Author: Maisey Yates
Published: September 1/15 by Harlequin Presents (1st published in ebook Aug 18/15)
Genre: contemporary romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Wild and untamed, Tarek al-Khalij was never meant to rule Tahar. More familiar with a sword than a crown, this lethal warrior must now heal the suffering his brother's rule inflicted. To do it, he needs his most precious—and dangerous—weapon yet…a royal bride!
The widow he conquered
Elegant and poised, Queen Olivia will educate Tarek in the civilized art of political warfare. But in exchange, Tarek unleashes an unrestrained, primal passion she could never have guessed at possessing. Soon Olivia realizes that she has become inescapably bound…to the warrior king!
This story’s hero definitely had my attention. I loved the complexity of character combined with the contrast within his actions and reactions made him stand out. The almost role reversal between the main characters, without being too obvious, was intriguing. Olivia’s strength in the face of adversity really made her a stand out heroine.
Yates has definitely nailed the HEA in this one. Our hero’s complete transition from tortured & burdened to happy was fantastic. I loved it!