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- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
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Kidnapped By The Sheikh (Book 1 of The Desert Sheikh) (Sheikh Romance Trilogy) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Along the way Sarah falls in love with the handsome Sheikh and her feelings are reciprocated. This is such a delightful romance and one that I was completely lost in and did not want to end! I could feel all the passion, desire and longing between the two main characters.
Katheryn Lane weaves a beautiful love story with very well developed characters. Believe me you won't be able to put this fabulous story down as it grips hold of your emotions refusing to let you go...
Kidnapped by the Sheikh is the first book in THE DESERT SHEIKH series. This skilfully written story unfolds delightfully, involving beautifully crafted characters, with whom the reader quickly develops great empathy. Sarah, the feisty main character, is kidnapped for ransom by Sheikh Akbar, who mistakes her for the wife of the Ambassador. Sheikh Akbar comes from the remote parts of the Arabian Peninsula and rules over a local Bedouin tribe. The locality is described so well that the reader is deftly transported to the Middle East and is drawn along as the relationship between Sarah and the Sheikh is developed adroitly by the author, Katheryn Lane. The dialogue between the two main characters is both amusing and thought-provoking, particularly given the setting of the story. If you enjoy romance with unusual twists and turns, then this book is a must for you and is highly recommended.
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I enjoyed this quick read. It's very true to the setting and sub-genre of sheikh heroes and Caucasian heroines.
And heaven forgive my snobbishness.
Though all the books possess amateurish scene-setting and characterization (My main dislike of the series as a whole was the use of a "slutty" female as a foil to the relationship of the couple. Not only is it misogynistic but it's also a lazy plot device on the whole when that character is never developed.) they do also, in turn, present a realistic portrayal of a cross-cultural relationship and some familiarity with Middle Eastern cultures. The books never tokenize, exoticsize, nor demonize, its Middle Eastern characters and sadly this is a very rare thing in "sheik" romance. Ms. Lane clearly did her research and moreover was wanted to portray those cultures for what they are, just another culture, one that may be hard for Westeners to understand, but neither worse, nor better, than our own.
And yes the books do not have sex scenes. Nevertheless I was so pleased by a realistic portrayal of inter-cultural conflict, I hardly cared. Hopefully you will too.
In short, don't let elitism cloud your mind. Yes the writing could be improved. However there is a difference between amateur and amateur-with-potential and these books certainly fall towards the latter.
Still, that said, I really did enjoy the book, and I have to say, it was rather well-written, all things considered. It was predictable, but not obnoxiously so, and for a free book, it definitely exceeded my expectations.
The ending itself was open-ended, for the next addition, but I still haven't decided if I'm hooked enough to purchase it. This installment ended at a place that left me content, and as much as I enjoyed the story, I'm not sure I enjoyed it enough to purchase the next installments even though the full book itself is only about $4 total.
The grammar and plot were decent enough as well, which pleasantly surprised me, so props to you, Ms. Lane, for the proofread. :) I also have to say that I enjoyed the characters well enough, even though our heroine initially annoyed me. She definitely made up for it in the end.
The only downside really was that the book was a little too fast-paced, and everything was rather rushed for the book being just a part of a whole novel. The romance happened exceptionally fast, and it was rather predictable with exactly what was going to happen.
In the end, however, the book's good, for a romance novel. It's not great, but it's good. Even though it's not a full novel, I still think it was worth the read at the end of the day.