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Prince Hafiz's Only Vice

2.87  ·  Rating Details ·  113 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
What a royal wants…

Prince Hafiz devotes his days to his people and his nights to indulging his desires with his stunning American mistress, Lacey Maxwell. But duty requires him to marry a "suitable" bride.

In her deepest secret fantasies, Lacey naively hopes to one day wear Hafiz's ring, until her dreams are shattered and he chooses someone else.

Faced with the reality o
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Sorry...may contain a couple of spoilers....
Oh, the romantic desert prince………………….
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……I think I’ve mentioned before that ……I have “gone off” sheikhs and princes, who live in some small unknown desert country, where most of the people are poor and only sheikhs are rich beyond anything we can imagine……and take on Western gorgeous women as lovers and marry the pure local princess!!!!
So, you may be asking me….why are you reading Prince Hafiz's Only Vice, by Susanna Carr? Isn’t it about just the kind
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Marajean
Nov 02, 2014 Marajean rated it it was ok
Wishy washy flip flopping book.

The hero moved the heroine to an apartment in his home country where he visits her nightly but doesn't actually spend the night.

He thinks she's been spending the last year or however long they've been together living exclusively inside the apartment. Not joking.

So imagine his surprise when he goes to see her and she's not that. She's not there because she went out to buy a paper. She had to go out to buy a paper because her housekeeper and chauffer husband and wife
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Rgreader
Prince Hafiz's Only Vice plot has been done before and much better. While the writing was engaging aspects of the story were too much of a negative for me to continue.

What didn't work- the naive non-virginal heroine dismayed to find out she was just the mistress after half a year. I can only like this scenerio if the heroine was a virgin. I just can't accept this scenerio with a heroine who isn't that. Also the hero never ever indicated he loved her yet she moved to an arab country for him. I ca
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Jenny
Apr 12, 2015 Jenny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not a fan of non-virginal heroines and beta heroes!
Julie
Oct 10, 2014 Julie rated it liked it
Prince Hafiz's Only Vice by Susanna Carr is a 2014 Harlequin Presents publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Lacey becomes involved with Price Hafiz after meeting one another in the states. Now he has brought her to his country so they may continue their affair. However, life for Lacey in too restrictive and she wants to learn the language and culture of Hafiz's home land. However, she is stunned to learn Hafiz plans on getting married... just not to her
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Becky
I had some sympathy for the hero for the type of familial pressure he was under. He truly loved the heroine and was caught in expectations and duty. Personally I prefer a stronger man but at least this one could truly love. He should have been more forthcoming with heroine. I don't think she was naive or that she had to know she was just a mistress. I think they were in a loving relationship, he confided in her and sought her advice, and gazed at her adoringly, and that's why she didn't see ...more
shms
Sep 02, 2014 shms rated it did not like it
I usually prefer the older harlequins, the more recent publications not quite doing it for me. So with this I thought, 'What's not to like?';
- a hot sheikh, tick
- wants a mistress but doesn't consider h wife material (not quite like but near enough) - tick
- a alpha hero - no! uhm...ok. How about a beta hero,nope....just a little saddo hero. That was the fail, a really big fail. My hero's GOT to be a Hero.

The whole family conflict etc was fine, and some of the cultural aspects were pretty accura
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Lu Bielefeld *Book Whore Brazil*
too dumb to live; heroin is a doormat; boring
Fanny
Nov 30, 2016 Fanny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition



La Eleccion Del Jeque es la novela de Harlequin mas diferente que he leido y llevo años leyendo este tipo de historias por lo que me sorprendi bastante con esta lectura.
No crean que no hay cliches ( porque los hay ) pero la trama no avanzo de una forma tan tipica como suele pasar en esta clase de novelas.
Me es dificil describirla sin dar spoilers, por lo que solo dire que si te gusta leer Harlequin puede que disfrutes esta historia pero si no te gusta este estilo no te lo recomiendo, ya que aunq
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Bubblegum
i was dying to read this book, it was on my to be read pile for a while now, and it was so worth the wait. i give this book five stars. although it was a slightly cliched harlequin novel i enjoyed the plot, angst, and complex characters.

i liked that even though the heroine was the heros mistress, and that 'forever' wasnt promised they both loved each other and it wasnt hidden behind their arrangement, like other mistress romance storylines.

i enjoyed reading about their inner troubles as wel as t
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Katrina Knittle
Aug 16, 2014 Katrina Knittle rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads-win
Goodreads win. Will read and review once received.

This was a great quick read. It was one of those books that once I got into it I couldn't put it down. I really like the characters in the book. Lacey was a great character. This was a good romance if your looking for something easy and quick to read.
KyBunnies
Originally posted at Bunny's Review


The best part about fiction is when an author creates a new country, culture or language. With Prince Hafiz’s Only Vice a new country was created, a country that was once lacking in most modern amenities, a country on the rise in wealth and power.

