Ten years ago Chloe and Ben were in love, talking marriage, and making plans for the future. Then he vanished. All plans were shattered and heartbreak became a constant companion. Putting the past behind her at last, Chloe focuses on her new life's path–but never forgot.
Sheikh Karif bin Shakirah's happiest years were when he was a graduate student at Berkeley. He found a woman who loved him for himself not his family's wealth. He'd even hoped things would work out for him and Chloe-- after all doesn't love conquer all? But duties and responsibilities swept him back to his homeland and he lost the woman he loved.
When Chloe sees Ben for the first time in ten years, she's shocked to learn he's a wealthy sheikh from an oil-rich company signing a treaty with the US. He spots her and before long confronts her to find she hold only contempt. Could they have a second chance to live the plans they'd made or would the heartbreak and feelings of betrayal from the past prove too strong to overcome?
|Series:||Ultimate Billionaires , #4|
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About the Author
Her books have won a number of awards including the Bookseller's Best, National Readers Choice Award and the prestigious HOLT Medallion.
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Can betrayal ever be forgiven? The forth book in the series, this book has me both loving and cursing it at the same time. Chloe is a lovely character who was completely devastated and left reeling by Ben's disappearance, since then she has slowly rebuilt her life, her self confidence, her career and her dreams for the future. She is now a feisty, confident, career woman who is very wary of men and no longer trusts easily. Ben/Karif is no longer the carefree student he was 10 years ago, he is a respected leader, used to people deferring to him - he's completely at a loss when Chloe is defensive, wary and resistant to spending time with him. He doesn't understand why she doesn't welcome him with open arms, or how he can convince her to trust him again. I understood exactly why Chloe was as wary as she was and Karif has an up hill battle to win me over from the start, he frustrates me massively as he swings from being thoughtful, generous and caring one minute to being impatient, demanding and domineering the next. I am sure this comes from frustration and bewilderment on his part, but it left me not knowing if I wanted to kiss him or punch him. Can he finally find the words and actions to prove to Chloe she can trust him to put them first? Once again another well written book from Barbara, which takes you through the full spectrum of emotions: betrayal, hope, frustration, anger, lust, laughter and possibly, finally........love? I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and as with the rest of the series I loved this book, I read it in one sitting as it sucks you in from the first page - the 'real world' ceases to exist until you reach the final page, which for me is the sign of a great book !
STORY-LINE THE UNFORGETTABLE SHEIKH BY BARBARA MCMAHON: The Unforgettable Sheikh, a wonderful continuance of Barbara McMahon's Ultimate Billionaires Series, highlights the old adage: What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. In book 4 we find Sheikh Karif bin Shakirah, aka Ben, and Chloe. While incognito at Berkley, Karif/Ben met and fell in love with Chloe; withholding information about his family, background, and status. Long days and nights of love, attending college and planning the future which included marriage, suddenly came to a screeching halt. Karif/Ben disappeared from Chloe's life without any explanation, never to contact her again; a naïve young Chloe's devastated for more than one reason. Ten years later, Chloe photographing the historical oil treaty between Sheikh Karif bin Shakirah, his country, and America. She's beyond shocked to find Sheikh Karif bin Shakirah's her Ben from college. Karif recognizes Chloe in the group; he's determined to renew the love of his life, the pursuit is on. Can past decisions be forgiven? Will Chloe ever trust Karif again? Why chance does the billionaire Sheikh have with a dependent hurting American woman? My reviews for romance novel, The Unforgettable Sheikh, follows. CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT: In The Unforgettable Sheikh, from a wealthy and political family, Karif finds his deception will have lasting repercussions. Although he felt the deception necessary, Chloe finds betrayal. In a story-line filled with deep emotion, the reader gets a glimpse of the restrictive life of the ultra wealthy. The Unforgettable Sheikh's an intense character driven romance. Without revealing spoilers, I must say, I felt Chloe had realistic concerns, as Karif come off as domineering and overwhelming at times. In the beginning, I did not care for his character, however, as the story progressed, I saw him as more human with issues, problems, politics, and troubling family dynamics of his own. McMahon developed his character progressively throughout the book. Chloe matured, faced her fears, and issues as McMahon developed her character. The road to forever was far from smooth for these two. The reader's treated to an emotional journey of distrust, misunderstandings, jealousies, deception, interference, and misconceptions. Finally in concluding my reviews for romance novel, The Unforgettable Sheikh, I found a solid entertaining sweet romance novel. Filled with strong independents characters, an intriguing story-line, believable characters and a realistic story-line, I found this sweet, intense, clean, romance easy to read; perfect for a lazy afternoon. THE UNFORGETTABLE SHEIKH RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4 Furthermore, I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or a friend. Suitable for anyone who enjoys a sweet clean romance. FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE: In addition, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book/novel with honest reviews for romance novel, The Unforgettable Sheikh. Furthermore, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book/novel review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book/novel reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. No one influenced my voluntary reviews for romance novel, The Unforgettable Sheikh.
Chloe McDonald and Ben (Sheikh Karif bin Shakirah) were in love and talking marriage when he vanished 10 years ago. Chloe discovers that Ben was all a lie. He was a Sheikh and never talked about his other life. How could she love someone she really didn't know. Ben sees Chloe and wants to explain why he left. Chloe has a daughter Mackenzie who he doesn't know about and fears he will take her once he finds out. Story has strong characters that show all types of emotions. Anger, fear. Trust and Love. Which will win out? Barbara has written another wonderful story. Will they have their second chance at love? joy943
The Unforgettable Sheikh by Barbara McMahon is book number four in the Ultimate Billionaires series. This is Sheikh Karif bin Shakirah (Ben) and Chloe McDonald's story. Another winner by Barbara McMahon! Karif and Chloe's story is a heartwarming second chance romance. Due to circumstances beyond their control they lost contact with each other. Ten years later they meet again. The chemistry and attraction is still there. Can they get beyond the betrayal they both feel? I loved this addition to the Ultimate Billionaires series. Once I started this book I couldn't put it down until I finished. A sweet, heartwarming, emotional, and sensual romance that's perfect for an afternoon escape. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.