Lost to the Desert Warrior (The Private Lives of Public Playboys #3)
For Layla, princess of Tazkhan, her arranged marriage means one thing: a lifetime of cruelty and captivity. Such an unendurable prospect drives her to throw herself at the mercy of Sheikh Raz Al Zahki - her family's greatest enemy!
Raz demands one thing in return for the safe haven Layla is seeking - this brooding desert k...more
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Once again Sarah Morgan proves that she is an amazing author. This book is beautifully written, the storyline compelling, the characters well developed, rich with emotions and complex feelings.
Layla is a sweet heroine. She lived a very sheltered life, her knowledge of the world has only been gained from books. She may appear quiet and shy but she is also practical and brave. After the death of her tyrant father, she is the one that went looking for Raz, the legitimate ruler of her coun ...more
Writing and plotline:5 stars
My own feelings about the book: 4.5 stars
Oh. Dear. God. I absolutely, positively loved loved loved this book. It was amazing!! I loved the plotline, I loved the characters, I loved the flow and I loved the marriage of convenience trope. I also loved how the author did not mention religion. I respect her for that. Respect and appreciate her.
First, I'll talk about the writing. She is a ...more
You probably have figured out by now I'm sitting here writing the review with bleary eyes after staying up until 2.30am to finish Lost to the Desert Warrior.
The story of Layla and Raz certainly dragged me in right from the start. Layl ...more
Even though Layla has lead a very shelte ...more
Let me start with the cover page it so much looks like the princess came to the sheikh for help and the cover picture is amazing for the book which you have written.
Princess Layla is such a lovely character , she is such a sweet and innocent girl who does everything in her hand to ...more
I loved this book.! Sarah Morgan is an amazing author and her stories and characters are always so well developed and loveable.
Layla is a young princess brought up in a cruel and loveless household. Running for her life - literally, she goes to Raz Al Zahki, the true ruler of her country from whom her father took the crown and Raz' wife. Layla suggests a marriage of political convenience but is totally unprepared for the emotional consequences.
Raz is one of the ho ...more
I'm just on a roll with my sheikhs. Raz was determined not too love again after his wife died at the hands of his enemy who stole his throne, and he never expected to love his enemy's daughter. But when Layla came to him in the middle of the night and proposed they marry to thwart the ambitions of her fathers friend and jerk, Raz fell deep. Layla's life had been horrible. I'm so glad Raz wanted to take care of her and make sure she was happy :)
all in all, a great way to spend a mornin ...more
This one didn't quite get to 4 stars for me but was definitely higher than 3.5 and well worth reading. The heroine really stood out for me but I couldn't quite get over the fact that she seemed to be having a jolly time with her new husband whilst her sister was still missing :(
Full review to follow.......
ARC kindly provided by Harlequin via Netgalley
Sheikh Raz Al Zahki has vowed never to marry or love again, after the sudden death of his beloved wife. But a political marriage to Layla, princess of Tazkhan would give his people stability and fulfill his right to the throne. Unlike the twenty thousand marriage of convenience romances out there, he treats her extremely well. I can go far as saying, he is kind to her and tries being friends.
Errr.. but I can't believe in the U-tu ...more
I rarely read Mills & boons , due to lots of reasons , too cliche , weak characters , not good story , etc etc ... But this one was highly recommended by my sister , so I gave it a shot ... & my i am so happy I did.
I loved the characters ...
The princess was so brave , not in your I-know-how-to-fight-with swords kinda brave , but more of I-am-scared-but-I-will-fight-for-my-sister kinda brave. She was the shy girl , but behind her shyness was the wisdom of he ...more
Let me start by saying that I was born and raised in the Middle East, so I know the culture, customs and cultural mannerisms. It rare that an author not familiar with it, or researched it extensively "gets it."
I think Sarah Morgan gets it. Or as close to getting it as I found so far.
