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Enslaved By The Desert TraderTahar could be a sneaky little devil and I liked that first I must take my rest he said but his large hands were doing anything but resting Soon he was atop her slowly kissing her Breasts This Is The Best This is the best I think I have ver had I really liked this book I loved Kiya s spirit For those who can t get Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism enough of ancient Egyptian history and culture Gilbert s desert romance is a tale to prize The backdrop is as intriguing as the characters and though readers might wish they were fleshed out many will simply savor the fascinating historical details Definitely a must for those hunting for thexotic RT Book Reviews Under the Egyptian SunKiya survives two years of drought by disguising herself as a mute boy and hauling stone for the Great Pyramid of King Khufu She remembers little of her mother Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice except two warnings Beware the three serpents And stay away from menthey mean tonslave youTahar lives among the desert people as a trader but he is not one of them When he captures Kiya during a brief alliance with raiders his first thought is to sell her for a high price and return to his homeland across two seas He travels with his captive saving her teaching her and learning from herMs Gilbert s tale is set in an ancient world Don t let the setting fool you the characters live and speak values and truths applicable to modern life Orphaned and left on the streets of Cairo Kiya disguises herself as a boy to work on the Great Pyramid of King Khufu But then fearsome raiders arrive and running for her life she is captured by a desert trader Tahar is a desert trader a member of the despised barbarian tribes bordering the Egyptian lands However his tribe is an adopted one and his real family lives far away across the big blue When his tribesmen raids the workers building the pyramid Tahar captures Kiya He immediately sees through her disguise and realises his opportunity to sell her for a handsome price and finally find his way back to his At the beginning of this book I was intrigued because there aren t many romance novels that include this time period and setting ancient Egypt and I give the author credit for re imagining a story in this way I like that she really includes the mythology of the time period But I became increasingly frustrated with all the characters It should be subtitled Women who fall in love with bad men and who lie about themselves First of all Kiya lies about her truth self to EVERYONE She disguises herself as a boy to become a pyramid building slave and the reason why she does this is unclear Then she doesn t tell the trader Taher or the Egyptian king who she really is She allows them to believe that she s En plein coeur either a goddess or named after a goddess And again the reasons why she does this are omitted from the story Secondly Taher the trader is no hero he s an absolute scumbag until the last chapter and then the author decides to make uick amends to his character when he practically says Oops I m not really that person you thought I was For me it was too little too late I was pissed off with his character by the half way point of the book and the author lost me on feeling any kind of affection towards him He takes Kiya hostage because he decides that she would make a great meal ticket byxchanging her to some rich man down the river so that he can buy a boat She s not a human being in his The Bookshop on the Shore eyes she s chattel As the story progresses he does damage to her than you can imagine so his precious bargaining property doesn tscape She is lanced in the arm with a spear by one. Passion hotter than the Egyptian sun In the Great Pyramid of King Khufu resourceful Kiya works tirelessly disguised as a boy But then fearsome raiders arrive and


sort of reaction to him mean here he is watching the woman he loves about to marry someone Dance Real Slow else and we never get to see his reaction These Harleuin Historicals are rocking my world Mother what have I become Good gawd this was so much fun What an underrated little jewel this is I literally felt like I was swept up in a cinematic adventure all over the sand dunes of Egypt This was my first read by Greta Gilbert and she did a stunning job capturing the rich vibrant world of Ancient Egypt The details Oh man From the prophecies the high Priests the darkndless tunnels of the pyramids the river banks the lavish lifestyle of the royal palace the nomadic life out in the desert I have to say I was really impressed how far the author took it with the details And the makeup the wigs the jewelry Oh myWhat also really worked here for me was that both hero and heroine toed that line of grey area in the beginning Tahar and Kiya were so uniue in the sense they both started off having ulterior motives Tahara is pretty much an anti hero in the beginning given his selfish motives and he used to be part of a tribe of thieves Kiya s motives are desperate and understandable I ll be honest I was a little skeptical in the beginning but the character development really won me over uickly I see most had issue with the heroine s lying but considering it was done out of pure survival mode and not on a whim and she didn t do it constantly which was my fear it didn t bother me Plus the hero pretty much had her number from the beginning and knew the 2 or 3 times she was lying so it wasn t that big of an issue shrugs The heroine in particular showed such strength and courage and I loved the women The Art of Memoir empowerment undertonesspecially in a time and place where a woman s worth is little to none The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life especially a poor