Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Title: The Sheikh and the Pregnant Bride
Author: Susan Mallery
Line: Silhouette Special Edition
Release month North America: and UK: March 2008
The S-Factor: Sweet & Sexy
Maggie Collins had come to the exotic kingdom of El Deharia to restore Prince Qadir's antique car…not to get married. The no-frills mechanic had been burned by love before, and marriage—even to a seductive sheik—didn't top her agenda. But then Qadir made her an offer she should have refused.It was meant to be a temporary engagement…until Maggie discovered she was pregnant. Now Qadir was honor-bound to give Maggie and her child the protection of his name. He never expected her to sweep him off his feet.Would there be a royal wedding after all?
When it comes to sheik books, Susan Mallery is at the top of the list. Her latest March release The Sheik and the Pregnant Bride I think is my favourite of all her Desert Rogue series.
Maggie Collins was not only lovely, she was full of spirit, sass and on top of everything else a top notch mechanic especially in restoring expensive top of the line cars. Maggie had grown up without a mother and was extremely close to her father who owned an auto body shop. Her father had been hired by Prince Qadir of El Deharia to restore his vintage car but upon Mr. Collins death and mountains of bills to pay, Maggie comes in her father’s place. From the moment they meet they are both drawn to each other not in a sexual way but one of friendship, trust and they just plain like each other.
Prince Qadir's father the King has a specific mission and that’s to marry off each of his sons. The King is constantly parading eligible young women in hopes of marrying off his sons and having grandchildren. Prince Qadir has no plans to get married so he comes up with a plan, he wants to hire Maggie to be his girlfriend and then pretend to be his fiancé. Everything back fires because they both develop more than a friendship; they develop a passionate relationship, one that knocks them both sideways. Maggie not’s sure how to feel about the relationship.
As for experience, Maggie has only known one man, Jon a boy she grew up with in Colorado, dated in high school, they had a short intimate relationship, more to ease the pain of being alone, especially after her father passed away. Now Maggie finds herself pregnant with Jon’s baby and on top of everything else, Jon is in love with someone else and Maggie’s extremely attracted to Qadir. It becomes an emotional mess for all people concerned!
This was such a fun story to read….and I adored Maggie. She actually reminds me of the author, Susan Mallery. She is charming, has quick wit, and gives as good as she gets. Prince Qadir was a fabulous character as well and you will love to see him brought to his knees by the lovely Maggie.
If you love sheikh books then you will not want to miss reading Susan’s The Sheik and the Pregnant Bride.
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This particular book is one of Susan's personal favorites.
Reviewed By Marilyn