Thursday, December 22, 2011

Book Review: The Royal Sheikh

Title:  The Royal Sheikh
Author:  Katheryn Lane
Publication Year:  2011
This book was received free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

Description from
Clare McKay is a dedicated architect with no time for womanising men. That is, until she accidentally meets Sheikh Rafiq Al Kahil, an Arabian prince, known in the international press as the Playboy Prince. Clare is intent on not falling for his seductive charm, but when he asks her to design a mansion, he presents her with an offer that she can’t refuse. Once she finds herself alone with him in the Arabian desert, how long will she be able to hold out against his advances? And will he be able to cast aside his womanising past for her, as well as a secret engagement to an Arabian Princess?

I Gave It:  4 stars

I have to admit, my idea of romance novels stems from some pretty racy items I read in high school that I have sworn myself off.  I wasn't sure what to expect when a hardworking and passionate architect met a charming Middle Eastern prince but I was very pleasantly surprised!  I found myself thinking about this book when I wasn't reading it and looked forward to turning on my Kindle to read some more.  It is easy to discern that Lane is connected to the characters and the setting; her plot moves along effortlessly and carries the reader throughout this romantic journey.  The characters in this story could be people you know; the Sheikh is portrayed as a regular person even against the rich, jewel-studded backdrop of his home country, Bahir.

There are a few spelling issues that tripped me up a bit in my reading but the story made this a little more forgivable.    

This is a sweet love story, pure and simple, with some unexpected but very believable twists.  In fact, this book may leave some readers wondering if perhaps one day something similar may happen to them!  I recommend this book to you if you are looking for something light but captivating - a quick read that I can easily picture as a made for T.V. film.   


  1. Hi Taslim,

    Thank you so much for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my romance and if you know of any film producers out there . . .

  2. Hi Katheryn,

    The pleasure was all mine - thank you! And if I knew any producers, I would send them your way! Now that we've put that out there, who knows what the future may bring? :)