Sunday, July 31, 2011

Book Review: Wedlocked: Banished Sheikh, Untouched Queen

Wedlocked: Banished Sheikh, Untouched Queen (Harlequin Presents)
Author: Carol Marinelli
Title: Wedlocked: Banished Sheikh, Untouched Queen
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
Publish Date: April 2010
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: About to lose his kingdom, Xavian is marrying for power--his wedding night will be purely for duty. As he unveils his new queen, nervous and naked, bathed in fragrant oils, he's stunned that she's as beautiful as the desert stars...
This queen deserves a royal bedding worthy of the Arabian Nights...and in her arms Xavian discovers that, though he may not have a kingdom, he has the strength and power of a thousand kings.

But this untouched queen could be his undoing....

Review: This is a refreshing change when it comes to Presents. Both the hero and the heroine are strong characters. An alpha male and an alpha female! Wow!
I really loved Layla. She was really a well written character. Her love of her country and traditions really endeared her to me, not to mention her work ethic. She wasn't about to let her country down, even for her new husband. Bravo!
Then there was the plot twist Carol tossed in with regards to Xavian. To go into detail about that would spoil this story, and this is one Presents novel that is really a fantastic read. Carol Marinelli really knows how to get her readers interested and the twists and turns along the way make this book even better.
Carol isn't a name I'm familiar with in this line, but having read this story, I will definitely be looking for more by her in the future!
Rating: 5 stars


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