REVIEW: SHEIK DEFENSE by Ryshia Kennie

GENRE:   Romantic Suspense

SERIES:   Desert Justice (Book 4)

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About the Book

Tossed overboard, Ava Adams had been left for dead, drifting at sea. But security specialist Faisal Al-Nassar was determined to find her. He owed her father a great debt and had never forgotten the connection he and Ava had once shared. Yet after rescuing Ava he discovered she barely remembered him.

Amnesia had left Ava uncertain of who had tried to kill her. She did know, however, that Faisal was a man she could trust. The sheik’s embrace was familiar and enticing…and possibly even more dangerous. How could she succumb to feelings for her protector when what she didn’t know could get them both killed?

Read an Excerpt

Ben wasn’t sure how it had happened.  But he’d gotten lucky and landed in the water.  He’d just missed hitting his head on the way down.   He’d seen Dan fall overboard but then he’d fallen over himself.  It didn’t matter, he’d planned to swim to shore anyway.  He’d shot Dan first and he’d gone over a dead man.  The yacht was on autopilot, its navigational system dead, heading somewhere out to sea.  In other circumstances he might have laughed.  It would keep the authorities occupied trying to find the boat.

There was only one threat left and that was the little witch of a daughter Dan had managed to dump in the life raft.  There’d been nothing he could do to stop him.  It had all happened so fast.  He felt a twinge of regret.  Now Dan was gone and the yacht was already too far away to be a consideration.  He’d raised the anchor before the altercation began.

He swam toward shore.  He’d locked in his mind in what direction and how far away they had drifted.  Yet the weather system was moving in faster than had been reported.  It was a squall, and that and his aching shoulder had him gulping water and struggling as the weather worsened.  Combine the weather with the fact his clothes weighed him down, and it was rough going.  He reached down, wrestling with the laces of his oxfords, finally managing to get them off and tie them to the belt loop of his pants.  It wasn’t supposed to go like this.  He wished he hadn’t had to kill Dan, but once he’d made the decision, he’d accomplished what he meant to.  He’d shot Dan and he’d fallen overboard.  Now there was only one problem he had to resolve before he became a rich man.  The one fly in the ointment was Dan’s daughter.  She wasn’t supposed to be on the yacht.  Yet, there she’d been like it was her right.  He hadn’t liked her the first and only other time he’d met her.

She’d heard too much and she’d injured him.  Neither offense could be forgiven.  A wave pushed him backward and had him swallowing water.  He choked and flipped onto his back, resting, thinking.  He had to get to shore and then he had to find Ava Adams, and when he did, the little witch had to die.

My Review

A nice, neat, finish to the Desert Justice series, Sheik Defense gives us a strong alpha hero who is competent, patient, and sexy (as a romantic hero should be). Our heroine, Ava, is brave, daring, but reckless or perhaps a bit naïve.

I found it unusual that we got into a third person’s point-of-view. I’m not sure it was necessary, as the antagonist’s reasoning could have been spelled out in a tense scene between himself and Ava a little later in the book. However, this little foray into a different pov was brief and well written and didn’t detract from the story.

The renewal of Faisal and Ava’s previous relationship/family friendship was interesting to read, although not as romantic as I was expecting.

Overall, a bit light on both the romance and the intrigue, but still a really good book and, as I said, a nice finish to an entertaining series.

About the Author

The Canadian prairies are my home and while the prairie landscape is blessed with beautiful blue skies, it also has four seasons that come on full throttle – especially winter and because of that I like to travel.  Often on those trips, stories are born.

In 2011 I won my city’s writing award, and was the first romance writer to do so since its inception.  In 2013 my romantic suspense was a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Awards.  Published in historic romance and paranormal romance as well as romantic suspense, in February 2016, my first novel was published by Harlequin Intrigue.

There’s no lack of places to set a story as my imagination and the too long prairie winters may find me seeking adventure.  The memories of those worlds both near and far, the words of a stranger, the furtive look one man gives another, often become the catalyst for a suspenseful story with a deadly villain and an intrepid hero and heroine who must battle for their right to love or even their right to live.

When not dreaming of other stories, I can be found scouting out a garage sale or two, dusting off my roller blades or just thinking about the next adventure that may be miles away or in my own backyard.

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A Giveaway

Ryshia Kennie will be awarding a signed copy of Sheik Defense (international) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the Tour

This is a four-week review tour. You are welcome to visit the previous stop as well as future stops for even more chances to win!

November 20: Emily Carrington
November 27Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
November 27Jen’s Reading Obsession
December 4Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
December 11Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
December 11More Books Than Livros
December 11Locks, Hooks and Books

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It’s been my pleasure having Ryshia back for the final book in this series. Please come back again soon for more authors, books and giveaways.

Nancy

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2 Responses to REVIEW: SHEIK DEFENSE by Ryshia Kennie

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

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