Pearson’s entertaining story features an intelligent, but not overly alpha, hero and a strong, but not all that resourceful, heroine. Unfortunately, parts of the novel just don’t make sense and stretch the reader’s belief to the breaking point.

Kidnapped off the streets of Kalal in the Kingdom of Al Sounam, Laurel de Courcey is a victim of mistaken identity, trapped in the company of Rafiq. Neither Rafiq nor Laurel are who they appear to be, the difference being Rafiq knows who he is — a king without a throne. Laurel, raised in foster homes, is soon to discover who she is — and that she is not as alone in the world as she believed. Until then, she must stay with Rafiq for her own safety as well as the safety of others, and it’s not long until the attraction they feel for one another turns to love. However, Rafiq has a job to do — a dangerous one — and sending her away is something he believes must be done. (KRISPEARSON.COM, dl $2.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley