Heir to a Desert Legacy by Maisey Yates

SHeirToADesertLegacyayid 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.

This was nice for a change. It was predictable but that’s okay, there were still some surprises.

On the surface, neither one of these characters were exactly what they seemed. At least not to each other. The only common bond that they had was a child that threw them together. Chloe had no intentions of being a mother and Sayid had no intentions of being king, much less a father and husband. Of course they were going to fall in love. *sigh*

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1The romance was sweet and the back story for both characters was heart breaking. In Sayid’s case, he had been left totally broken. His reluctance to get attached to anyone was totally understandable but keeping Chloe locked out proved to be impossible. I loved Chloe’s tactics in helping him realize that he could love and there was more to his life than being a soldier.

Although contemporary romance isn’t my preference, I’ll be watching for more reads from Maisey Yates. Heir to a Desert Legacy was a quick read and proved to be the perfect romantic diversion.