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I mean Raja found out about them and didn't like what he learned about her stepfather and wanted to hurt him, but other than that there wasn't much consequence to it like I said above. Raja es un hombre que haria cualquier cosa por su pueblo y con el fin de que no se inicie una guerra,busca a Ruby una princesa que nunca fue reconocida como tal para un matrimonio de conveniencia del cual ella en un principio se niega,renegando sus origenes. Sort order. Nothing that anyone is going to be offended with but no one is going to remember it forever either. I need that raw emotion for me to enjoy it. Books by Lynne Graham. Oct 09, 3meg rated it really liked it Shelves:
This is one that suffered from lack of space. The scenes that were there were really good but by themselves could not tell a well rounded complete story. There either needed to be a bunch more sc This book was more fluff than normal for the HP line. There either needed to be a bunch more scenes of the same length or shorten what was there so more story could be told. Not bad but sort of cotton candyish. Nothing that anyone is going to be offended with but no one is going to remember it forever either.
Sep 09, Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta rated it liked it Shelves: Leaving original rating though I probably should take a star. The opening scene with the H leaving after a session with his current mistress is not my idea of a perfect opening for a romance novel, but then apparently there are people who like that. Anyways, the H wasn't a jerk not by HP standards and tried to be nice and sweet but failed to charm me, instead of just ignoring the sexts from the OW he should have blocked and erased them.
I didn't like the h either, she was the kind of childish tha Leaving original rating though I probably should take a star.
I didn't like the h either, she was the kind of childish that annoys me. In the end nothing outstanding in Harleyland. Oct 16, Saly rated it liked it Shelves: This was a typical but enjoyable HP. Raja needs a Royal wife for peace and he finds Ruby but she isn't interested after all she grew up normal after her father rejected her and her mother but well you know she agrees to a platonic marriage for the sake of peace of the country she was born in.
Then we have the typical drama. Ruby was a feisty heroine and she often posed many awkward questions to Raja.
Enjoyable read. The heroine Ruby is just an ordinary girl until her world is turned upside down when she is visited by the hero Raja and informed that she is heir to a country and must also marry him. Ruby has never been acknowledged by her father and his family, who were royalty and leaders of a small eastern country, so she never knew she was actually a princess. She is shocked to learn that in order for her father's country to be at peace with the neighbouring country - the one that Raja is leader of - she m The heroine Ruby is just an ordinary girl until her world is turned upside down when she is visited by the hero Raja and informed that she is heir to a country and must also marry him.
She is shocked to learn that in order for her father's country to be at peace with the neighbouring country - the one that Raja is leader of - she must marry Raja. Raja has always known that he would one day have to sacrifice his own freedom for duty to his country.
Upon meeting Ruby, even though she is rather headstrong and impetuous, he immediately desires her and realises being married to her wouldn't be a hardship. Ruby doesn't want to marry Raja but after gathering information about the state of the country of her birth she agrees, on the condition that it be a marriage in name only. However she did not realise how much she would desire Raja, and how easily he could make her give in. I was pretty hesitant about reading this book.
Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of Lynne Graham's books, but her last one put me off. I'm not really sure what to make of this book; I did enjoy it but there is a lot in this book I didn't like, at all. It cheapened the book and was quite distasteful.
At times the writing felt a little purple prose-y, and there is way too much internal monologuing - the hero and heroine barely talked. Lynne Graham can do much better than this.
You may think I'm being a little petty here but I have an issue with authors trying to crowbar 'cool' words into their books where they are just not needed - in this book the use of the word "sexts" felt just, well, awkward, this isn't a book about teenagers In her last book she used the word "shag" a lot, this further cements my point.
I nearly gave this book two stars. What saves this book is the two characters and particularly the hero. The heroine was also quite likeable in her feistiness. Overall, this is not a bad book. It is enjoyable but it isn't quite there, to make it up to Lynne Graham's quality of old. Originally posted at http: View 2 comments. Aug 17, Dalimar rated it really liked it. Tenemos al principe Raja,que es super atractivo. Yo creo que uan de las cosas que mas me encanta de Lynne Graham es la descripcion fisica de sus personajes,principalmente los masculinos Raja no es excepcion.
