Title: Marriage Behind The Facade
Series: Bound By His Ring
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
Publication date: January 2, 2013
Review: Lynn Raye Harris has done it again! A passionate tale of two tortured souls who find each other but struggle to express themselves emotionally.
“Marriage Behind The Facade” opens with Sydney Al Dhakir signing divorce papers to end her marriage to Sheikh Malik ibn Al Dhakir.
Malik learns of her decision to contact a lawyer and shows up unexpectedly in California that same day. Sparks fly but Sydney is determined to remain strong and end her one-sided marriage – she loves Malik but he is an emotionally-distant man and has been overheard saying his marriage to her was a mistake.
But as with many alpha heroes, Malik refuses to lose his wife ‘just so’ and evokes an ancient law from his homeland of Jahfar – they must spend 40 days together as a couple before a divorce can be granted.
But it’s not until Sydney and Malik enter the Al Na’ir desert that they give in to their sizzling attraction to one another. Boy oh boy do they steam up that shower! ;D
Alas, hot sex isn’t enough to overcome the emotional distance on Malik’s part and the reluctance on Sydney’s part to lay all her cards on the table…That is until they end up trapped in the Land Rover during a sand storm.
I love how Lynn Raye Harris brings this couple together. You’re rooting for them the whole way but nothing happens as expected. Hence my 5 star review. Looking forward to more sexy sheikhs from Lynn! 😀
Synopsis: Sydney Reed dreamed of being a princess in a faraway land, and couldn’t believe that smolderingly sexy Sheikh Malik of Jahfar would marry plain old her—even out of convenience. But the dream has ended and she’s back to reality with a thud!
Now Sydney needs his signature on the divorce papers—Malik, however, has other ideas. Jahfaran law requires that they spend forty days together as man and wife before Sydney can be free of him forever. Out in the scorching desert, Malik holds all the power—he’ll make sure their forty nights are more than worth it…