Sunday, November 13, 2011

To Touch a Sheikh (Pride of Zohayd) - Olivia Gates




If you love a hot romance, especially one set in the desert with one hot royal sheikh as only author Olivia Gates can deliver, you'll sincerely love To Touch a Sheikh. This was sadly for me, the final book in Olivia's  Gates Pride of Zohayd triology.  I would say probably one of the "darkest" sheikhs I've ever read and that was for a reason, betrayal!  I wondered if Prince Amjad's wounds would ever be healed and if he would find love his his brother's.

To Touch a Sheikh I would also describe as a romance/suspense because there were so many twists and turns;  betrayal, family drama and just plain hot sex!  Maram Aal Waaked was a lioness.  She was determined to have Prince Amjad Aal Shalaan not only in her life, but for the rest of her life.  However, what was on his mind, and that of his father and brothers were finding the jewels which had been stolen with fake ones put in their place.  His family honor and ruling their country were at stake and he had a plan but it backfired and in it's place the smart mouth and sexy Princess came in the place of her father.  So how to continue their plan for the kidnapping?  I could only see heat, no not desert heat but sexual tension and heat between these royals.

There were issues about the Princess's past, her father and first and foremost trust.  Because she gave him a different version of her past and she had given him everything, herself.  It was so very obvious that this adorable Princess wanted this man forever, but at what cost to her and to him?  Their time stranded in the desert was lovely to read.  They had both suffered so much thanks to duty at the hands of people that used them both.  To go any further into each of their past marriages, the rivalry between countries, and who would end up in power would ruin the last book in this incredible series.  Let's just say, this "dark" prince gets his happy ending with the woman who had stolen his heart.  This triology has been such a joy to read and I highly recommend all three books.

Back of the Book

No one gets past Prince Amjad Aal Shalaan's defenses. No one. But when Princess Maram shows up at Amjad's gala in her father's place, destroying Amjad's plans to reclaim what was stolen from his family, Amjad sees red…and uses a freak sandstorm to make her his prisoner of passion.

Swept to safety by the man she's always loved from afar, Maram knows she has one chance to make Amjad see her as a woman. His woman. But when the impossible prince and the unstoppable princess take shelter from the storm, neither is prepared for the aftermath of their desire…

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