THE SHEIK'S KIDNAPPED BRIDE - Susan Mallery
A lonely and scared Dora stranded in her wedding gown at an airport with no money, coat or personal belongings? What's a girl to do? Enter handsome, sexy and powerful Prince Kahlil Khan of El Bahar to the rescue. What a great start for the Desert Rogues series by Susan Mallery.
Dora Nelson had never known love nor had ever felt she belonged. She now has a chance to succeed as a personal PA to Prince Khalil. Little does she realize that she will grow not only to respect him but also fall in love? Little does the prince know that he will come to depend upon Dora not only as his PA but also to help him get out of an ugly situation, an arranged marriage to one of his countryman.....a personal family friend with loose morals and unsuitable as a wife of a crown prince. Khalil tricks Dora into marriage and when she finds out this fact, she can't forgive him. Khalil takes Dora back to El Bahar where a stand-off begins in their marriage. Dora is allowed to work with the Western businessman to liaise with them and El Bahar while she struggles with her love for her husband.
Susan Mallery has gotten off to a great start with this book, the first in her Desert Rogues series. I enjoyed the humor Susan brought to her story and the depth of passion that was shown. Her use of dialogue is interesting and intriguing as she weaves this very romantic tale set in the desert
After working as his administrative assistant, frumpy brunette Dora Nelson is soon swept away by the passionate Prince Khalil Khan. After a swift marriage, she revels in her new fairy-tale life as Princess of El Bahar. But once she learns that the love and affection Khalil had showered her with was merely a sham to avoid marriage to a woman he despises, she refuses to bend to his will. He tricked her into marrying him, and she can't forgive him.
But she also can't stop loving him.
More than anything else, Dora wants a happy home and an adoring husband. Still, when Dora's feistiness meets with Khalil's arrogance, sparks fly. And unless Dora and Khalil agree to meet halfway, this fiery marriage threatens to consume them both!
Publisher: Harlequin (August 1, 2004)