Allegra Sanford has traveled across
Europe in order to attend her best friendís wedding. A
former courtesan, Allegraís life hasnít always been easy,
but now she is in charge of her own destiny and no one will
ever make her do anything she doesnít want to do again.
Seeing Sheikh Shaheen at the train station, however, makes
Allegra think a bit more about her decision. He has made it
more than clear that he does not want to have anything to do
with Allegra, no matter how many times they are together and
no matter how much he desires to tie her to him. Shaheen is
adamant about this decision until he gets word of his
enemiesí plans to use Allegra, so he deliberately makes her
think that he no longer cares. But cares he does and now it
is only Shaheen who can save Allegra, the woman he loves.
Shaheen made me so mad. I was furious
at him for the way he treated Allegra, especially when he
was mean to her Ė I wanted to smack him and shake him and
hurt his feelings. And then I kept reading and suddenly
everything about Shaheen fell into place. While I didnít
like his reasoning, I understood him and the way he tried to
protect Allegra. Allegra was an awesome female heroine.
She was smart, witty, strong, independent, and beautiful.
She was exactly what Shaheen needed.
Kismet is a great
historical romance; erotic and intriguing all at the same
time. Monica Burnsí talent shines through on every page. I
canít wait to read more from this author. In fact, I am
admonishing myself as to why I have never read Monica Burns
before! Kismet is definitely a keeper.