Cover: 4/★’s out of 10
Book: 6.5/★’s out of 10
Publishing Date: May 1, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
Johara brings to life the inner turmoil of a lot of women who take part in arranged marriages, or at least the inner turmoil I imagine I would face in a similar situation. She finds herself engaged to the newest (or original?) Sheikh of Alazar when he suddenly regains his memory. It is especially hard for her as she briefly experienced the hope of living life her own way when his brother (the assumed sheikh at the time) married because he found out he had a child he knew nothing about. Hewitt really knows how to build tension between the characters in her story’s and I just can’t get enough of it. I hate reading romances where the man just blows a kiss in the girls direction one time and then she’s his.
This was the perfect follow up to The Secret Heir, I loved that she completely flipped the script and took the second book in a different but similar direction.
Claimed for the sultan’s pleasure!
Kidnapped decades ago, Azim al Bahjat stuns the Kingdom of Alazar with his sudden return. To secure his position, the ruthless royal must claim the woman who was always intended to be his—even if sheltered yet beguiling Johara Behwar resists…
No matter how secretly thrilling she finds the flashes of heat beneath Azim’s icy exterior, Johara’s every instinct is to run. But Azim will not be denied, and as he shows his virgin bride how intoxicating their wedding night could be, Johara soon finds herself enticed to surrender to the sultan!
About the author:
Kate Hewitt has worked a variety of different jobs, from drama teacher to editorial assistant to youth worker, but writing romance is the best one yet. She also writes women’s fiction and all her stories celebrate the healing and redemptive power of love. Kate lives in a tiny village in the English Cotswolds with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.
**I was provided an advance readers copy for reviewing purposes**