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The Sheikh's Disobedient Bride

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"She must be tamed -- by the Sheikh..."

Sheikh Tair lives by the rules of the desert. When he finds Tally has broken a sacred law, endangering the safety of his tribe, Tair has to act. Tally is kept like a harem girl, but every time she tries to escape, the hostile desert drives her back. And with each new act of her disobedience, Tair's resolve hardens. As ruler, he must t
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ebook, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Harlequin Presents (first published May 5th 2006)
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I am not a lover of sheikh romances. I find them a bit if not a lot farfetched and most if not all have a uber alpha-male, who is a ruler of some small and unknown kingdom in the Middle East, who has studied overseas and of course he’s very progressive…. before reluctantly going back home to become a ruler, who falls for a Western gorgeous and totally unsuitable woman to be his sheikh!!!!
Oh let me add what the book blurb says…. She must be tamed--by the Sheikh.
This may be a bit of an exaggerati
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Baseballmom
Nov 21, 2014 Baseballmom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'll Call You, "Woman"..........d:)

First I'd like to say....."it's not real, it's just a story". Realistically, it's probably safe to assume no one wants to be kidnapped and married by force. The whole kidnap and forced marriage scenario didn't offend me because....... IT'S HARLEQUIN ( I expect fantastical and improbable). That out of the way, I really liked this story. The repartee between the H and h was fabulous.. I laughed out loud numerous times, especially, when H says to the h, "I will ca
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Jules
Dec 13, 2011 Jules rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was my first foray into Harlequin Presents. I kind of knew what to expect after reading many reviews, so the ridiculousness of this book didn't bother me so much. What makes this a two star book for me is the fact that for as ridiculous as it is, reading it wasn't fun.

I'd definitely give this one a pass.
Leona
Entertaining..not one of her best, but cute. Could have been more powerful, if she spent a little more time and creativity in getting them back together. Felt like the last 10 pages of the book were rushed and convenient.
Sandra Gonzalez
Took me a few days to finish and that was forcing myself to continue since I like desert romances. This was an old fashioned kidnapping. Enough said or else I may rate it a one instead.
Holly
Jan 08, 2009 Holly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tally is a photographer and aspiring children's author. She's traveling through North Africa and was just minding her own business when she got caught in a violent attack. Abandoned by her two guides, she's snatched up by Tair, the Chief of the Desert, and carried off, barbarian style to his ten city where he informs her rather matter of factly that she is now his woman and she should fall in line as soon as possible. Fiercely independent and free spirited, this does not go over well with Tally ...more
AelixRage
Sep 16, 2012 AelixRage rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A romanticized version of Stockholm syndrome, except that in this story, the only thing related to said psychological phenomenon was the kidnapping because regardless that Tally was trying to flee, or that Tair was acting like a chauvinist, both of them knew (at least, implicitly) that they were attracted to each other even at the first time they exchanged words.

However, it was a good read, not the best though, I could have used more romance in it, more tender interactions, and not just the batt
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Maureen
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Amanda Sheila
Well, it's good. Not perfect, but good.

I get the story. Tally's just a normal photographer but mistaken as a spy by Tair. Sheikh or king from Ouhamaha? Ohamana? I can't remember the name. Anyway, she's kidnapped and forced to stay in some sort of tent. After trying to escape lots of time, she realize that she couldn't go back to America. Tair, as a matter of fact, find himself intrigued by this American girl. And he make sure that she'll never go back home.

I liked to storyline, yet the executi
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Lady Raven RAVE!
You know This reminds me of a historical romance novels with the concept of sheiks capturing the woman making her his bride...and i think this is a mini version of that ..I LOVED IT
I like sheikh Tair but Tally she is a feisty one *smiling*, i also like that most of the scenes were in the desert a good change of scenery and that she kept trying to escape and almost getting her self killed just to be rescue again by sheik Tair..

Well written book, great chemistry between the couple and it was good.
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MJ
Oct 30, 2016 MJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say this is the first time I've NOT been bothered by a kidnapping. (Words I never thought I'd say!)

The title is very apt because it describes the plot to a T. I liked the love story. I did find Tally's actions to be foolish and annoying at times but I also loved the patience that Tair practiced with her.
Gege86
Feb 14, 2014 Gege86 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing read, though the hero really needed a big slap on the head. he was really annoying, arrogant, and totally too sure of himself. The heroine was his match in everything, and the dialogue between the two was entertaining.
Ale Rivero
Una novela romántica tipo, con el macho seductor y manipulador y la mujercita que se hace la fuerte y al final termina muriendo de amor. Al menos sirve para entretenerse un rato
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