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ZAHIR - Her Ruthless Sheikh: 50 Loving States, New Jersey

(Ruthless Tycoons Series #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  1,062 ratings  ·  155 reviews
Dude, it was just one kiss. ONE kiss.

But kissing in public isn't allowed in Jahwar. And now I've been compelled to give the King of Jahwar my hand in marriage.

He's so cold. So polite. But not behind closed doors.

"I'm very much going to enjoy breaking you," he says, just moments after we become temporary husband and wife.

And now I'm about to find out the very, very hard
Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published March 11th 2018 by Rom Tell That
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Dee's Reading Zone
Reread: December 18, 2019... After reading Rashid and Mika's story twice, I had to go back and reread Zahir and Prin's story again too! Still a daring five star read for me! I loved this odd couple!

The expression, "to push the edge of the envelope" always comes to mind when reading or rereading the stories by Theodora Taylor. Although she is not dealing with aviation, rocket planes or even going into space as in the early 1950's, Taylor always gives us, her readers
♡Meme♡Reads love♡

1. you start it off with a bang
2. you keep me up till my eyes burn
3. you have me all squrimy in my seat waiting for my husband to get home
4. you give me those gut-wrenching moments then put me back together again
5. you give me something lengthy to read and think about for a long time

Well, Ms. Theodora Tayor did at least 4 out 5 for me. I wished it was longer I wanted more from them both more push and pull and definitely more gravelling. But Honestly, this was a whoa where did that come from type
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I really enjoyed reading Zahir - Her Ruthless Sheikh. It was entertaining with characters that I liked. Some readers may be uncomfortable with or even dislike the way the two get to know each other. Personally, it didn’t bother me as it was meant to be erotic (and I think the author succeeded with the eroticism), but some may feel he was imposing his will a little too strongly. I took it for what it was and liked the story that grew from it.

To be honest, I didn’t start this book with much optim
Karen's Bookshelf
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just one unexpected kiss and their lives are forever changed. Zahir and Prin are another unlikely pair that Ms Taylor has thrown together in an unlikely and definitely unromantic way. These two are forced into a relationship that neither of them wanted, but will have to endure. Is being together really so bad or is it more than they ever thought they would have or even deserve. As like many of the books in this series, Zahir and Prin's book does not disappoint. The hero and heroine are both stro ...more
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars I received an ARC copy of this book for an for an honest review . Wow Zahir and Prim ! I never know what to expect from Theodora Taylor and just like always she totally surprised me , I know that’s one of the reasons I always read her books and I have read every one . I have to admit I didn’t like Zahir at first because I couldn’t understand him , but I felt that was more because the author didn’t let us know him , we didn’t hear his side of the story. Zahir has a story for us because ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got this as an ARC but I will be reading it again and it is in my personal library.!

This book was all of that! So hot my hands almost melted off! I loved it! The book is awesome! I love the unusual story line . I also love that they are both drawn to each other by their pasts and pain before they even realize it. They made me smile, blush and glow with their passion for each other and Zahir’s initial need to make her beg and his desire to break her is interesting on so many levels. He is domin
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy this author stories and have read nearly all of them. This is Prin and Zahir's story. I loved the idea of what one kiss could do. But of course there is always more to this than meets the eye, as we find out as the story unfolds.

This is a great story and I would definitely recommend it.
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Favorite. Couple. Ever

Zahir and Prin. Favorite. Couple. Ever.

Prin is hip hop and reality tv royalty. Her dysfunctional childhood left her feeling broken and seemingly unable to love or be loved. Until Zahir. Zahir is bound by duty and responsibility. He is drawn to Prin and wants to be her boundary and her control.

They have everything working against them and yet their fractured pieces are perfectly made for each other. Prin hides behind a fiery New Jersey attitude and Zahir is all hot alpha s
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it

Why didn't I read this sooner?! This was a great story with well-written characters that were just so good together. The only thing I felt would've made this an even better story would've been an epilogue.
Jun 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Taylor and her crazy relationships...I enjoyed ;-)
Rosie J.
I chose happiness. I loved this story. Read it.
lily waheed
I am not rating this :(
It’s been a while since I devoured a book in one sitting. Wow just wow. From the very first page, I was totally hooked what with it being my first inter-racial romance book which covers my home country. I am surprised by how on-point the author is with the mid-eastern country’s traditions, I’m glad she did this book with adept cultural knowledge and she obviously did a thorough research as well. Now for the Romance part, everything was perfect, guys! From the plot, the character building, the si ...more
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How does she do it?

Theodora Taylor continues to amaze! Here's yet another exciting, captivating, intriguing, extremely well told story that took me through ALL the emotions. With yet another couple that I'm declaring my favorite. This Jersey girl and her sexy sheikh were the BOMB! I truly didn't want their story to end.

Another winner from Ms. Taylor. Can't wait to see what you gift us with next! I don't care if it's wolves, dragons or Jersey boys, I'm ready!
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loving Jersey!

