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The Sheik's Secret Bride (Desert Rogues #3)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  667 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Single mom Liana Archer had read her share of romance novels featuring dashing, passionate sheiks. Still, she was astonished when sinfully handsome Malik Khan, Crown Prince of exotic El Bahar, hijacked her and her little girl off an airliner and into his lavish palace. Why would the sexy desert prince want a passably pretty schoolteacher from San Bernadino...?"
Paperback, Silhouette Special Edition, #1331, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Silhouette
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May 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
The most romantic lines uttered by Malik Khan, Crown Prince of El Bahar:

"You have slender ankles."

"I can wrap my fingers around your wrist with room to spare. You are a delicate flower of a woman, yet so very strong inside."

"Your skin is the color of cream."

"I want you to know how much I cherish you."

"You are a light in the evening sky."

"All other beauty pales before your radiance."

"I will dream of your slender ankles, your pale skin and the sweet scent of your essence."

And last, but not least:

Chitra *CJ*
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the nicest, sexiest, and most passionate special editions to be ever written; a love story between single mom Liana who is kidnapped by broken prince Malik and how they find their HEA.
Her daughter Bethany is adorable, and the whole story is worth the read.
I love single mom plots; and that mixed with an obsessive sheikh was a good cherry on top.
Totally safe
Riverina Romantics
Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: sheikh

Another great story by Susan Mallery, but not quite as good as the others I have read by her recently.

I enjoyed most of it, but there was a lot of little bits and pieces that annoyed me at times. I won't go into detail because they are too tiny to even bother mentioning, but the one thing that did make me sit up and say "Hey, hang on a minute" was when Givon spoke of his late wife.
I accidentally read these out of order so it probably wouldn't be as evident reading them in order, but (v
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Single mom Liana Archer has read her share of romance novels featuring dashing, passionate Sheiks. Despite her fascination with the genre, she is astonished when sinfully handsome Malik Khan, Crown Prince of exotic El Bahar, hijacks her and her young daughter off an airliner and into his lavish desert palace. What does this sexy prince want with a passably pretty, slightly overweight schoolteacher from San Bernadino?
Liana finds herself Malik's royal bride after he tricked her into an intimate de
A decent story, but I really get irritated at all of the royal princes, Malik especially since he is crown prince. It really bothers me that he deceived Lidana and in essence betrayed her welfare and her self-worth.
Vivien Tsang
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
For the 1st time we see Queen Fatima being a bitch when she doesn't get what she wants. I hate bitches.
I don't make a habit of reviewing romance novels, but I'm going to make an exception for this one:

When I was younger, my family spent a week or two each winter in a cabin in a snowy tinseltown. The town boasted a grocery, a general store, a couple of cheap restaurants, and a liquor store or two. The grocery was pretty basic, but it had, along one wall, a rack of books: romance novels with the covers torn off. (I didn't know, at the time, that this meant that the covers had been returned to the p
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 08, 2016 rated it liked it
I am slowly collecting and reading all of the Desert Rogues series by Mallery. And while I enjoy them, I must admit that this is my least favorite so far. I'm not entirely sure why. I liked the characters but they didn't quite ring true to me, especially Malik. I understand that as the Crown Prince he would have a certain level of cockiness and expectation about him but he seemed to overplay it at times with Liana. I usually enjoy the internal conflict that her characters go through when trying ...more
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I'll start with the bad first:
- Malik the male protagonist is overbearing and starts out the book by trying to induce Stockholm syndrome in Liana by indirectly threatening to keep her at the palace
- He then tricks her into getting married. What the hell man?!
- Bethany, Liana's daughter, is both annoyingly selfish at times (to be expected from a nine year old, I guess) and unrealistically immature at others.
- Fatima, a side character that was pretty cool in the first book of the series, gets unf
Mariana Bezerra
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
It was a bit strange at first how Malik became a bit obsessed with Liana, but he became the good guy when he learned about love with her little girl. He was very slow to understand that people trust and fall in love, but him those two things were practically nothing and he suffered quite a bit before finally surrendering.

I liked Liana and how normal she is. The reason that brought her to El Bahar was a job in a very exclusive school that could make possible to save enough to send her little on h
Aug 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
This is funny. Though I'm not sure if it's funnier than the second one.

I would have rated it higher. But Liana annoyed me. For some parts of the story, she was selfish. She thought about herself too much, like how she would hurt and blah blah. She had a point. But it kept on repeating that it was borderline annoying and selfish. She didn't think about Malik's feelings too. I did start to like her near the ending and so on though.

I liked Malik in most parts of the story. What I didn't like was h
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: middle east and royalty romance requests
What do you do when a Prince of the middle eastern country where you were going to teach hijacks you off of your airplane? Your daughter is thrilled to live in a palace... Then while visiting a desert tribe you come back to find that they performed a wedding ceremony. Again your daughter has no problem being a princess.

Fun more of a 3.5.
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
I don't know why but this one bothered me, perhaps its because I don't believe in fairytales and this one was much too Cinderella for me or because I couldn't emotionally connect to the characters. Either way, it was only okay!
Elizabet Luna
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome ending. Almost made me cry in the ending. Can't wait to read the next book.
Feb 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Good enough to keep me reading, but very predictable. BUT, it's a quick read....and good escapist fun.
Aug 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, adult
Loved It!!!!!!
Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I'm loving Susan's Desert Rogue series! I downloaded Desert Rogues Part 1 onto my Kindle and have read a book a day!
Debbie Dodd
Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading.
Jun 15, 2008 rated it liked it
It was alright. I think she has written better.
Cheryl Cavanaugh
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Desert Rogues (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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