BREATH OF THE DESERT
Red Rose Publishing
Mainstream Romance, Interracial/Multicultural
Rating: 3 Cups
Aubreigh has spent her life trapped aboard a ship and engaged to a man she barely knows. Her life is shattered by her capture, and the subsequent death of her father. Before permanent damage can occur, she is rescued by one man to become the possession of another.
Alaeddine ibn Manad is unwilling to stand idle in the face of the suffering of others. He is unable to help his feelings of dissatisfaction when he comes to know Aubreigh is promised to one he feels unworthy, but vows to return her to her people nonetheless.
Aubreigh is enthralled by the man of compassion with an achingly compelling voice. Alaeddine feels there is no place for a woman such as Aubreigh in his world, or is there? Can he deny his need when she once again requests his attentions?
Breath of the Desert is a pleasant story of two world colliding. Aubreigh and Alaeddine find their worlds are not so far apart. I was disappointed in the romantic parts of the story as well as the love scenes. The depictions of a bygone era are glaringly important to the story and draw the reader back into the past. Breath of the Desert showcases the solid writing of Jennifer Mueller and a good read for a moment out of time.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More