Stolen by the Sheikh (The Arranged Brides Duo #1)
Sheikh Khaled Al-Ateeq has asked Sapphire Clemenger to design the wedding gown of his intended bride. But there's more to Khaled's deal than meets the eye: Sapphy must accompany him to his desert palace, and she's forbidden to meet the bride-to-be. How strange when she's told the bridal gown's measurements are her own....
Sapphy realizes that she's been stolen by the sheikh...more
I enjoyed reading this fun, sweet, and mildly spicy story. The characters were delightful and well developed, the plot intriguing, and the writing descriptive. I did, however, feel the story wasn't long enough to develop or explain why the heroine fell in love with the hero. Sure, she was attracted to him, but why did she suddenly fall in love with him? I also had a "rolls eyes" moment at the end. The climax of the story was Soap Opera-ish, and the sweet, feel-good ending, a bit...more
Blatant arrogance. No sensitivity at all. If only we were given a much more in depth view of Khaled's thoughts early on in the story, that may have been a saving grace. But there was too little of it to show any kind of tenderness that would assuage his haughty I-shall-have-the-last-word attitude. He's a manipulative arse with no conscience. I pity the heroine.
Sapphire, on the other hand, while a successful careerwoman, was a closet-doormat...more
This was pretty good. Classic 'Presents' - exotic locale, lead characters from foreign countries (anything not US to me)....which I love.
Liked the story and there was great chemistry btwn the h and h.