orphaned one I disguised myself as a man I helped pull the carts up the tunnel shexplained I am not a goddess Your Highness I am not Hathor Incarnate I am I am just a woman The love story was so beautiful Nicely built up Tahar falling for the mysterious woman he CAPTURES WAS SO GREAT TO SEE was so great to see gender bender introduction was cute and created some funny moments The growth both of these characters go through made this a successful read I loved how Tahar taught Kiya to open her mind and yes to the bigger picture For someone who was pretty much raised on the streets she had a very narrow view of the world and beliefs so it was great to see her grow and learn that there is out there and to see of the world To see both come together and have such clashing differences in beliefs one realistic and worldly xperienced and the other spiritual and naive was great to see I found both of them so refreshingly honest and pure in so many ways Loved me some Tahar Mmm mmm So going down the checklist Epic adventure all over the desert Angsty love story of captor falling for his captive Couple facing great odds and trials to reunite I clearly loved this I felt like I was watching a movie with the hurdles the characters face and the twists and turns thrown their way until they finally reunite at the nd This covered all aspects of Ancient Egypt in pretty much 4 Acts You get a nice taste of verything from the drudgery of workers and slaves working for grain to the PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition endless miles of sand and scorching unforgiving heat of the desert sun to the opulence of the King s boat and the cool palace walls I feel like I ve repeated myselfnough so I ll stop here lol This is the kind of book I Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography enjoy Definitely recommend this on. Ome price But Kiya is notasily tamed And when a wild heat xplodes between them shattering all thoughts of resistance Tahar must find a way to keep her as his ow. Of his allies while he holds her underwater She is bitten by a poisonous snake from which she could have scaped had she not had her arms and legs tied together so that she wouldn t scape Taher s camp He later ties her to a tree in the desert for an ntire day and leaves her alone with no food no way to relieve herself and no way to drink water because he has her mouth gagged and then he wanders off to find the nearest brothel so he can have sex with some other woman What a complete jerk And then she falls in love with him Boy the desert heat must have really affected her brain Later she is sent off alone with Taher s horse and is discovered by the King of Egypt The king desires her for her looks and decides he wants to claim her as his bride But Kiya at this point wants the cruel Taher By this point I ve decided that the author must love female characters who love to be masochists Adventure Romance story of Tahar and Kiya that takes place in ancient Egypt 2000 BCE It was nice to imagine this period in our history However the reason for my lowered rating was due to simplistic vision ancient Egypt The love story was cute Kiya is an orphan who has lived on the streets for years She disguised herself as a man and has been working on the building of the pyramid When desert raiders attack the pyramid Kiya is captured by a raider with the intend to sell her Tahar needs to buy a boat to return to his homeland and family And he knows he can get uite a bit of money for a young maiden But Kiya is not your typical maiden and defies him at "Every Chance Soon They Are Both On "chance Soon they are both on wild journey that pits them against the king and the desert raiders all who want them deadI ll be honest this wasn t a book that I would normally read But I was bored and love historical fiction So I picked it without reading anything about it including the title It was set during the ancient Egypti Good writing and setting BUT H wants to marry an independent woman ven though he has been brought up in a society Kiya has been living on the streets of Memphis in Egypt for years and has been posing as a man and working on the Great Pyramid for the last 2 When a group of desert tribesman perform a raid on the work site Kiya is captured by Tahar who is determined to sell her in marriage to someone wealthy so he can afford to sail back to his homeland But he doesn t xpect to fall in love with her and once it occurs to him what he s actually about to do he becomes set on seeing Kiya happy no matter what it takes But setting her free doesn t give kiya her freedom free doesn t give Kiya her freedom Kiya finds herself the obsession of the Pharaoh and The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl engaged to be married to him But she misses and loves Tahar who she fears she ll never see againSo this started out very promising First of all the setting is totally uniue in the romance genre Not many romances out there set in Ancient Egypt And thestablishment of their developing connection their chemistry and the moral conflict as Tahar begins to understand his own intentions were Exile and Pilgrim excellent I loved this book right up to the 50% mark But then Tahar sets Kiya free and things kinda go down hill I was disappointed that when Kiya became the fiancee of the king it was soasy for her to set Tahar aside She claimed he was always in her mind but she ACCEPTED her marriage to the king awfully uickly when it came to itno resistance whatsoever That bothered me a lot because I seriously began to uestion how much she loved him Tahar s love I had no doubt ofuntil she saw him on her wedding day and we got nothing. Unning for her life she is captured by a hardened desert trader When he realises what a beauty he has nslaved Tahar knows he could and should sell her for a hands.