Heir to a Desert Legacy – Maisey Yates

heir desert legacy - m yatesBook Details

Title: Heir to a Desert Legacy

Series: Secret Heirs of Powerful Men #1

Author: Maisey Yates

Publisher: Harlequin Presents

Published Date: 1 April 2013

ISBN (paperback) : 9780373131396

ISBN (Ebook): 9781459234802

Book provided by Netgalley



Sayid 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….


A Sheikh who isn’t trained to lead meets a mother who never intended to mother. Can they find a way to co-exist for the good of the future king?

Maisey Yates specialises in delicious men who have experienced trauma in their pasts, and Sayid Al Kadar is no exception. Scared, physically and emotionally, by his past, he can no longer feel emotion, good or bad. Chloe James would rather not feel anything, and feels much safer in the world of science, where logic rains supreme. But now they’ve met each other, and the walls are crumbling down…

In Heir to a Desert Legacy, Yates manages to blend fragility, vulnerability and strength in each of her lead characters. Sayid is in a position of power as acting Sheikh, he is physically strong and trained in military tactics, but he is unable to emotionally connect with anyone. Chloe is a smaller woman who prefers the logic of science to the world of emotion but since the birth of her nephew, who she was the surrogate mother for, she has learned the power behind intense emotions. Where one is weak, the other is strong, making for many misunderstandings but could also make for a strong relationship.

As you can expect from a Harlequin Presents novel, there is some sexy time. Deliciously naughty sexy time, with silk scarves. FABULOUS.

I can’t recommend this book enough. If you like your heroes tall, dark and devastating and your heroines smart, sassy and sarcastic, BUY THIS BOOK IMMEDIATELY.

Learn more about Maisey Yates and her books here



Favourite Quotes

“I already told you I’m sure you could out talk me on string theory.”

“Then I’ll stay in my science corner where I reign supreme.”

“Just… whatever you do,” she said, “be discreet. I don’t want to be conscious of what’s going on inside your bedroom. You keep it in there, I won’t open the door. To you, you can be getting some, to me, you can be in there all by yourself. And unless I open the door you can be both promiscuous and celibate. It’ll be Schrodinger’s affair.”
“Because it’s impossible to prove unless the door is opened?”
“Yeah, exactly. That’s the joke.”
“You need to work at cultivating more mainstream humor.”
“That would have killed in Advanced Quantum Field Theory.”


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