HEIR TO A DESERT LEGACY by Maisey YatesHeir to a Desert Legacy by Maisey Yates
Genres: Contemporary
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Published by Harlequin

Reviewed by Vanessa

Sayid al Kadar was trained from childhood to be a warrior. He's fought, he's conquered—but was never meant to rule…Thrust reluctantly to the throne, Sheikh Sayid is shocked to discover a child who is his country's true heir, and he'll do anything to protect him, even if it means taking on the child's aunt!Chloe James might behave like a tigress protecting her cub, but this trained soldier can see her weak spot. Taking Chloe as his bride would appease the people of his kingdom, and provide the perfect outlet for the blistering chemistry between them….


Warrior, Sayid al Kadar has recently lost his brother who ruled their country of Attar.  Sayid has never been trained to be a sheikh.  He was taught the life of a warrior and to dispense with emotions and diplomacy from a young age.  Being thrust into a position that he wasn’t raised to hold, Sayid is uncomfortable to say the least.  He soon finds that his brother hid a secret, and Sayid will do anything to protect that secret for his country including taking on the woman that holds the answers!

Chloe James longed for the ties of family and understanding the tangible since she can’t quite grasp people.  Studying for her doctoral, she takes on something that she believes she can handle, but soon realizes that the emotions she fought so hard to repress are beginning to show themselves again.  Chloe will cling to that which she now holds dear, and place her dreams on hold as new ones reveal themselves to her.  She maintains that she will cling to that even at the cost of joining her life to the cold, robotic-like man who has come to her door to claim that secret heir!   

Heir to a Desert Legacy… Oh. My. Gawd! This book was amazingly enjoyable!  Heir to a Desert Legacy had it all.  Passion, humor, chemistry, a dark troubled hero and a heroine who had her own legacy of pain, but in the end it was completely romantic when they learned to trust in love!  I adored Sayid and enjoyed when he and Chloe realized that you gained more from love than shutting themselves off and watching things transpire in Heir to a Desert Legacy

I loved the deeper layers of both Sayid and Chloe in Heir to a Desert Legacy, and I found myself quickly turning the pages of the story.  I never felt like Sayid was one of those alpha revenge seeking guys that populate the HPs of late, but he was a warrior and he acted like one as well.  He thought in strategy and precision.  He saw a problem and the best outcome for all parties participating and worked to see it out to the end in Heir to a Desert Legacy.  He didn’t sugar coat things in lies and innuendo, but spoke the truth even if it wasn’t always diplomatic and polite.  Sayid wasn’t out to gain for himself in Heir to a Desert Legacy, but to sacrifice himself for others.  Chloe on the other hand was more scientific in her interactions with others.  She hoped to observe, propose, and test theories to arrive at a clear concise conclusion for the explanations as to why things occurred the way they did in Heir to a Desert Legacy.  Both Sayid and Chloe had baggage and learned that the healing process begins with what they are afraid to experience in Heir to a Desert Legacy.  They began near the same emotional level and grew together in those emotions as well as feelings towards one another.  Because I had such a fabulously engaging time reading Heir to a Desert Legacy, I am Joyfully Recommending it for April 2013, and I eagerly look forward to the follow-up book about Sayid’s friend. 

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