Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Book Review-The Panther and the Pearl

The Panther And The Pearl
Doreen Owens Malek
Kindle E Book
Single Title
Leisure Publishing
Published 1994 Republished Apr 2012
400 Pages
Victorian Historical Romance 
When an innocent excursion to Constantinople took an unexpected twist, Sarah Woolcott found herself a prisoner in the harem of young and virile Kalid Shah. Headstrong and courageous, Sarah was determined to resist the handsome foreigner whose arrogance outraged her-even as his tantalizing touch promised exotic nights of fiery sensuality.

Never had he encountered a woman who inflamed his desire like the blonde Westerner with the independent spirit. Although she spurned his passionate overtures, Kalid vowed to tempt her with his masterful skills until she became a willing companion on their journey of exquisite ecstasy!
My Review
When Sarah visits her cousin and his wife in Persia, she is intrigued by the culture, and volunteers to teach at the Sultan's Harem. But then she catches the eye of Kalid, a Prince. So Kalid buys her from the Sultan, because she intrigues him in a way that no woman has. Sarah is shocked to discover she belongs to Kalid, and even though he is gorgeous and mesmerizing, but she refuses to give in to his seduction, because she is a person not a possession...but when he kisses her all her common sense and revolve goes out the window, and she feels herself opening up to him despite her inner protests and knows that she is falling in love with him...

The Hero 
Kalid, was raised in Persia and this culture, having a harem is second nature to him. However when he was younger he was able to go to school in England, and he has always had a attraction to strong independent women. Having feeling bored with his own harem and life, until he see's Sarah and he knows he must have her, and will do anything to keep her in his life...

The Heroine 
Sarah, is shocked to discover that she is a captive now, and part of Kalid's harem. She has no idea how she will be able to resist him before long. Sarah more than anything wants to leave, but knows that's near to impossible. However there is something strong happening between them, she can feel it, and before long she know it she is in love with the scoundrel, and doesn't want to live a life without him even if that means giving up her previous life....

My Thoughts 
This was the first novel that I have read from this author, and I just fell in love with this story. It starts out a little slow but eventually the story really kicks into gear, and I found myself not able to put it down. I have always had a weakness for Sheikh's love stories, and this is probably at the top of my favorites now....Kalid is very arrogant and holds power in his hands....but as the story progressed you start to just fall in love with him as the hero. Sarah is very strong willed and determined and I just loved how she stands up to Kalid with no fear....and I just enjoyed seeing these two fall for each was a heartwarming romance, that will tickle your toes as you read...and warm your heart!!! A beautiful story set in a exotic place!!! Definitely looking forward to reading more from this breathtaking author who creates wonderful stories to capture the heart!!

My Grade On This Story 
4.5 Blossoms 


1 comment:

  1. Ooh--sounds good! :) I'm definitely putting it on my list, I enjoy a good historical that's set outside of England and the infamous ton. :)

    Thanks for sharing--hope everything's been going well, sorry I haven't been by to visit the blog much lately, I've been so busy I've barely been able to keep up with my own posts! lol.




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