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For Prince Haidar Aal Shalaan, taking the reins of a kingdom in chaos is a matter of honour. And then there is Roxanne Gleeson, the lover who once rejected him. Now she pretends a cold disdain for their desperate passion. But he will not be denied either the throne of his motherland or Roxanne back in his bed. Together they are…his redemption....

Title : The Sheikh's Redemption
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ISBN : 9780373731787
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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The Sheikh's Redemption Reviews

  • Dee
    2019-04-26 01:48

    4/5 starsA start to another great series from Ms Gates. It is very closely linked to the Pride of Zohayd series and although it is not essential that you read that series first, I do strongly recommend that you do as it will help the characters and story fall into place.Haidar returns to his homeland as one of the three candidates to become king. Roxanne, the woman who walked away from him eight years ago, is the political-economic analyst who has been assigned to help the country recover from the devastation under the previous rule.I liked both Haidar and Roxanne. Haidar is a typical Harlequin sheikh (in which Ms Gates is the master of writing about) who outwardly comes across as a strong alpha male who is pretty arrogant but underneath is a tortured, emotional man with very strong feelings. Roxanne is a witty, outgoing and strong business woman who is determined not to be a doormat for any man, but like anyone else she is pretty emotional when her heart is involved.I am looking forward to reading about the other two candidates. Jalal, who is Haidar’s twin brother, but I am most looking forward their cousin Rashid’s story, who despite growing up with and being friends with Haidar is now angry and hostile and avowing revenge and Haidar has no idea why!Ms Gates has become an auto-read for me and I eagerly await her new releases and this one definitely did not disappoint. I would happily recommend to anyone who loves reading about Harlequin Sheikhs.Copy provided by Harlequin via Netgalley

  • Julia J
    2019-04-24 00:04

    Olivia Gates's latest masterpiece! And yes, it's nothing short of that. The Sheikh's Redemption has unique characters, so real you think you know them, and so detailed inside and out, you think you can see everything they do, and feel everything they feel. It's amazing how Ms. Gates writes, to transport you right into the characters minds and hearts. Haidar is yet another of her to-die-for sheikhs, but he's also different from them all. He has this...vulnerability, this humanity to him that I found made him more of a drool-worthy alpha male. And his WIT! This man had me laughing out loud many times during the book. And Roxanne is, as always with Ms Gates's heroines, his perfect equal and the one woman who deserves him. When you turn the last page in Ms. Gates's book, you're always left with a huge smile and a flutter in your stomach (not to mention being a puddle from all that passion) and with the belief that those people you've just read about deserve their happily ever after, and that it will come to pass! Another perfect book from the most passionate, emotional and insightful writer I've ever read!

  • Caridad
    2019-05-05 02:47

    Just when I think Olivia Gates can't give us a more luscious alpha male, she goes and creates another distinctive, unforgettable one who shares everything with all her heroes, yet stands out as a totally different man. I don't know how she does it! I loved Haidar and his uncanny mix of irresistibility and vulnerability, not to mention that he's smokin' hot! And Roxanne was as usual, a strong, independent, witty heroine who stood as his equal, yet wasn't beyond groveling when she realized how much she'd wronged him, in a twist I didn't see coming!I love that first installment in DESERT KNIGHTS trilogy, and I can't wait for Jalal's and Rashid's stories. I am very, very curious about the latter, though. Rashid is so dark and damaged he thrills and chills in every moment he appears in. I wonder what kind of heroine will be able to approach this scarred lion? December can't come quickly enough when I'll find out! As usual, THE SHEIKH'S REDEMPTION is a masterpiece I can't recommend highly enough.

