BELLA AND THE MERCILESS SHEIKH
BELLA AND THE MERCILESS SHEIKH (4) by Sarah Morgan: Bella Balfour will do anything to escape the desert meditation retreat her father sent her on, including stealing a horse and trying to ride to desert kingdom Al-Rafid’s capital. Unfortunately, she gets lost and is rescued by Zafiq, the king of Al-Rafid, who is on his annual escape from royal duties. At first they can’t stand each other, but Bella’s willingness to work in Zafiq’s stables and ride his favorite stallion in the most important horse race of the year guarantees a change of heart and a lifetime of happiness. The addition of the horse race is a thrilling plot device, and Bella’s drive and determination endear her to the reader. The end is as romantic as one could wish.