Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Nanny and the Sheikh - Barbara McMahon

Title: The Nanny and the Sheikh

Author: Barbara McMahon

Line: Romance

Release month: UK & USA - January 2007

The S-Factor: Sweet


Needed: a mother for the Sheikh’s children

Melissa Fox’s trip to the kingdom of Qu’Arim is a perk of her job with the Valentine family. When she arrives she’s working for Bella Lucia, yet when she expertly calms Sheikh Surim Al-Thani’s three little children, the handsome Sheikh is determined she will stay on as his nanny…

When she realizes how much the children need her, Melissa agrees to stay – she will teach the gorgeous but guarded Sheikh how to love and care for them. Only she finds herself in love with a man she could only ever dream of marrying…


This book is the seventh in The Brides of Bella Lucia series.

I confess that it took me a little while to warm to the heroine, Melissa, but her genuine loyalty and love for the children soon shone through and had me rooting for her future happiness. Surim is a gorgeous hero, but there was a time when I wondered whether he was deserving of Melissa! He refused to acknowledge how special she was, and failed to see the shallowness of the other prospective brides-to-be. I loved the setting of Qu’Arim and learning about the different customs.

The children were wonderful secondary characters, adding to, rather than detracting from the overall romance. Barbara McMahon has successfully created a believable story, showing that Western and Eastern cultures can blend and have a happy-ever-after future.

Reviewed by: Sue

Hero Hotness Factor = ♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor = ♥♥♥♥
Awww Factor = ♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor (will they have a happily ever after) = ♥♥♥♥
Humour Factor =
Weepy Factor = ♥♥♥

Did you know that Barbara McMahon has over 42 titles in print with Harlequin Romance alone??? Why not visit her website to learn more?

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