I met Dee on Goodreads a while ago and one of the best things about finding each other is that we both LOVE a good Sheikh book. So I wanted to share one of her reviews with you. Please make her feel welcome :) Jodie xoxo.
To Tame a Sheikh
(Pride of Zohayd #1)
by Olivia Gates
He'd noticed her across a crowded room, and in that instant Sheikh Shaheen Aal Shalaan wanted her. With just a few words, Shaheen had his mystery woman in his bed, where she awakened passions he'd long denied.
Then the sheikh discovered his lover's true identity. She was Johara, his childhood friend, now fully blossomed into a vision he could not do without. But his lineage demanded he take a wife of the throne's choosing. Anything else would have catastrophic results. Yet how could he turn away from the woman who carried his baby?
If you are looking for a love story then this is the one for you. Another reviewer (MelissaB) said that Ms Gates' words were flowery and I cannot disagree as they certainly are!
Normally I would have disliked this story because it was so sickly sweet but I actually found that I loved it. There was very little romance involved as the H/h declared their love for each other almost from the start. There was a little angst when the h disappeared and the H was looking for her but that really was contained over a few pages.
It was what I class as a 'fluffy' romance which I usually steer clear of. I read Harlequins because I like the angst, the fighting, the revenge, the heartbreak and in the end the HEA but Ms Gates is excellent in her craft and makes you want to carry on reading - I even went on to read the other 2 in the trilogy.
I would happily recommend this to anyone who loves Harlequins and likes sweet romance.