liked it
A nice read.

First lovers meet again after 12 years apart and each with a broken marriage behind them only to be bitten by passion again.

They both suffered a broken heart all those years ago and have managed to convenice themselves that they were over each other. So it is a shock to each of them when all those feeling start rushing in but they keep remembering the pain and misunderstandings to keep the love at bay.

I liked that they both tried to move on. But if he would have listened to her all t
Aug 02, 2012 Jooniebug rated it did not like it
It dragged on and on....boring to read which i was surprised cos I love reading Abby's stories but not this one.
Feb 09, 2012 Carmen rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Hanna Crisostomo
Me resulto muy difícil leer este libro porque es muy monótono y aburrido. La autora repite algunas expresiones un millón de veces, lo cual es muy frustraste. ella dice "doce años antes/atras" y "como si fuera el día anterior" demasiado. También la novela no tiene nada de original.
Natália Eduardo
Feb 10, 2016 Natália Eduardo rated it it was ok
Fiquei muito irritada com a personalidade da protagonista. O mocinho também não era lá essas coisas.
Alice M. Black
Feb 23, 2014 Alice M. Black rated it liked it
un libro dramatico y muy romántico, me gusto mucho.
April Brookshire
Nov 19, 2014 April Brookshire rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin
Like her book "Secrets of the Oasis", I don't really like it when the hero screws over the heroine when they're younger and it takes years for him to bother pursuing her again. A good story, but not a favorite for me.
Feb 23, 2012 sbf20112011 rated it really liked it
Good, angsty. I definitely enjoyed it, though for some reason I also was very conscious of how none of the plot lines were very unique.
Aug 12, 2012 Aimee rated it liked it
Me gusto, al final cuando se dio cuenta de su amor al casi perderla para siempre...
Jan Hubert Castillo
Aug 06, 2012 Jan Hubert Castillo rated it liked it
It was okay, I think. Not really amazing. Just.. so-so..
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Abby Green spent her teens reading Mills & Boon romances. She then spent many years working in the Film and TV industry as an Assistant Director. One day while standing outside an actor's trailer in the rain, she thought: "there has to be more than this". So she sent off a partial to Mills & Boon. After numerous rewrites, they accepted her first book and an author was born. She was nominat ...more
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