The Royal Sheikh by Katheryn Lane
Rated 3.5 out of 5 White Roses.
Content rated with the Yellow Rose.
Clare McKay is a talented young woman working to get registered as a fully qualified architect when a chance encounter (or two) with Sheikh Rafiq Al Kahil drastically changes her life. Not only does he save her job and give her the opportunity to see her design come to reality, he also takes her to the Arabian desert where Clare is presented with temptations that are hard to resist. But no. He’s got a horrible reputation with women. He’s the Playboy Prince. She can’t, and she won’t, fall for his charms.
When Rafiq thought to ask Clare to show him some designs of a house, he didn’t actually think she’d create a vision of his dream home. So when she places the requested blueprints in front of him, he can’t help but feel a grudging respect for a woman he’s already attracted to. Clare just doesn’t seem like any of the woman he’s been with before who are only after him for what they can get out of the relationship. What can he say? What can he do, that will let her know he’s very serious about her?
I must say The Royal Sheikh is sweet in its simplicity. Two people, by fate or by mere coincidence, meet once, meet twice and each time, they happen to feel a connection that draws them to the other. It is a storyline we may have already heard a time or two but sometimes those stories are ones worth repeating because they’re just nice to hear about again.
While The Royal Sheikh doesn’t quite stand out in the romance genre it was still pleasant to read about how Clare and Rafiq fall in love. The writing is well done. In fact some of the details in the story were actually quite interesting to read about and they were done subtly enough that people might not even realize they’re learning something new. So while it may not be the next great romance, for a first time writer, Ms. Lane is definitely on the right track.
Hugs & Kisses,
The Lustrous Courtesan