Not your ordinary romance novel.
A vacation on the shores of the Egyptian Red Sea was Veronica Blake’s long lasting dream.
But dreams turn into nightmares. Controlling boyfriend Peter complains and embarrasses her frequently in front of everybody from the start. A trip to the ancient sites turns into a disaster. But the salvation comes in the form of the mysterious Nicholas, a blue-eyed man she remembers from the hotel.
Deep in the Sahara desert, Veronica encounters a totally different way of life. She desperately seeks the truth about everything that happened. Alone and afraid of her new written future she finds consolation with Nicholas, the only man she’s left to trust.
Will she ever accept the truth she seeks, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
Will she be able to find a way back to the life she was forced to leave behind?
Is it a series?
Is it easy to read?
Karen’s Magic Review
It was the book cover that first attracted me, then the description and I had to download it. I’m glad I did. This is a good story with fantastic descriptions.
I did get frustrated with Veronica, the main character, at times. She had far more patience for the situation she found herself in than I would. If I’d have been kidnapped, I’d have been kicking and screaming a lot more about it than she was. Then, she was also forever being told that all will be revealed and it wasn’t. I also noticed how quick she was to believe things that the reader didn’t and then when she appeared to be told the truth, she didn’t believe it.
There was a murder, which at first they thought she was responsible for, but when proved innocent, we didn’t hear anything more about it. The sheik’s second wife and Veronica clearly hated each other. There were several altercations between them and I was waiting for the ultimate settling of scores, but it didn’t come.
Despite all that, this novel had a magical feel. Exotic locations were beautifully described and the story took me there. I was lost amongst the pages. That’s always a good sign. There were a few twists along the way and I particularly liked the solitude and routine Veronica found in Slovenia until it was spoilt by some nasty men kidnapping her again.
There are enough surprises to keep the readers going right until the end. I was able to overlook the many flaws in the plot as I was carried away with the great storyline.
The end! What can I say without giving anything away? If you are a romantic and you love horses, a daring rescue will leave you starry-eyed. Wonderful! (Except for the coincidence of her being in exactly the right place at the right time.)
Well worth a read.