Wednesday 17 May 2023

Under The Arabian Sky - Robin Knight



Part of the Love Abroad Multi-author Series

Find Love Abroad Under the Arabian Sky…

Arthur Somersby is an expert in sand. Working as an arenologist at Oxford University, it’s Arthur’s job to gather research and data on the movement and molecular structure of sand, blending geology, chemistry and biology into one specialty science. But while Arthur’s colleagues conduct their work around the globe — from the Sahara to the Kalahari and beyond — a tragedy in Arthur’s past prevents him from wanting to leave the safety of his office.

That is until one of his colleagues goes missing, presumed dead, and Arthur is called upon to take his place in the distant Arab nation of Oman.

It is there upon the shipless oceans of sand that Arthur meets falcon veterinarian Tariq Hassan. And while the desert heat ignites an instant spark between the two men, a clash of cultures could mean their Arabian love affair is over before it’s even begun.

Can two strangers from opposite worlds overcome the Middle East’s tightly-held religious beliefs and find a way to love one another? Can a connection be made between the science of sand and the spirituality of the desert? Will Arthur’s past and centuries-old traditions keep two souls apart, or will Arthur and Tariq find their happily-ever-after… Under the Arabian Sky?

Under the Arabian Sky is a 40k-word MM romance that will transport you to the deserts of Arabia from the comfort of your favorite reading chair. It can be read as part of the Love Abroad collection or as a stand-alone romance.


 Copy received via GRR for an honest review

This was my first Robin Knight (I had to add him to my TBR list after meeting him at a signing a few weeks ago) and I will definitely be reading more.

 I really enjoyed this story. The setting was something new to me, and I liked the way the author dealt with the different cultural restrictions and fears that went with them.

i could feel the hot sand flowing between my fingers as I read of Arthur and Tariq, out in the shifting dunes. It had quite an ethereal, sensual feel to it (if you can forget about the scorching temperatures and sand getting where sand shouldn't get!)

Beautifully, poetic story telling that had me enthralled from the beginning to the end.





Robin Knight is the author of gay fiction novels, novellas, and short stories, ranging in genre from gay adventure, gay romance, gay suspense, and gay comedies.

The heroes of Robin's books love to spend their time jumping off the page, stumbling through misadventures, and falling in love.

Robin has worked in advertising, politics, journalism, and event management, but nothing is as fun as telling stories.