  • Kanzi
    2019-04-21 07:43

    OMG! How HOT is Haidar???? And how's that for alliteration? ;)But yeah, Haidar is so hot, and powerful and fun and accessible, you just want to drag him out of the pages and eat him up. And the continuing stories of those luscious Aal Shalaan brothers in this book had me involved and not knowing what will come next. The heat level was off the charts, the interaction between Haidar and Roxanne (and him and RASHID!!!!) was so emotional and mesmerizing, and OMG so WITTY I found myself memorizong what they say and how they say it to use in confrontations. I loved Haidar as much as I loved his brothers from Pride of Zohayd trilogy, and I'm already in love with Jalal (the next book's hero) but I think I'll DIE for Rashid (the last book's hero!)Desert Knight trilogy starts with a real bang, and I think, like Olivia Gates always does in her trilogies, will end on a FAR bigger one! I really can't recommend THE SHEIKH'S REDEMPTION (and anything Olivia Gates writes) highly enough!

  • Christa Runge
    2019-04-21 06:44

    The Sheikh’s Redemption by Olivia GatesFrom an early age Prince Haidar Aal Shalaan’s mother had drilled into his head that he should and would be King. But circumstances at birth made it impossible. Nobody imagined how far his mother would go to make that happen. Now with the cloud of his mother’s actions hanging over him, Haidar has to prove that he was merely a pawn in her deceit, not a willing participant who had no knowledge of his plot. Through his arrogance he lost the one woman he loved, Roxanne Gleeson, because of his mother’s whispers. Now 8 years later he has a chance for redemption. Olivia Gates created another wonderful read with this book. The characters didn’t censor their feeling. The dialogue was heated and passionate. Over the course of the next three books in the Desert Knights trilogy by Olivia Gates we will get to see Haidar repairing the relationship with his twin brother, Jalal and his cousin, Rashid. I for one can’t wait.

  • Lena Kyrollos
    2019-05-04 03:43

    Just when I think Olivia Gates can't get any better, she does! The Sheikh's Redemption has to be her most 'mature' relationship novel yet! The way Haidar and Roxanne grew up, resolved their personal issues and grew closer was one of the books. And Haidar has to be the most human and fun alpha male I've yet had the pleasure to read. That role-playing trick he played on Roxanne in front of her neighbors still has me chuckling! As I've come to expect from the incomparable Gates, this book is chock full of wit, intelligence, passion, erotic and emotional, and unique, complex and real characters and totally unexpected plot twists! Brava!

  • Future Slayer Girl
    2019-05-18 01:39

    Hello, Olivia Gates! Hello, Harlequin Presents series Desire! I have a great many friends that read these books but the truck load. Always, I have been curious as to what draws them to the quick reads of Harlequin that seem to cookie cutter and perfect. So, I took a chance and requested for review a few books. Let me just say, that with Olivia Gates, I was not disappointed!The Sheikh’s Redemption is the story about one hell of a sexy Alpha male—well three that we see actually. Gates is so kind as to introduce us to three in this first installment. All I can say is yum and let me count the ways this story sexed me up and made me cry. I was moved, I cried, I laughed, I fell to my knees and nearly begged for Haider to tie up Foxy Roxy. For a woman that has sworn off men and all the intimate details the woman is a boiling over pot of smexy. I loved her as heroine! She was a strong, yet vulnerable female, without being annoyingly vulnerable. Did they need to just talk it out sometimes—yes. But don’t all the H/h relationships in romance books? Not only was this read well written, but it gave me a satisfying storyline that had me hunting down the next installment, which wasn’t written at the time, to the Desert Nights Series. I would love to read more by Olivia. She gives me the hot Alphas I want, in a vanilla relationship, but it is so totally satisfying!

  • Sylvia
    2019-05-12 07:38

    I love Olivia Gates' stories. High sensuality and larger-than-life heroes who fall in mad, desperate love. This one was no exception. Loved that Haidar and Roxanne talked themselves out of misunderstandings before they happened.

