Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday ~ 7/22/14

This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Sheikh's Scandal (The Chatsfield, #1) by Lucy Monroe

Sheikh Sayed of Zeena Sarha and his harem of beautiful women are staying at the exclusive, opulent Chatsfield Hotel, London, for the last stop on his worldwide tour before his wedding. But when his engagement is unceremoniously broken, Sayed sets his sights on his sexy chambermaid!

Liyah Amari only took the position as chambermaid to find the truth about her birth father. But her search ends in heartache, leaving Liyah vulnerable to this powerful sheikh's desires. Now their one night of passion could result in a scandalous consequence for the proud Sheikh!
Welcome to The Chatsfield, London!




The words were dismissive, his tone arrogant, even cold, but the look in his eyes weren't.  She'd never heard of brown fire before, but it was there in his gaze right now.
Hot enough to burn the air right from her lungs. (Page 24)


It was amazing and sent more sparks of unfamiliar need along her nerve endings.  She wanted so much more than just a simple kiss.  Not that this kiss felt simple.  Decadent, delicious and completely addictive--his lips were lethal to her restraint. (Page 64)


I'm in the mood for these quick reads, under 200 pages, like this one.  Some yummy romance thrown in with a little scandal, lots of money, and the Crowned Prince of a middle Eastern country and I'm a happy reader.

Read this in an afternoon and I love doing that.  It speaks to not only a nicely wrapped up story but the fact that I was enjoying so much I didn't want to put it down.  Something else I've discovered that I really enjoy lately is the themed series written by different authors.  This is book one of a series all centering around a hotel chain, The Chatsfield, but by different authors.  That has my interest.  Indeed, I have downloaded the prequel.  It's FREE right now and involves one of my favorite themes, pretending.


I loved the characters in this book.  Sayed is royal and yet he falls very hard to his emotions for the beautiful Aaliyah.  Though some accuse her of less then honorable intentions, Liyah is respectable and kind.  I liked them both very much.  I especially liked how they had a hard time keeping their hands off each other. 

This one is totally outside of my world but that's what I really enjoyed about it.  It's a total escape.  If that's the kind of romance you enjoy, then this one is really good.


Giving away my review copy that I picked up at BEA.

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About the Author...

Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 50 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or Goddard Project series from Kensington Brava. If you're a historical fan, Lucy's written a sensual trilogy for Berkley as well as her Children of the Moon series, sexy shape shifters in Medieval Scotland. She's also published a historical single title with Samhain as well as two Inspirational romances under the pseudonym LC Monroe. Lucy just plain loves romance! She's a passionate devotee to the genre and keeps a vibrant blog (http://lucymonroeblog.blogspot.com) where she chats with readers, authors and industry professionals - as well as a celebrity guest blogger here and there. Her highly charged, sensual stories touch on the realities of life while giving the reader a fantasy story not easily forgotten. Whatever the type of romance, Lucy's books transport her readers to a special place where the heart rules and love conquers all.


  1. Great teasers and thanks for the giveaway!
    I have to say that these type of stories sure have a soft spot on me :)

    My TT

  2. You had me at brown fire, hubby has brown eyes. Great teasers!

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  3. Oooh Valerie! This sounds like a fun fast read! Loved the teasers!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  4. Oh this sounds quick and fun and those teasers are wonderful.

  5. I love that you're loving these Harlequin Presents novels!

  6. It's a different world & I love the glimpse into it.

  7. They have a different aura about them which makes them really intriguing. Plus they may be rich but it shows they don't have everything and it's fun to read them realizing it.

  8. Mmm I think more about the being rich I just love these kind of stories, I love romance :)

  9. I enjoy books abour rich people because it's nice to see how the other half live.