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Rescued by the sheikh Abandoned in the desert Julia Trevelyan finds herself at the mercy of Azhar an imposing yet impossibly handsome Arabian merchant Determined not to b. I liked this book uite a lot I didn t really know what to expect going in the story of an Englishwoman and an Arab sheik sounded like such a cliched romance novel storyline I d never read a category romance before either and maybe had some snobbish presumptions about them This was a really enjoyable and nicely written story thoughThe heroine Julia Trevelyan is a widow who is in the desert to keep a deathbed promise made to her botanist husband that she would finish his book and ensure his scholarly reputation She d been in her husband s shadow all through their marriage and all she wants now is to keep her promise so she can finally be free and independentThe hero Azhar is the crown prince of an Arab kingdom on his way home after a decade s exile His father disowned him when he refused to be hemmed in by the borders of his homeland and set out to see the outside world Now that his father is dead he has returned to turn the crown over to his younger brother so that he can finally wash his hands of his unwanted responsibilities and return to his life as a world traveling trader and businessmanAzhar finds Julia after she s been drugged and robbed by her local guides and promises to help her finish her mission He feels a kinship with her because she too is looking to gain her freedom and he s fascinated by her willingness to give him her honest opinions and treat him like an eualTheir friendship grows to love once they return to his kingdom as they spend time together and he begins to uncover what has happened there in his absence Before long he realizes that letting go of his birthright isn t going to be the simple thing he thought it was since his younger brother is unethical and not fit to reign Not only will Azhar have to sacrifice his own freedom in order to take the crown he ll also be forced to give up the relationship he s developed with Julia since she will never be accepted as ueen and besides she doesn t want to marry againWhat made this book a good one for me was the character development and the relationship between Julia and Azhar The love and trust that grows between them is believable and when they re parted by his duty to his country it s genuinely touching Both Julia and Azhar are good people with issues to overcome and I liked rooting for them both to succeed and wind up togetherIf the plot itself seems less complex than it could be I suppose it s a result of the kind of story it is a short novel focused mostly on the romance and on getting to happily ever after In a different kind of historical romance I could see there being many complications in terms of the cultural differences between the hero and heroine the angst caused by their emotional and psychological baggage and the political machinations of the kingdomAs it is the cultural differences between Julia and Azhar aren t really even an issue and the political situation is fairly easily resolved and with no bloodshed It feels much too easy because even from reading The Dream Hunter by Laura Kinsale it certainly seems like Middle Eastern attitudes and beliefs of the 19th century would ve been a pretty big thing to overcome and at least a few people would ve ended up with their heads chopped off P This story is a fantasy in other words but a well written and enjoyable one as long as you don t go into it expecting total realism Nice reading for a lazy weekend afternoon 35 stars

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Ake back his inheritance He knows a dalliance with the enticing English adventuress is out of the uestion yet he can't deny the temptation to claim both his throneand Juli. I enjoyed this story a great deal The characters of Julia and Azhar were fantastic and I uickly liked them both and enjoyed being caught up in their romance The setting was wonderful and I fell in love with the desert and the way it was described by the author I enjoyed the complications that kept these two lovers apart and was moved many times by the writing and the emotion This is the first book in a series of Hot Arabian Nights and I ll happily devour the others Wonderful romantic escapism and a great choice for sultry summer nights

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E intimidated by her rescuer or their sizzling attraction she asks for his help But Prince Azhar is in fact the rightful heir to the aryma throne returned from exile to t. WOW The Widow and the Sheikh is Book 1 in Marguerite Kaye s Hot Arabian Nights hot and steamy Harleuin Historical series This story is the story of widow and aventurous Julia Trevelyan who finds herself abandoned and at the mercy of Azhar The exiled Prince and rightful heir of Azhar the aryma throne heir who has returned to claim his inheritance Fast paced well written tale of an Adventuress and an exiled Prince Ms Kaye does an excellent job of telling this story with passion and vivid descriptions The reader can almost feel the Desert sun beating down on them as well as the characters emotions and desiresAn emotional romantic tale packed full of adventure passion forbidden love duty obligations trust respect and the power of true love Would you choose love over duty This and their forbidden relationship is some of the choices Azhar and Julia must faceThis is an emotional passionate and compelling tale with hot steamy scenes and vivid scenery descriptions readers of Arabian Night tales will enjoy this story Ms Kaye has written another tale that is uniue interesting and WOW worthy I am looking forward to the next grand adventure of this series A must read for fans of Historical Romance Arabian tales and passionate love Received for an honest review from Net Galley Rating 45Heat rating Hot Reviewed by AprilR


10 thoughts on “The Widow and the Sheikh

  1. says:

    Perhaps I was expecting too much but this was like any other Sheikh romance I've ever read So when I got to the 27% mark and read this The whole situation read like a fairy tale the handsome Prince returning after ten years in the wilderness to oust his evil brother for the throneit exactly summed up how I felt

  2. says:

    45 stars rounded upAnyone who regularly peruses the romance sections of bookshops or the romance listings at will know that sheikhs are popular romantic heroes in many contemporary love stories But there aren’t all that m

  3. says:

    I liked this book uite a lot I didn't really know what to expect going in the story of an Englishwoman and an A

  4. says:

    This strikes me as a YMMV type book It was nicely written the characters were likable The setting was vivid beautifully d

  5. says:

    In this her first book of her new Hot Arabian Nights series Marguerite Kaye combines an emotive romantic and passionate love story with the appe

  6. says:

    WOW The Widow and the Sheikh is Book 1 in Marguerite Kaye's Hot Arabian Nights hot and steamy Harleuin Historical series This story i

  7. says:

    I enjoyed this story a great deal The characters of Julia and Azhar were fantastic and I uickly liked them both and enjoyed being caught up in their romance The setting was wonderful and I fell in love with the desert and the way it was described by the author I enjoyed the complications that kept these two lovers apart and was moved many ti

  8. says:

    I've had this book on my tbr pile for a while now and only wish I'd read it sooner The only problem with it is that now I've read this first of the Hot Arabian Nights mini series I now want to read the others

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this book and would thoroughly recommend it The author paints evocative scenes of both the desert oasis and the heroine and hero Think David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia The hero Azhar is returning to his Kingdon having had problems with his father but also having had a successful life as a self made trader The heroine Julia

  10. says:

    What's great about a Marguerite Kaye book is that as you read it you are transported into the story itself Her vivid descriptions of the era and the clothing are mind blowingI thoroughly enjoyed Julia and Azah's romance mainly because Julia is most definitely not a run of the mill Regency heroine She is strong gutsy and academic As for Azah with his many hidden layers each revelation is a delight to discover

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