Friday, August 2, 2013

ARC Book Review: Lost To The Desert Warrior

Author: Sarah Morgan
Title: Lost To The Desert Warrior
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
Publish Date: Aug 20, 2013
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley
Book Blurb: 
"Walking into the lion's den unprotected, Princess?" For Layla, princess of Tazkhan, her arranged marriage means one thing—a lifetime of cruelty and captivity. Such an unendurable prospect drives her to throw herself at the mercy of Sheikh Raz Al Zahki—her family's greatest enemy!

Raz demands one thing in return for the safe haven Layla is seeking—this brooding desert king wants to make her his queen! Her freedom might be secured, but now her heart is at risk, for soon she's lost to the scorching heat of their marriage bed. However, it will take more than fire to thaw her guarded husband….

Review: Sarah Morgan is one of the authors for the Presents line that seldom disappoints. When she has a new book out, I always buy it, so when I had the chance to snag the galley of her Sept 2013 release, I grabbed it.

Lost To The Desert Warrior is a typical Presents story...There is a super hot Sheikh and a princess from a middle eastern country. I don't usually like these kinds of stories, however Sarah really has a marvelous way of writing about this locale that makes me long for a Sheikh of my own.

Raz is not the typical alpha male. In fact, I'm not sure if he really is an alpha male, because from the get go,  he really is too "nice" to get that label. He may not trust Layla, but wants what is best for the country and likely for the princess as well.

The growth of their relationship really is a focal point to this story. I loved that there was hot steamy sex, but I also loved that these two were falling for each other.

One of the things that I find interesting about Sarah's books with the sexy sheikhs is her ability to make you forget what time period you are in. Layla's father was so nasty that the girls never left the palace and when they escaped it was on horseback. For awhile there, it would be easy to think you were reading a historical romance, until you get mentions of Jeeps and helicopters

Layla is a character that you probably won't relate to, but you will love. She's the epitome of a bluestocking, if this were a historical romance. She's book smart and she's very strong and loyal. I loved her relationship with her sister Yasmin as well as her relationship with Raz's daughter.

I wish Yasmin would have played more of a part in this book, but I'm hoping Sarah's going to be telling her story soon? With Salem as her love interest? Pretty please?

Rating: 5 flowers


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