CHOSEN BY THE SHEIKH
CHOSEN BY THE SHEIKH (4) by Kim Lawrence & Lynn Raye Harris: Two great stories capture the magic and passion of men who may rule the desert but cannot govern their own hearts. In Lawrence’s “The Sheikh and the Virgin,” Beatrice Devlin goes toe-to-toe with Prince Tariq Al Kamal when he forbids her to marry his younger brother Khalid. Khalid is actually deeply in love with Bea’s best friend, but Tariq doesn’t know that. Posing as the worst possible fiancée so Tariq will later look favorably on Khalid’s true love works — until Bea and Tariq fall in love. Anthropologist Genie Gray is “Kept for the Sheikh’s Pleasure” in Harris’ story about never being able to let go of the one you truly love. Genie and Prince (now King) Zafir of Bah’shar were lovers in college, but his destiny and her refusal to spend her life as his mistress tore them apart. Now that she’s been kidnapped and given to him by a feuding tribesman, Zafir will do anything to keep Genie where she belongs — with him.