The Sheikh's Bargain Bride [NOOK Book]

Overview

A Devil's Bargain...

Anna Whitman has yearned for freedom and independence her whole life but she's forced to accept a marriage of convenience so she can live with her son.

Sheikh Zahir Al-Zaman is a ruthless desert warrior who believes the only way he can control his obsession with Anna is to possess her. And he'll do almost anything--even kidnap her son--to have her.

But Zahir will not force her into his ...

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Overview

A Devil's Bargain...

Anna Whitman has yearned for freedom and independence her whole life but she's forced to accept a marriage of convenience so she can live with her son.

Sheikh Zahir Al-Zaman is a ruthless desert warrior who believes the only way he can control his obsession with Anna is to possess her. And he'll do almost anything--even kidnap her son--to have her.

But Zahir will not force her into his bed. He has his strategies for seduction--strategies Anna finds increasingly hard to resist. But she won't have a relationship based on lies. And how can she reveal her secrets when they will shatter the beliefs he holds most dear?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032919445
  • Publisher: Diana Fraser
  • Publication date: 12/9/2011
  • Series: Desert Kings
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 67,662
  • File size: 202 KB

Meet the Author

Diana lives with her family in a small seaside community north of Wellington, New Zealand, with two cocker spaniels who bark at everything and a tortoise-shell cat who teases them mercilessly.

She works full time as a writer of contemporary and medieval romantic fiction and is currently writing a medieval novella, a sheikh romance and two more books in the Italian Lovers series. All at the same time! More books in The Mackenzies and Desert Kings series are planned for 2014.

If you'd like an email letting you know when new books are published, you can subscribe to Diana's newsletter on her website: wwww.dianafraser.net.

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  • Posted August 1, 2013

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    Lush, sensual, and flowing. A wonderfully written exotic romance

    Lush, sensual, and flowing. A wonderfully written exotic romance.

    My first read by Diana Fraser, and I definitely want more. This story easily swept me off my feet and tumbled me around a little before setting me down gently. Exotic locations, exotic characters, love, revenge, secrets, and heartache all come together perfectly to create an emotional yet romantic tale.

    When we first meet Anna, we see her as a frantic mother trying to get her son back from her brother-in-law, Zahir. When they come face to face, their chemistry is sizzling, with an underlying current of anger and hatred. The story moves swiftly to divulge a few secrets as the plot unfolds little by little, and with each new revelation, I began to see the characters differently. They were constantly changing. Anna could have easily come across as selfish or deceitful, but it turn out she was trying to keep the peace and save her dead husband's family, particularly his brother, from a shameful truth. Even when she was faced with Zahir's proposition to agree to a marriage just so that she could continue to see her son, she put her son first. Her feelings and her yearning to be free were put on the back burner. Zahir was a hero one would love to hate, but he was dark, seductive, charming - he was intoxicating. He didn't have all the facts, not about Anna or her marriage, so his actions were fueled by anger and revenge. I loved them as a couple because as time went on, they discovered things about themselves as well as each other. Despite not knowing the whole truth, Zahir made huge strides in becoming a different person, to the point of loving Anna and wanting her for the right reasons instead of the wrong ones. Once these ceased to pass judgement on each other, their feelings really blossomed.

    The emotional turmoil came when Zahir tried to make her dreams come true and give her what she wanted the most - to be free. Not necessarily of him, but to do the things she always wanted to do before getting married and pregnant. But then the truth eventually surfaced and threatened to tear them apart for good. Misunderstandings on both sides and the failure to communicate with each other had me in tears until one of them was brave enough to lay everything on the line for a HEA.

    This author's writing is lush, sensual, and flowing. There was never a moment of boredom with this story. I couldn't stop flipping the pages, wanting, no, desperate to know more. There were some memorable moments that stood out to me, for instance when Anna watches Zahir with his falcon and has an epiphany, or when Zahir realized that he loved her enough to let her spread her wings and fly.

    "He felt his light dim. Perhaps he would never be enough for her to wipe out her past, to believe that they had everything together, that she didn't need to keep on looking for that elusive something that led her on and on to the goal of freedom."

    Their conversation at the end was one of the loveliest I've read in a long time. peaking in metaphors, they finally came to an understanding.

    If you're a hopeless romantic like myself, you will want to pick up this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Wonderful

    I vould not put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2013

    Liked the writing style. Definitely held my attention with a fo

    Liked the writing style. Definitely held my attention with a forward moving exciting story line, exceptional descriptions and believable characters! As others have stated, I couldn't put the book down! Beautifully written in each and every detail!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Touching story, good read

    Would recommend this book and author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Good

    I really enjoyed the book until the end. The rest of the book just flowed, but the end seemed abrupt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Loved this book!! This was my first read from this author and I

    Loved this book!! This was my first read from this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it...I loved the angst between the Zahir and Anna and he was one HOT alpha!! I loved where the story took place..the author did a great job of bringing you into the beautiful middle eastern culture like you were there..and some great steamy sex to boot!!! Awesome love story..I will be reading more from this author for sure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Loved it

    I feel he gets off free the husband...but I enjoyed the writing just wish there was more ro fhe ending

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  • Posted August 13, 2013

    very good book, hard to put down. Easy to enjoy and picture you

    very good book, hard to put down. Easy to enjoy and picture yourself to follow Anna & Zahir in their daily lives; sensual & exotic.
    was terrific to follow their lives to realize and admit they cared for one another. Great reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Meh...

    After reading so many chapters of on-going, lengthy descriptions of a room in the palace or of the country landscapes and then having to endure the characters' never ending inner thoughts, I ended up skimming the rest of the book and focusing on character dialogue. I couldn't stand the Sheikh, I thought him too controlling, and Anna needs to grow a back bone. I can't stand controlling leading men and the women who allow it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Ok

    It needed more at the beginning. Felt like it started in the middle of a book. It was nicely written and I enjoyed the characters but still needed more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    A page turner.

    I loved this book. Read it all at once, cried with Anna and enjoyed every word. The characters unfolded as the story did and became real. Great read.


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