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Desert Warrior (Zulheina #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  1,298 Ratings  ·  82 Reviews
The fabled desert kingdom of Zulheina was Tariq's birthright, and he was a man who held tightly what belonged to him. And that meant he had to reclaim a very special woman--the woman who had broken his heart years before in New Zealand. And once he had lured her to this distant land, he meant to keep his new bride here forever....But Jasmine Coleridge was not as easily tam ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Silhouette Desire (first published 2003)
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I'm not a big fan of Sheikh books but I'm a huge fan of Nalini Singh, so I had to read this book. I don't regret reading it - it was a good, average book - but it's a blessing to know that NS's writing has vastly improved since this first release.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This was a powerful book wrapped in a short package. I thought the emotional connection between the characters was riveting, and it grabbed you on the first page of the book. The story doesn't reinvent the wheel. It's very much in the vein of Harlequin Presents with the heroine who ran away from the powerful man who imitimidated her because of her love for him. But what Singh does with it is so wonderful, that you don't mind that it's a short read. Highly recommended for fans of sheikh books, Si ...more
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Do not put even one foot on Zulheil soil unless you are ready to stay forever. You will not get past the airport gates before I kidnap you!"

Four years ago Jasmine had to choose between her family and the love of her life. For four years she's regretted her decision. When she heard Tariq's parents had died she decided to make the bold move to visit him and see if there was a way to mend their relationship. Her family made it clear that if she went to him to never come back. She had no idea how m
Fani *loves angst*
3.5 stars

Ok, this had quite a few problems and carried a load a cliches usually found in harlequins. Despite that, I really enjoyed it and became involved in the heroes' drama. It was an angsty, emotional story of two people who had fallen in love four years ago, but the heroine, 18 at the time, refused to leave her family and follow the hero, to his sheikdom. Now, stronger and wiser, she decided to leave everyone behind and get another chance at her old love, who apparently hasn't forgotten her
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Feb 14, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only the most Rabid fans of the author
Shelves: romance, read-in-2011
This was an OK romance story with a naive dilettante of a heroine who needs a bit more assertiveness, and a clueless macho guy who keeps breaking her heart trying to protect his own. Only once in the entire 186 pages did he utter those three little words, and only in explaining why he chose not to take a second wife after all. Idiot.

The worldbuilding in this desert kingdom did not seem a believable setting. We are asked to believe there is an oil-producing desert kingdom of seminomadic people w
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it <3
Jess the Romanceaholic
I hope to write a full review soon, but have to crack the whip on the review queue a bit first.

Typical category romance, with plenty of Big Misunderstandings, a Big Secret (that really doesn't seem like it should be that big of a deal), a heroine who just can't control her hormones around the hero, and a continuity error or two (ie. on the cruise ship, did she wear the same clothes for two weeks?!)

Not that bad, but not that good, and certainly not as good as Ms. Singh's PNR's.

3/5 Stars

*Note - I
Laura (Kyahgirl)
1/5; 1 star; DNF

Oh my god, do NOT read this book and think you're seeing a good example of Nalini Singh's writing style. Read the Psy/Changeling series and pretend you never saw this book. Asshat's and twinks abound. Enough said.
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-romance, hq
3.75 Stars
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, sheikh
Wow! This was written way back in 2003, Ms. Singh packed a pretty powerful punch with her writing even then.
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I've been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There's no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted t ...more
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