Friday, August 26, 2011

For Duty't Sake - read an excerpt!

Mass Market Paperback
Harlequin Presents #2993 - June 2011
ISBN - 10:0373129939 ISBN -13: 978-0373129935

Angele has longed for her betrothal to Crown Prince Zahir to be consummated within wedlock. She naively hoped her promised husband would wait for her, as she would him—but compromising paparazzi photos have dashed those youthful dreams....

She cannot become Zahir’s wife out of duty and endure a loveless union; she must let him go free...but on one condition. Without taking Angele’s hand in marriage, will the proud sheikh agree to give her the wedding night she has long dreamed of?

Read an excerpt below:

Angele slid around the partially opened door to Zahir’s office. He had disappeared from the wedding feast and she’d known she would find him here.

“Shirking your duty, Prince Zahir?” Her arms crossed over the sweetheart neckline of her short-short Juicy Couture original. “Tsk, tsk, tsk. What would your father say?”

The room was very much like Zahir, masculine, rich and imposing. And yet there was something in the artwork and the old world furnishings that reflected more, something special — an appreciation for beauty that she knew few were aware of.

But while Zahir didn’t pay her any particular attention, she had watched him closely and probably knew more about the real man than most. She still wondered at her ignorance of the secret revealed short months ago.

She’d decided it was willful blindness on her part, but that had not made her feel any better. Only mind-numbingly stupid.

She was a twenty-three year old virgin with no prospects and she knew she was to blame for that fact and no one else. She had clung to hopes and fairytales that never came true in the real world. Her parents’ marriage should have made her realize that.

Zahir looked up from some papers on his desk, his grey eyes widening a fraction at the sight of her. He quickly stood to his full, imposing six-feet, four-inches. He wore the traditional robes and head covering of a crown sheikh over a tailored Armani suit that did nothing but make him look mouth-wateringly attractive to her.

Not that he was even remotely aware of the effect he had on her. She would have to be on his radar as an actual woman for that to happen.

Click here to read more of Chapter 1


Sonali said...

Lucy, i love the except..its so amazing, the book is going on my must read list.

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

Great fun reading the excerpt! Will be on the top of my reading pile!!

Booklover1335 said...

Somehow I missed this one! How could that have happened. I love your Harlequin Presents so I'm going to go check this one out right now. Thanks for the excerpt...and the reminder ;)

Judy said...

Must re-read, soon... After waiting for Zahir's story, I was surprised but not disappointed. Loved the decision to trust in this one.

Maria said...

Loved the excerpt! Adding this to my need to buy list.

Virginia said...

Fabulous excerpt must try to find this book. Love your books they are great.

Dannyfiredragon said...

Great excerpt. Added the book to my tbb list

CrystalGB said...

Loved the excerpt. Have a great weekend.

Anne said...

That was a nice, meaty excerpt. It's been a while since I've read a harlequin Presents, brings back lots of memories.

One of the first "hot' scenes I read was in an H.P. by Anne Mather. I still remember the storyline and that the hero's name was Jake.

catslady said...

I very much enjoyed the excerpt. It wants me to read more!

Jane said...

Awesome. That definitely whetted the appetite.