I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted, but I did know what I didn’t: bloody widow virgins and stupid secret babies. I thought that would, without a doubt, narrow down the categories to a point were I could choose a book without difficulty. Boy, let me tell you, I was W.R.O.N.G. wrong! There are a gazillion types of sheikh books filed into twelve major plots and themes. Yep, TWELVE. Who would’ve thought sheikh’s could be so versatile? LOL
- Abducted by the Enemy!
- Angry Sheikhs
- Babies and Child Rescue
- Historical Tales
- Kidnapped by a Handsome Sheikh
- Marriages of Convenience
- Meddling Family Members
- Quickie Weddings
- Reunions with Former Lovers
- Royal Unions
- Sheikhs Fearing Commitment
Prince al Drac’ar al Karim (Drax), Sheikh of Dhurahn, must find a pure and innocent bride for his brother... and Englishwoman Sadie Murry fits the bill perfectly.
After an altercation with her corrupt employer, Sadie finds herself stranded and jobless in the desert country of Zuran. So when Drax offers her a job in Dhurahn, she realizes she has little choice but to accept. Little does she know that the “job” is to become the wife of Drax’s brother.
Drax must make sure that Sadie is as virginal as she seems. And while he has her in his power, she is his to command... and he’ll test her wife-worthiness at every opportunity.
On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind reading about Kidnappings by a Handsome Sheikh *roar baby* and Historical Tales, given that they are accurate and make the minimum amount of sense. I wouldn’t be horribly opposed to reading about Marriages of Convenience or Royal Unions either.
So ladies, now that you know my disgraceful secret, won’t you pretty please help me out and recommend something worth reading? And don’t you dare pretend none of you have ever read a sheikh book, because according to The Chicago Tribune, these things sell like ice water in the desert. :P
Since 2000, the number of sheik romances published each year in North America has more than quadrupled.
That’s easy to explain, Susan Mallery tells our gumshoe. When it comes to sales, sheik romances “kick butt.” She should know. Over the past six years, Mallery, who lives in California, has published 10 sheik novels, each with press runs of more than 100,000.
During the 1990s, an average of four sheik romances were published annually in North America—compared to 17 a year since 2000.