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Desert Ecstasy

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  160 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews

Exquisitely beautiful, Lady Christa Horton was a helpless prisoner in an exotic land, destined for white slavery in the bey's harem until fate left her at the mercy of quite a different master.

They called him the Desert Hawk, for he rose from the burning sands like a bird of prey to swoop down on his enemies. Dark and ruthless, he took what he wanted... and he wante
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 27th 1988 by Leisure Books (first published 1988)
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Aug 10, 2016 Anne rated it it was amazing
A wonderful romantic read. Really enjoyed this book
Sep 25, 2011 Elle rated it liked it
A fun read. I have to say I like the heroine's methods of avoiding rape by a couple villains.

One small nit to pick, though. I wish Mason had been a bit more thorough with historical research. Shipboard weddings, far as I can find, didn't happen in those days, and probably wouldn't have been recognized as legal. Meh. No big. And maybe she found some historical info I've missed.
This is one of Ms. Mason's earliest books and I didn't care for it. The characters were annoying, the story line bothered me, and good sex doesn't mean love. I didn't care for the harem theme, either. This was set in Constantine, but is also on sea, England, etc. Mark was also Desert Hawk and on a vendetta to gain back is throne...

Aug 14, 2012 Joy rated it liked it
I came by this 80s copy - sheiks, pirates (uh oh), kingdoms, revenge, murder, lust - I had to read every review and spoiler to make sure I didn't inadvertently read another one of those dastardly rape filled bodice rippers.

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Apr 18, 2015 Roub rated it liked it
i grew weary of all the times christa and mark wud get separated! however, this was a marvelous read! connie kept me on my toes ! i was always wondering what wud happen next! i especially loved dat christa was not harmed/raped. it cud have been sheer hell for her but connie saved her though it was not always logical. i also loved dat mark renounced his arabian heritage in the end as it showed dat it was really christa which counted the most and he was willing to give his heritage up to be wid th ...more
Jul 05, 2013 Methos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ho sempre adorato la Mason,ma credo che questo sia il libro che meno mi è piaciuto. probabilmente perchè le storie in cui sono presenti gli harem arabi non mi sono mai piaciute: l'idea continuamente rimarcata della donna solo come oggetto di sfoghi maschili mi irrita e ancora di più leggere di donne confinate tra quelle 4 mura felici di questa condizione di inferiorità, subordinazione e di ignoranza. so che quelle realtà ci sono state per molto tempo in quella parte del mondo,ma questo non mi vi ...more
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Connie Mason or Cara Miles is the best-selling author of more than fifty historical romances and novellas. Her tales of passion and adventure are set in exotic as well as American locales. Connie was named Story Teller of the Year in 1990 by Romantic Times and was awarded Career Achievement award in the Western category by Romantic Times in 1994. Connie makes her home in Tarpon Springs, Florida wi ...more
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