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When she gave herself to Sheikh Salman in Paris five years ago, Jamilah Moreau fantasized about wedding dresses and happy endings. But Salman was driven by desire, not diamond solitaires…

Now, Sheikh of a desert kingdom, Salman can have anything he wants – and, as Jamilah discovers when he spirits her off to a desert oasis, it’s still her! However, time has wrought changes, and their lovemaking is no longer enough…

Something happened back in Paris that had everlasting consequences for both of them…

Review of SECRETS OF THE OASIS by Julie Bonello at CataRomance

“Abby Green combines blazing sensuality, intense emotional suspense and heart-wrenching romance in her fabulous new Modern romance, Secrets of the Oasis.”

Tragedy had pushed Jamilah and Salman together as children, and the two had formed a close bond that had made childhood a more tolerable and less onerous burden. The two children had vowed to be friends for life, but things changed significantly when, as adults, friendship and familiarity had given way to sizzling passion!

Having left the desert kingdom of Merkazad for the bright lights of Paris, a grown up Jamilah had been surprised to bump into her childhood friend, Salman. The young boy whom she had worshipped and idolized for most of her life had grown into a charismatic, powerful and devastatingly attractive man who had made it quite clear that he wanted Jamilah in his bed! Unable to resist the man who had been the object of her affections ever since she was a girl, Jamilah had succumbed to his seduction and soon found herself falling head over heels in love with Salman. Jamilah had been convinced that Salman reciprocated her feelings, however, she had been shocked when she had walked in on the love of her life seducing another woman. A devastated Jamilah had walked out of Salman’s life and gone back to Merkazad where she had tried to forget all about her heartbreak and Salman’s betrayal by working her fingers to the bone at the Sheikh’s stables.

Five years had passed since the day Salman had rejected her so brutally, but Jamilah has never been able to forget him. Happily settled in Merkazad, she loves her job and adores the fact that Salman seldom visits the desert kingdom. However, things in Merkazad are about to change…

Salman saunters back into Jamilah’s life – and this time he makes it clear that he’s here to stay! Jamilah is determined to give Salman a very wide berth, but little does she realize that the only man she has ever loved is determined to continue where they left off. Salman is determined to have Jamilah back in his bed, and he is not in the least bit surprised when she is unable – and unwilling – to resist his tempting advances. But Salman has already broken Jamilah’s heart once and she will not make the same mistake twice…

Salman has always run away from commitment, but this time he finds himself reluctant to leave Jamilah behind. However, Jamilah knows that she must not contemplate a future with the man she has never stopped loving for she has a devastating secret that she cannot risk Salman ever finding out…

Abby Green has got a marvelous ability of making exotic locations come splendidly to life and in Secrets of the Oasis, she describes the desert kingdom of Merkazad so beautifully that the reader can almost feel the sun on her face and sand underneath her toes. Add to this, a breathtakingly passionate romance, an inspirational heroine and a sexy Sheikh hero and you have a first-rate Modern Romance from one of the line’s fastest rising stars.

Regardless of whether you enjoy Sheikh romances or not, when you pick up Secrets of the Oasis, you are sure to fall under the mesmerizing spell of Jamilah and Salman’s story. Believable, tender and outstanding, this is romance at its most compelling!

Mills & Boon
February 18, 2011
ISBN: 0263886409

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Harlequin Presents
December 20, 2011
ISBN: 0373130465

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Also contained in the Anthology
The Sheikh Who Desired Her
December 2013

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