Feature book: Captive of Kadar
Amber Jones is a teacher from Melbourne. She works with disabled children and loves her job, but she has just been horribly let down by her boyfriend, Cameron, and so now the trip to Bali is off. Amber has decided to use the credits from that trip to visit Turkey, a place that she has always wanted to visit, since discovering part of an old diary and a beautiful bracelet that belonged to her great great-great grandmother, who was also named Amber. Her ancestor visited Turkey many, many years ago, and because part of the diary is missing, so are five years of that travel that no one knows about. Amber decides she might see what she can find out in her travels, but little does she know that her life will change forever.
Kadar Soheil Amirmoez has had a hard life. He lost his family when very young in a tragedy, in a small country next to Turkey. He is taken in by a very kind man named Mehmet, and his life is saved. He is cared for and schooled, and has now made Turkey his home. He is a wealthy businessman, and because of his past, he has no intentions of ever marrying. He has one night stands with never any thought of a permanent relationship. Other than Mehmet, he has three other close friends. They are known as the Desert Brothers, and all four vowed to stay single.
While Kadar is shopping at the spice market, he spots a beautiful blonde woman. He cannot take his eyes off her. And she notices him as well. When their eyes meet, the sparks sizzle, but she takes off like a startled rabbit. Kadar spots her again. This time she is talking to an old man, and when the police arrive Kadar steps in to help. Before long, Amber is left in Kadar’s care until she leaves on her tour the next morning, but Kadar is offering more than his care. He suggests pleasure as well for the night. This is so not what Amber would normally do. She is here for a reason—to trace her ancestor who travelled to a strange land in the 1800s, so she cannot resist the temptation. After a passion-filled night and Amber’s tour is cancelled, this leaves them together for longer.
This is such a wonderful story. Sizzling and heartwarming as both Kadar and Amber open up to each other and fall very deeply in love. But trust is so hard for both of them. This story will have you turning the pages, needing a fan and tissues, and smiling as they get their HEA so beautifully, especially when Amber discovers so much about her ancestor. I do love my armchair travelling, and now Turkey is high on my list of places that I want to visit—such a beautiful setting. I highly recommend this one. This is the third instalment in The Desert Brothers series. I have loved them all and am very much looking forward to the next one.
Reviewed by Helen S
A review copy of the book was provided by the author.