THE SULTAN'S BED
Zayad Al-Nayhal is in America searching for his long-lost sister when he finds her charming roommate instead. Determined not to leave behind entanglements, he tries to stay away from Mariahbut the temptation is too strong. For Mariah, Zayad might as well be wearing a sign that says he'll break her heartbut it's no use, she can't stay away. After dedicating her life to helping women protect themselves from men who break their hearts, she finds herself right back where she started when he leaves to return to his country. Laura Wright's The Sultan's Bed (3) is a well-told story with interesting characters, but this plot may have seen just about every conceivable twist, because it seems a bit too predictable to be enjoyed.