The Sheik's Kidnapped Bride (Desert Rogues #1)
Swept away by the passionate Prince Khalil Khan, Dora Nelson reveled in her new fairy-tale life as princess of El Bahar. But once she learned that the love and affection Khalil had showered her with were a sham, she refused to bend to his will. For he'd tricked her, and she couldn't forgive him....
But she also couldn't stop loving him. More than anything else, Dora wanted...more
The story is fairly simple: Prince Khalil Khan of El Bahar is engaged, against his will, to beautiful but slutty Amber. He wants out of the engagement, but he can't explain why without causing some unwanted damage in the political stability of ...more
I’m not a sheikh-romance fan but this one seemed highly rated for all the right reasons. It has that typically improbable HP storyline as well as a vintage-y feel to it, which is part of the charm.
The H tricks the h into marriage with flowery and misleading words. By the time she catches onto him, an exceptionally vampish ow completes her wedded woes.
I loved Khalil despite (or maybe because of) his remarkable obstinacy and delusions of snobbish self-importance. He jus ...more
I loved this book. It was angsty, emotional and super romantic. Heroine is sweet and virginal but also feisty. Hero made me laugh. He was so arrogant, so full of himself, a real Sheikh. I recently di ...more
I was expecting something wham-bam with its angst, especially when the storyline's very promising. But, no. Khalil's expression is so flat and I don't like it.
I want more. The heroine's easy forgiveness is kind of getting on my nerves. Again, I was expecting more resistant and more begging from Hero.
Good, but not my favorite.
From well written characters, to smokin sex scenes and a dash of humor, this book captivated me from start to end.
Dora runs away from an unfaithful fiancée and lands up working for Khalil.
Khalil, the prince of al Bahar (I cracked up every time he introduced his full title) decides to use her to escape an arranged marriage via lies.
What follows is a super passionate love story. Great wedding night scene!
The only thing I wished that would have happened was that Dora had mo ...more
The book starts off with Dora Nelson stranded in an air port. Along comes Prince Khalil Khan. She begs for a plane ride anywhere else but their. He agrees without thought. During the flight he comes to realize that his temporary assistant is as bright as she looked. Dora Nelson until recently was a manager's assistant. She helps Prince Khalil Khan during the flight and soon after landing finds herself hired by him. With ...more
Dora isn't really a kidnapped bride. I'm sort of still trying to figu ...more
Meanwhile there is a Prince from El Bahar that has to stop at the same Kansas airport for fuel in his privete jet and pick up an assistant.
The young Prince comes ...more
Relatively strong heroine that still succumbs to the magic P, but he doesn't get everything he wants his way. Very funny at times when he arrogantly announces he is Prince Khalil. The heroine is just, "Yeah, yeah, I've heard it all before big guy."
I loved the character of Dora Nelson, a woman who had been deserted by her fiance, then swept off her feet by Khalil Kahn, Prince of El Bahar, but the only way I could endure the prince was to think of him as a caricature, especially the way he always announced himself with his title. There was a lot of angst (maybe too much) and I still feel that there should have been some grovelling.
Oh, and she really wasn't "kidna ...more
Secuestrada Por Un Jeque es la tipica novela de Harlequin, esta bien para pasar un rato entretenida pero sin esperar demasiado, principalmente porque esta llena de cliches, escenas irreales y con una protagonista exactamente igual a las de otras historias de este estilo, lo unico que me sorprendio ligeramente fue que el protagonista masculino no fue tan insoportable como esperaba.
Fue una lectura corta y sencilla pero en algunas escenas no podia parar de poner los ojos en blanco, todo era demasia ...more
I hate that woman, Amber, & that silly rule about the father taking the punishment of their children. It's ridiculous. A person does the crime then they should pay, not the parent unless they had a hand in their child's crime.
He wasn’t the best person in the begin of the story but I could feel his frustrations, first at his secretary that only wanted to sleep with him and enjoy his fortune, but the worst part was his fiancé. He was betr ...more
Dora was a highly refreshing female protagonist. I liked how the author explicitly did not bless her with supermodel good looks, and I really appreciated what an advocate for women's rights and exemplary career woman Dora was. In the novel, Dora is swept up into the ...more
But she also couldn't stop loving him. More than anything else, Dora wanted a happy home and an adoring husband. Still, when Dora's feistiness met Khalil's arrogance, sparks flew. And unless Dora and K ...more
Dora and Khalil were well matched. I liked that Dora wasn't a doormat and stood up for herself. They were both stubborn and that drama did ...more
Dora es una protagonista "fuerte" pero hay veces que le falto temple con Khalil mucho amor puedes tener pero debe darse su lugar, a pesar que asi lo quiso dar a entender no fue de esa manera y me molesto como era el con ella, debio dar su brazo a torcer y no ser ella la que lo diera.
para mi ...more
Now don't get me wrong, this story has serious issues in it as well, but where do you find a hero so damn arrogant that it's ridiculously funny?!
Ah I've never felt so satisfied. This was a good, fun read. The only misgivings I have is that one or two things were not resolved. An epilogue tying up loose threads could have earned this 5 stars.
Lo leí en un par de horas y me gustó mucho! Lectura rápida y romántica.
I bought this book in a supermarket just for $2 dollars !!
I read it in a couple of hours and I really liked it. A quick and romantic read.