Sheik’s Rule by Ryshia Kennie: Review

Posted March 13, 2017 in review Tags:

Sheik’s Rule by Ryshia Kennie: ReviewSheik's Rule by Ryshia Kennie

Series: Desert Justice #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC
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He's an investigator on a mission, but it's impossible to ignore the brilliant woman helping him complete it…
His sister's life is at stake, and despite his wealth and power, Sheik Emir Al-Nassar feels helpless. At least heading his family's security agency provides him with resources to track down her kidnappers. But when the ace profiler he's sent turns out to be K. J.—Kate—Gelinsky, Emir is furious. Finding the kidnappers' desert hideout is dangerous enough without the distraction of a beautiful woman.
But K.J. is unlike any woman he's ever known. Her fearlessness and incisive mind inspires Emir's admiration. And her compassion breaches his guarded heart. Still, rescuing his sister is a perilous mission. And allowing desire to cloud his focus could endanger them all.

I have seen lots of books lately about Sheiks. Perhaps a new trend? Moving on from step-brothers? Honestly, I don’t know much about sheiks. Ok, I don’t really know anything. So, first, to google!

So, according to various internet sources, a sheik is the patriarch of an Arab family or clan. Apparently, its also an alias taken on by Princess Zelda in the video game (WTF?). Now that I know what the heck a sheik is, I can proceed with the story.

Emir has 2 brothers and a sister. His sister has been kidnapped and the brothers are desperate to get her back. They lost their parents years ago and are a close knit family because of it. The brothers run a security company so having their sister kidnapped is a bit of a slap in the face. However, if anyone is qualified to get her back, its them.

KJ is an excellent profiler and investigator who works for the Wyoming branch of Emir’s company. They haven’t met, but Emir’s friend Adam swears KJ is the best. He fails to mention she is a woman. {Sidebar: I hate that sexism still is a plot trope in books. Yes, I know it exists in real life, but when the hero of a novel is a sexist, its not cool}. While Emir isn’t exactly the sexist, he does feel that a woman has no business doing what KJ is doing because of the ways other men will view her (as inferior). I wanted him to be more supportive and trusting.

I loved the setting (Morocco). I haven’t read any novels set in Morocco and I found it fascinating. The author did a great job with giving the reader the feel of the locale. KJ is a great heroine as well. Smart, well spoken, and determined, she is not going to let classical opinions of women stop her. But she isn’t reckless about it either; she knows to keep her skin covered and to pull her hair back to bring less attention and to be respectful. The plot is fast paced, obviously, since they are on the hunt for Tara. Since its told in 3rd person, you do get glimpses into Tara’s captivity, which add lots of tension as well.

Overall, if you like romantic suspense, close families, and unique locations, Sheik’s Rule is a good pick!


Other Harlequin Intrigue books then you will probably like Sheik’s Rule!

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About Ryshia Kennie

From Ryshia Kennie:

Saskatchewan is my home and while the prairie landscape is blessed with beautiful blue skies, it also has four seasons that come on full throttle – especially winter.  In 2011 I won my city's writing award, and was the first romance writer to do so since its inception.  In 2013 my romantic suspense, Fatal Intent, was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards.  Published in historic romance and paranormal romance as well as romantic suspense, in February 2016, Suspect Witness became my first novel published with Harlequin Intrigue.

There’s no lack of places to set a story as my imagination and the too long prairie winters may find me seeking adventure.  The memories of those worlds both near and far, the words of a stranger, the furtive look one man gives another, often become the catalyst for a suspenseful story with a deadly villain and an intrepid hero and heroine who must battle for their right to love or even their right to live.

When not dreaming of other stories, I can be found scouting out a garage sale or two, dusting off my roller blades or just thinking about the next adventure that may be miles away or in my own backyard.

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3 responses to “Sheik’s Rule by Ryshia Kennie: Review

  1. Awesome review, Sam. 😀
    Sorry, this didn’t really work for you. I like the plot actually. Sounds interesting. But the 3rd POV might not work for me. It is a bit hit or miss for me. 🙁

    • It was interesting, really! It was good. It didn’t blow me away, but I actually might continue reading the series because I think its unique enough of a setting to keep me interested.

  2. oh I love sheikh romances!! Another book to add to my to read list for this trope and I also like that it has a rich moroccan culture and some intense suspense scenes!! Always a plus and glad you liked this one.

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