Raja es un hombre que haria cualquier cosa por su pueblo y con el fin de que no se inicie una guerra,busca a Ruby una princesa que nunca fue reconocida como tal para un matrimonio de conveniencia del cual el Tenemos al principe Raja,que es super atractivo.
Raja es un hombre que haria cualquier cosa por su pueblo y con el fin de que no se inicie una guerra,busca a Ruby una princesa que nunca fue reconocida como tal para un matrimonio de conveniencia del cual ella en un principio se niega,renegando sus origenes.
Ya que su padre la abandona a ella y a su mama por esta no poder darle mas hijos varones. En su pueblo las hijas no tenia validez. Que crueldad! Que seria de la humanidad sin nosotras las mujeres??? Tenemos a Ruby que esta super aburrida de su vida y de la soledad de la misma. Ademas tiene un trauma debido a su padrastro bastante machista y aprovechado, es asexual. No hay manera de que le llame la atencion el sexo,ni los hombres. Aunque ha tenido sus relaciones pero no ha llegado a la intimidad.
Esta es una de las razones por la de su negativa a casarse con Raja. Claro que por el bien de su pueblo y de los dos paises accede a casarse no sin antes llegar a un acuerdo con Raja,en el que el matrimonio seria solo de nombre,ya que le explica que tiene un problema referente al sexo y este acepta pero con sus dudas porque encuentra demaciado atractiva a Ruby.
Ademas aunque Ruby es medio tonta con respecto a sus sentimientos hacia Raja,es bastantante infantil a su vez es tan tierna y mas cuando quiere adoptar una pequena. Awww de mas esta decir que Raja me mata. Que hombre!!!!! A pesar que no quiere sentir nada de amor debido a una mala experiencia amorosa que si que ha sido una experiencia fuerte,no deja de tener sus momentos tiernos y es tan dulce con Ruby.
Dec 11, Laura Kaye rated it liked it. This was my first experience reading a Harlequin Presents. I was curious about the line having heard so much about it but never having read for myself. I am a fan of sheikh stories in general, so it looked promising.
I thought the story had a lot of potential, and I liked the hero and heroine. But I found the story high on internal monologue and low on character development. I was also surprised at the degree of head-hopping, including changing point of view in back-to-back sentences within a pa This was my first experience reading a Harlequin Presents.
I was also surprised at the degree of head-hopping, including changing point of view in back-to-back sentences within a paragraph, though I did eventually get used to it. Overall, the novel had entertainment value and was a fast read. Oct 01, Booklover rated it liked it Shelves: It was an okay read,did not enjoy it as i had expected,but i was glad did not find any shockers like previous book with cheating child n all Mar 29, Danielle rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I didn't really feel it at all. And it wasn't just one thing that I didn't feel it was most of it I wasn't feeling it like the characters, the relationship, the story, and the chemistry, and it could have been so much more than it was, but it just feel flat in my opinion. Plus it just felt like an unbelievable love story or that's the feeling I 2. Plus it just felt like an unbelievable love story or that's the feeling I got when I was reading.
I couldn't really understand why the fell in love or how they fell in love. Just there really was no reasoning behind it and no development of their relationship to indicate that they were heading in that direction, though in all Presents they head into that direction and I know going in there they are going to fall in love and be in love and live happily ever after so I expect that going in and find that no surprise, however I want to believe it and believe story and their development of the relationship to get to that foregone conclusion.
And when that doesn't happen then I feel let down and don't believe it and unsatisfied. So I want some semblance of realism and not this zero to sixty kind of relationship where either they hate each other or just lust after each other then magically fall in love. That doesn't please me or make me happy. And that was exactly what this book did. Not only was the believability off for me, but I also wasn't feeling the chemistry between the pair.
It said they wanted each and wanted to rip each others clothes off, but at same time I didn't feel it.
They just didn't fit together and have those sparks flying like I expect in a Presents novel. I even questioned whether they wanted each other because for me the attraction wasn't there even though it was told to me it was. Though I will say that Ruby has never wanted a guy like she wanted Raja and doesn't know what to do about that so that was something, but still not convincing especially considering her issues about her feminity and just her negative opinions about sex after her stepfather practically lusted after her when she was 14 so I could understand her wariness with me.
But it became a non-issue as soon as she met Raja and quickly forgotten that she had this fear of sex.
