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The Sheik's Captive

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Diane knew what Khasim had in mind. And the prospect was terrifying. The fact that she'd brought it on herself by foolishly riding alone in the Sahara desert, didn't help. After Diane Ronay was thrown from her bolting horse, Sheik Khasim ben Haran's trained hawk had spotted her golden hair and had brought its master to her. But fate could be cruel. For when the Sheik learn ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #324, 188 pages
Published November 1979 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1979)
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May 20, 2011 seton rated it liked it
Tropes: scarred hero
May 05, 2016 Rachel rated it it was ok
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Here's what you need to know about Violet Winspear books:

- If you have read one, you've read them all, but will probably come back for more.
- The "hero" epitomizes a misogynistic cave man bordering (and sometimes crossing the line) of being abusive.
- The heroine thinks she is a modern woman with a spine ... she isn't. She is a simpering brainless, confidentless archetype pigeon holed into thinking that being a trophy slave to the "hero" is her only option.
- The dub con and non con elements f
April Brookshire
Feb 18, 2015 April Brookshire rated it it was ok
Shelves: harlequin
Mostly a lame story except for all the insight into people and the relationship between between men and women (towards the end of the book)

At least the author didn't try to make the Arab dude too westernized. I like it better when HP authors have the hero stay true to his culture.
Alpha Fangirl
May 16, 2015 Alpha Fangirl rated it it was ok

Sheik can't resist all her pale blondness. Check out the review at Alpha Fangirl.
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Violet Winspear was born on 28 April 1928 in London, England. She worked in a factory since 1942, when in 1961 she sold her first romance novels to Mills & Boon. In 1963, she became a full-time writer. She wrote from her home in the south-east England, that she never left, but she meticulously researched her far-flung settings at the local library. She never married, and had no children, but s ...more
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