Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Review: Their Virgin Concubine
Their Virgin Concubine by Shayla Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The country of Bezakistan – renowned for its wealth and the beauty of its deserts
Piper Glen is thrilled when Rafe and Kade al Mussad ask her to visit their country on a business trip. Madly attracted to both, the virginal secretary knows that neither of her intensely handsome bosses desires her. But every night she dreams of having them both in her bed, fulfilling her every need.
Rafe and Kade have finally found the perfect woman in Piper. Sweet and funny. Intelligent and strong. Before they can reveal their feelings, the brothers must fulfill an ancient tradition. Every sheikh must steal his bride and share her with his brothers. They have thirty days to convince Piper to love them all forever.
The country of Bezakistan – notorious for its danger…
Sheikh Talib al Mussad knows his villainous cousin seeks to take his throne. If Talib and his brothers fail to convince the beautiful Piper to love them, all will be lost. After meeting Piper, he knows he would risk everything to possess her heart.
Khalil al Bashir has long coveted his cousin’s rule. Without a bride to seal their birthright, his every wish will come true. If Piper falls for them, he will lose everything but Piper can’t love them if she’s dead.
Oh how I have looked forward to each installment in the Masters of Ménage series. Each book has been a treat to read and the way they work in the romance genre tropes of the “80’s is a delight! I especially looked forward to this book for several reasons. The glimpses we caught of the brothers in previous installments whet my appetite sure but it is the time honored “sheik’s kidnapped bride” trope that I was giddy about. When I first started reading Harlequin, Silhouette, and Zebra Historical books at the tender age of 11, “sheik’s kidnapped bride” books were my absolute favorite. Something about the thought of a dashing man sweeping me across the desert on a stallion…anyway…I digress.
Today I am here to talk about Their Virgin Concubine. This book is just as good as the first two, although I did like it just a teensy bit more for the aforementioned reasons. I loved the character of Piper and even found she was a bit of a kindred spirit. I too have been known to create chaos wherever I go although my nickname (given to me by my kids) is a bit more contemporary: Bella. So I totally empathized with “Pandora”. I loved her adorable clumsiness. And let’s not even get me started on the fabulously sexy al Mussad brothers. They are enough to make any girl drool. The evil cousin was devious and cruel. I wanted to take him out myself. I found myself yelling at the book several times, especially when Piper was trusting enough to take tea with Khalil.
I am constantly amazed at how Shayla Black and Lexi Blake manage to take the old and make it new and exciting to read. I am never disappointed by one of their stories. It makes me giddy when I see their names on a book. So, for gosh sakes, if you haven’t already read this book, what the heck are you waiting for!?
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