MONARCH OF THE SANDS
MONARCH OF THE SANDS (4.5) by Sharon Kendrick: Kendrick immerses readers in exotic scenes and vividly descriptive dialogue. She beguiles with this most impossible of romances, and characters who will stay with you long after the end of her story. A trip to England brings the king of Khayarzah, Zahid Al Hakam to the door of his childhood friend, Frankie O’Hara, who is now a beautiful — and engaged — woman. Zahid outs her fiancé as a cheater and offers Frankie a job in his homeland. Being so close to him has Frankie realizing that Zahid still owns a major part of her heart.