by Liz Fielding

January 2008
ISBN: 978-0373183456
Reviewer Graphic Button Harlequin
Mass Market Paperback

The Sheikh’s Unsuitable Bride by Liz Fielding is a very tender romance with humor as well as a lot of emotions.

Diane Metcalfe is a single mother who works as a chauffeur for Capital Cars. Her normal runs are schools and airport which she is very good at, for with the children it is okay to sing and talk. When the company’s number one driver, Jack Lumley, gets the stomach bug along with a few other drivers, Diane’s boss has no choice but to have Diane drive a VIP with the best luxurious car in their garage. This is just what Diane wants, the opportunity to show she can do this job and still keep her mouth shut. Diane is free spirited and she usually likes to speak what is on her mind, but for a few days she can do this. Her parents will look after her son Freddy while she works late hours.

Sheikh Zahir al-Khatib is in town to help his country. He hopes that this trip will help to bring more opportunities for tourists to visit his home area. He knows that he can no longer follow his dream but must make changes in his personal life as well, and one of them is to marry. While he is taking care of business his mother is looking for a bride for her son.

The first encounter between Diane and the Sheikh is more than professional protocol. A snow globe is broken within minutes after his arrival while making way to the car. The snow globe was to be a gift for a ten-year-old girl's birthday gift. Diane will have to step up and help the Sheikh find another gift. It is for a relative so now he needs to replace it. This snow globe is just the beginning of their troubles.

The Sheikh knows he needs to stay far away from Diane but he cannot do it. She is also fighting her desires to spend time with him. Will Diane’s past mistakes make her step back? Also what about the bride that the Sheikh’s mother is trying to find for him? Or will these two find romance and go with the sparks that are in their hearts?

I loved this story and enjoyed the tenderness and the emotions that Liz Fielding was able to put into words. It is a must read if you ask me!

Reviewed in February 2008 by Theresa.

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