It just went out the window, and that was kind of unbelievable too especially since this issue when kind of deep for her, but it was just brushed off and there was no real struggle at all even though this was quite an issue for her. I would have liked to see that struggle and had Raja help her, since she was attracted to him and wanted him, through this issue and help her get over her aversion to male bodies and her sexuality like she had been all her life, but it didn't happen, but I would have liked to seen it.
It was almost two easily dealt with and with no sequence, which made me wonder why this issue was even presented. Okay, maybe to explain why she was still a virgin and why she was wary of men, but that could have been handled in another way instead of the issue of her stepfather possibly assaulting her, but luckily didn't. I was just expecting this to be more of an issue than it was especially since it was present.
So, wasn't pleased with that and just felt it was too easy for Raja to bed her. But still the chemistry just didn't feel right and just kind of had me raising my eyebrows at it. Just something was off. I guess I just felt there was a lack of hot passion or passion period, which reflected in the love scenes. I wanted more passion. The love scenes felt a little rushed too which didn't help my view with the lack of chemistry.
It just felt like one big summary of actions going from here there and there until the moment of culmination. It was all just physical. I felt no emotion at all coming from either one of them at that time. I know sex isn't always like that in real life or in fantasy, but still I would like to see some emotion in the scene. It doesn't have to be love persay. It could be simple as passion or relief at finally giving into their attraction to one another, but none of that was here.
It felt almost mechanical at times, which isn't a good thing in romance where people, as well as myself, are expecting some hot love scene here or there that gives this feels and hikes up the blood pressure, but again it didn't happen here, and just felt so stilted and unmemorable, which was a shame because it could had so much potential and lots of passion.
C'mon a scene in where they had been kidnapped because some people feared their marriage and bringing two countries together and knew they had to stop the marriage in any way possible so they kidnapped them and left them in the desert though he wasn't suppose to be there and decided to go with her when she made an emotional appeal in the plane of not leaving her alone.
Then they are alone and stranded in the desert with no hope of escape for awhile until people came to look for them. And aside from themselves and a tent while trying to fight their ,supposed, attraction to one another then finally giving in to and having a hot desert night. Sounds hot right? But really wasn't because again like I said it was very mechanical and just physical. I guess the real issue was that I felt no connection between the two that was probably the big problem so if I didn't feel that connection with them then I wouldn't feel the love scene or think it was hot.
That was a big issue for me. The second love scene was after their rescue and during their "wedding night", which she didn't want to partake in because she felt the only reason Raja had sex with her in the desert was the consummate their marriage so it would hard for her to get a divorce and not because he really wanted her so she was fighting with him about that, but he ruthless seduced her, and again it kind felt like the first love scene.
It was a summarized scene of the mechanics of their physical coupling with no real connection to it. It was emotional and flat. So that was another aspect of their relationship I didn't enjoy. I didn't enjoy most of their relationship to be honest like I stated above.
There was just so much off to it, and at no way felt real. There just was no connection between the two throughout the whole book. It could have been so much more than it was with so much potential with the premise.
The premise was this ordinary girl, whose father was royalty in a desert nation who happened to abandoned her and her mother after Ruby's mother couldn't have children anymore and her father needed a male heir so he had to marry again to get his son and basically cut Ruby and her mother out of his life completely and pretended they never existed at all.
So he wasn't a father and like he did Ruby was determined to forget that side of the family so she had nothing to do with the desert nations. Problem was this desert nation needed her in order to ensure peace among them and a neighboring nation and stopping the warring between the two the only catch was there needed to be a royal wedding between Ruby's country and Raja's country, and Raja was meant to be the groom while Ruby's cousin was set to be the bride.
Unfortunately, the cousin was killed in a plane crash and there were no other single female heirs in Ruby's family so she was it. Ruby was the only option despite the fact that she hadn't been raised to be royal or learned royal protocol or knew anything about the desert nation where she was born.
Ruby was just an ordinary girl not royalty. So when they came knocking at her door telling her she needed to take her position on the thrown and marry Raja. She refused. The Raja came about to convince her to take the job and be his wife and he would do so in anyway possible so to ensure peace between their nations. He considered it his duty and would not fail.
He even deceived her by going along with her plan which was they would marry, but it would be a platonic relationship and then when the nations saw that she wasn't giving him male heirs then they would free to divorce. That was her plan.
