The Sheikh’s Pregnancy Proposal
Harlequin Desire, May 1 2015, $5.25
Having failed at marriage to a childhood friend Jasmine, Sheikh Kadin Gabriel ben Kadir is in his mom’s hometown Wellington, New Zealand to sign a marital business contract in twenty-four hours that will bring needed funds to his country, Zahir. Having been dumped twice, teacher Sarah Duval still believes in forever love though she wonders if “… love was only true in fairy tales; meant for someone else …” (I’m A Believer by the Monkees).
On his last day as a bachelor, Gabe and Sarah meet. They share an awesome sexual encounter that leaves both shaken. When she becomes pregnant, he proposes. In love with her Sheikh, Sarah accepts though she doubts he returns her feelings and remains unaware that Gabe plans to never give his heart to her.
Fiona Brand provides a delightful take a chance on love contemporary. Feisty Sarah makes the romance interesting as she doubts whether she should wed the man she cherishes since he appears not to share her feelings; while Gabe is a fascinating individual starting with his parentage.