  • Amelia
    2019-05-06 05:49

    The Desert Knights miniseries is off to a captivating start with a story overflowing with profoundly affecting emotions between its engaging couple. Olivia Gates is a master when it comes to portraying feelings backed by genuine reactions, and THE SHEIKH'S REDEMPTION adeptly showcases her gifted talent.When Roxanne Gleeson shockingly walked away from Price Haidar Aal Shalaan eight years ago, he vowed to never let anyone get close to him or believe in others. When the Kingdom of Azmahar, the home country of his mother, needs a strong king to change its economic upheaval, Haidar is one of three candidates for the throne. While he is a very successful businessman, becoming the ruler of a country is a great challenge but he believes it is something he can do well is given the chance.He arrives back in Azmahar ready to confront the woman in charge of organizing the political procedures that will ultimately pick the next king. Since the woman is Roxanne, he is unsure as to how she will respond to him. He quickly realizes there is still potent sexual awareness between them, but getting her to admit her feelings will take much careful planning, a task he will throw his whole heart into.When I read a Harlequin Desire book by Olivia Gates featuring a sheikh, I know the hero will be larger than life and his storyline will be totally fascinating. In THE SHEIKH'S REDEMPTION, the male lead is someone who knows what he wants and is an expert at making his wishes successful. However, when it comes to personal connections, Haidar has failed time and again to keep anyone close if he actually cares about them. Misconceptions about himself and those dear to him have caused him much anguish, and my own heart ached for the distress he has suffered since childhood. Ms. Gates puts the blame on several characters who have mistaken beliefs that has brought about much grief for more than just one individual, and how they resolve these false impressions is extremely poignant with very powerful feelings being depicted in each instance. Roxanne is a take-charge woman in her professional life, and I was thrilled when she used this ability in very personal ways, resulting in scenes packed with sensuality. When Ms. Gates created any sexual encounter between Haidar and Roxanne, so much feeling is expressed between the two as their desire for the other is shown both intimately and with tender caring. Their every touch was also experienced by me through detailed writing full of imagination. The setting is another aspect of the story that visually comes alive, as I repeatedly got a clear picture of the locale plus any surroundings. Haidar's brother gets to tell his personal story next, and I am very eager to see how everything progresses in his book. THE SHEIKH'S REDEMPTION is an enchanting tale of love with two tormented characters, where passionate desires are fulfilled and quick-witted comebacks delight.

  • Nas Dean
    2019-04-27 02:41

    THE SHEIKH'S REDEMPTION by USA Bestselling author Olivia Gates is a Harlequin Desire release for June 2012.Roxanne was back in Azmahar after eight years. She had walked out of an intense relationship with Prince Haidar Aal Shalaan and had vowed never to come back. The economic instability of Azmahar brought her back. As a political and economic analyst, she was the best there was. But it also brought her face to face with Haidar. And she found out that the spark still flew between them! Now the question was, who would she support to the throne?Haidar, along with his twin Jalal and a cousin were contenders for the vacant throne. He decides to visit Roxanne first when he visits Azmahar. When she opened her door to him, he felt the jolt of electricity and desire which had been dormant. Would he be able to bring the sensual woman he knew which lurked under the business exterior to the fore again?THE SHEIKH'S REDEMPTION is a romance story amid the political power play. Filled with strong characters, snappy and witty dialogue, it also has tender sweet and exciting moments. Haidar is an emotionally tortured hero, who believes no one would ever love him. Roxanne is a sensual and strong heroine who knows what she wants and goes for it. How she manages to make Haidar open up to her emotionally is tenderly written. Olivia Gates made us visualize the story with her impeccable story telling. The emotional and sensory details are exquisitely done and the sensuality in the love scene just sizzles.

  • Storm
    2019-05-10 00:47

    I read this book after reading Fifty Shades of Grey (bleh) and all through it I was thinking now *this* is what romance is all about, this is how you write about alpha-male dominating men, this is how you create a strong and likeable main character. I'd never heard of Olivia Bates before this book but I'll definitely look for more books by her. I loved the verbal exchanges between Haidar and Roxanne, very smart. It was entertaining to read till the end even though I was confused by the royal intrigue and history. I think I need to read the rest of the series. I'm really looking forward to Rashid's book. Jalal is nice and all but Rashid really intrigued me...what's his story? What is he really like?

  • Nikita Isaac
    2019-05-21 06:45

    Loved it & can't wait til next one.