His was, he was going to sleep with her because he wanted her and he would not divorce her, but he agreed to the plan so she would agree to be his wife. And that was the setup. Sounds promising right? But it just didn't go off that way. It was flat like I said and didn't really dig deep and go deep beneath the surface in my view. Then it was like they were in love suddenly, but it didn't make a lot of sense.
Also I felt there wasn't really a lot of angst going on. And what angst was presented just felt very shallow and barely even there. Ruby didn't protest too much. And even when she did it was half-hearted and she really just made it too easy for Raja, and he didn't deserve it.
He should have a harder time at winning her, but that wasn't the case. Again it just felt like a brush off and he overcame what she threw his way, which was barely anything. And I would have liked to see Raja have more of a struggle and more of angst between his feelings and longing for her. It was there a little bit, but not enough where I was feeling his pain and longing over not having her in his arms or whatever. There just wasn't a lot of friction there which I would have like and preferred to seen, which makes romance novels work and creates those intense emotions that going on during their journey.
Again this didn't happen there.
It was surface angst and emotions and that was it. Therefore, the feelings didn't come out or compelled me into rooting for this love story or liking this love story at all. I need that raw emotion for me to enjoy it. If that wasn't all and if you couldn't already tell from this review, I didn't like the characters that much.
I felt Ruby was too much of a pushover with her issues kind of getting glossed over and not really resolved or dealt with or even presented. I mean Raja found out about them and didn't like what he learned about her stepfather and wanted to hurt him, but other than that there wasn't much consequence to it like I said above. I would have like to see more of her struggle there and not give into Raja so quickly, or I felt it was too quickly it was a little ways until the first love scene, which was unsatisfying like I stated above.
Just I didn't with Ruby at all and I didn't like her much. She felt very flat and more of a surface character not a 3-D one. I didn't feel her at all or root for her or anything. I kind was like "eh so what? Also I felt like she didn't deal with her being fatherless her whole life either that should have been dealt with.
Yeah, it was stated and she said it bother her and it influenced her idea about men and what they wanted and what they did with women, but other that it was kind of swept under the rug like the stepfather issue. I don't exactly what I wanted to happen, but something to show it still bothered her halfway through or she felt some way where she overcame it, not that she could ever overcome that after twenty plus years being fatherless, but still just I needed something more.
And Raja. Oh my goodness. Didn't like him at all. Didn't feel him. Didn't feel like he redeemed himself enough in my eyes. His declaration of love didn't feel real nor did him saying he loved. Didn't believe it. Do I think he cared about Ruby? Did I think he was in love with her yet? No, though he might have been heading that direction, but I don't think he was yet even though he told Ruby he was. I honestly didn't like him from page one when he stepped out of his mistress's bed and basically had this attitude where I have to marry because it was my duty, but maybe after I did my duty then I could come back to my mistress.
That's was a big red flag in my book and made me not have respect for him. I get he was an alpha male and alpha males tend to be playboy or are sex machines in this book until they meet the one then only that one will do, and I'm used to those types of characters in Presents and usually they don't bother me because they do wind up redeeming themselves in the end so I like them plus you get deep beneath the surface of these alphas so I know what makes them tick and what there pain is and just see them hurting so it would be easier to swallow and like them and look past the past behavior.
But with Raja that wasn't the case. I didn't like him, which was probably a big reason I didn't like the book. He was manipulator in order to get Ruby to do what he wanted while planning to do the complete opposite of her plan and seduce her anyway making him the scoundrel that he was. In the beginning, he didn't try to understand her or her point of view all he was concerned with was doing his duty to his country.
Granted it was the right reason to do it in order to stop the war and garner peace among the nations, but other that just he wasn't the hot alpha male that I could swoon worthy. He was just too arrogant for words. And to top it off his mistress sends him x-rated text messages and he doesn't erase them.
He couldn't do that little thing. He didn't have to read them just erase them so Ruby didn't find them, though as she did find them which you could have predicted. Or he could have changed his number not keep the messages in his memory so Ruby could find him. What was wrong with him?
So he didn't thrill me, and I didn't see him falling in love with her in this book. Wanting her, sure, but that was it. Summary Sheikh Prince Raja al-Somari knows that sacrificing his freedom for the good of his country isn't a choice; it's a duty.
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