Feature book: The Sheikh’s Princess Bride
Samira just wants a family.
She notes the two young boys with their nanny, but then she has to suck in a breath when she realises the boys are the sons of her brother’s best friend and Sheikh from the neighbouring kingdom. She talks to him and proposes marriage. She has her reasons. She can’t have children and doesn’t expect to find love in the marriage as she was publicly burnt by her last relationship. She has had a successful career as a fashion designer but feels that she has much to offer the two young motherless boys.
Tariq is surprised by her offer and initially refuses but then realises that he doesn’t want another man to have her. He believes that he is incapable of love. After all, he couldn’t love his now-deceased wife. He doesn’t tell Samira, but he wants a fairly real marriage minus the love. He also knows he has had an attraction for Samira since she was seventeen.
Samira is welcomed into the kingdom and Tariq’s family with open arms, and they continue with their duties. It is not until an unexpected event that Tariq and Samira are tested. Their feelings come into the open and both must deal with their hidden fears.
What I like about this story (and I did enjoy all of it) is that it doesn’t come with the normal major misunderstandings that separate couples. They remain together and deal with their fears once their relationship balance is affected by those fears. This couple almost always rationally work through the issues and find a solution. In being open and honest, both then discover they can reach the place where they can move on to their HEA.
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author. All ARRA members who leave a comment by 8 July 2015 will go into the draw to win this book.