Monday, May 21, 2007

Review: Sheikh Surgeon by Meredith Webber

Title: Sheikh Surgeon
Author: Meredith Webber

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: January 9, 2007
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373820488
ISBN-13: 9780373820481

Fourteen years ago, Dr. Nell Warren fell madly in love with Sheikh Khalil al Kalada—although he could never be hers, for a brief time their passion was intense.

Now Nell is faced with an emergency and is forced to seek him out. She journeys to the cosmopolitan oasis city where Kal is now a successful surgeon.

He is the only man who can save her son's life. Not because of his skill, but because Kal is Patrick's father.

My rating:

I think there should be a special award for blurb-writing. Because I read this book's blurb and I couldn't resist the temptation of the desert, the sheikh-doctor, the secret child in peril...
Unfortunately the book doesn't live up to the few sentences on the back of it...Or the cover picture of Nathan Kamp as the sheikh. *big grin*

After fifteen years of separation, all Nell had to say to the father of her son was "Hello, Kal", which didn't strike me as something a woman who's been pining for a man for that long would say.
The sheikh who was supposed to be hot-blooded and passionate (isn't that the stereotype these days?) was so-so and his anger at what he saw as Nell's betrayal soon grew old and bothersome...

And we're supposed to believe that these two strangers at best who happened to have a hot affair more than a decade ago that ended in a child, could clear things between them with just a few sentences (which is exactly what happened at the end of this story)? Sorry, didn't buy it.