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Sheik's Rule (Desert Justice [Intrigue] Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B01LYMRA3V
- Publisher : Harlequin Intrigue; Original edition (April 1, 2017)
- Publication date : April 1, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2366 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 272 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,252,991 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Emir is the head of the family security firm. Though very good at what he does, Emir is also realistic enough to know that his emotions would affect his objectivity in this case. He contacts his second-in-command at the Wyoming branch and asks for their best profiler/kidnapping agent. KJ hasn't been with the company long but has a fantastic reputation. What he doesn't know is that KJ is a woman.
I loved the first meeting between Emir and KJ. He is furious when he discovers that she is a woman, and makes it clear that he doesn't want her there because of it. I loved how KJ got right up in his face, calling him out on his attitude. Her response to his assertion that he'd have to look out for her was priceless and certainly got his attention. Her insight into their family dynamics made him reconsider.
I liked the development of the relationship between KJ and Emir. It's a little rocky at first because of Emir's earlier attitude. Underneath the antagonism, there is also a definite attraction that affects both of them, creating distractions that neither one welcomes. There is also a deeper connection that forms between them. One of KJ's strengths is her observational skills, which she puts to good use when dealing with Emir. I loved how well she understood what he was going through and how she could cut through his pain and bring him comfort. Emir normally keeps very tight control over his emotions, and he is dismayed by his lack of control around her, but also grateful for her understanding. Their feelings for each other grow quickly, thanks to the amount of time spent together and the need to trust and depend on each other. The scene in the helicopter at the end of the book was funny, with Emir's twin calling him out on his "declaration."
The suspense of the story was good and kept me engaged throughout the book. The big questions of who, why, and where drove the investigation. Who took Tara, and why? And where are they now? I could see it was hard for Emir to admit that he wasn't in top form for the investigation. KJ's incredible attention to detail and refusal to leave any possibility unspoken made her the perfect person to cut through his objections. I liked the way that she could think on her feet and adapt to circumstances. Her familiarity with Moroccan culture was a big plus, especially during their time in El Dewar. There were also some scenes told from Tara's point of view that emphasized the danger she was in. The final confrontation with the kidnapper was intense, with an unexpected twist at the end.
I liked seeing a little bit of each of the brothers. Zafir is Emir's identical twin. Though he wants to go with Emir and KJ, his part is to play decoy. Talib is the next youngest brother. He is hot-tempered but must keep a lid on his rage to provide the backup they need. The youngest brother, Faisal, runs their Wyoming branch and is too far away to do anything but hope that his brothers reach Tara in time. It is clear that family means everything to them, and nothing will stop them from saving their sister.
When Ms. Kennie sent me an email to see if I would review this series, I jumped. Another dirty little secret, Harlequin Intrigue is my all time favorite line from them. I have no shame. I admit it and I own it. So that said, put sheiks and Intrigue together and I’m a goner. Why did I absolutely love this book? First off, Emir. Go back and lick the cover; I’ll wait. Secondly, his total devotion to his family. Third, that Kate literally throws him on his butt at the airport. Adam knew what he was doing by sending her to help. He He! Fourth, that growing up in two different worlds, he didn’t know how to handle Kate in the beginning and also to keep it together when it came to his sister, Tara.
Let’s talk about Kate. We don’t much of her background but I loved what I saw. I hope in future books, we get a glimpse at her again. I see her still working for the security firm and being a really good friend of Tara’s. But what made her special to me was the fact that she understood Emir’s culture and respected it. She didn’t feel the need to butt in when it wasn’t warranted but got the needed information when she needed. Plus, she is the calm in Emir’s world. He knew it and his brothers knew it, too. I loved the line that Zalib (I think) said, “Father fell in love with mother in less than 24 hours.”
Now to the intriguing part…I never saw it coming. I thought that Ms. Kennie did an excellent job of putting two different plot points together and letting it play out. The villain is creepy and so mental that at one point I really thought Tara was not going to make it. She is one tough cookie and I can’t wait to get to know her better in the other books. Ms. Kennie takes her time with suspense plot but also brings a newness too. Gun fights! Oh my…loved it.
If you are looking for a new writer, love mystery/suspense, a sheik that is lovable and intense, a heroine that doesn’t hold and is smart then this book is for you. I can’t wait to read the other brothers books. And of course, that means more covers to lick. Your welcome.
*I received this book for the purposes of my opinion. I was not paid for my opinion.*
YUM! I loved this book. I received this and two others in the series to review. And I was in love. This gave me strong male and female characters (hot dog!) and a suspenseful situation where they can prove their strength and their hot passionate personalities. The Sheik's sister has been kidnapped and his security agency has sent their best to help track her down. The problem? She's a female in a male oriented world. And even though he has his reservations, he decides to take a chance...as long as he is along for the ride. As they race against the clock to find his sister, they also struggle against the explosive heat between them.
Ryshia Kennie has become a new go-to author, and after reading all three of the books (this is the first in the series), I am eager to get my hands on the fourth book.