Now I’ve got a review of Alexandra Sellers’s newest, Her Royal Protector. It’s sexy and fun, especially if you like Middle Eastern heroes.
by Alexandra Sellers
Aly Percy is her family’s ugly duckling, and she’s never been allowed to forget it. So she knows better than to imagine that Cup Companion Arif al Najimi’s blue gaze holds anything but contempt for her as a woman, or ever will. But if he’s offering to show her just how wild one night with him can be, wouldn’t she be a fool to turn down his charity? She may never get another offer like this one.
Arif al Najimi isn’t sure why he’s dreaming about the little scientist who’s so determined to take crazy risks for the sake of her research into the endangered turtles of his country. But as luck would have it, he’s going to get the chance to do a little research of his own…into the question of why Aly believes her own negative publicity about how desirable she is—and how hard it will be to convince her of the truth.
Based on her book list on Amazon, it looks like Sellers books are full of Sheikh-y goodness and Her Royal Protector is no different. It’s a little about two people fighting their feelings and a bit about Aly’s self-esteem issues and a decent amount of intrigue over who might be harming the turtles. It’s a pretty quick read and I really liked Aly and Arif together. Both have their hang-ups and I liked the way that Sellers brings it all together in the end.
This is the beginning of a series but Her Royal Protector is a complete story and there isn’t really a lot of indication about what we could see next. Which is nice because you don’t feel like any of it leaves you hanging. But we’re given a look into an intriguing and different world, a paradise that makes me want to find my own little piece.
Middle Eastern heroes are definitely a different breed (so you have to be in that kind of mind frame) and Arif is a wonderful example, with a little modern twist. Readers who enjoy a good sheikh/sultan story, will like him and look forward to a HEA for him and Aly.
Canadian born, Alexandra Sellers was raised in Toronto and on the prairies. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London (UK) and acted on stage for several years before her first novel was published by Dell and Robert Hale in 1980. Since then she has written over 40 books. The author of the popular Sons of the Desert series, she is the recipient of the Romantic Times’ Career Achievement Award for Series (2009) and Series Romantic Fantasy (2000). She divides her time between London, Crete and Vancouver.
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