Thursday, July 03, 2008



Author: Lucy Monroe

Line: Harlequin Presents & Mills and Boon Modern Romance - August 2008

The S-Factor: Simmering & Sweet

Claimed by the Sheikh — for marriage!

Sheikh Amir bin Faruq al Zorha lives in New York City, but the desert is where his heart lies. Now the time has come for him to marry...

Grace Brown is Amir's plain but indispensable assistant. She's in love with him, but knows she's not what the Sheikh is looking for when it comes to a wife...

Grace is the only woman Amir trusts. But no matter how tempted he is to take her innocence — she's strictly off limits... Until he returns to his homeland of Zorha...where the barbarian prince replaces the businessman— and resolves that Grace will be his!

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

Only one way to describe it……an exceptionally sweet romance featuring an innocent woman who doesn’t see herself as being worthy of a handsome prince’s love. He’s her boss, her very best friend and she loves and adores him and for Grace Brown the past five years working for him, travelling with him, getting to know his family has been heaven. He’s changed her world and “filled it with light, warmth and sound”.

In Lucy’s July release Forbidden: The Billionaire’s Virgin Princess the reader was introduced to Princess Lina and the handsome, rich, playboy…… Sheik Amir. Both of their parents arranged a marriage between them but Lina fooled them all by falling in love and marrying her bodyguard Hawk. So now Sheikh Amir is not going to let his family arrange another marriage. He adores his personal assistant, he trusts her and he’s going to break her heart by asking her to find him a wife!

Amir decides he needs to return home to Zorha to see his family and also set his “marriage” plans in motion. He can’t deny he has inner feelings for Grace, he certainly considers her more than a PA and close friend and for reasons he can’t put his finger on, he’s sexually attracted to her and fights his urge to act upon it. He knows if he does, he’ll loose not only his PA but friend. He seeks the counsel of his eldest brother and admits his feelings and attraction, but what to do?

As for Grace, she loves Amir deeply and in the end agrees to find some candidates based on his requirements……beauty, intelligence, social standing and most important a marriage of convenience not love. Years ago, Amir loved deeply and his beloved was taken by him in death. He vows never again! Because Grace is devoted and wants him happy she agrees but with a price, she’s going to give her resignation.

What transpires you are not going to want to miss as Grace decides to go for broke…….transform herself, put herself on the list……’s final chapters, well let’s just say, amazing as only Lucy Monroe can pen.

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Humour Factor♥
Weepy Factor♥♥

Reviewed by: Marilyn Shoemaker

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