Prin met Zahir under extenuating circumstances and gave His Royal Highness a royal New Jersey flip-off. Fast forward eleven years, they meet again and Prin needs a favor. Royally ticked off when he disdainfully turns her down, she grabs him in a lip lock--and starts an international incident!
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“I chat with Sylvie. Then I ask if I can talk to Holt. Just for a minute… Our conversation is stupid awkward, and I have the feeling he is going to have a hell of a time explaining to Sylvie what we discussed.. Less than thirty minutes after I hang up, Zahir comes crashing through the suit’s doors with my note in his hand.

‘Hey, Zahir,’ I say with my best smart-aleck smile. ‘Wassup?’

‘You called Holt to request he provide you with a vibrator?!’ he asks, his voice barley level.

I blink innocently. ‘
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Yooooo, this book was everything!!! Theodora did the darn thing, it had characters we could care about & had an ending that grips your heart. I love her work & can't wait to read the next one!!! ...more
Kashi Ashley-Ann Lowe
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ir
Ms Taylor you have done it again. What a beautiful story. I'm excited to read Luca and Member's story. Lol June 3 can you hurry get here?
Boxy Frown
Loving and devouring everything by Theodora Taylor right now!
E Nina Williams
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I needed more...

I love your writing Theodora, girl you got skills, but I wanted, no I needed more. I will continue to read your works.... But girl the ending????
LaTanya Galloway
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I want more!!!

Goodness....I love this series and cannot wait for Amber and Luca + baby! I seen other reviewer call Zahir a butt, but you have to know he did what he did because he loved Prin all along.....but he knew nothing but domination
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I fell in love with Theodora Taylor's writing style some years ago, but after reading her latest installment, Zahir, I've since decided that Taylor is my favorite author. Hands down. Period.

This story will tear you to pieces and put you back together again. It is raw and emotional, taking you on a roller coaster ride of emotion from the moment you pick it up to the second you put it down. Zahir and Prin come from two entirely different backgrounds and don't seem right together on paper. But put
Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Well this was slightly more palatable to get down than previous novels I've read by Mrs. Taylor. Yes this was still plagued by the same issues that all novels written her has, cringey moments that can be triggering for some, off-putting for others.

-Fake marriage
-Broke heroine
-Rich hero (in this case it can be applied, lightly) that dabbles in lite BDSM
-Tragedy occurs that separates the couple

Here you have Prin who is a broke law secretary who has guardianship over her twin half-siblings
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I think this maybe my first time reading this author's books. I am not sure. I'll start with my usual "I hate books written in first person but I'll read them anyway". This was literally a one perspective book. The heroine is the narrator of the book. I thought maybe this would be less complicated but it still got confusing when it came to if she was she narrating or having a real conversation with someone? That had me confused. We meet Prin or Princess, the daughter of hip hop mogul and Zahir a ...more
Miss D.
Where do I even begin with "Zahir?" I will will start with "yes please!" cause this book is FIRE.

Princess, aka Prin, is the best friend of Sylvie, heroine of of the author's book "Holt." The same night that Sylvie meets the love of her life at a party, Prin meets her's but it is under the wrong circumstances. Soon her brief, temperamental exchange Zahir ends and they part ways. Fast forward a little over a decade to them reuniting at a wedding in a country in which Zahir in now the ruler. Their
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
I would really like to know who Theodora Taylor’s (TT) demographic is because these high ratings don’t really make sense to me and I can’t imagine anyone my age (20’s) truly enjoying these stories. After reading all the books in The Ruthless Tycoons series (which I later realized is part of her 50 states series. Kinda confusing?), I have to conclude that these books were meant for older women. These types of books just seem like auntie material (iykyk).

Cherryl Montgomery
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She was his habibti.

His beloved but different cultures and duty were an obstacle that got in the way of their HEA. They had their happy for now but that ended with a tragedy in the kingdom of Jahwar. They both yearned for their HEA!

Sheik Zahir Zamon was her boundary, he was her control. Princess Jones' chance meeting with Zahir, the brother of her high school crush Asmir, made and indelible mark on Zahir's heart and he never forgot her in ten years and thought he could never have her until, in a
Jackie Bragg
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Theodora another sexy Alpha. Zahir and Prin story started with a bang. She thought it was Asir, but it was his Always angry brother. But the fun was about to begin when she was being noisy listening to the Kings personal conversation. Love how Prin took control when Zahir took the USB drive, CD and Cassette type and had his minions drop it, and she wanted so bad to hit him; but instead she kissed him. Getting in trouble thinking it caused diplomatic incident. She had to marry the Tryant to
Sep 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Good read overall

This was my first book in this series and new author to me.

There were some good moments in the story but for me there was still something missing. And that was Zahir's narrative perspective. Because of that it was difficult to connect and understand his actions and behaviour in fact I could not connect with both of them. The description of intimate scenes between them did not help to portray that passion, love or even lust.

The whole story felt rushed and not well developed, ove
Sheena Johnson
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oooooooo........weeeeeee!!! This was FIRE!!!!

This was hands down one of my favorite reads by this author! Holy stars and stripes! When Zahir popped that guys head on that glass table and was willing to kill for that man disrespecting his wife(Prin) I was like....HELL yeah that was hawt!!!!!!! Prin and Zahir's relationship is dysfunctional as a fool, but functional for them. They get one another. They work. I loved all of the dom/sub aspects of their relationship. Zahir is yummy and allllllllllll
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