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Book Details: Title: The Sheikh’s Unruly Lover Author: Leslie North Series: The Sharjah Sheikhs Book Two Publisher: Relay Publication Publication Date: September 18th, 2017 Genre: Romance, Multi-cultural romance Heat Level 4 out of 5 – graphic details, but not erotica My thoughts: I want…
Author: Leslie North
Publisher: Relay Publishing
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance. Multicultural Romance
Source: I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Let me start by mentioning that Leslie North’s novels are simple escapism. If you approach her books with the thought of wanting to dive into a contemporary romance that will never happen in real life, then her books are for you. I am not reading or enjoying her books because they depict realistic settings, and situations I personally agree with under any other circumstances
That said, from that stand-point, I truly enjoyed The Sheikh’s Contract Fiancêe. Yes, it is a formula romance novel, a standard contemporary romance that offers what is expected in that genre, and nothing more, but it delivers it well. It is also important to mention that none of her books are clean, which includes this one, so if you are looking for a rated PG 13 book, then you are looking in the wrong place.
Now, what I did not like in this particular novel, is that the female main character cussed a little too much for my liking. And I did not have a problem with it, because it was the female that used this type of language, I simply think it is beneath good communication skills of an educated person of any gender to use these particular words, with very few exceptions. She used it way too loosely, which was kind of strange, as I don’t remember Leslie every having another character (male or female) be quite this vulgar before. When reading all of that cussing, it always took me out of the story.
Otherwise, The Sheikh’s Contract Fiancee was exactly what I expected from a short romance novel – an interesting romance, chemistry, some bedroom scenes and plenty of outside conflicts.
I found this book to be a great start to the series, and am looking forward to reading more about the other two brothers, that are going to get their fair share of romance and tribulations.
4.5 out of 5 Stars
She’s expecting a simple business deal, but he’s expecting much more…
Annabelle works tirelessly for her father’s mining company, despite their rocky relationship. So when he asks her to travel to the Middle East to complete an important business merger, Annabelle sees an opportunity. It’s her chance to prove her worth, but the culture clash proves difficult for the strong-minded American woman. She’s supposed to work closely with the son of the oil company’s CEO, but Annabelle’s not sure what to make of Imaad. He may be gorgeous, but she refuses to be cowed by his good looks or his old-fashioned ways.
Sheikh Imaad is ruthless in his business dealings for the family oil company, but standing up to his traditional father is not as simple. When he learns his father’s full intentions–that the business arrangements include an arranged marriage to the American executive, Imaad wants to refuse. His intended bride is both beautiful and brash, but Imaad has a plan. If he can convince Annabelle to go along with the fake marriage, they might both get what they truly want. Sounds simple, but Imaad soon realizes it won’t be easy to tame a western woman.
To please their families and prove their worth, just how far will Imaad and Annabelle be willing to go? And what will happen when the charade starts to get a little too real?
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Warning: The following book is not for the faint-hearted! But if you are ready for something steamy, and with a side-dish of comedy – then Bad Boss by Clarissa Wild might be exactly what you need. Even better: you can enter to win a signed…
Title: Breaking Roman
Author: Alexis James
Publisher: Alexis James LLC
Publication Date: June 27th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: I received a copy of this book for free in return for an honest review.
My thoughts on the book:
While I must say that I am not a fan of the title, even more so after reading this book – because there was no “Breaking” but a discovering of Roman – I truly enjoyed Breaking Roman more than I thought I would. With a premise like this one, it could have gone either way, thankfully Alexis James delivered a charming and warm quick read, that showcased two characters that were easy to connect and fall in love with.
Both main characters come with plenty of scars and baggage, which made them three-dimensional, even if the main female character ticked me off, just a little every once in a while, but Roman was a wonderfully developed character, who was easy to fall in love with.
I am glad that Breaking Roman is a stand-alone novel with an HEA because this was my first introduction to the series, and to Alexis James’ work. While I can imagine why this series would be better if read in sequence, I did not feel like I missed out on not having read the other books yet. I did write yet because I have added the first two books to my TBR list. I am hooked.
4 out of 5 Stars
They call me Romeo.
I love romancing women, and I’m good at it.
Roman, the youngest of the three Moran brothers, is the only one who has ever believed in true love. Unlike his arrogant older brothers Cruz and Marco, Roman believes fully in finding that special someone to spend his life with. He’s spent years romancing women, always hopeful that ‘the one’ will suddenly appear.
Everything changes when Sabrina arrives, taking a job within his company, and forever ruining him for any other woman. The cool, beautiful blonde takes his breath away, but getting to know her is fast becoming his biggest challenge. She barely acknowledges his existence, remaining distant to everyone. So he covets in silence, waiting for the day when she’ll see him as something more than another player. Waiting for the day when she’ll see him as more than the Romeo he pretends to be.
