The Life She Left BehindThe Life She Left Behind by Maisey Yates

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I haven’t read a Harlequin since I was in high school, and you know what? They haven’t changed all that much, which is kind of comforting.

Taj and Angelina had met a few years back, and fallen in love. Her father was a big time oil magnate who wanted Taj to marry Angelina to cement their business arrangement. Taj sees no problem with this.

Once Angelina realizes that she’s being bartered in a business deal, she runs.

After creating her own life as nanny to a young prince, she sees Taj at a party, and she darts out of that room as fast as she can. Taj catches up with her and demands she tell him how becoming a servant was any better than becoming his queen. Angelina says that she can respect herself as a nanny. That was an awesome line.

But circumstances being what they are, they are, of course, thrown back together. Taj convinces Angelina to marry him, and they have to learn how to love each other, and they learn that the path tolove is not always smooth.

This was my first sheik read, and it was nice. I think this novella starts off strong, but I think that a few things happened too quickly for my taste. But it was a pleasant way to pass the evening.

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