A GOLDEN BETRAYAL
November 27, 2012
Rating: 3 Cups
As a real life Arabian prince, Raif Khouri is used to getting exactly what he wants, when he wants it. When his search for a stolen family heirloom leads him to an American auction house, Raif takes his search to New York. To his consternation, feisty auctioneer Ann Richardson seems to have no intention of bending over backwards to give him what he wants.
Ann Richardson knows the artifact she is about to auction is not the stolen piece Raif believes it is. She also understands the prince’s need to find the missing heirloom. If only the commanding, demanding prince was not quite so enticing. Going toe to toe with Raif tests her patience and her self-control.
From the streets of New York to Raif’s desert oasis of opulence, Ann signs on to help find a statue reputed to bring luck in love. She might have started this journey unwillingly, but the more time she spends with Raif the more difficult it will be to deny the man anything. She can only hope the cost can be measured in love and not life.
This story has all the elements of a fantastic read; handsome prince, plucky heroine, and love in a desert paradise. However, the author spends far too much time telling the reader what happened instead of showing the fast paced action promised by the plot. In the end, this book reads like the outline of a really amazing tale worthy of Scheherazade.
Reviewer for Coffeetime Romance & More