Monday, December 12, 2011

Review of Cinderella and the Sheikh by Teresa Morgan

She's about to get charmed...

Libby Fay's safe little life as a waitress at a posh New York boutique hotel implodes when Sheikh Rasyn Al Jabar, black-eyed and seductive, crashes into her world and swears that he loves her.

The powerful sheikh will do anything to prevent becoming the ruler of his North African homeland, including marrying a woman who is inappropriate to be queen. When he sees the beautiful, bubbly waitress, he knows that she is the perfect wife to help him avoid the throne—all he has to do is make her fall in love with him.

All her life, Libby has longed for the same loving, equal partnership her parents had—something she couldn't possibly have with a forceful sheikh who ignores all her objections. But Rasyn seems to be able to charm her into anything, including his bed. Soon, she finds herself on a plane to Abbas, transported into a fairy tale come true.

Unfortunately for Libby, a Cinderella is the last thing this Prince Charming wants.

What I thought:

Libby Fay is content with where she is now. She is a waitress at a very high end hotel that serves celebrities and royalty, therefore affording her very good tips. That is until Sheikh Rasyn ibn Bakr ibn Rahman al Jabar shows up and turns her world upside down.

Rasyn needs to find a common women to marry. If he doesn't he will end up being named the new ruler of his county and he doesn't want that. He feels his cousin is a much better person for the job. When he sees Libby, he knows that he has found the women he needs. Now all he has to do is convince her he loves her and get her to marry him.

I found this book intriguing. The story was very well written and the plot was interesting. The story held true to the time and the atmosphere. I liked the descriptions of the land and was able to easily visualize what the characters were experiencing. I did however, find this book lacking for emotion. I found Rasyn to be very demanding and pushy and I found Libby to be weak. When the story began there was no feeling between the characters and as the story progressed "real" feelings were supposed to have developed. To me, that didn't happen. I never got the feeling that the characters really cared for each other. 

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes, because all in all, it was a very good story.

For more information about Theresa Morgan see her Amazon Page

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