Review: The Djinn’s Dilemma by Mina Khan

The Djinn’s Dilemma by Mina Khan
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne Cravings
Pages: 99
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Rukh O’Shay, half-djinn and assassin, is used to taking out the bad guys. But his latest assignment, Sarah White, is nothing like he expected. A glimpse of her bright aura reveals her gentle spirit, while her luscious beauty clouds his mind and makes him long for only one thing–to taste her.

Sarah shares the feeling of raw desire at Rukh’s touch. He can turn her on with a glance, and satisfies desires she didn’t even know she had. But Rukh had been hired to kill her–and the only way to save her is to find out who wants her dead before someone else finishes the job….

 

Review: I love love love paranormal romances. Lets be honest, I love all romances, but I really enjoyed this paranormal romance. If you’ve never heard of a Djinn, Thea Harrison’s elder series has a character who’s a Djinn. I looked up what a Djinn actually was because at first I thought it was a name that was made up. Actually, a Djinn is in Islamic mythology. They are mentioned in the Quran as well. The name Djinn means “hidden from sight”. Pretty cool. Research it and see for yourself.

I have never read Mina Khan before, but I will definitely read her other works, if given the chance. Her story was entertaining, engaging, and sexy as hell. I loved being inside both Rukh and Sara’s heads and being a part of how they felt and I loved how they opened up to each other as the story progressed.

Rukh is a killer, but for a killer, he has got the gentlest soul and deep, deep feelings. He has past hurts and things that have happened to him but despite all that, he is a good man. How can he be a killer and a good guy at the same time? He’s a good guy in my eyes. He embraces his gentleness while he and Sara get to know each other. He yearns to get to know her. I love that about him.

Sara is already gentle and kind but you find out she can be capable of much more. She’s inherently good and she doesn’t shy away from her attraction to Rukh. She’s smart and funny and she’s a character that is very likable.

I liked how these two characters learn to lean on each other and have each other be present in their lives. They come to depend on each other and form an intimacy (not just sexually), that is deep and real and I could feel their emotions toward each other. I love it when an author can accomplish that.

They change each others lives, they’ve touched each other’s souls and have made each other a better person…..isn’t that what love is supposed to do?

 

 

 

 

 






One thought on “Review: The Djinn’s Dilemma by Mina Khan

  1. A friend of mine emailed me a copy of this review. What a lovely surprise! Thank you for reading and reviewing Lori. I’m so glad you enjoyed Rukh and Sarah’s story. 🙂

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