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Kidnapped By The Sheikh (Book 1 of The Desert Sheikh) (Sheikh Romance Trilogy) by [Lane, Katheryn]
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Book 1 of the #1 bestselling romance series, The Desert Sheikh

Sheikh Akbar needs a hostage.
Sarah Greenwich needs to escape.
But sometimes what you need is not what you want.

When a powerful sheikh kidnaps Dr. Sarah Greenwich, she leads him to believe that she is the wife of the British ambassador, but how long will she be able to keep up the deception and what will happen to her when the sheikh finds out that she has been lying to him?

Sarah is about to discover that the desert is an exotic wilderness, where anything can happen...

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Kidnapped By The Sheikh is the first novella (18,700 words) in The Desert Sheikh series. It is followed by Married To The Sheikh and then The Sheikh's Son. Each book stands on its own, but if you prefer to read in order, you should start with this book first. Alternatively, you can buy the entire series in just one book, The Desert Sheikh

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  • Language: English
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa8e31d50) out of 5 stars 16 reviews
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HASH(0xb39409f0) out of 5 stars British doctor (female) meets Bedouin Sheikh (our hero) Feb. 18 2014
By Red Apple Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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KIDNAPPED BY THE SHEIKH is a short story of roughly 55 pages. The premise, as outlined in the Book Description, involves the meeting of Dr. Sarah Greenwich (a British medical doctor working in Arabia) and Sheikh Akbar. Rather than a glitzy palace, western suits, jets, and wealth, Sheikh Akbar leads and protects his Bedouin tribe in a most remote portion of the Arabian peninsula. He's surprised Sarah speaks both English and Arabic (with good reason). She's a doctor first and foremost...so even though she has excellent reason to hide her true identity, and go with their supposition that she's the Ambassador's wife (reason why she's abducted), and cannot remain silent. She stands up for the rights and needs of the women she meets in Sheikh Akbar's family...and surprisingly, this forthrightness doesn't offend him....instead, he finds in her exactly what he needs and wants. Their romance is sweet; while there is sex between them, it's off the pages (between the scenes).

I enjoyed this quick read. It's very true to the setting and sub-genre of sheikh heroes and Caucasian heroines.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8e20ba0) out of 5 stars A Pleasure to Read March 20 2014
By Mae Clair - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a really delightful short romantic read. Dr. Sara Greenwich is kidnapped by Sheikh Akbar who intends to hold her for ransom. Unfortunately, he's under the impression she's the wife of the British Ambassador. Stuck in the sheikh's desert encampment, Sara has to conceal her identify while keeping her growing attraction to the man under wraps. When she realizes the feeling is mutual, and the sheikh discovers her true identity, things heat up. This is pure escapist fun. Very romantic and a pleasure to read.
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HASH(0xa8dba540) out of 5 stars kidnapped by the sheikh June 10 2014
By jd - Published on Amazon.com
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Believing her to be the British amambassador's wife and hoping to receive a hefty ransom for her return so they can subsidize a forthcoming wedding the sheikh finds out he has an imposter. However she recognizes that his mother has an injury that could cause her death. Because he has fallen in love with her he helps her to escape before his people find out and want to kill her. She returns with him several weeks after the proposed wedding to find that she was to be his bride kn a double ceremony.
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HASH(0xa8de2d80) out of 5 stars wonderful book April 12 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I happen to agree with Mrs. Lane's comment, it is easier to travel to foreign lands through a book than it is to book a trip, and a much more pleasant experience than to go through customs too. Her book does a wonderful job of transporting you far away into amazing places with wonderful people that might not be as nice if you would actually travel there. Well done Mrs. Lane!
HASH(0xa8bd0c9c) out of 5 stars Surprisingly good read April 23 2014
By Beth - Published on Amazon.com
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And I mean what I say. I seriously almost deleted this off my kindle after the book opened with the very amateurish use of dialogue to open a scene. But as I couldn't figure out how I decided to continue reading in hopes there would at least be a good sex scene somewhere.

And heaven forgive my snobbishness.

Though all the books possess amateurish scene-setting and characterization (My main dislike of the series as a whole was the use of a "slutty" female as a foil to the relationship of the couple. Not only is it misogynistic but it's also a lazy plot device on the whole when that character is never developed.) they do also, in turn, present a realistic portrayal of a cross-cultural relationship and some familiarity with Middle Eastern cultures. The books never tokenize, exoticsize, nor demonize, its Middle Eastern characters and sadly this is a very rare thing in "sheik" romance. Ms. Lane clearly did her research and moreover was wanted to portray those cultures for what they are, just another culture, one that may be hard for Westeners to understand, but neither worse, nor better, than our own.

And yes the books do not have sex scenes. Nevertheless I was so pleased by a realistic portrayal of inter-cultural conflict, I hardly cared. Hopefully you will too.

In short, don't let elitism cloud your mind. Yes the writing could be improved. However there is a difference between amateur and amateur-with-potential and these books certainly fall towards the latter.