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The Sheik & The Bride Who Said No (Desert Rogues #9)

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EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PALACE HAD ALWAYS INTRIGUED HER...

Including the incredibly handsome crown prince himself. There was no denying that Murat was a man of mystery, power and many talents. But for a husband, Daphne Snowden wanted more. Sure, future "queen" sounded lovely, but she wanted someone who saw her as more than a woman to bear the next heir to the throne. Someone

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Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 17th 2005 by Silhouette Books (first published December 1st 1994)
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Mariana Bezerra
Feb 04, 2013 Mariana Bezerra rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Not my favorite book in this series. Murat needed a serious neck smack. He kidnapped, keep stranded and even married a woman with an head injury. He seriously has issues with being the crown prince and having everything on his way.

I liked Daphne and completely understand her reasons to leave on the first place. Okay, she loved him, but also tried to move on. She had a normal life with a very dysfunctional family bugging her about choices, still she always made everything right, until her niece a
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Barb
Jun 26, 2013 Barb rated it it was amazing
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Including the incredibly handsome crown prince himself. There was no denying that Murat was a man of mystery, power and many talents. But for a husband, Daphne Snowden wanted more. Sure, future "queen" sounded lovely, but she wanted someone who saw her as more than a woman to bear the next heir to the throne. Someone who respected her. Someone who loved her.
Still, there was that niggling burning desire and unfinished business between them. And though time had changed him, it had not erased her i
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Virginia
Jun 27, 2012 Virginia rated it really liked it
Ten years ago, Daphne Snowden broke her engagement to Crown Prince Murat of Bahania three weeks before their wedding without a word of explanation. King Hassan has decided that it is time for his last single child to marry and has tapped Daphne's beloved neice Brittany for the job. While Daphne was willing to incur royal wrath and the rejection of her family to avoid becoming Murat's bride and future queen, she is willing to do anything to spare Brittany the same fate. Murat insists that he will ...more
Lesley
Jun 09, 2014 Lesley rated it it was ok
Ugh - Murat is completely unlikeable. I wanted Daphne to get some self-respect. I can handle an arrogant sheikh, but Murat was just an ass. I think a little more begging for forgiveness would have been better in this story. I loved how she summed up their relationship in explaining why she wouldn't do a magazine interview. However, when finding out her niece was involved, I would have had some stronger things to say. This book made me want to rant and scream at the characters!
Tamara Jimenez
Mar 21, 2015 Tamara Jimenez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!!!!

I really enjoyed this book. Such a great read. I was so.engrossed it took me less than two hours to finish. Great job
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Sep 20, 2011 ~E~ Riverina Romantics rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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He was Crown Prince Murat of Bahania, and she was a mere woman. Her will could not withstand that pressure of his.

Arrogant, egotistical, pretentious and 100% sexy royal male.

I love this series.

Prince Murat was hugely arrogant at times....probably 80% of the time, but his arrogance was endearing.

"I command you to be healed," he murmured, his face close to hers, his breath stirring her hair. "I am Crown Prince Murat, and I command that you open your eyes and speak to me right now."

Oh, so ar
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Maria
Nov 19, 2008 Maria rated it liked it
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The ninth in this series, this one is pretty typical with the arrogant prince (Murat) unwilling to recognize love while the American bride, Daphne Snowden, refuses to stay without love. Sound familiar? It has some redeeming value, however. The petition scene in the desert is one, a good portrayal of cultural differences between American and mid-East values. The book would have been better with a scene between Daphne and her parents, sister, and niece in order to present some closure there. Inste ...more
Debbie Dodd
Jan 21, 2016 Debbie Dodd rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading.
Elisha Ruzgal
Sep 03, 2012 Elisha Ruzgal rated it liked it
I don't know what I really think about this.

The surprise announcement from Murat that they got married was epic. And funny.

Daphne annoyed me very much. It was exhausting to read about her constant denial and rejection of her engagement with Murat. And oh god, I thought the other princes were arrogant. Murat was the most arrogant among them all. They matched though. Very compatible. I just wanted to smack them silly at the same time.
Karen Geurts
Nov 13, 2015 Karen Geurts rated it it was amazing
nice story and a good series.
Heather
Dec 31, 2007 Heather rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: my grandma
My good friend and I spent many an evening discussing romance novels and what attracts a person to read them. She decided to do a nationwide search for the best title, and gave me this as a birthday present. Wow. I feel like I've crossed over. I am no longer a person who has never read a romance "novel".
vra
Apr 29, 2009 vra rated it liked it
It's typical Desert Rouges Series..Arrogant Prince, feisty woman, etc2..It's a good read, though it's gonna get a bit boring if the same theme keeps repeating..
Lisa
Oct 15, 2009 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I thought Murat was a real idiot throughout the whole book pretty much and then he finally saw the light as they say. Great book.
Tia
Aug 27, 2012 Tia rated it liked it
This prince gets a lesson on what a girl or women in this case, wants. It was filled with humor and fun. Good read.
Tara
Aug 20, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murat, the prince who is the most hard really softened in this book.. But he sure met his match in Daphne!!
April
Jul 16, 2008 April rated it really liked it
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Pretty decent as romance novels go.
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