REVIEW: Destined for the Desert King by Kate Walker

Posted November 16th, 2015 by in Blog, Harlequin Mills&Boon, Presents, Review / 3 comments

In Destined for the Desert King by Kate Walker, There’s no doubt that their marriage is Destined-for-the-Desert-King-Rhastaan-Royals-1one of convenience and political maneuvering. But shy beauty Aziza El Afarim secretly hopes that her husband the boy she once idolized remembers something of the closeness they shared as children.

Except Sheikh Nabil Al Sharifa is far from the boy he used to be. The weight of loss and power has changed him beyond recognition. Where once there was warmth and generosity, now only a ruthless passion burns. He’ll give Aziza everything except his love.

But as pressure to produce an heir mounts, could there be more than duty in the marriage .

Destined for the Desert King by Kate Walker was a well written romance which started off on a really good note but went a bit offtrack afterwards.

Nabil is a brooding hero who is still not over the death of his first wife, Sharmilla. He marries for duty and finds passion and love with Aziza who was my favorite thing about this romance. She had a quiet strength within her and loved the hero unconditionally.

The sexual tension is wonderfully done and the couple have decent chemistry but the abrupt ending and the many unexplained things ruined the story for me. Nabil’s first wife makes too much of an appearance in his thoughts which after a point of time got to be irritating because I wanted Aziza there.

Overall, Destined for the Desert King by Kate Walker is a well written romance which would be liked by people who love the arranged marriage trope but on a whole it paled in comparison to the author’s previously written books for me.

 

Book Info:

02.5SPublication: November 17th 2015 | Harlequin Presents | (Rhastaan Royals #1)

A queen of convenience?

There’s no doubt that their marriage is one of convenience and political maneuvering. But shy beauty Aziza El Afarim secretly hopes that her husband—the boy she once idolized—remembers something of the closeness they shared as children.

Except Sheikh Nabil Al Sharifa is far from the boy he used to be. The weight of loss and power has changed him beyond recognition. Where once there was warmth and generosity, now only a ruthless passion burns. He’ll give Aziza everything…except his love.

But as pressure to produce an heir mounts, could there be more than duty in the marriage bed?

 

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