Sheikh Ashim Al Raquar, Crown Prince of Alzaquan, knows he must return to his country and leave his playboy reputation far behind him. It will be a wild journey home, though—he intends to party on his yacht right to the edge of the desert. And then he meets Emily, a corporate flight attendant who’s in the south of France hoping to find herself after years of taking care of her husband.
A sensual, charismatic lover with a reputed dark edge to his bedroom skills is the very last thing Emily needs.
Or is it the first?
Can I just start by saying the cover is HOT!
And so was this story. I'm not a big fan of the billionaire and sheikh stories, normally, but I sat down and read this novella through at once.
Emily's story, past is so heartbreaking. What she had to endure, and go through is unimaginable. But she stood fast, loyal, and true, and I can't but admire her.
Ashim comes from a different world. He's arrogant, domineering, and a bit uppity. But he is also very loyal, dutiful, and devoted.
The time Emily has with him at the Mediterranean, is her journey back to herself, after the tragedy of her past. It is like a poetry in motion, a dance between ancient and modern, as they court each other, and fight for their love. What starts as an audacious love affair, turns into a steamy, beautiful romance
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me