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Veena’s review of The Sheikh’s Last Seduction by Jennie Lucas
Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 01 Mar 14

Another Middle Eastern Sheikh gives up his playboy ways to bite the dust for love of a young virginal American girl. However, Sharif is a little different from the norm. He’s not resisting the matrimonial snare. His bride has been selected for him since his teenage years. He’s been playing the field before he needs to knuckle down and do his duty but not before one final fling.

Irene Taylor might be wet behind the ears, but she still believes in love and happily ever after and is determined to resist the practiced seduction of the sheikh. But, as they say, everyone has a price and he certainly finds hers…

So off she jets to his Middle Eastern kingdom to chaperone his sister, only to find the lovely beauty gloomily contemplating her impending nuptials to a sheikh old enough to be her father. Once Irene finds out that her charge, in fact, has dreams other than marriage, she finds the courage to stand up to Sharif and fight for the right to separate the marriage from the trade agreements that Sharif is negotiating with his neighbor and soon-to-be brother-in-law.

The contract between Irene and Sharif’s fiancée is marked. Irene is courteous to all she comes across. Her beauty definitely goes all the way to her core. Sharif can’t resist her, even to violating the sanctity of the women’s ham am. Regardless of his feelings, he is definitely committed to going forward with his contracted marriage and the two lovers sadly part ways, she to return to her hometown in the US.

It never fails to amuse me that these urbane, polished billionaires who discard women as easily as a change of clothes succumb to virginal innocence. Regardless, I find these romances light fun and a great diversion from the heavy-duty responsibilities of day-to-day life.

Grade: B


Famous last words…  

When Sheikh Sharif offers Irene Taylor more money as chaperone to his sister than she’s ever made before, she can’t refuse—finally she’ll safeguard her family. Irene may be innocent, but she knows the trail of destruction playboys like Sharif leave behind, and will resist his skilled seduction….

Sharif excels at everything he does—especially in the bedroom! His engagement hasn’t yet been announced and he’ll enjoy his freedom until then. Starting with the beguiling Irene—she’s the ideal final challenge before he embarks on a life of duty.

But sometimes even the plans of a sheikh go awry!

Read an excerpt.