Pub Date: February 2014
FTC: e-Review copy courtesy of the publisher
Apologies for the extended radio silence. Real life obligations just got out of control in February! I'm back!!
As part of my January Harlequin Presents reading glom (and crash course in Harlequin Presents styles and tropes), I requested a few HPs from Harlequin. This was one of them.
I can't quite put my finger on what annoyed me most about this book. It is probably the extremely derivative plot. I haven't read a ton of HPs, but I've read enough of 19th century lit to spot the imperialism/exoticism trope a mile away. Yes, it's a sheikh book, but I'm certain there are tons of stories to tell that don't fall back on cardboard characters, tired plots, and the whole arranged marriage/forbidden love conflict.