Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Book Review: Lost to The Desert Warrior

Book Title: Lost To the Desert Warrior
Author: Sarah Morgan |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: ebook, Mass Market
Cost: $3.82
Pages: 192
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
"Walking into the lion's den unprotected, Princess?" For Layla, princess of Tazkhan, her arranged marriage means one thing: a lifetime of cruelty and captivity. Such an unendurable prospect drives her to throw herself at the mercy of Sheikh Raz Al Zahki -- her family's greatest enemy! Raz demands one thing in return for the safe haven Layla is seeking -- this brooding desert king wants to make her his queen! Her freedom might be secured, but now her heart is at risk, for soon she's lost to the scorching heat of their marriage bed. However, it will take more than fire to thaw her guarded husband.

This book actually packs a punch, There were moments that twisted my heart and others that made me smile.  Layla is a young woman whose life is being chosen for her, even in death her father is ruining her life, he has never been like a real father should be and now in his death he is banishing her to an even crueler fate.  Layla does what any sane woman does, she runs, not only does she run, she takes her sister with her and makes a power move no one sees coming and I'm here for it!! Having been discounted all her life she rebels in a way that makes everyone notice her, and helps to solidify Raz's claim.

But I loved Raz and Layla.  I particularly love Layla because she reminds me so much of Bones (Dr. Brennan) her analytic  skills were both amazing and amusing. I loved that she was a reader who like most of us used books as an escape from her reality, since she wasn't allowed to live life the way she wanted she might as well read about life being lived. I especially loved that she was a reader, she felt it could all be learnt from a book and brought her research with her. I love it!!!

Raz was a man on a mission; his life as heir, his family had all been stolen from him by Layla's father's betrayal of the rightful King, and he was going to right the wrong; anyway possible.  Having been banished from his families palace he sought refuge among the people of his lands, learning about their true needs and doing the best he could as a King without a throne.  When Layla comes to him, he sees a way for revenge that won't cost his people their lives or create too much unrest.  He also had other concerns, ones he really didn't want Layla to learn about. I loved reading his character, he was complex and had depth and was honorable and just so e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g awesome OK?!!!

Seems like a setup for Salem and Yazmin's story, is that what was happening?? I don't know; I do know if it is, I want to read it.  I enjoyed this book immensely, Sarah Morgan is an excellent writer and I'm looking forward to reading more of her works in the future.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!
Happy Reading

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