  • Riverina Romantics
    2019-05-05 04:40

    I read The Sheikh's Redemption right at the perfect time. I have an addiction to Sheikh's and hadn't had my fix for a long time. Straight away I was hooked to the masculine dominance of Haidar. I love the stern, possessive and confident types and although Haidar wasn't confident underneath all his emotional armor he definitely acted self assured.Roxanne and Haidar are mean't for each other but due to a monumental misunderstanding they are no longer together...*insert dramatic music* Until divine intervention and some seduction on Haidar's behalf solves that. At times I found myself a little confused about what was going on, especially near the end of the book. The final confrontation with Jalal had me re-reading a little to shake the cobwebs from my mind. But all in all it was a great Sheikh read. Olivia Gates is a phenomenal writer. Her descriptions are...I can't even find a word to describe it accurately. She just has a way with words that make her stories seem smart. Already I am gyrating on the edge of my seat, eagerly anticipating Jalal's book. But what I want even more is Rashid. The scarred, bad boy already has me swooning.

  • Sarah
    2019-05-19 05:48

    This was the first Romance book I have ever read cover to cover. I was shocked that it pulled me in, everything else in the past had me rolling my eyes with the cheese factor. I gave the book four out of five only because there was some corniness. I still feel the way that things are described during intimate scenes are the cheesiest things going. However, there was an actual storyline here, and her intimate scenes were still a lot better than I've read in the past. It's such a short book and I wanted more. Definitely, not what I was expecting. I am now a new fan of Olivia Gates, I'm not sure about the whole Romance genre overall, but of this author for sure. Now to find me some more good reads by her.

  • Lucky
    2019-04-26 08:02

    Incredible as usual. Scorching passion, involving plot, meticulous details that make you feel you're right there watching a vivid movie, scintillating wit and dialogue and three-dimensional characters (and not only the hero and heroine, I mean every character in the book) that I can't wait to see again and read more about in the two upcoming books of the Desert Knights trilogy. I've already re-read the book twice, and it's now on my keeper shelf. Can't wait for Jalal's story in The Sheikh's Claim, but I REALLY can't wait for Rashid's story in The Sheikh's Destiny!

  • Jennifer Mcpherson
    2019-05-18 23:39

    A can't put down book. Again I'm impressed with Olivia Gates gift which is flawless....

  • Susan
    2019-04-29 05:00

    Good book. I wasn't sure at first if I would like it, because Haidar was such a cold, vindictive guy. He had returned to Azmahar as one of the men in the running to take over the country. He saw this as a way to make up for his mother's evil ways. He was also going to get Roxanne back in his bed. Roxanne was back in the country as a political economist, to help the country recover from the disaster the previous ruler had caused. She knew she would end up seeing Haidar again, and wanted nothing to do with revisiting the past. This book had a lot of emotion - neither Haidar nor Roxanne was subtle about them. It became obvious, as more confrontations took place, that there were things going on that neither one had been aware of. There were several times that a lack of communication nearly caused disaster in their developing relationship, and I just wanted to smack them both. The confrontations with his brother Jalal and former friend Rashid show that there are still conflicts to resolve in the next books. I was glad to see that Haidar finally learned the benefits of opening up.

  • Beverly Diehl
    2019-04-23 07:57

    We start with an abused child, brutally trained by his mother not to trust anyone, ever. So while it may be somewhat hard to relate to alpha male Haidar, at first, we can remember the hurt child.Despite his conditioning, he'd fallen in love with Roxanne, and she with him. Thanks to Mommy Dearest, their romance ended, years back,but when she returned to the small desert kingdom of Azmahar, the sparks fly again. She's there to help Haidar's estranged twin brother, her best friend Jalal, press his claim to the throne of Azmahar.Exotic location, alpha male, strong female, sizzling romance - what's not to love?This was a sexy, tasty, fast read.

