When he kidnapped a princess, he didn’t count on her…
Walid Al Kalam’s plan is simple. The American Celebutante Noelle Oldrich will remain in his palace until her father pays his debts. Without the money her hotel magnate father owes him, Walid cannot fulfill his commitment to the pipeline that represents the future of the small middle eastern country of Askar.
But Noelle isn’t the passive, agreeable guest that she should rationally be. Instead, the willful American princess disrupts the peace of his home, and his peace of mind. Whether she is running through his courtyard in skin-tight gear or braiding together a rope to lower herself out a window, the intelligent beauty threatens his very sanity.
Enter the pirate princess…
No way will any sheikh keep Noelle Oldrich captive, even if she does want to rip the stuffy suits off the hot Arabic David Beckham clone.
She might be good for nothing but spending money and wearing clothes, but Noelle will escape the sexy sheikh’s palace, no matter what. She has to—no way will her father pay his debt. The only help she’s going to get is from her childhood imaginary friend, a pirate princess who is ready to make the stupid, sexy sheikh walk the plank.
A fabulous jewel…
Noelle's one chance to pay her own ransom and escape the sheikh’s control is to find the legendary jewel, the Palm of Askar, lost for decades.
If she finds the diamond, Walid will have to let her go, but his drugging kisses threaten to turn her into a willing captive…
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About 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really liked the orginality of the story and the plot twists though the theme has been used many times before the author wrote an enjoyable story.
Book exchanged for an honest review~ Sheikh Walid Al Kalam didn't feel like he had a choice in kidnapping Noelle Oldrich in return for her father to repay the debt owed Askar. Noelle Oldrich may have been kidnapped but that didn't mean she'd take it laying down either. Noelle knows that her father has no intention of repaying the loan he was given. Yet can't help hope for Walid's sake that her father does. Walid is in dire need of cash which Noelle's father can provide before he has to less than favorable means to getting the money he needs. Askar's National Treasure The Palm of Askar has been missing for over nearly fifty years with only one clue to it's whereabouts~a map. When Walid gives the map to Noelle to keep her out of trouble. He never dreamed she'd actually search for The Palm of Askar. Will Noelle admit her feelings for Walid? Can Walid save his people from ruin? Your answers await you in Desert Sheikh vs American Princess. This new to me author has created a wonderful story and characters that are a joy to read. The story and characters were real, gritty, compelling, and interesting. I'd happily read more from this author in the future.
Noelle is being held captive by a very wealthy, very sexy Arabic king and she’s none too happy about it. Even, if like Walid says, all her comforts will be taken care of, she’s no one’s pawn. Sure, her father owes Walid and the country of Askar a ton of money but Noelle knows the truth: her father will never pay, not even if her life depended on it. Her only thought is escape and her only ally is her childhood imaginary friend, Pirate Princess Bonnie, who lives in her head. Walid’s inherited a kingdom in ruins and with the pipeline payment due, he must have that money Noelle’s father owes. He is a reasonable man and under normal circumstances, he’d never condone kidnapping. When he explains the plan to the luscious Noelle, she refuses to stay put. She flees every chance she gets and it only infuriates Walid more. But underneath the fury, he wants Noelle, and that frustrates him more. He has responsibilities and he can’t let his desire for Noelle to over-ride his duty to his kingdom. Neither of them understands what’s really going on and the longer they stay under the same roof, the stronger their connection grows. Walid instinctively knows when she escapes and brings her back. Noelle fights Walid at every turn, yet is drawn to him, like a moth the flame. The more they resist each other and the attraction they feel, the stronger the bond becomes. Will they both succumb to the inferno or will it burn them alive? This is one hot romance! Who knew that sheikhs were so sexy and that the desert was the perfect oasis for romance? But it’s more than romance that makes this one of my favorite reads. I loved how tortured both Walid and Noelle were by their stations in life and what was expected of them by their fathers. I loved how Noelle discovered so much about herself and what she wanted to become through this whole experience. It wasn’t about getting Walid into bed or feeling his perfect bum, although delightfully fun, but at the core this story is about channeling her inner pirate princess. It reminded me of the time when I was little and being told I couldn’t draw. It took me a long time to rediscover my inner artist. Teresa Morgan creates such a vivid world through her writing, I swear I could feel the sand in my face. She creates moving, emotional, very real characters that you can’t help attaching yourself to and rooting for. She has a special gift for adding tension to the plot at exactly the right moment, not to mention the sizzling love scenes. I loved it and highly recommend it! I’m now addicted and have to read the rest of the series. Favorite Character: Noelle. I loved how when we first met her, she appeared to be a rich, spoiled woman who did nothing but spend money. But the more I got to know her, the more I adored her, faults and all. I loved her conversations with Bonnie, her inner pirate princess. I loved how insecure she was in some areas and brash in others. I loved how she gave herself fully to everything, except herself. Favorite Quote: And yet, seeing Noelle dangling in a treacherous position in the air high above his courtyard… Seeing her courageous and defiant… Some part of him had desired her success, even as he feared for her and cursed her stupidity. My Rating: 5 stars
"Desert Sheikh vs American Princess" by Teresa Morgan is my first read by this author, but it will not be my last. This book is part of her 'Jewels of the Desert- Book 2.' Even though it's the second book in this series it is a read alone book. We have Sheikh Walid al Kalam who gave Noelle Oldrich's father money to open a hotel near Askar. Noelle's father basically took the money and didn't build the hotel. Walid decides to take Noelle. Noelle relies on her childhood imaginary friend Bonnie for getting through this ordeal. It makes for a funny, light hearted read, but with undertones of sexual tension.