The Sheikh's Bargain Bride

The Sheikh's Bargain Bride

by Diana Fraser

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Overview

The Sheikh's Bargain Bride by Diana Fraser

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?

-- Books in the Desert Kings Series --

Wanted: A Wife for the Sheikh
The Sheikh's Bargain Bride
The Sheikh's Lost Lover
Awakened by the Sheikh
Claimed by the Sheikh
Wanted: A Baby by the Sheikh

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032919445
Publisher: Diana Fraser
Publication date: 12/09/2011
Series: Desert Kings
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 95,631
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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's a writer of contemporary romantic fiction and currently has four series—Desert Kings, for those who love their romance on the more exotic side, Italian Romance, and The Mackenzies and New Zealand Brides which are set in New Zealand. 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.com.

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The Sheikh's Bargain Bride 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I vould not put it down.
oklee More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more of her books
JKRindy More than 1 year ago
The Sheikh's Bargain Bride (Desert Kings Series: Book 1) This is the first book that I have read of Ms. Fraser and I have to say that I believe that I have a new author to add to my “go to authors”. To say that this story of Sheikh Zahir Al-Zaman and Anna Whitman has twists, turns, surprises and hot sex, would be an understatement. Ms. Fraser’s writing style draws you in from the first page and you keep turning until you are finished. As we start the book, the path start takes a different path that has several mysteries and lots of secrets. The journey keeps your interest peaked until the last paragraph. Zahir visits his brother and meets a woman in the elevator of the hotel. They end up spending one hot night together. The next day, Zahir finds out it was his brother’s wife, or at least he thinks she is. After Zahir’s brother passes away, he spends four years to find Anna. She had gone into hiding after his death because she had a son, Matta and she knew that Zahir would try and take him away from her. As we begin the story, Anna has just arrived in Zahir’s country of Qarawn to get her son. The courts ordered Matta could visit Qarawn for a holiday. Zahir had refused to allow his nephew to return to Anna. Their first meeting, Anna felt the same intensity to connect just like four years ago. Just like four years ago. Zahir gave Anna a choice. Marry him and she can be with her son, or walk away. To find out what happens when an alpha male Sheikh and a determined, stubborn female bent on keeping that freedom, you will need to purchase this wonderful love story.
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Would recommend this book and author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book until the end. The rest of the book just flowed, but the end seemed abrupt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel he gets off free the husband...but I enjoyed the writing just wish there was more ro fhe ending
beeLG More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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.