REVIEW: Captured by the Sheikh by Kate Hewitt

Posted September 4th, 2014 by in Blog, Harlequin Mills&Boon, HJ Recommends, Presents, Review / 6 comments

In Captured by the Sheikh (Rivals to the Crown of Kadar #1) by Kate Hewitt, Sheikh Khalil al Bakir is determined to reclaim his rightful position of the crown of Kadar from his rival. His campaign begins by kidnapping his enemy’s bride to be. He does not expect to feel anything for his enemy’s fiancee, after all banishment and shame has made CBTShim immune to any emotion but he is proven wrong when the attraction between them proves to be impossible to ignore.

Queen Elena Karras of Thallia was prepared for a cold, mutually convenient marriage. Instead she is carried off into the sands, where the virgin queen soon discovers an unexpected desire for her sinfully sexy captor that leaves her craving more….

Captured by the Sheikh by Kate Hewitt is a well written romance around the kidnapping trope. The forbidden romance between Khalil and Elena is enjoyable due to the amazing chemistry they share. This is one of the few romances where both the hero and heroine are similar in their nature and have so much in common. They both are different in their own way but are not polar opposite as it generally happens in romance. Khalil is a beta hero who wants to regain his respect by reclaiming the throne of Kadar from his younger step brother. He has lived a life of banishment and has carried the burden of shame. His circumstances have hardened him and even more determined to regain his respect among the people of Kadar. Elena is a sweet, determined and focused heroine. She is a female ruler and therefore has to prove herself over and over again to prove that she is capable of leading her country. The best thing about the story was how both the characters changed each other for good and supported each other against all odds.

Overall, Captured by the Sheikh by Kate Hewit tells a wonderful story of finding love in the most unexpected situations. If you love sheikh romance or kidnapping trope then go for this one.

Book Info:

4SPublished September 1st 2014 by Harlequin Presents | (Rivals to the Crown of Kadar #1)

“I took your bride. I’ll take your throne. Because both are mine by right.”

Banishment and shame has turned Sheikh Khalil al Bakir into a man determined to reclaim the crown of Kadar from his rival. Khalil’s campaign begins by kidnapping his enemy’s bride-to-be. She’s a means to an end, so why is he so inflamed at the thought of her in anyone’s bed but his own?

Queen Elena Karras of Thallia was prepared for a cold, mutually convenient marriage. Instead she is carried off into the sands, where the virgin queen soon discovers an unexpected desire for her sinfully sexy captor that leaves her craving more….

 

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6 Responses to “REVIEW: Captured by the Sheikh by Kate Hewitt”

  1. marcyshuler

    I didn’t realize Khalil was a beta hero. Now I’m more curious about the book. Thanks for the review, Ipshita.

    • nerdy06

      He started out as a alpha hero but most of the time he was on the beta side. I hope you love the book when you read it 🙂
      You are welcome and thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  2. Terri Shortell

    Sounds great. Can’t wait to read it and find out what happens. Thanks for the review.

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