Feature book: Duty and the Beast
This is a great story of two people thrown together through duty to their respective countries and their journey is a rough ride to their HEA. There is a terrible accident and a royal family is lost and according to the sacred old laws of the country, the first nephew to marry and impregnate a Princess of Jemeya will take over the crown.
Aisha, one of the Princesses of Jemeya, has no idea of the tragedy and is kidnapped by Mustafa so as he can take control of the kingdom of Al-Jirad and is held captive in a tent in the desert. Aisha has always had strong values about her life and is determined to marry for love and for no other reason. She has led a good life with a loving family and she is sure that she will be rescued.
Sheikh Zolton is shocked to learn of the tragedy that has occurred to his beloved uncle and family and is determined that is half-brother Mustafa will not take the crown. Therefore he must do his duty and give up his life running a big company and learn the words from the old book and take Aisha as his wife.
Zolton asks his best friends to help him rescue the princess and, in the middle of the night, they arrive at Mustafa’s camp masked and looking dangerous. Aisha is glad to see them but also shocked by their appearance.
The princess is whisked away to Al-Jirad instead of to her home in Jemeya and there the sparks start flying between Aisha and Zolton from the start. He of course thinks that she is a spoilt princess and Aisha thinks that Zolton is arrogant. When Aisha learns that they must marry she is very reluctant. But the wedding takes place and there are problems from the start. A few days away together at a beautiful beachside camp help them to understand each other better.
This story is filled with passion as Zolton and Aisha learn to trust and believe in one another with many ups and downs and the descriptions of palaces are wonderful. A really good story that sees two people come to terms with duty and find love and passion.
reviewed by Helen S
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.