Will Samira be able to create the family she always dreamed of? Samira, the princess of Jazir, was just reunited with her first love, Tarik, at a charity party. He’s now the recently divorced sultan of Al-Sarath. Tarik introduces Samira to his twins and she is immediately smitten. This might be her first and last chance to be a mother, since she’s been told she can never get pregnant again. So Samira dared to suggest a marriage of convenience, for the sake of the children…and Tarik’s expression changed completely!
Samira, the princess of Jazir, was just reunited with her first love, Tarik, at a charity party. He’s now the recently divorced sultan of Al-Sarath. Tarik introduces Samira to his twins and she is immediately smitten. This might be her first and last chance to be a mother, since she’s been told she can never get pregnant again. So Samira dared to suggest a marriage of convenience, for the sake of the children…and Tarik’s expression changed completely!
Wanted: royal bride and mother! For Sheikh Tariq of Al Sarath, one miserable marriage was enough. With a kingdom to rule he has no time—nor wish—to find a bride, but his children need a mother.
Sheikh Tariq of Al-Sharath wishes to marry again only for the sake of his children, but Princess Samira of Jazeer may be just what Tariq and his children need.
From royal nanny to princess bride?
"YOU'D BETTER GET MOVING, BIG GUY." Prince Jefri of Bahania had just been bested...by a woman! And not just any female, but Billie Van Horn, his gorgeous, take-no-prisoners flight instructor who was more than a match for this ultramasculine male. Well, she might be an ace in the air, but when it came to romance Billie was determined to keep both feet on the ground. So why did the sexy sheik make her feel as if she were soaring high above the clouds? She knew that when royal honor called, her high-born lover would fly from her side forever...unless Jefri defied his destiny and chose love....
The Sheik—E. M. Hull’s best-selling novel that became a wildly popular film starring Rudolph Valentino—kindled “sheik fever” across the Western world in the 1920s. A craze for all things romantically “Oriental” swept through fashion, film, and literature, spawning imitations and parodies without number. While that fervor has largely subsided, tales of passion between Western women and Arab men continue to enthrall readers of today’s mass-market romance novels. In this groundbreaking cultural history, Hsu-Ming Teo traces the literary lineage of these desert romances and historical bodice rippers from the twelfth to the twenty-first century and explores the gendered cultural and political purposes that they have served at various historical moments. Drawing on “high” literature, erotica, and popular romance fiction and films, Teo examines the changing meanings of Orientalist tropes such as crusades and conversion, abduction by Barbary pirates, sexual slavery, the fear of renegades, the Oriental despot and his harem, the figure of the powerful Western concubine, and fantasies of escape from the harem. She analyzes the impact of imperialism, decolonization, sexual liberation, feminism, and American involvement in the Middle East on women’s Orientalist fiction. Teo suggests that the rise of female-authored romance novels dramatically transformed the nature of Orientalism because it feminized the discourse; made white women central as producers, consumers, and imagined actors; and revised, reversed, or collapsed the binaries inherent in traditional analyses of Orientalism.
Karim, Sultan of Zangrar, sought a gentle, obedient bride. What he got was a defiant, feisty wife with fire in her eyes! She couldn't be a virgin—she was a rebel princess who wouldn't be tamed. She was hiding secrets, refusing to do his bidding! The marriage contract couldn't be broken. Their wedding vows had to be sealed! And then the sultan discovered Princess Alexandra was in fact an innocent….
In return for help with her family’s business difficulties, Kate had to enter a contract marriage with the crown prince, Fareed, who needed a bride of convenience. The conditions were that they would not share a bed and separate after one year…but Kate’s heart has already been stolen by his smoldering eyes. According to rumor, the mother who abandoned Fareed had the same red hair as Kate?maybe she reminds him of her… Perhaps that’s why, the moment he first sees her, those intense eyes seem full of scorn. So, with the belief that Fareed can never love her, Kate’s false marriage begins!
A fan favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, originally published as The Sheik and the Bride Who Said No in 2005. Including the incredibly handsome crown prince himself. There’s no denying that Murat is a man of mystery, power and many talents. But for a husband, Daphne Snowden wants more. Sure, “future queen” sounds lovely, but she wants someone who sees her as more than a woman to bear the next heir to the throne—someone who loves her. Still, there’s not only unfinished business between them, but burning desire. And though time has changed Murat, it hasn’t erased her interest in the only man she’s ever loved.