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Defying the Sheikh

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Michaela Rosewood had spent her entire life fighting against the society that demanded she conform to the rigid standards for a lady of breeding. One fateful meeting with a Sheikh would alter her future forever.

His gorgeous face would not sway her from the disgust she felt on his country's horrible treatment of women. When her own defiance pulls them into a marriage bond,
Kindle Edition, 107 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Tears of Crimson Books
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There is nothing romantic about that book. It started really well, had potential which went down the drain with a disappoinging ending. Don't read if you don't want to be frustrated. To me the hero of the story was actually the villain, a really unlikable character to be honest.
The basic set up for this story is right up my alley. Unfortunately, in my opinion, almost every aspect of its execution missed the mark.

As to the story, the characters were shallow and one dimensional, made lightning fast changes in their feelings, and were far too stereotypical to feel like real people. Michaela is unbelievably rude to Armon, a sheikh visiting England for diplomatic reasons. Everything else we know about her marks this behavior as highly unlikely given how well educated and d
This is the first time that I'm reading a book by Michelle Hughes.
In the beginning, the story was quite interesting. It really gripped, and I thought "At last, I find a story to my taste"...I find immense pleasure in reading stories with the main female lead hating the male lead at first, then slowly, she gets to know him and falls in love with him...
"Defying the Sheikh" seemed to be like this at first view...however, as the story unfolds, the story goes from being alluring to downright being an
Sadly this was not what I expected..If any of you remember Harem? brilliant romance of that type... Well this story was rather confusing as the usage of English terms was strange..The grammatical errors made it difficult to get into the story, as one ended up looking for them instead.. The references to Arab life was strange as I have lived in many Arabic countries and it just did not fit...So I'm giving it 1 star..I very rarely do this...If it was rewritten I might give it another chance. :o)
Ok, there are 2 ways I can rate this book. 1. I can go by the quality of the writing, storyline & character development. Or 2. I can go by how much I enjoyed reading it. For a fair review, I usually hit on both but emphasize the quality of the narrative rather than my subjective experience as a reader...

I started out enjoying this book and HATED it by the time I was done. Certain movies, like " A Clockwork Orange" and "Last House on the Left", are so painful and sickening to watch, with vill
This is the first time I have read any of Michelle Hughes work and I loved it. I struggled right along side Michaela, Undecided on whether desire or disgust towards The Sheikh should win, to be honest I am still undecided. I found myself feeling like I was in her shoes, Armon's way of life is so very different to the one I was brought up in that I found myself distraught at times over the things Michaela had to face. There were many hot and steamy scenes in this novella, you may find yourself le ...more
Unfortunately the grammar, english uses and storyline left much to be desired! wish I had not wasted my money.Not worth reading. épouvantable!!!
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This was the first time I read this author. It was a quick good read.
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Michelle Hughes is an international bestselling romance author with over 15 books published. She is an Alabama native, married with five children, and formerly a singer/songwriter. Michelle is also the owner of Tears of Crimson LLC which provides exposure to independent authors and entertainers on a global level.

When she's not writing or promoting, Michelle and her family enjoy spending time on t
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