Monarch of the Sands

An impossible love affair with a sheikh Francesca is shocked when family friend Zahid Al Hakam turns up on her doorstep After all, he s now the Sheikh of Khayarzah England s suburbia is hardly his regular stomping ground But he is as achingly gorgeous as everd she s certainly tempted by his invitation to come to the desert and work for him.Zahid finds the geeky,An impossible love affair with a sheikh Francesca is shocked when family friend Zahid Al Hakam turns up on her doorstep After all, he s now the Sheikh of Khayarzah England s suburbia is hardly his regular stomping ground But he is as achingly gorgeous as everd she s certainly tempted by his invitation to come to the desert and work for him.Zahid finds the geeky, gauche teenager he once knew is now an understated beauty Embarking on a secret affair is bittersweet but, however all consuming their passion, Zahid s duty to his kingdom must surely come first
Monarch of the Sands An impossible love affair with a sheikh Francesca is shocked when family friend Zahid Al Hakam turns up on her doorstep After all he s now the Sheikh of Khayarzah England s suburbia is hardly his reg

  • Title: Monarch of the Sands
  • Author: Sharon Kendrick
  • ISBN: 9780263886856
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Monarch of the Sands”

    1. I like Sharon Kendrick's books and have enjoyed reading them but this one I just could not get into it. I don't want to be nasty about itere are a few good things about it.e author's writing is great. Firstly - the cover. I absolutely HATED IT. I could not picture the heroine looking like the covergirl fact it may have been one of the reasons that I could not connect with Frankie. And the hero.i found him really uninteresting. Sheik stories are usually not my favourite - although I have read a f [...]

    2. Okay read,Zahid-Frankie knew each other were friends,they meet after some years,both are attracted to each other,loved each other and even accepted and confessed their feelings for each other but Zahid being a sheikh had to marry a girl from royal heritage,the only issue in Zahid's mind whether to choose Duty or Love,he chooses Love and we get HEA

    3. Francesca's life long friend Zahid turns up out of the blue to stop by and say hello. He's now the reigning Sheikh of Khayarzah, a country which is indebted to Frankies deceased father. He's horrified to discover Frankie is now engaged to a rogue who's mission is to to the valuable piece of land her house rests on. In the first show of Sheikh Zahid's tell it like it is trait he shows Frankie who her fiancee really is which leaves her jobless. Offering her something he's offered no other, let alo [...]

    4. This book aggravated the crap out of me! There were just too many things that took me out of the story like how incredibly arrogant and just downright mean the hero was. I mean I get that he's a sheik and king of a country but the man just came off as an unnecessarily super colossal douche especially when the heroine is an old family friend who he's strongly attracted to. The heroine meanwhile is too much of a silly victim and what really bugs me is the fact that despite having grown up in a lab [...]

    5. Zahid, a sheikh, stops in to visit his childhood friend, Francesca, to discover that she's turned into a stunning beauty, and that she's engaged to be married. He learns that Francesca's fiancee is a con artist and is cheating on her and offers her a job to save face. At first she turns it down, but later decides to accept a job recording Zahid's father's journals. So she accompanies him to his conservative country where women cannot be educated and must be virgins before marriage. Zahid and Fra [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book because although much of the history and culture of the land in the desert is a mis-match of Arabia and India, the concerns about feminist freedoms like having the right to drive and go to university were nicely brought out. Love isn't enough, and Francesca is smart enough to understand that. And so, her passion for Zahid is tempered with that realisation. I liked the quiet intensity of their romance, there were no outward, outlandish displays of love, instead there wa [...]

    7. This is a childhood friends to lovers story. Hero and heroine fall in love but they can't get married cause hero is a Sheikh King whose duty is to take a bride from his own country. These two are star-crossed lovers. Destined to be together!

    8. Talk about an impossible love affair made possible. This was a good read. Love Zahid and Francesca. Its crazy because he had been there her whole life. It was like she was made for him. **Tear ** Now where is Tariq's story.

    9. Another great read again from Sharon. Zahid and Francesca feature briefly in one of Sharon's earlier books so good to see how their story pans out. Great passion and Zahid is just dreamy. More please!

    10. He has known her all her life. Their fathers where friends. She was a geek but her boyfriend made her get a Makeover. She is engaged to him but he only wants her home and land. He shows up to visit her after her dad dies and falls for her. He investigates cer fiancé and tells her he has another gf and is only interested in her property so she breaks up the engagement and goes to his country to work on his fathers dairies and they fall in love and become lovers. He sends her away because he has [...]

    11. This was pretty much a starcrossed lovers book. It was very sweet and emotional.Zahid drops in on an old family friend, a geeky girl named Frankie, who so happens to be nt so geeky anymore. Frankie aka Francesca has turned into a beautiful young woman and after some shock and drama Zahid takes her back to his desert kingdom for his is the king there.They fight the impending romance because they are not allowed to be together, for it could potentially be disastrous for his country. When they do g [...]

    12. I need a Sheikh-Sheikh-Sheikh shelf.I have a hard time ranking this. The writing was splendid, and sucked me in completely. That was an easy 4. The hero was awful, probably a 2. The vintage flavour was a 3 or 4. Eh, I'll go with 4.I was prepared to be totally on Zahid's side here. I mean, Simon is a rat-bastard, who hired Frankie (and got engaged to her!) in order to get at her house, plus that whole "she wasn't good enough until I made her over" thing was AWFUL, right?Whereas Zahid takes them o [...]

    13. This was a good book. I liked the characters and the plot. There were plenty of emotions and aggravation, some growth, courage, sparks, some steaminess, and a good HEA. This is something I probably wouldn't mind reading again. More for a relaxing cuddle-snuggle up chick-flick kinda read. I did 'get a little something in my eye' towards the end, but it was a good something. ;) This was written well and had me in the story (if not immersed) and I was feeling this book. Always a plus. Pretty good, [...]

    14. There is a scene reminiscent of Bridges of Madison County and Brokeback Mountain where the leave taking is so emotionlly overwhelming for the characters. It is a scene which grabs me everytime an author uses it. So powerful and utterly brilliant, as it constructs another layer of emotion within the narrative. The Help has such a scene as well.

    15. the characters were okaye hero is the typical alpha male and i love sharon kendrick for that but the only problem for me is the ending even though it has an epilogue w/c says about the difficulties of transforming the law it seems not that realistic enough for me hmmm maybe i feel i need some more, or longer. plus the love, cant feel it that much.

    16. A wonderful love storyI found the story of love so strong that I had trouble putting the book down. It brought tears to my eyes and love in my heart. I would definitely recommend this book to families and friends.

    17. more like a 2.5 star book instead of 3 stars. i just can't believe that a king, no less, would permit an ordinary english person to call him by his first name, and that said king would have such poor self control as to seduce an old friend despite knowing he can't marry her.

    18. Not my cup of tea. The heroine sounds like a total looser. She has no backbone and extra stupid. I did not like it. I like my females with a character who can stand up for themselves

    19. I really liked that it was a known-each-other-from-childhood friends to lovers story. I also liked that the ugly duckling grew a spine and stood up for herself and women's rights.

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