For The Sheikh’s Pleasure is the second book by Australian romance author, Annie West in the Surrender To The Sheikh series. Sheikh Arik Ben Hassan, cousin to the ruler of the island country of Q’aroum, is recovering from a broken leg in his castle by the sea when he spots a beautiful woman sketching on the beach. Rosalie Winters is trying to regain her lost artistic talent, but lacking inspiration until Arik rides up on his beautiful Arabian steed. Arik realises immediately that he will need to tread carefully with Rosalie, but he is determined to seduce her eventually. This romance has rather a lot of heroine growing faint at the sight/sound of hero, and hero instantly aroused at the sight/smell of heroine. Enough to make it rather tedious. Arik seems to be the typical middle-eastern male; Rosalie has a secret that explains her shyness. Apart from this, there is little depth and the predictable happy ending could have been reached quite a bit sooner. Mediocre.