Sabrina Morris spends her days running the HR Department of The Moran Group, and her nights corralling her teenage daughter. She doesn’t have time for relationships or love. She’s never known anything but being the best mother she can be, relying on no one but herself. She definitely does not have the tolerance for a certain Moran brother who is far too charming for his own good.
Sabrina has heard the stories about his “Romeo” ways, but the Roman she’s suddenly enamored with is not at all what she expects him to be. His gentle nature catches her off-guard and the kindness he shows to her and her daughter makes her realize there’s much more to the handsome Moran brother than just sweeping women off their feet. She doesn’t want to be attracted to him, and she is certainly surprised when he is equally drawn to her. But can she see past his Romeo façade and allow the warm, loving man into her life?
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Title: Stealing First
Author: Weston Parker
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
She’s saving herself for marriage.
Not if I have anything to do with it!
I steal bases for a living. Now watch me steal her v-card.
I’ll take it all, over and over, and she’ll beg me not to stop. You don’t get in the batting cage with me and expect to leave unscathed.
The minute Terra Harmon walks back into my life, I’m hard for her.
She’s always had that effect on me. She’s sweet, she’s innocent, and she’s my best friend’s little sister. She thinks she’s going to take over our pro-league baseball team. But she’s going to be so busy trying to keep her virginity intact, she won’t have time to deal with anything else.
One mistake, and I’ll slide into first.
One little slip up, and I’m going deep. Balls deep.
She wants to save herself for marriage?
She’s in the wrong game.
Turning carefully as the sunlight filtered through my bedroom window, I propped up on my elbow and reached out to brush a wayward blond hair behind her ear. My heart ached deep in my chest that she’d grow up without her momma. My sister’s little girl was now mine, and she’d be raised as my own as best I could. Being a single father for the last few years had forced me to grow the fuck up in certain areas, at least all areas other than women. It’s not like I could imagine a woman coming into my life and helping me raise Lyndsay.
“That tickles!” Her little voice surprised me. Big blue eyes looked up at me with an innocence in them that I knew I’d do anything to protect.
“What tickles?” I lifted an eyebrow and reached over to tickle the side of her neck. “This?” Her giggles filled up the air as I reached for her.
“No, Daddy! No!” She swatted at me and rolled off the bed, hitting the floor.
“Hey. You okay?” I moved quickly, ready to scoop her up.
She smiled up at me from the floor. “Yes!” Bounding up, she tickled my neck and ran off toward the living room, her blond curls flying behind her.
“You tricker!” I yelled playfully from the bedroom and got up. I ran my fingers through my hair and walked down the hallway to the kitchen. It was hard to believe Jannie had been gone for five years. Seemed like yesterday she was giving me shit about finding a good woman in my life. Too bad she never found a good man.
“What are you thinking about?” Lyndsay tilted her head to the side as she sat up at the breakfast bar, her little chin propped up in her hands. “You look worried.”
“Nope. Just trying to wake up. I went to sleep with a princess next to me and woke up to a frog.” I pinched the tip of her nose softly. “What happened?”
“A frog! Not me, Daddy.” She pulled back, shaking her head.
“No. You’re right. You’re much too pretty for that.” I walked to the fridge. “What does my girl want for breakfast this morning?”
“Pancakes, and eggs and maybe some bacon. Oh! And some sausage. And that ham we like so much, daddy. The really salty one.”
I laughed and glanced over at her. “Cinnamon rolls it is.”
She huffed and rolled her eyes. “Fine. I’m going to watch cartoons. Are we going to Mimi’s again today?”
“Yeah, baby. You know it’s baseball season right now. I have to be there when they tell me to.”
“I hate baseball season.” She walked toward the living room with her shoulders rolled in. I needed to find a damn day off to spend with her. The cute little thing had no clue that I was her uncle instead of her father. She didn’t need to know. That was the decision mom, dad and I made the day we buried my sister. It was better this way, and I was old enough and wealthy enough to take Lyndsay.
“Not that I could do it without you,” I mumbled to the empty air around me. My mom and dad had been more than helpful, and between the three of us, Lyndsay was growing up to be a bright, happy, healthy little girl.
“Dad!” she yelled from the living room.
“Yeah?” I pressed the button on the stove and walked to the edge of the kitchen.
“When are you going to bring home someone that can do my hair right?”
I put my hand on my hip and gave her a funny look. “Are you saying I’m not a good beauty shop lady or something?”
She giggle-snorted, the sound of it warming my soul. “Dad. We need a girl around here.”
“Well, we have one.” I pointed to her. “You!”
I’m a former firefighter/EMS guy who’s picked up the proverbial pen and started writing bad boy romance stories. I co-write with my sister, Ali Parker, as we travel the United States for the next two years.
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