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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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Apr 29, 2012 Frozenlust rated it did not like it
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.
Nov 27, 2012 Becca rated it it was ok
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
Oct 20, 2013 Diksha rated it did not like it
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
Jul 16, 2012 Dollydimple62 rated it did not like it
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)
May 28, 2015 Catalina rated it liked it
3.5* This book is pretty good, quite the page turner. Sure you do find grammar errors here and there, but reading romance you'll discover that, sadly, that's the norm in this genre; the only difference it's that readers noticed them just in the more obscure stories ...
"The problem" of this book is the subject, more precisely the huge rift between the western culture and the middle eastern one. I guess readers expected a western fairy tale, but life it's not one and this story is the closest to a
May 06, 2015 Arlyn rated it liked it
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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
May 03, 2012 Aimie rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 04, 2016 Virginia rated it it was ok
Was not one of my favorite Michelle Hughes books. It was a bummer of a book.
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Jun 04, 2015 Zoey Hale rated it did not like it
This book was shit. x_x
Oct 14, 2012 Bookworm rated it did not like it
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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Erotic fiction starting a debate on women's rights? 1 6 Jul 16, 2012 01:55PM  
Michelle Hughes grew up as a military brat and now calls Verbena, Alabama home. Her love of romance began early in life when she would sneak her granny's bodice rippers into the bathroom for great plots to play out with her Barbie's. She's the mother of five great kids and married to the greatest fisherman on earth with a real job. Prior to a career in writing, Michelle was a singer/songwriter and ...more
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