The Djinn's Dilemma

The Djinn's Dilemma

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by Mina Khan
     
 

Rukh O'Shay, half-djinn and assassin, is used to taking out the bad guys. But his latest assignment, Sarah White, is nothing like he expected. A glimpse of her bright aura reveals her gentle spirit, while her luscious beauty clouds his mind and makes him long for only one thing—to taste her.

Sarah shares the feeling of raw desire at Rukh's touch. He can

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Overview

Rukh O'Shay, half-djinn and assassin, is used to taking out the bad guys. But his latest assignment, Sarah White, is nothing like he expected. A glimpse of her bright aura reveals her gentle spirit, while her luscious beauty clouds his mind and makes him long for only one thing—to taste her.

Sarah shares the feeling of raw desire at Rukh's touch. He can turn her on with a glance, and satisfies desires she didn't even know she had. But Rukh had been hired to kill her—and the only way to save her is to find out who wants her dead before someone else finishes the job….

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459216426
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Harlequin Nocturne Cravings Series
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
182,305
File size:
354 KB

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Meet the Author

Mina Khan is a Texas-based writer and food enthusiast. She daydreams of hunky paranormal heroes, magic, mayhem and mischief and writes them down as stories. Between stories, she teaches culinary classes and writes for her local newspaper. Other than that, she's raising a family of two children, two cats, two dogs and a husband. You can find her at www.facebook.com/Mina.Khan.Author or on twitter @SpiceBite

