Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Sheik's Ruby by Jennifer Moore

The Sheik's Ruby

The Sheik's RubyThe Sheik's Ruby
by Jennifer Moore
Adult Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 248 Pages
May 8th 2015 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc

Summary

Shelby wants to break away from the mold of her small town and make a name for herself in the big-city journalism world. While skiing, she meets mysterious stranger Hakim who is actually the prince of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Khali-dar.

When his enemies learn of Hakim’s connection to an American girl, they target Shelby. Fleeing to the safety of Khali-dar, Shelby falls deeper in love not only with the prince, but with his country. As she struggles to survive terrorist attacks, withstand the Sheik’s prejudice, and find her place in a world she doesn’t understand, she must choose which life she is willing to sacrifice—the comfortable one she has worked so hard to create, or the one with the man she loves.

You can read an excerpt and see the full tour schedule HERE.

  

Praise for the Book

“What a fun read! THE SHEIK’S RUBY is a fabulous Cinderella story with both ancient and modern tones you don’t want to miss.”
~Josi Kilpack

“THE SHEIK’S RUBY is a perfect blend of romance and adventure, set in locales both familiar and exotic. When I finished, I wanted to start over and enjoy it again.
~Nancy Allen


My Review

The Sheik's Ruby is a modern-day fairy tale where a small-town cowgirl finds a sophisticated foreign prince. A prince who unexpectedly ends up sweeping her off of her feet. The real question comes down to if she wants to be swept off her feet and if some sacrifices are worth a love found in a land far away from her family and hometown.

I enjoyed the story with all its charm, humor, and sweet moments. There was a little bit of a believability issue, but one the author doesn't shy away from as the heroine, Shelby, deals with her own doubts and insecurities and the prince, Hakim, deals with his doubts and those posed by his country and (more importantly) his father. The situation is unreal in a lot of ways. A true Cinderella story, but at the same time, Shelby is a very confident and charming woman. She's comfortable in her skin in a lot of ways and with horses, which comes to play in the story. Hakim wants to be loved for who he is and not his wealth or title. Shelby is so unexpected to him and isn't afraid to equally relax with and challenge him, which is rather foreign to his life. 

The plot was interesting. It wasn't a straight romance, although that was definitely prevalent. There was immediate attraction and similar interests that developed into friendship and then something more. I also appreciate that the romance was clean, but also had some good sparks. Then there were other cultural and women's issues thrown into the mix as Shelby's American upbringing clashed a little with Hakim's. Add to that the danger in Hakim's country and to him and Shelby and there were some twists and intensity that drove the plot, especially towards the end.

If you enjoy reading contemporary or sweet romance with some fun characters and a fairy tale romance with an edge, then I'd recommend The Sheik's Ruby. I'm curious to see what Moore will tackle next. Be it contemporary or historical, I'll be picking it up.


Content: Some violence, but I'd definitely consider this clean.

Source: I received a complimentary copy for the purposes of this tour through the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Jennifer

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. She suffers from an unhealthy addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.

Other Books by Jennifer Moore

Becoming Lady Lockwood Lady Emma's Campaign Miss Burton Unmasks a Prince
(Click on the covers to take you to my reviews.)

Tour-Wide Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 7/17/15

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9 comments

  1. literaryfeline6/30/15, 11:34 AM

    Ooo! This does sound good! I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Sounds intriguing!

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  3. I hope I can join this! Hopefully my library will get a copy!

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  4. Glad it caught your attention.

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  5. I hope so too. If you have a NetGalley account you could always see if you could get approved for an ARC. We're going to have a great time!

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  6. I am participating still but I switched back to my old blog so I have a new link for this. :)

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  7. Liz Martin7/5/15, 4:34 PM

    I'm just starting this book today. I will keep an eye on your blog!!!! Visit mine at Nerdigirlbooks.WordPress.com

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  8. Got my book in the mail today from B&N. So excited to start! I've never done a read-a-long before but it sounds super fun.

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