This story has it all, one (or more?) brutal villain, a bruised a ...more
There is a reason why Sarah Morgan is a two time Rita Award winner. Her stories take you on a magical trip to far off places. And I found myself out in the desert this time.
There is nothing that Layla, Princess of Tazkhan thinks could be worse in life than marrying Hassan a cruel 60 year old man. So when her father dies unexpectedly and orders on his death bed, that she marry Hassan, Layla takes matters into her own hands and rides into the desert with ...more
Still, great story, plenty of heat, and a lovely ending.
3.5-4/5, full review to follow.
Lost To The Desert Warrior is a typical Presents story...There is a super hot Sheikh and a princess from a middle eastern country. I don't usually like these kinds of stories, however Sarah really has a marvelous way of writing about this locale that makes me long for a Sheikh of my own.
I hate shiekh stories but I read the ones written by authors I like.
This book has a interesting story and surprisinly it would work as movie. Obviously it needed a longer chapters than given
The hero and heroine were likeable and they did most things the right way so why did I not connect with the romance and wh ...more
Layla, princess of Tazkhan, is running for her life from an arranged marriage to her hateful fathers successor. Sheikh Raz Al Zahki is the rightful air to the throne and wants nothing more than to bring down Layla's betrothed..even if it means marrying her himself. Over the next two weeks, you'll watch these two learn to trust one another, face more than a few dangerous situations, and eventually, fall in love.
That cover has so little imagination, it was probably slapped t ...more
This story broke my heart and encouraged me. The strength that Layla had, to risk everything to head off into the desert to find Raz was amazing. At points even though she is an adult I just want to hug her even though she is a fictional character.
When Layla overhears her fathers adviser say that he is going to make Layla his bride, the Princesses form a plan. That is to ride out into the desert and hope they find Raz, who is the enemy of her family. When she finds Raz he says that he will offer ...more
I absolutely LOVE the heroine. She is exactly someone I can relate to and respect as a character. She is logical and incredibly brave, and she also has this dark backstory that shows her courage and her love for her sister. She is amazing.
The hero is the usual Presents Alpha male, and while I liked him, he wasn't as interesting to me as the heroine. But he was a good foil for her, considerate and kind and willing to admit wh ...more
from the start this story really intrigued me, i love layla character shes so fierce and at same time such a loving lady. Raz for me quite alpha male hero. he will always protect his family. its so easy to fall in love with his character. the ending so cheesy but you expected cause this is typical harlequin ending.
i would recommende ...more
Layla and her sister Yasmin were terrified. She was slated to marry her newly deceased father’s rather evil henchman Hassan so he could assume the crown, and her sister was to be shipped to America to keep her from causing trouble. And it would all happen before her father’s body had time to get cold...Read More
Anyways, it ...more
Unbelievable! There really is a reason why I love this kind of stories so much. I don’t exactly know how to explain it, but all Harlequin Romances whose stories have something to do with deserts and sheiks make me feel intrigued and, somehow, I simply just can’t resist reading them.
Sarah Morgan created an amazing story, with a strong plot and realistic details. Although part of the action takes place in the desert, she quickly changed it to a big house whe ...more
"Walking into the lion's den unprotected, Princess?" For Layla, princess of Tazkhan, her arranged marriage means one thing—a lifetime of cruelty and captivity. Such an unendurable prospect drives her to throw herself at the mercy of Sheikh Raz Al Zahki—her family's greatest enemy!
Raz demands one thing in return for the safe haven Layla is seeking— ...more
I Must say that stories about princesses and kingdoms are not my thing because they are too melodramatic but this book had a good synopsis and I decided to give it a try. Needless to say it blew me away. Loved it and Raz and layla are my new it-couple and I want more!
"Walking into the lion's den unprotected, Princess?"
During twenty three long years Layla was put through her father's manipulative ways along with her baby sister which she tried to protect at all costs even if it m ...more
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers' Choice Award in 2012 and has made n ...more