The fabled desert kingdom of Zulheina was Tariq’s birthright, and he was a man who held tightly to what belonged to him. And that meant he had to reclaim a very special woman - the woman who had broken his heart years before in New Zealand. And once he had lured her to this distant land, he meant to keep his new bride here forever.
But Jasmine Coleridge was not as easily tamed as he had imagined. Her beguiling blend of untouched innocence and dazzling sensuality threatened, once again, to bring the haughty sheikh to his knees - and made him wonder who was the true prisoner.
©2011 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I really enjoyed this one from Nalini Singh. While it is not in her normal writing style, she does a great job with it. An interesting begining and while most romance readers can guess the ending, it's the trip you take to get there that makes it worth listening to.
audiobook junkie, listen to at least 2 a week-- in traffic, while cleaning, laundry, boredom.. Fav is paranormal, romance, erotica...
I am not sure if I hate this book or I like it-- maybe it needs a second read. Its obviously an early work by Singh, as her style is much more immature and does not have as much depth of character as her Psy/changling books. But the overall plot and characters somehow still fascinated me-- i am not sure why! The hurried chapter 1 "wham bam" arranged marriage was weird, and kinda creepy, but after that it was like they were dating! They interacted like they just met-- although they supposedly had been close years before. I have listened to much worse and this never made me want to chuck my iphone across the room, so i am giving it 3 stars-- that three is probably on the low end of 3.
Most of the passages make no sense. If the characters were supposed to have a resemblance of real people, with real reactions to real life, the author failed miserably. It seems like the author just put some "whatever" together to have an excuse to describe sex encounters. At least that part was interesting. The narrator could have done better also. I could not listen past the first 20 minutes.
The story itself is not as great as other audible books I love. But the bit of music and the fabulous narration by Layla Ives made it come to life! Layla's use of accents and inflections were wonderful and made the story rush by with the excitement of sitting in a movie theater.Really Great.
Jasmine. Her growth throughout the story and her strength.
Again, I loved the job Layla Ives did. Her use of accents in acting out the book kept me glued to it. In some audible books it takes a second to figure out who is saying what because narrator is simple reading it in a monotone voice.But I was always certain of plot and who was speaking by Layla's beautiful and varied accents. I actually looked for her name as narrator with any other books to buy because this was so delightful.My enjoyment of this book was mostly due to the excellent narration! I loved it.
I have read and enjoyed Singh's Psy-Changling series. Desert Worrior is a complete dud, however.
She sounded bored with the story
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
I love Nalini Singh so it was very nice to listen to her first book. This story is classic fairytale romance with some twists and turns.
I have listed to most of the Psy/Changelling series by Nalini Singh, narrated by Angela Dawe and I love it. I highly recommend the first book of the series: Slave to Sensation. Super hot!
Pleasant, strong accent (Australian?)
This would be a perfect Lifetime channel movie... Predictable but nice.
I enjoyed this book and the descriptions of the Arabic country...
I love Nalini and this is another lovely story. Not a mind bender but just a good read that leaves you with happy feely feelings at the end.
But the narrator, Layla Ives nearly ruined it for me by giving the Kiwi lead and Australian accent. All she had to do was speak unaccented english and she would have hit the nail on the head. It was comparable to a Canadian lead with a South Carolina drawl...YUK..
And a bit of middle eastern name learning wouldn't have gone astray either.
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