Heroine rants and raves and tries to escape twice sandstorm defeats her once and a sandtrap defeats her the second time.
There TSL photographer heroine is kidnapped in the middle of the desert by the H who is Sheikh of all he surveys. There is a sumptuous pool, henna designs for her hands and lots of new clothes. But — heroine is kidnapped again. She returns it to the hero herself for an HEA. But if these tropes are to your taste you will love it.
Jan 08, Holly rated it liked it Shelves: harlequin. Tally is a photographer and aspiring children's author. She's traveling through North Africa and was just minding her own business when she got caught in a violent attack. Abandoned by her two guides, she's snatched up by Tair, the Chief of the Desert, and carried off, barbarian style to his ten city where he informs her rather matter of factly that she is now his woman and she should fall in line as soon as possible.
Fiercely independent and free spirited, this does not go over well with Tally Tally is a photographer and aspiring children's author. Fiercely independent and free spirited, this does not go over well with Tally and she endeavors to escape at every opportunity.
Of course the possessive Tair sets off after her each time and although he saves her, time and time again, he can't resist capitalizing on each of her escape attempts and turns them into lectures on proper wifely behavior. Tair is determined to make Tally his while Tally is equally determined to escape him. It's the Battle of the Sexes and may the best man or woman win. This started off so well. I really liked both Tally and Tair.
Tair was incredibly pompous and arrogant.
The Sheikh's Disobedient Bride
He might as well have clubbed her over the head and dragged her back to his cave. I wanted to hurt this guy. Every time he started spouting off on his,'I am man, hear me roar' tangents, I really wanted to take him out at the knees.
Then I wanted to sex him up. It's not very forward thinking of me, I know, but there you have it. But I'm not the only one. All Tair has to do is tweak one of Tally's nipples and her scruples, morals and that proverbial high road all fall to the wayside.
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It's sickening. I can't in good conscience condone this type of behavior so I have to knock a star off. I also have to knock another star off due to this author's writing style. I didn't like it but it's my first book by this author and it's not going to deter me from trying another one of her books. I can't leave this with three stars though, so I'm tacking on another half a star for this book's humor. Tally and Tair's marriage ceremony had me rolling with laughter, while simultaneously screaming at the injustice of it all.
Damn corrupt government officials. View 2 comments. I'll Call You, "Woman" Realistically, it's probably safe to assume no one wants to be kidnapped and married by force. The whole kidnap and forced marriage scenario didn't offend me because That out of the way, I really liked this story. The repartee between the H and h was fabulous.. I laughed out loud numerous times, especially, when H says to the h, "I will call you woman". The h was feisty, fearless and told you what she thought. The H was a desert sheikh, warrior and protector to his woman and his people.
If you're looking for a light and fluffy escape, this is the story for you Dec 13, Jules rated it it was ok.
This was my first foray into Harlequin Presents. I kind of knew what to expect after reading many reviews, so the ridiculousness of this book didn't bother me so much. What makes this a two star book for me is the fact that for as ridiculous as it is, reading it wasn't fun. I'd definitely give this one a pass. Sep 01, Sandra Gonzalez rated it it was ok. Took me a few days to finish and that was forcing myself to continue since I like desert romances. This was an old fashioned kidnapping. Enough said or else I may rate it a one instead.
Not for me For the first time in forever I have to say I hated a romance book, never thought that would happen. It felt like I was reading a book about Stockholm syndrome I was hoping something would change my mind or it would end differently but I just couldn't find the happy fairy tale ending I'm used too, cuz I just couldn't see past the first half the book. Mar 31, Leona rated it liked it Shelves: desert-sheik-s , hqn-presents.
- Il Milione (Italian Edition).
- Jerry Cotton - Folge 2364: Du wirst nie wieder G-man sein! (German Edition);
- Altered Tales.
- Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide?
- Autores JANE PORTER!
- Bacio tentatore (Italian Edition).
Could have been more powerful, if she spent a little more time and creativity in getting them back together. Felt like the last 10 pages of the book were rushed and convenient.
Sep 29, Tjoel2 rated it it was ok. Read September Jul 29, Kyndal Tuttle rated it liked it Shelves: harlequin-sheikh-romance , heroine-changes-for-hero-romance , harlequin-romance , romance. I didn't like this one so much. I felt like the heroine changes too dramatically for the hero and he's an ass.
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Jul 31, Erica Ross rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I love Tally and Tair almost as much as them. No one expects any kind of authenticity in these Sheikh stories - they play on stereotypes and tropes which are at best - lazy, and at worst, insulting. If I were an Arab or Muslim I would be heartily offended by how infrequently Sheikh stories offer any kind of accurate insight into the cultures of the Middle East and North Africa. I suspend disbelief, accept this is a fantasy realm unrelated to the real world and just enjoy!
Tally and Tair are a wonderful pairing. She is a photographer specialising in pictures of children around the world and he is a Sheikh fighting to keep his country safe from dissidents. The rest of the story is basically about the two of them and how their relationship develops, with side steps into escape attempts that go wrong I loved the scene where she is sinking into a painful death in a sand trap and refusing to ask Tair for help , a murder attempt, another kidnap, and rescue and loads of wonderful dialogue and fabulous sex scenes.
Four and a half stars. Sep 16, AelixRage rated it really liked it. A romanticized version of Stockholm syndrome, except that in this story, the only thing related to said psychological phenomenon was the kidnapping because regardless that Tally was trying to flee, or that Tair was acting like a chauvinist, both of them knew at least, implicitly that they were attracted to each other even at the first time they exchanged words. However, it was a good read, not the best though, I could have used more romance in it, more tender interactions, and not just the A romanticized version of Stockholm syndrome, except that in this story, the only thing related to said psychological phenomenon was the kidnapping because regardless that Tally was trying to flee, or that Tair was acting like a chauvinist, both of them knew at least, implicitly that they were attracted to each other even at the first time they exchanged words.
However, it was a good read, not the best though, I could have used more romance in it, more tender interactions, and not just the battle of wits and words, and of course, sexual attraction.
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