Little does she know the trinket is about to transport her to another world. Tariq Sayed is the Viper Prince of Jikkar.
For a millennia, the six princes of the Golden De A successful romance author, Sabine Santiago's latest book is about hot desert sands and a sexy caravan prince. For a millennia, the six princes of the Golden Desert have ruled their caravans, providing water for their people and protection from the hot desert sun. When their worlds collide, Sabine is dropped right into the plot of one of her books. One look at the sexy Viper, and it's clear that the line between fiction and reality is slim to none.
But Tariq has been promised to wed the niece of the Jackal Prince, which will form a strong alliance for his people. Now, the Viper must choose between his duty and the woman who burns his very soul. Published August 18th by Carnal Passions first published August 17th Desert Princes of Jikkar 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Viper Prince , please sign up. Lists with This Book.
Jun 04, Rachel Annie rated it it was ok Shelves: I really wanted to at least shelve this as a Cotton Candy Read , but it can't be rated less than three stars to be considered hot fluffy fun for me. The writing, plot, and characterizations were disappointingly simplistic. It felt like a first draft rushed together for a NaNoWriMo challenge that never got a rewrite. I guess if you go into it expecting a painfully easy read, nothing more than a mindless diversion, it woul I really wanted to at least shelve this as a Cotton Candy Read , but it can't be rated less than three stars to be considered hot fluffy fun for me.
I guess if you go into it expecting a painfully easy read, nothing more than a mindless diversion, it wouldn't be quite so bad. I can't even say hawt diversion because the sex scenes were lackluster. The final sex scene was especially cringeworthy. P I also wonder if there should be a quick trigger warning in the blurb regarding rape, as view spoiler [the villain commits multiple, graphic, on screen sexual assaults of men and women. And that writing " She has every right to do what's best for her and can't be faulted for following her heart. However, if the poor quality of this title is indicative the rest of her existing works, I have zero interest in reading anything further from this author.
The only reason I rated it two stars instead of one was because I didn't actively loathe either of the main characters. Even if the heroine was basic and eye-rollingly immature. Sep 06, Maddy rated it liked it Shelves: The hero was fine. The heroine was fine. The writing was fine.
The plot was fine. Everything was just fine. I did not really like it, I did not really hate it, everything was just.. It just left me.. Although I have to admit - I wish I hadn't started with book 4. If I hadn't read the Spider prince first, maybe I would feel different about the whole "Gods" thing.
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He was also punished by Gods with muddy water when he killed the first Spider princess. In this book, the big villain was defiling women and men left and right, and of course completing other atrocious crimes. But the Gods said nothing. So the Gods get angry when the Royals are hurt. But when it is about commoners, they do not give a damn? And the wedding night scene was also weird. You will know it when you see it: This story was a pretty cool idea, it just never filled out with any depth.
Once the guys got together and loved each other the need to read on sort of faded for me. Maybe i'll go back later, but I kind of felt that i knew what else would happen. Sabine Santigo is a romance writer whose deadline is coming up. His planet Jikkar was a dry desert land with two moons. One thing she never imagined was that she would travel through space and time to be dropped at the feet of the Viper Prince of Jikkar. Pure alpha male, the Viper lives by the rules of the desert and is the prince of his people. From the start of the book, he comes across as a strong ruler and someone to fear, even though his words and actions are scary he also gives off the impression of compassion that will steal your heart right away.
People, animals, and language must be explained in such a way as to keep the reader entertained and absorbed. Going did an astonishing job in creating Jikkar and in pulling this reader into the plot. This story is action packed with many hidden twists, and kept me on the edge of my seat until the end.
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What I found unique was Ms. I definitely connected with Sabine, and understood her fears and joy and maybe even wished I could trade places with her. The romantic in me loved watching the heroine and the hero work through the barriers of time and space and left me praying for that happy ever after for the two. This is one book that I will re-read and a series that I am eager to continue reading. Sep 26, Dahlia yadkny rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Two totally separate worlds in the cosmos clash because of an enchanted armband.
Completely unaware, Sabine and Tariq are thrust together through a series of events that no one would think possible. Sabine an author from Earth where water is abundant and Tariq the Viper Prince from Jikkar where water is so scarce the death penalty may be enforced if laws are broken against it. Rebecca Goings literally crash-lands the reader in an exotic and sensual world of princes and hot desert nights.
The ima Two totally separate worlds in the cosmos clash because of an enchanted armband. The rest of the cast played their roles quite nicely to add depth and elements to the story outside of the two main characters. After meeting a few of the other princes featured in this story, the rest of the series looks very promising as well.
