I've read many books with the "sheikh" theme and the storyline for Innocent in the Sheikh's Harem is basically the same as most of them...innocent AmeI've read many books with the "sheikh" theme and the storyline for Innocent in the Sheikh's Harem is basically the same as most of them...innocent American/English woman and wealthy prince of a fictional middle eastern country fall madly in love but cannot marry due to cultural restrictions. However, this book sets itself apart from other Harlequin "harem" novels because the sexual encounters between Prince Ramiz & Celia are seriously off the charts hot! Every encounter - and there are several - is lush and sensual and described in vivid detail. Just close your eyes and you are there (although that didn't work too well for me since I was listening to the audiobook and almost ran off the road). Nevertheless, if you are a sheikh fangirl and don't mind delving into the naughty, this is the book for you!
The Brothers of the Absinthe Club is a series by Emma Wildes where 6 well-to-do aristocrats in Regency London have gathered together at their exclusiv The Brothers of the Absinthe Club is a series by Emma Wildes where 6 well-to-do aristocrats in Regency London have gathered together at their exclusive men's club to share their best sexual escapades. Arabian Pearl is Book #1 and is the story told by Robert St. Clare, the Earl of Grayson.
Robert is visiting an old college chum who is the son of a high Sultan. To show his hospitality, the Sultan gives Robert a woman to enjoy for the 2 weeks he will be visiting. The woman, Lady Celia Davenport, who had been abducted while visiting a relative in Italy and sold into slavery, has just finished her "education" in Harem 101. Of course Celia has been resistant from the start but after being chained to her bed without food or water for several days, she realizes resistance is futile and she resigns herself to her fate. Now she is told if she pleases the guest of the Sultan, and the guest wishes to keep her as a gift, the Sultan might grant the wish. If the guest is displeased, she will be relegated to the harem for the rest of her life.
Needless to say, Robert is quite pleased with his "gift". The lush, exotic surroundings well-known to the Arabian culture, is the perfect setting for Robert's exquisite seduction of Celia. Using his expertise and exercising patience, Robert coaxes Celia into shedding her inhibitions and giving in to her sexual desires. She acquiesces immediately and together they embark on a sexual, sensual journey that ultimately leads to love.
Wow!!! All I can say is if you are a fan of romantica then you must read this book, as it is "sex with a love story" at its finest! Ms. Wildes blends love and eroticism so well that whatever Robert & Celia do together can only be described as beautiful...not nasty or vulgar like so many other books with an abundance of sexual content. I encourage all of you closet dirty old ladies *cough Dhes cough* to download Arabian Pearl to your Kindle soon. I'm sure you will enjoy the story as much as I did!