  • Arianna
    2019-04-22 05:58

    Mi è piaciuto veramente molto. Ho sempre amato gli sceicchi in genere e la sig.ra Gates non delude. Mi ha intrigato molto lo svolgimento della trama e come i personaggi affrontano le incomprensioni del passato e l'ombra oscura della madre di lui, una vera vipera. Non per niente la chiamano Demon Queen.Bello e tormentato lui, anche se io preferivo il fratello :-) quasi quasi mi propongo come eroina del prossimo libro ^^ ho come l'impressione che adesso mi farò una cultura di libri della Gates...Si ringrazia NetGalley e Harlequin per la gentile preview!Voto: 4,5 stelle

  • Samantha
    2019-04-23 07:47

    In true Olivia Gates fashion, this is another blazingly passionate love story with complex plot, characters, incredible setting and descriptions and some of the wittiest dialogue ever. Five stars plus from me, and can't WAIT for THE SHEIKH'S DESTINY and Rashid's story!!!

  • Hannah
    2019-05-07 01:59

    Fantastic start to a white-hot sheikh trilogy that only Olivia Gates can write. I can't wait for Jalal's story, but as usual, I'm DYING for Rashid's story at the end of the trilogy. Olivia always starts with a bang, and keeps building to the absolute best in her trilogies. Can't wait!!!!

  • Tawnya
    2019-04-28 03:03

    Gates series always leave that little mystery, making you want the next book immediately.

  • Tanya Mayes
    2019-04-30 23:52

    This book is a good read. Lots of sex and drama. Good ending but I was looking for more. Liked the ending but I was sad.

  • Jenn
    2019-05-14 23:47

    A great plot, strong charcters, intensity (usual Olivia Gates emotion). Just FABULOUS AS USUAL !The story was strong and really well put together with twists and turns. A really great read.

  • Aly is so frigging bored
    2019-05-08 00:46

    I wanted to give it 3, but I kept banging my head against the chair... so no. This book was full of hyperbolas and metaphors and odd comparisons. They also haven't heard of this marvelous concept: communication. I'm not continuing this series unfortunately.

  • Ismahane
    2019-05-20 05:37

    3.5 Stars!

  • Chitra *CJ*
    2019-04-25 06:02

    He inhaled her, rumbled like a lion maddened by the scent of his female, blew a gust of acute sensation over her quivering flesh. Her vision disappeared in a haze of crimson lust as he latched his hot lips over her intimate ones, plunging her into a vortex of need. Man can Olivia write smokin' sex scenes or what?!"The Sheikh's Redemption" is the story of Haider and Roxanne.Basically this is a second chance romance between our H and h, who were separated due to misunderstandings and reunite because of their mutual lust and clearing of their misconceptions. There is loads of brother, mother, throne drama along with lies and betrayal, passion, and angst.Honestly I was very bored by the back and forth, distrust and the theatrics in this book, and the only thing I wanted was for the truth to be revealed and the couple to finally get together...which happened at the very very end.Unsafe/SWE2/5

  • Dana Alma
    2019-05-21 06:46

    The Sheikh's Redemption by Olivia Gates gives us that destination read we all crave. Gates does not disappoint in this enjoyable read that transports us to sands of the Middle East. Prince Haidar is smokin' hot and Roxanne can't forget him, theirs is a passion that will not die. Harlequin delivers once again, stories that are perfect for daily reads. There is just enough action, romance, and angst to keep readers happy. I am looking forward to both Rasid's and Jalal's stories. Rasid is scarred and wrapped in a cloak of mystery, and Jalal, Haidar's happy go lucky twin, has secrets of his own, their stories scream to be told. Jalal's story will be available September 2012 titled The Sheikh's Claim.

  • Fanniny Moreno Zavaleta
    2019-04-29 23:40

    So I was doing some shelves' adding and I couldn't remember this story so I started a light re-reading and couldn't believe why I gave this book 4 stars. I can understand I gave an extra star because I'm Olivia Gates' fan and her writing in this book is pretty good.There are lots of angst in this book because H and h were lovers some years ago and things didn't end nicely so I liked that.The big BUT is that I'm not a fan of non-virgin heroines, specially if there were lovers in between her relationship with the hero. So no, this is not for me but I love Olivia Gates so I'll leave it at 3 stars.

  • Pam
    2019-05-12 07:49

    OMG i loved the book. I really loved the Hero. The heroine very smart and stood up for herself. Especially what she wanted. The twists in the story are great. I can not wait to read about the twin and cousin. Olivia Gates has definitely become one of me it again liked it more this time