I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.The Forced Bride of Alazar by Kate Hewitt
Series: Seduced by a Sheikh
Published by Harlequin Presents on May 1, 2017
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Claimed for the sultan's pleasure!
Kidnapped decades ago, Azim al Bahjat stuns the Kingdom of Alazar with his sudden return. To secure his position, the ruthless royal must claim the woman who was always intended to be his—even if sheltered yet beguiling Johara Behwar resists…
No matter how secretly thrilling she finds the flashes of heat beneath Azim's icy exterior, Johara's every instinct is to run. But Azim will not be denied, and as he shows his virgin bride how intoxicating their wedding night could be, Johara soon finds herself enticed to surrender to the sultan!
A fitting conclusion to the “Seduced by a Sheikh” duet! I felt less of a connection with this couple than I did the brother in the 1st part of the duet, but I still enjoyed it. I would recommend reading both books in order because there was a lot of family history and even just cultural explanations given in the first book that didn’t carry over so much here, so you’ll understand the background more if you read the first book before reading this one.
Decades after being kidnapped and assumed dead, the true heir to the Sultanate of Alazar has all of a sudden re-appeared! Azim Bahjat believed he was someone else for 20 years, until a glimpse from his past brought his memories back and sent him on his quest to return home to Alazar. Now he’s setting out to get his rightful place back, no matter what the cost.
Johara Behwar spent a couple of weeks thinking she was in the clear of having to honor her father’s contract for her to wed the Sultan when her marriage to Malik Bahjat fell through … now she’s being told she’s to wed Azim! Will the desire she felt when he first touched her bring her years of love and joy with her husband, or was will it play out as the cold, convenient matching that he wants?