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The Djinn's Dilemma 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
LadyRavenRAVE1 More than 1 year ago
BRIEF SUMMARY Rukh is a half djinn half human assassin for hire. His current client requested that Sarah, a journalist in Texas, be assassinated. After tracking his assignment in the shadows, Rukh has come to realized that he is strongly attracted to Sarah, and he senses no evil within her. Now that the rules have changed, Rukh sets out to protect Sarah. THOUGHTS The Djinn's Dilemma took me by surprise. I think the glowing reviews that are posted so far should not be ignored for this book. It¿s an entertaining read from Harlequin Nocturne Cravings. The books I have read so far from the Harlequin Nocturne Cravings are spicy and good. Right away, Sarah and Rukh has this intense chemistry and attraction that I find appealing and good. Their first encounter was interesting, awkward, and entertaining. Rukh was extremely sexy and Sarah was very likable. We did get to find out a bit about each character¿s background, which was helpful to the story. I loved their car moment scene; to be driving a car and accomplish what Rukh did to Sarah, was very impressive *wink*. Their intense motel scene was also not lacking. Between their sexual chemistry and the plot, the reader will not be disappointed. The plot that unfolds was engaging, with a villain that did not disappoint either. Storyline: GOOD Intimacy: VERY GOOD & a bit of (D.R.I.P) Don¿t Read In Public Enjoyment: GOOD by Romance Novel Junkies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novella has it all, a hunky djinn assassin as the hero, a feisty journalist as the heroine, some hot encounters between them, a truly wicked villian, and a tightly written plot tying it all together. I definetly recommend.
kph21 More than 1 year ago
What's a djinn to do when he has a contract to fulfill and the contract happens to be on an innocent. He shouldn't care, just do his job, but there is more than meets the eye with this innocent.  Mina Khan draws the reader into the fantasy world of djinn's, twists it up with a political machine that makes Watergate look like a Sunday afternoon tea party, and a sizzling love story that would make an iceberg melt.  A delightful read, and I can't wait to see what's next in Ms. Khan's world.
romancenovelsincolor1 More than 1 year ago
Review of The Djinn’s Dilemma by Mina Khan The Djinn’s Dilemma was a fun and highly enjoyable read. The story is solid and sculpted to be a textbook classic ideal for the coming warm weather. The pace is fairly brisk, but there is ample time to fall in love with the characters. Basically, it’s a perfect length to get a spot of sun (can you say vitamin D?) but short enough to not get burned to a crisp before the end. It’s not the very best novel I’ve read this year, but I would without hesitation read this again (okay, maybe a few times and I’m not going to count). I liked the hero and heroine as they are built realistically with flaws and all of the quirks of the average person. Sarah, also known as Jasmine, is a story hungry reporter for a newspaper in Austin. The hero is named Rukh and he is by trade an assassin. I liked his name, but I’m not a hundred percent certain if I mentally pronounced it correctly. I imagined it to be along the lines of rook (like a chess piece, but there is no telling). The basics? Jasmine has been made a target for assassination because of a lead she’s pursuing and doesn’t realize it. Rukh is the one who has been hired to kill her, and he’s a genie to boot (Irish and Middle Eastern). But when he sees the person that she really is inside, loving, warm, yet strangely closed to him and his powers, he is captivated enough to spare her. His fascination with her is the sole thing that saves her life on several instances as he intervenes on her behalf with her unaware for the most part. All Jasmine knows is that the handsome stranger is someone that she feels a bond with, but she is curious about who Rukh really is. Especially after she applies her journalistic skills to try and find out more about him and learns absolutely less than nothing. Well, unless you count the fact that the hero doesn’t have a Facebook page to obsessively update, or shoot out tweets as a hobby in his spare time. The story is well-crafted and somewhat light in tenor, but with a delectable twist of intrigue and suspense. This read makes me wonder why I haven’t perused a Harlequin serial in the last ten years. This book is definitely not part of your grandmother’s aging but tidy collection of “well” hidden and beloved volumes stashed under the bed or inside of a closet. There is a thick smidgeon of smutty goodness (which I absolutely adore) so lovers of the erotic will get that oh-so necessary fix of naughtiness as an added bonus as well.    -Reviewed by Jennifer 
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: This is one hot little book. Rukh is a djinn assassin who's been hired to kill Sarah. There's a couple of problems with that. The first is that he can see auras and is used to his hits having pretty dark auras. They aren't nice guys which is why someone wants them dead. That's not the case with Sarah. Her aura is light and sparkly and definitely not the sign of someone that needs to die. The second problem is, Rukh feels incredible chemistry towards Sarah. He's attracted to her...really attracted to her. Sarah is a reporter in Austin, TX and has no idea that she's attracted someone's attention who now wants her dead. She also has no idea that she should be wary of Rukh especially after he saves her from some muggers. She just thinks he's an incredibly hot, nice guy. I'll admit, this is a new world for me. I've never explored djinn's before, but they have some pretty cool abilities. Rukh is a half-djinn and can mist in and out of the dimensions. That ability allows him to watch over Sarah without her knowledge. There are a couple of scenes in the book where he uses that ability to help comfort her and I just loved that. This is a short book, but there's a lot packed into it. Sarah's life is in danger, but you, as the reader, have no idea why. That adds to the danger and suspense of the story. There is also a mystery about Sarah herself. Normally Rukh can access human thoughts, but she is completely closed off to him and he doesn't understand that. Then there is the sizzling romance between Sarah and Rukh...and it is sizzling. This book packs a really powerful sexual punch! It was definitely an interesting read. I enjoyed it and loved that it takes place in a corner of the paranormal world that is new to me. I love that Mina has introduced me to another hot paranormal being to fall in love with! I look forward to exploring more djinn books! I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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Irish_Ren_Lady More than 1 year ago
I loved this debut from Mina Khan! The hero is not only sexy, but likeable, and the heroine is interesting and different. This was no cookie-cutter novella. I LOVED that the dialog actually sounds like people really talk! I could actually hear their voices and see the expressions on their faces. Oh, and the sex scenes....Oh, my! More please, Mina!!
MFRTX More than 1 year ago
The story hooked me on the first page. I wanted more and more. I read all the day I got it.
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Interesting characters well developed and attention holding plot in this novella. Kept my attention as this is not the usual genre I choose to read. Will look forward to reading more from Ms. Khan in the future.