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The Sultan's Bought Bride (Princess Brides #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  224 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Princess Nicolette Ducasse refused to let her sister go through with an arranged marriage to Sultan Malik Roman Nuri of Baraka. So she travelled to his faraway kingdom herself, to tell him that the deal was off! But Nicolette never expected to find the wedding date already set. Or that Malik would be so sexy! Keeping up the charade of being her sister began to get harder a ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Presents, 2418, 185 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Harlequin (first published May 1st 2004)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I had issues with the heroine in this one. I think that Porter was trying to go for the modern heiress along the lines of Paris Hilton, but one who loved and made sacrifices for her family. It just didn't work for me. I thought her actions were contradictory, immature, and unpredictable. More than anything, she came off as irrational, which was bizarre for an educated woman who studied math and science. She didn't really have the personality for a mathematician or a science, way too dramatic and ...more
Sep 03, 2015 Rassgulla1 rated it did not like it
This plot was intriguing up until the end where Jane Porter took strong, independent lead female character who supposedly was a firm believer in gender equality and flushed everything good and interesting about her down the drain. When Nic finds out she has been played both by her new husband and her sister, she is outraged for about .5 seconds and then falls back into her husband's arms before he even bothers to try to apologize. How disappointing and out of character from who the author had or ...more
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Rebellious princess impersonates her older sister when meeting her sister's betrothed, a dynamic sultan, in order to help her sister get her daughter back from her in-laws. She becomes strongly drawn to hero & wants him to want her for herself instead of as her dignified sister. Her plans go awry as hero fails to respond to her wiles as most men usually do.

I really liked this Porter book. It was meaty & well-developed. The romance had depth, with the hero & heroine showing growth as
Apr 20, 2011 Robin rated it really liked it
As much as I enjoy Harlequins, some of the titles just make me cringe. Like this one. And frankly, this is one I probably would never have bothered to pick up, except for the fact that it's by Jane Porter and I love her contemporary books. So I've been collecting her Harlequins. And I really, really liked this one.

Princess Nicolette is determined to never fall in love again and never marry. Never let a man rule her. Sultan/King Malik Nuri has never felt the desire to marry and start a family, un
Lenore Kosinski
Jul 25, 2012 Lenore Kosinski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, harlequin, bundle
3.5 stars -- I saw Malik and Nicolette mentioned in one of Ms Porter's more recent books, and had to dig around in my kindle so I could reread this. It didn't disappoint. I LOVED the chemistry and banter between Nic and Malik...some of their conversations had me cracking up! And I enjoyed the pace of how they fell in love...almost believable (which is rare for Presents books). I even enjoyed the twist and how that played out...didn't see it coming the first time, and forgot most of it by this se ...more
Sep 03, 2011 Sheri rated it really liked it
My grade: B+. This is graded on a special Harlequin Presents scale. For an HP, it was great. It wouldn't score as well against a non-series romance.

But I loved Malik, who though commanding and a bit arrogant, was also kind, compassionate and reasonable. He wasn't completely domineering, as I find many HP heros. I enjoyed Nic and her struggles. And the book had a plot turn that took me by complete surprise, which was nice. I suspect Porter's written books about their siblings and cousin, and I l
Apr 24, 2011 Destiny rated it it was amazing
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Nov 18, 2014 Baseballmom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome.........d ;)

Loved it. The h was strong and feisty and thought she'd just "sneak in and sneak out", alas, the H had different plans. Speaking of him, what wasn't there to love? He was strong, sensitive and loving all rolled up into one fabulous alpha male.. I laughed out loud several times because the H really ran circles around the h. Towards the end, there's a twist, and you see the h truly met her match. Oooh, what a totally yummy, bad, bad boy he is.....d;)
عروس الصقر
جين بورتر
رفضت الاميره نيكوليت دكاس ان تدع شقيقتها تتزوج زواجا مدبرا من رجل لا تعرفه
السلطان مالك نور فسافرت الى مملكته البعيده منتحله شخصيه اختها لكي تعلن
له ان اتفاقهما قد الغي!
لكن ما لم تتوقعه الاميره هو ان تجد استعدادات الزفاف قد انجزت وان مالك سلطان
فاتن الى حد مألم!
هو اعتبرها عروسه المووده وهي تعيش كل يوم صراعا بين افتتانها به وخوفها من
افتضاح امرها .......
فكيف سيثأر السلطان لكامته عندما يكتشف حقيقتها!
Feb 21, 2013 Janine rated it really liked it
Shelves: jane-porter
Princess Nicolette Ducasse takes on her sister's identity to save her from an arranged marriage to Sultan Malik Nuri. Little does she know, he already knows who she is. It was fun to see Nic plays up the part trying to convince him she is her sister and all the while she is creating feelings for Malik. Will she marry him or will she call it off. You have to read to find out. And, I recommend you read it. It's a great romance. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Jun 13, 2010 Nandar rated it really liked it
Princess Nicolette Ducasse a strong willed, protective sister.
Sultan Malik Roman Nuri a arrogant, sexy as hell, seductive.
You put these two together and BAM! You get a story that makes you grin like an idiot, and a love story that makes your heart hurt.
Jan 06, 2009 Aberforth rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I was very amused by this book. The guy was just a tiny bit too much of a controlling asshole to me, but the chick was a fighter, which definitely balanced it out. I think towards the end it started to falter a bit, but still worth the read.
Lady Raven RAVE!
Jun 21, 2011 Lady Raven RAVE! rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sheikhs-romance
You know while reading this book i wondered what the title has to do with the book but towards the end it made sense...
I thought it was a good read, I like Nicolette very strong and independent woman all in all a good lovable story about a princess and king.....
رومولا الن
Nov 01, 2015 رومولا الن rated it really liked it
قراءتها بعنوان (عروس الصقر) من روايات احلام

احببت كثيرا شخصية نيكوليت...


لكن لدى الغرب تصور غريب لحياة العرب خاصه بهذا الوقت....
Alice M. Black
Feb 08, 2014 Alice M. Black rated it liked it
interesante. dramatico y emotivo, lo malo y que no me gusto, es que la protagonista fuera tan inocente, y tuviera tan poca dignidad, después de tanta crueldad, le falto mas cáracter
Jan 14, 2016 Suzanne rated it it was ok
I had problems with the ending. She behaved like a child. Took away all the positive energy of the story.
Mar 03, 2011 S rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, hqn, 2011
a feminist heroine--how unusual for Presents. Though of course she succumbs to the amazingly liberated and liberal Sultan.
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