Captured by the Sheikh by Kate Hewitt

Captured by the Sheikh by Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (192 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus

“I took your bride. I’ll take your throne. Because both are mine by right.”

Banishment and shame has turned Sheikh Khalil al Bakir into a man determined to reclaim the crown of Kadar from his rival. Khalil’s campaign begins by kidnapping his enemy’s bride-to-be. She’s a means to an end, so why is he so inflamed at the thought of her in anyone’s bed but his own?

Queen Elena Karras of Thallia was prepared for a cold, mutually convenient marriage. Instead she is carried off into the sands, where the virgin queen soon discovers an unexpected desire for her sinfully sexy captor that leaves her craving more….

Queen Elena needs to marry quickly to save her monarchy, she doesn’t expect to be kidnapped by Sheikh Khalil al Bakir, who needs to stop her marriage so he can reclaim his rightful throne.

I was very amused by how easily Khalil kidnapped her, and then tricks her in to thinking he lives a very primitive existence. I enjoyed that Elena does attempt to escape and doesn’t just roll over and give up. It’s only because they’re in the middle of the desert that she doesn’t escape. Elena easily falls for the kindness Khalil shows her and after they get lost in the desert things get even more complicated.

I enjoyed Khalil. He’s a gruff alpha male and while he feels a bit bad that he’s ruined Elena’s plans, he goes out of his way to get her to realize that she doesn’t need a consort in order to rule her country. I love that he went out his way to build up her self-confidence.

These two together were very sexy, and the chemistry is off the charts. The author does a great job of bringing the desert nomad life alive on the page. I found myself imagining the heat and the sand.

This story had everything I’ve come to love in Sheikh stories, a brooding male, a strong but innocent female, and an exotic backdrop for it all. I highly recommend this for fans of Sheikh love stories.


  1. Ooh, I haven’t read any Sheikh stories before, but this one sounds like a good place to start. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Lisianthus.

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