Sharon Kendrick incorporates angst, drama and electrifying chemistry between her flawed characters in The Sheikh’s Christmas Conquest, which make for an indulgent read. At first I hated Saladin. For me he he’d been too arrogant, too chauvinistic towards Olivia. But as the story progressed, I saw Saladin to be more than just a handsome, wealthy man who lived a royal life and commanded others to do his will. As a character, he had depth; he had a sense of loyalty in him once he opens up to Olivia. Olivia on the other hand, compliments Saladin. But she brings her own set of baggage into the mix. Her stubbornness, her feistiness creates friction between her and Saladin as they discover themselves in each other’s arms. Overall, The Sheikh’s Christmas Conquest is a sexy and provocative story that will keep you entertained until the last page.