- Title: The Sheikh’s Redemption
- Author: Olivia Gates
- Category/Series: Desire; Desert Nights, Book 1
- Genre(s): Contemporary
- Publisher: Harlequin, June 2012
- Source: Digital ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley ($2.99 ebook)
- Length: 192 pages
- Trope(s): Alpha Male, Twins, Misogyny, Reunited, Revenge, Big Misunderstandings, I Hate You Except When We Kiss
- Quick blurb: I assume the hero grovels for forgiveness at some point, but I didn’t get that far.
- Quick review: I am sooooo not the right audience for this kind of book.
- Grade: DNF
His face had been carved with lines of untrammeled power and ruthlessness. He’d become a god of virility and sensuality, hewn from the essence of both. As harsh as the desert’s terrain, as menacing at its nights. And as brutally, searingly, freezingly magnificent.
Once again, I really tried, but I just couldn’t do it. Asshole prince is an asshole who causes the heroine’s supposedly brilliant brains to melt and leak out of her various orifices. I liked the hero’s jealous twin (“Mother always loved you best!”) much better.
I bought an Intrigue sheikh book a few months ago that I’m hoping is more my style – the princely hero awakens from a COMA on a RANCH and has to protect his SECRET UNBORN BABY when SHOTS RING OUT even though he has AMNESIA. How can that NOT be brilliant??? Stay tuned!