Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review: To Touch a Sheikh (Pride of Zohayd #3) by Olivia Gates

E-book release date: August 1, 2011
Synopsis (Goodreads):
No one gets past Prince Amjad Aal Shalaan's defenses. No one. But when Princess Maram shows up at Amjad's gala in her father's place, destroying Amjad's plans to reclaim what was stolen from his family, Amjad sees red… and uses a freak sandstorm to make her his prisoner of passion.

Swept to safety by the man she's always loved from afar, Maram knows she has one chance to make Amjad see her as a woman. His woman. But when the impossible prince and the unstoppable princess take shelter from the storm, neither is prepared for the aftermath of their desire…
My Thoughts: You know, usually I'm not a sheikh type of girl.  I tend to lean more toward the fangs and fur persuasion.  Yet, there is a definite hotness factor to this book that I found fascinating.  It also helps that one of my favorite random plot devices (next to amnesiac vampires) is when two people get caught in a snowstorm.  Now, being that this book takes place in the desert, there wasn't a snowstorm to be seen.  However, deserts make their own magic in the form of SANDSTORMS!

Now Amjad knows how to bring the heat.  If you know what I mean.  Once he breaks down his barriers he's all lusty and energizer bunny like.  Rumor has it that the boy can go all night.  *nods*  Maram has some sass.  Some serious, serious sass.  The girl can sling verbal zingers with the best of them.  I like that.  It's always fun when you get a female character that doesn't fold when the guys get snarky.  And Amjad is snarky.

No, this isn't my usual type of book.  At all.  But I liked it.  It was fast-paced, sexy and the main characters had enough fire to keep one another warm in the coldest snowstorm.  I have no idea how I can translate that thought into a sandstorm metaphor so I'm just going to leave that one to your imagination.

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To Touch a Sheikh was provided for review by Harlequin through NetGalley.

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