THE SHEIKH'S JEWEL
THE SHEIKH’S JEWEL (3) by Melissa James: Amber el-Qurib’s arranged marriage to Sheikh Harun el-Kanar has been three years of misery. Harun comes to power after the death of one brother and the abdication of another. Harun has always played third string to his brothers and believes that he’s also third in line for Amber’s affection. The couple keeps up a barely believable ruse of their relationship. When the second brother returns, they discover they may have a heartfelt connection after all. Harun is a complex, intriguing character, but this gets lost in the novel’s slow pace.