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Cinderella and the Sheikh (Hot Contemporary Romance)
     

Cinderella and the Sheikh (Hot Contemporary Romance)

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by Teresa Morgan
 

She's about to get charmed...

Libby Fay's safe little life as a waitress at a posh New York boutique hotel implodes when Sheikh Rasyn Al Jabar, black-eyed and seductive, crashes into her world and swears that he loves her.

The powerful sheikh will do anything to prevent becoming the ruler of his North African homeland, including marrying a woman who is

Overview

She's about to get charmed...

Libby Fay's safe little life as a waitress at a posh New York boutique hotel implodes when Sheikh Rasyn Al Jabar, black-eyed and seductive, crashes into her world and swears that he loves her.

The powerful sheikh will do anything to prevent becoming the ruler of his North African homeland, including marrying a woman who is inappropriate to be queen. When he sees the beautiful, bubbly waitress, he knows that she is the perfect wife to help him avoid the throne—all he has to do is make her fall in love with him.

All her life, Libby has longed for the same loving, equal partnership her parents had—something she couldn't possibly have with a forceful sheikh who ignores all her objections. But Rasyn seems to be able to charm her into anything, including his bed. Soon, she finds herself on a plane to Abbas, transported into a fairy tale come true.

Unfortunately for Libby, a Cinderella is the last thing this Prince Charming wants.

Word count: 43000
Page count: 175

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Chapter One

THE happiness of one woman was a small sacrifice compared to the fate of a country.

Sheikh Rasyn ibn Bakr ibn Rahman al Jabar watched her tuck a stray strand of auburn hair behind her ear. Even from across the crowded lobby of Hotel Scheherazade, even separated from her by the glass wall that divided the café from the hotel, she drew his awareness to every move of her lush body. The busy porters and smartly dressed guests bustling around him faded like smoke as he watched her.

Even from here, Rasyn could see the gray-haired gentleman sitting at her table was dazzled by her too-wide smile. He snuck a glance down her generous cleavage when she set his meal in front of him, as Rasyn wished to do.

Rasyn folded the paper he'd been pretending to read across his knee, taking care not to smudge the ink onto his Alexander McQueen suit. She was lovely, he had to admit, even to his critical gaze. Lovely enough to tempt any man into making a fool of himself. No doubt she thought herself too fat, but who could explain Western standards of beauty, with their skeletal models and anorexic actresses? Her breasts would spill over his hands as he ran his thumbs over her nipples. Her lush backside would press against him as he gathered her to his hardened body.

A ripple of guilt threatened his resolve. Of course she had done nothing to deserve what he would do to her. However, for the good of all Abbas, he had to act. His cousin Imaran belonged on the throne, despite Uncle Anwar’s inclinations.

And it had to be soon. His uncle's illness loomed over Abbas like a shroud. The threat of the country devolving into tribal factions fighting over the succession was very real. Securing Imaran's rise to power meant proving his own unworthiness. If that meant seducing an uninvolved woman, so be it. The alternative meant people would die.

He would ensure her pleasure, at least. And when they divorced, enough material compensation to ensure she never had to wait tables again. Perhaps even a degree of celebrity.

Across the lobby, she laughed at something the old man said. Her smile transformed her face from mere beauty to that of an exotic houri.

She was perfect for his needs. He'd come to Manhattan intending to find an ordinary woman to seduce. But as soon as he'd seen this one, with shining ruby glints in her hair and eyes as green as an oasis, he'd forgotten all thoughts of plain women. He knew that she wasn't immune to him, either. The second they'd locked eyes, nearly a week ago, she'd dropped a tray of drinks, scattering liquid and shards of glass across the floor.

That's when he'd chosen her. She was beautiful, tempting, and vulnerable to him. No one would wonder why he fell for her.

Yes. He smiled inwardly. She was perfect. Beautiful.

And oh-so common.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011266690
Publisher:
Teresa Morgan
Publication date:
04/07/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
351,999
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Please note: Satin and Steel (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/292337) is not my book. I didn't write it. There's another Teresa Morgan.

I grew up in a cold, wet country, dreaming of the desert. At an early age, I was exposed to the 1001 Arabian Nights, and that was it for me. The exotic tales of magic and romance imprinted on my brain, ensuring I would never be the same.

I've been to Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and Morocco. A few of the incidents in Cinderella and the Sheikh actually happened (sort of).

I love to hear from readers almost as much as I love sheikh romances. Email me at teresamorganauthor@gmail.com

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Cinderella and the Sheikh 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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Enjoyed the whole story. Any chance for a story for Imaran? I really like the sheikh's stories.
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I finished but it wasnt reakky my cup of tea. A goid story though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story very much. The characters were wonderfully depicted. The story was very engaging and well developed. I would certainly recommend it.
MaureenFisher More than 1 year ago
Sheikhs have a new fan. Until recently, I'd never read a sheikh book, never had a burning desire to do so. Cinderella and the Sheikh made me an instant convert. I loved this book. It is a romantic, witty read, with a terrific heroine and hunky alpha male hero. Lots of fun, plenty of heat, and a plot with enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged until the end.
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I like the book very much
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enjoyed
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ldosch More than 1 year ago
Sheikh Rasyn ibn Bakr ibn Rahman al Jabar is the next heir to the throne of Abbas. An honor he does not want. He believes his cousin will be a much better king so he devises a plan to find a foreign wife, a commoner, and a woman so wrong that he will be passed up as heir. Libby Fey is a waitress in the Hotel Scheherazade an exclusive hotel which caters to rich foreign dignitaries. She has been warmed to avoid getting entangled with the VIPs. But no matter how hard she tries, the prince keeps pursuing her. After a night of seduction and passion, the prince proposes, stating his undying love for her, and take her home to Abbas. But his plan backfires when Libby starts to win over the hearts of the people of Abbas. This was a quick read and the story held my interest, but there was no real draw between the characters since he was faking his affection and she wouldn't risk her heart.
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RomanceWritersReviews More than 1 year ago
Review: Cinderella and the Sheikh by Teresa Morgan is about a hotel waitress named Libby, she was an ordinary girl, until Sheikh Rasyn set his signs on her. She agreed to visit him in his country, but nothing more. He seems to have a way to convince Libby of anything. But he has an agenda she didn't know about, he claimed he loved her, but did he, could be? This book was full of excitement from the first page!! It was sweet, romantic, and HOT. It's every ordinary girls dream come true! There is no way you can not love this fairy tale!! I am already looking for more books by Teresa Morgan..She has a way of captivating the reader, with her words!! Rating 5+ stars out of 5
fictionalromance More than 1 year ago
Libby, the main female character, is one lucky gal! Well to be honest Sheikh Rasyn is lucky to. Both of the character's different backgrounds make this a great 'opposites attract' setting. Everything in the story is charming right down to each other's fears and desires. Once I got past drooling over the man on the cover, I couldn't stop reading. This story kept my eyes wide open. I soaked in every word thinking I would be able to guess the ending and I didn't which is a HUGE plus in my opinion. Teresa Morgan, the author, kept me guessing right down to the end. The heat of Rasyn and Libby's romance fanned across the book from beginning to end in a soft and sensual way. The descriptions of their surroundings, their beliefs, their attitudes, family issues, tension and everything else in between that makes a plot worthwhile are award wining in my opinion. It's obvious to me that Teresa took the time to make the story seem like it could really happen. As I read I could easily see myself in Libby's shoes wanting what she did, feeling the balmy desert winds and desiring Rasyn even with his faults. The secondary character's prove to be a very valuable part to Cinderella and the Sheikh.
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