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DOWNLOAD Ã Mirage By Monica Burns Ý A sheikh without a country A woman without fear A love hotter than the SaharaIn his heart Viscount Blakeney will always be Sheikh Altair Mazir but a deathbed oath to his English grandfather forces him to divide his time between Britain and his beautiful Sahara A victim of prejudice from both cultures he has learFor assistance in finding the lost city of Ramesses II he finds himself not only compelled to help but donning his desert robes to hide his identityAlexandra is all too familiar with men who euate her sex with a lack of intelligence But the mysterious Altair isn’t like other men He never uestions her ability to find the lost city only her resistance to the sinful pleasure of his touchBound by a Pharaoh’s prophecy desire flares betwee. I can't explain why this novel struck such a chord with me but it did I'm not normally a lover of romantic stories involving sheikhs and the desert but this story went straight to my heart and I absolutely loved it Altair Sheikh MazirLord Blakeney is the most gorgeous tortured hero with the added little boy lost uality that will make most women want to mother him in lieu of being able to do anything else He has been reared in two completely different worlds and cultures being both the grandson of an English Viscount on his father's side and a Prince of the desert as descended from his maternal grandfather Not fully at home in either role but comfortable with his Bedouin tribe there he transforms from the suavely handsome Lord Blakeney to the gorgeous and dangerous Sheikh Altair Mazir who complete with tribal robes henna face markings and his hair loose to his shoulders sounds good enough to eat Alexandra too is a likeable and attractive character Innocent but liberated strong minded confident and brave she survives a number of threats to her life without falling apart She has been treated as an eual by her father a renowned American Egyptologist who has taught her everything he knows Sadly Alex's father dies before he can realise his dream of finding the tomb of Nourbese beloved wife of Ramesses II Alex first encounters Altair at the British Museum Even though he is dressed as a proper English Lord Alex knows something is different about this stunning man and is very attracted to him Altair knows all about Alex's father having had years of correspondence with him although his failing to reveal this fact proves to be a big mistake in their burgeoning love affair The pair travels to Egypt with Altair acting as Alex's escort and protector She continues to be unaware that Altair is half Bedouin and an honorary Sheikh to boot The attraction that began in London continues to grow making the lie by omission harder to reveal The sizzling sensuality between the two of them fairly jumps off the page and simmers throughout Monica Burns' descriptions are so thoroughly evocative of life in Egypt I felt as though I could smell feel and see the warm soft sand of Cairo and hear the cacophony of sounds noise and bustle of life there Having visited the area myself I consider her depiction of the Pyramids of Giza to be stunning elouent vivid and just as I remember In fact it took me right back I want to visit again This is undoubtedly the sign of an excellent writer one that paints such beautiful pictures that we the reader can see what she sees This story really does have everything murder mystery intrigue history and the most sensual steamy romance The characters are incredibly well crafted; I loved Altair admired Alex and adored the little mongoose Zada presented to Alex by Altair as an added protection against snakes Even in this Ms Burns does not pull back on the imagination this sweet chattering little creature is funny loveable and endearing The caravan of the Bedouin tribe escorting Alex is brought brilliantly to life silk cushions camels and dancing with that background danger ever lurking sinister and menacing If I have one criticism and it's minute when put against the myriad of pluses it is that Altair has a brother by the same Bedouin Mother which makes them half brothers and not step brothers as is constantly asserted Even so Mirage is an historical romance of the highest calibre A definite keeper


A sheikh without a country A woman without fear A love hotter than the SaharaIn his heart Viscount Blakeney will always be Sheikh Altair Mazir but a deathbed oath to his English grandfather forces him to divide his time between Britain and his beautiful Sahara A victim of prejudice from both cultures he has learned a bitter lesson Trust no oneYet when he witnesses firsthand the British Museum’s rejection of Alexandra Talbot’s reuest. Actually 3 12 starsThis story had a very interesting setting the Arabian desert in the 1880's The lead characters were searching for a lost tomb so there were a lot of Egyptian tomb references that reminded me of the movie The Mummy which I really likeThe two main characters were interesting especially the half Bedouin half English hero Sheikh Altair Mazir who goes along on the uest into the desert with the heroine Alexandra Talbot is an American woman who has studied archeology with her deceased father and is intent of finding the tomb her father and uncle were obsessed with The pair is attracted to each from the time they meet in England when Altair decides to accompany her into the desert since he corresponded with her father and was supposed to escort him He decides not to tell the heroine who he really is because he is afraid she will reject him for his half Bedouin blood They set out for the desert and begin the task of finding the hidden tomb that plays a big part in his tribe's history and is guarded by an ancient prophesyWhile I really enjoyed the setting I was very annoyed with how the romance played out The book was full of misunderstandings and the hero lying and betraying the heroine for one dumb reason after another It felt very contrived and became pretty annoying because every time they started to grow closer something would pop up and push them away from each other for another few weeks The author created a very neat setting and some pretty interesting characters but lost points with me for too many misunderstandings between the lead characters

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Mirage By Monica BurN them under the desert stars But murder and betrayal turn their uest into a deadly game pushing their fragile trust to the breaking point A trust that must be reforged if they are to surviveThis book has been previously published by Samhain PublishingWarning Contains a half blood prince of the desert whose tortured Bedouin heart beats beneath a proper English cravat And an American archaeologist who’ll go a long way to fulfil her drea. While the setting and attraction between the two leads is fantastic and I absolutely adored what a strong feisty heroine Alex was I hated all the lying and misunderstandings that provided the conflict for the romance It fell into an easy pattern act on attraction argue not speak to each other Then at the start of the next chapter one or the other would rationalize the last argument and it would all get swept under the rug starting the whole process all over again It got very tedious by 23's of the way through the story