Friday, July 4, 2014

The Sheikh’s Son-Kristi Gold

The Sheikh’s Son
Kristi Gold
Harlequin Desire, Jul 1 2014, $5.25
ISBN: 9780373733262

In a Chicago hotel lounge, American heiress Piper McAdams thinks her attraction to the handsome stranger is due to her long standing membership in the Unintended Celibacy Club.  He joins her at her corner table where she explains she skipped out of a party before meeting the guest of honor Prince Mehdi.  Introducing himself as A.J. with no last name and that he is the pilot for a rich family; he insists that Mehdi is the most grounded and handsomest of the three brothers (see One Night With The Sheikh and The Return Of The Sheikh).

Prince Adan Janal Mehdi knows how attracted he is to Piper when he asks her to take a walk with him outside rather than to his bed.  As she considers flying with him and the Mehdi retinue to Bajul, Piper learns who her host really is.  Before she can come to grips on trusting him, Adan’s no longer significant other supermodel Tania Thorpe pounces on him before dumping “it” on him; unaware she was pregnant she leaves him with his new son Samuel.  Adan persuades Piper to help him raise Sam though she expects the sunny days will end with her suffering a broken heart.

The latest Billionaires and Babies contemporary (see Baby For Keeps by Janice Maynard) is the usual entertaining Kristi Gold Sheikh contemporary romance.  Though Tania comes across as unrealistically vile in her brief appearances until she accepts the truth re mothering Sam, the lead couple and their baby make for an engaging storyline due to the interplay between the protagonists.

Harriet Klausner

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