Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Review: The Sheik's Ruby by Jennifer Moore

The Sheik's Ruby by Jennifer Moore
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published May 8th 2015 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc
My Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
Description: Shelby wants to break away from the mold of her small town and make a name for herself in the big-city journalism world. While skiing, she meets mysterious stranger Hakim who is actually the prince of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Khali-dar.

When his enemies learn of Hakim’s connection to an American girl, they target Shelby. Fleeing to the safety of Khali-dar, Shelby falls deeper in love not only with the prince, but with his country. As she struggles to survive terrorist attacks, withstand the Sheik’s prejudice, and find her place in a world she doesn’t understand, she must choose which life she is willing to sacrifice—the comfortable one she has worked so hard to create, or the one with the man she loves.

My Review: First off, I love the cover and I think it goes very well with the characters and the storyline. It almost has a James Bond feel to it.

I've always been intrigued by royalty. I love The Prince and Me (movie) because the thought of a normal, average girl capturing the attention of a prince makes me swoon. Shelby is a small town girl from Colorado working for a sports magazine. She is pretty, but not spectacular, and has a competitive streak. Shelby is also very brave, determined, and confident, all characteristics that I admire. As tough as she is, she did struggle with bouts of homesickness and I could feel her emotion.

Hakim is a handsome prince in disguise. Well, he's not really in disguise, but when Shelby has no idea who he is, he lets her treat him as she would any other man--and he enjoys it! I really liked Hakim. He tries to stay true to traditions, but is open to change and to following his heart. The romantic moments were truly swoon worthy!

I was expecting a sweet love story and found that and more. There is a lot of adventure and suspense included, which really adds to the story and helps the characters make some monumental decisions. I don't know a lot about the Middle East and found it fascinating to read about the desert bird hunt, some of the customs of this country, and the history and legends behind it all. I'm not sure if it's all real or fiction, but it was very entertaining. 

Content: no language or religious elements; mild romance (kisses); mild-moderate violence and moments of peril. Clean!

My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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About the Author: 
Jenny MooreJennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at authorjmoore.com. The author's first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.


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