Cinderella and the Sheikh by Teresa Morgan

She’s about to get charmed…

Libby Fay’s safe little life as a waitress at a posh New York boutique hotel implodes when Sheikh Rasyn Al Jabar, black-eyed and seductive, crashes into her world and swears that he loves her.
The powerful sheikh will do anything to prevent becoming the ruler of his North African homeland, including marrying a woman who is inappropriate to be queen. When he sees the beautiful, bubbly waitress, he knows that she is the perfect wife to help him avoid the throne—all he has to do is make her fall in love with him.
All her life, Libby has longed for the same loving, equal partnership her parents had—something she couldn’t possibly have with a forceful sheikh who ignores all her objections. But Rasyn seems to be able to charm her into anything, including his bed. Soon, she finds herself on a plane to Abbas, transported into a fairy tale come true.
Unfortunately for Libby, a Cinderella is the last thing this Prince Charming wants.

Libby is a waitress at the new hotel in Manhattan and is noticed by the Sheikh while working.  Rasyn needs her help to get his uncle to realize that Rasyn’s cousin should be crowned King as he feels is the rightful heir to the throne of their country.  How can Libby help?  By marrying him and making himself unworthy of the throne.  Sounds like he’s a keeper huh??  😛 He thinks getting married to a inappropriate commoner who knows nothing of his culture and customs is just the ticket.  After publicly proposing after spending the night together he forces her hand and she agrees to not insult him and possibly not lose her job.  Libby agrees to go to his home and spend some time with him to get to know him better to see if she could marry him.

It’s been a really long time since I read a plain ole “romance” novel but I find that it was quite nice to take a step back from all the YA and romantic suspense I’ve been devouring lately.  I’m told that the sheikh sub genre is pretty big, though I have to admit this is the first one I can remember ever reading.  This is a very quick read at only 127 pages and well worth your time.  It’s a very cute book that gets right to the point.

Pecans:  3/5

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