Everyone has a vice, whether it is soda, cigarettes, or coffee, whatever, we all have something that we need to keep us going. For Hafiz that vice is a woman who is forbidden to him by his culture and pass mistakes. Fo
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Jess
Oct 01, 2014 Jess rated it liked it
"3 out of 5 stars, a man struggles to deal with his two worlds. Feeling like he has no hope in bringing those worlds together he is forced to give up one of them, either the only woman he’s ever loved or the life he’s built for himself and the country he hopes to help prosper.

In truth, this novel was a struggle to get through, mostly, because both Hafiz and Lacey make their situation sound so bleak even though I understood where each of them were coming from. It would be easy to have stopped rea
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Pam
Oct 19, 2014 Pam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-reviewed
I'm thrilled to say I have finally had a Harlequin book heroine redeem herself. I had become so frustrated with the weak way the women had been written and the just plan harsh mean men I hardly bought them anymore. I started calling the books "Doormats Are Us". I am back in the fold again. I had read reviews calling our hero Hafiz's a liar and others names. Saying he was that way through the book but I didn't see it that way. At the beginning I saw him as heartless and with no understanding for ...more
Sarah Covington
Apr 03, 2015 Sarah Covington rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-read, 2015
Susanna Carr has done it again. This book was as captivating as her others and I enjoyed every moment of it. While I did not like that the main character had such a negative pattern of relationships, possibly the most devastating being the disasterous relationship with Hafiz, it made for an interesting plot. The main character Lacey falls in love with a Middle Eastern prince and leaves her entire life behind to follow him back to his sultanate to live as his mistress. Her dream is to move onto a ...more
Nicole
Nov 29, 2014 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am such a fan of Harlequin stories. They are always so well written and transport you to exotic locales, give you some hot and steamy romance, and make you fall in love. This was a pretty good story. I liked the depth of Lacey and felt I could really connect with her. My heart was broken each time the Prince left her. I felt that what she was going through was quite true to being heartbroken by someone that you think you love, along with her willingness to go back to him, despite how he broke ...more
Megan
May 22, 2016 Megan rated it it was ok
Not sure why it seems romantic to be called a liar and be kept a secret out of protection. And to be mean because you love someone? Or because you refuse to admit it? Yeah, I'm not sure I see the appeal. Oh, but the sex is addictive, so that must be how love grows, right?

Nor do I enjoy reading stories with weak, weepy women. A few lines of support, strength, and love does not a well-rounded woman make. All the tears and standing up for your worth only to cave and break down repeatedly does no go
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Heather
Feb 03, 2015 Heather rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
When I started this book I couldn't help but think I had read it before. It was a concept I had read before but the idea that the female lead didn't have a clue for an entire year was hard to swallow.

For a year she lead a separate life from the Prince only spending time with him at night and even then he didn't stay. She didn't once think this arrangement wasn't leading to marriage? I find that unbelievable.

I think the rest of the story was poorly developed, there is a lot of telling that the
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Harlequin Books
"Carr’s desert romance, set in her fictional Middle Eastern sultanate, rings true. Her bold American heroine and complicated royal hero are made for one another, but ill fated. Insurmountable challenges keep the tale fresh, tense and heart-wrenching and give the lovemaking a momentous feel" (RT Book Reviews, 4 stars).

Miniseries: Royal & Ruthless
Erica
Apr 01, 2015 Erica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Louisa P
Sep 20, 2014 Louisa P rated it liked it
This was a mixed bag for me. I spent a huge amount of time wishing the hero would tell his family to sod off because my heart was breaking for Lacey. Yes, she knew what she was getting into but I don't believe she realised she would fall so deeply in love with him. So while I had my frustrations with the story itself the ending saved it for me.
Constanza Hernández
3.5
Mi gran pero en esta historia, es que uno busca tanto momentos felices como drama, pero en esta historia fue mucho mas drama que momentos felices de los protagonistas, lo cuál hacía por momentos bastante pesada la historia.
Anita Rupe-Peters
Dec 31, 2015 Anita Rupe-Peters rated it really liked it
Recommended. I usually do not go for this kind of book, but I enjoyed every minute reading this one.
Tolu
Dec 31, 2015 Tolu rated it did not like it
I would have loved to tell you How horrible this book is, How confused the characters are, How lame the plot is....but quite a lot of people beat me to it. time waster... do not read
Jacqueline Rotikan
too many conversations round and round....It is not my favorite novel. I hate women with no dignity...all argument ended with sex....yuck
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Nisha
Nisha rated it it was ok
Nov 19, 2014
Radia
Radia rated it really liked it
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