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Kidnapped By The Sheikh (Book 1 of The Desert Sheikh) (Sheikh Romance Trilogy) by [Lane, Katheryn]
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Book 1 of 3 in The Desert Sheikh (3 Book Series)

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  • Language: English
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Kidnapped by the Sheikh was a truly beautiful romance. Sarah a doctor is kidnapped by Sheikh Akbar and his men mistakenly. They believe she is the Ambassadors wife and want to hold her ransom. This is an age old kidnapping purely for financial gain and not intended to end in blood shed. Sarah plays along and for sometime and pretends to be who they want her to be until she is found out.

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...
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KIDNAPPED BY THE SHEIKH
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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4.0 out of 5 stars British doctor (female) meets Bedouin Sheikh (our hero) 18 Feb. 2014
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KIDNAPPED BY THE SHEIKH is a short story of roughly 55 pages. The premise, as outlined in the Book Description, involves the meeting of Dr. Sarah Greenwich (a British medical doctor working in Arabia) and Sheikh Akbar. Rather than a glitzy palace, western suits, jets, and wealth, Sheikh Akbar leads and protects his Bedouin tribe in a most remote portion of the Arabian peninsula. He's surprised Sarah speaks both English and Arabic (with good reason). She's a doctor first and foremost...so even though she has excellent reason to hide her true identity, and go with their supposition that she's the Ambassador's wife (reason why she's abducted), and cannot remain silent. She stands up for the rights and needs of the women she meets in Sheikh Akbar's family...and surprisingly, this forthrightness doesn't offend him....instead, he finds in her exactly what he needs and wants. Their romance is sweet; while there is sex between them, it's off the pages (between the scenes).

I enjoyed this quick read. It's very true to the setting and sub-genre of sheikh heroes and Caucasian heroines.
3.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good read 23 April 2014
By Beth - Published on Amazon.com
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And I mean what I say. I seriously almost deleted this off my kindle after the book opened with the very amateurish use of dialogue to open a scene. But as I couldn't figure out how I decided to continue reading in hopes there would at least be a good sex scene somewhere.

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.
3.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Story. 6 Mar. 2014
By Siagao - Published on Amazon.com
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First of all, this really should say part one, rather than book one, because it felt more like this "book" was a novella that wasn't quite finished.

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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars kidnapped by the sheikh 11 Jun. 2014
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Believing her to be the British amambassador's wife and hoping to receive a hefty ransom for her return so they can subsidize a forthcoming wedding the sheikh finds out he has an imposter. However she recognizes that his mother has an injury that could cause her death. Because he has fallen in love with her he helps her to escape before his people find out and want to kill her. She returns with him several weeks after the proposed wedding to find that she was to be his bride kn a double ceremony.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasure to Read 20 Mar. 2014
By Mae Clair - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a really delightful short romantic read. Dr. Sara Greenwich is kidnapped by Sheikh Akbar who intends to hold her for ransom. Unfortunately, he's under the impression she's the wife of the British Ambassador. Stuck in the sheikh's desert encampment, Sara has to conceal her identify while keeping her growing attraction to the man under wraps. When she realizes the feeling is mutual, and the sheikh discovers her true identity, things heat up. This is pure escapist fun. Very romantic and a pleasure to read.
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