Research scientist Aly Percy has never been known for her looks, but she is passionate about saving wildlife. In fact, she'll do anything for her current project even if it means spending time alone with the sexy Cup Companion Arif al Najimi on his private yacht. A man who sets her nerves on edge, and makes her feel things she never has before. She doesn't know why he's interested in her, and doesn't trust his motives.
Arif doesn't understand why the researcher is haunting his dreams. Maybe it's because she's beautiful and intelligent, and he loves her passion for her project. He also feels a need to protect her from the dangers of traveling alone to do her work. More than anything, he wants to show her how beautiful she is.
They come from different worlds, and they have a difficult time trusting. The passion is explosive between them, but it may not be enough to bridge their worlds. Can the ugly duckling find true love with the Cup Companion?
Sexy Alpha Sheik!!!
3.5 Star Review
Aly Percy is one of those characters that a whole series could be written around. She's funny, quirky, sometimes sad, troubled, clumsy, and dedicated to her cause of saving the Johari turtles. You can't help but to root for her throughout the entire book. She deserves love but doesn't believe she is worthy of any man, let alone Sheikh Arif. He's the perfect dark, brooding, alpha sheikh. He's the Sultan's Cup Companion. A trusted advisor responsible for the environmental issues of Bagestan. Is he really falling for the plain, small chested, unworthy Aly Percy? Or is he using her to get information?
Most of the book was immersed in the turtle study. As romance bloomed between the main characters, the turtle issue faded away and I would have liked a more clear end to that aspect of the story line. This was an enjoyable light afternoon read with wonderful characters.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.