This story is sexy, romantic, suspenseful, magical, and above all absolutely brilliant! Recommended reading for those seeking a highly sensual magic carpet ride and horse ride through the desert with one very sexy Viper Prince. Apr 09, Micheale rated it it was ok. This review is about the writing, and not a review of the publishers blurb. This reminds me of a Harlequin Romance with jacked up sex scenes. Neither main character has much dimension and their dialog is out of place. The Viper Prince is not written strong enough for me to believe that he can lead his people and his opposite is written as a self sacrificing blonde.
The reason it gets two stars is because for those readers looking for a vanilla story with an easy read, this would be it. Not going to This review is about the writing, and not a review of the publishers blurb. Not going to bother with more of this writers works at this time. May 08, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: Very unique type of romance. It involves some travel by magic to another world which very closely resembles the desert sheikdoms of our world. Of course, there is the sexy alpha males whom we meet in the personas of desert Princes. Even more spectacular is that we get to experience the danger and sensuality of this world through the eyes, ears, and touch of a 20th century earth female just like us!
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Amani Bantish has been passed over five times for marriage. She fears she has no hope for a husband until finally, the Spider Prince accepts her as his bride. Not for love, but to bear him an heir. But Ziyad cannot deny that the more he gets to know Amani, the more he fantasizes about his minx of a wife. Yet his loyalty to Karis pulls him deeper into his despair.
Desert Princes of Jikkar 4. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Spider Prince , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 15, Ann marked it as abandoned Shelves: He even tells the heroine he will never love her. This book was a love triangle!
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The dead wife was always present and the heroine was okay with settling for being second best. A character in the book even mentioned to the heroine that the hero loves his dead wife and loves her. Some people say you can love two people at the same time, but I'm not one of those people. Feb 25, Dahlia yadkny rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Their union was one of expectation, duty, and responsibility not forged from the bonds of love.
Since the death of Karis, it has taken years for the Spider to collect Amani as his bride.
He made sure to explain what was expected of her before their nuptials, so there was no mistaking the son-bearing yet loveless life she would lead. Amani knew going in to the arrangement what she would never receive from the Spider, but she secretly held a spark of hope for it anyway. After repeated marriage rej Their union was one of expectation, duty, and responsibility not forged from the bonds of love.
After repeated marriage rejections from both princes and commoners alike, she feels dejected, defeated, and self-conscious, so this may be her last chance, but at what price? I couldn't help but fall in love with Ziyad from his earliest appearance in a previous book to this series. Her respect and admiration for him is unquestionable and it was hard to see the Spider somewhat detached and unfeeling toward her. Amazingly enough, Amani still manages to restore some of her self-confidence while conversing with others and during intimate moments with the Spider.
Much of the story is centered on our leading couple with an emotionally intense yet appropriately fast pace. I am impatiently awaiting the next installment to this fabulous series and encourage every reader of romance to give it a try. Goings writes the next one.
Jan 11, Michelle rated it really liked it. The Spider Prince told the story of Amani and Ziyad, two people married for political reason. Even after his marriage to Amani, he declared that she was only his wife and not the Spider Princess. This led to complication and confusion not only to his pe The Spider Prince told the story of Amani and Ziyad, two people married for political reason.
This led to complication and confusion not only to his people and Amani but to himself as well. Since Amani was not a royalty, she was basically ranked among the servant. There were plenty of sexy times between them which was hot, to say the least. Naturally, no one was happy about that. Once Khalil found out about the way Ziyad treated Amani, he went mad which led to Ziyad denouncing Amani in front of both the Spider and Falcon clan, which meant he had divorced her. To cut matter short, Amani disappeared along with the Falcon clan and Ziyad was left to face his people who were angry at him.
The story was action-filled starting from the separation. The villains appeared and Ziyad along with the other princes did their best to protect their people. The subtle use of magic in the story was done nicely. We even got an epic opening for the next novel between The Jackal Prince and his future Princess, Yasmin.
The world of Jikkar was fascinating and I, for one, will definitely read the other books in the series. Jan 07, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: Have loved reading this series. Wasn't sure I would like to read the story of duty and not love. The spider prince buried his heart with his dead wife and child. So his second wife would bear his sons, would have his protection, but never his heart. I thought this was a hard story to read, it made me cry several times. But the story was well written, and got very involved. And very happy that the spider prince and princess got to live happily ever after.
Apr 23, rm2h rated it it was amazing. I think this is the best one out of the series. All the books have been great and I have enjoyed all them. I think there is one more prince to find his princess. Maybe the author will find others to write about in this world she built. May 13, Mouse rated it did not like it.
This was a DNF. I struggled with this book from the start.