Who says that romance novels can not make you laugh out loud? I for sure don’t think that, and neither does Melanie Summers, who has brought us this delightful and funny contemporary comedic romance novel called The Honeymooners. It takes talent to turn a book […]
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Second-Chance Romance Novels are fun to read, I think that is especially the truth when the circumstances are somewhat tragic and explore themes of selflessness and devotion, as this book does. A heartwarming and emotional read, What He Wants by Jessie Gussman, may not be […]
Book Title: The Sheikh’s American Fiancee
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: Sept. 24th, 2018
Warning: This is not a clean novel, but it is not erotica either
Why I picked up this book
I pretty much pick up every Leslie North book that I can find. Her novellas are always perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, or for reading in the waiting room of a Doctor’s office, just engaging enough to keep my attention, but not so deep that is hard to pull yourself away from them, if necessary.
Unlike a few recent Leslie North books, this novella left me wanting more while leaving me satisfied enough with the details and outcome. Nicely paced, with an engaging plot, and some twists, I could understand why the two people this book centered around fell for each other.
The setting was interesting as well, and at one point, the book even made me laugh out loud, which was nice for a change. That is not something I am usually used to from this Author. I hope Leslie will decide to add more humor to her novels and novellas in the future.
The tension and conflict within this book were not forced, but rather natural, and understandable, and even though the “villain” seemed a little bit two-dimensional, it was not too bad, definitely not enough to distract from the story.
Overall, I enjoyed this quick read. Good to see Leslie North at her best again.
4 out of 5 Stars
Christina is in the tiny country of Kattahar for one reason and one reason only—she’s looking for a potential donor for her adorable niece who’s desperate for a kidney. While cleaning out her parents’ attic, Christina stumbles upon a family secret: her sister, Kasha, is adopted and her birth mother, Sabrina, a potential kidney donor, is living in Kattahar. With her world thrown into a tailspin, Christina heads to Kattahar to seek Sabrina out. What’s not in her plans is becoming involved with anyone, including the sinfully hot man she can’t keep her eyes off. But when he asks her to be his fiancée, she’s more than a little intrigued.
As desperate as Christina is to find her sister’s birth mother, Dakaric, King of Al Qalb, is just as desperate to keep power-hungry, crown-seeking women from distracting him from his goal of making his country prosperous. Christina just happens to be the perfect woman at the perfect time. She’s only in Kattahar for one week, just long enough to pose for some PR photos and prove his “fiancée” exists. If she agrees to the ruse to keep the gold diggers away, he’ll help her find Kasha’s mother. The only hitch in his plan is his growing attraction to Christina, who is beginning to look more and more perfect in every way.
But desert sand isn’t all that swirls around them. Secrets and lies threaten their blossoming attraction before it can take root. Now Christina and Dakaric must decide if they want their temporary engagement to become an everlasting one.
Other Leslie North reviews on this blog you should check out:
Book Details Title: Building Celebration House Author: Annette Drake Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: March 1st, 2017 Publisher: Baskethound Books My Thoughts I love anything paranormal, which is why I picked up this Building Celebration House, after reading the blurb, even though I never thought […]
Book Details: Title: To Say Goodbye Author: Lindsay Detwiler Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing Publication Date: September, 24,2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction My thoughts: To Say Goodbye is a heartwarming story, that is emotional and raw, which is exactly what I hope […]
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?
Book Details: Title: Moonlight Author: Lisa Kessler Publisher: Macmillian Publication Date: July 15, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance My thoughts: This is another book that makes me throw away some of the preconceived notions I have about what I like in books, and what I don’t […]
Book Details: Title: Grind Author: Sybil Bartel Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Publication Date: June 27th, 2017 Genre: Romance, Military, Erotica Warning: This book is explicit My Review: Grind starts very graphic – and I don’t mean in the action or bloody department. There […]
A Contemporary Sports Themed Romance Novel: The Perfect Catch by Alix Nichols – Book Highlight + Giveaway
I love contemporary sports-themed romances with HEA, and The Perfect Catch by Alix Nichols falls right into that category. Out to be released by March 24th, I can hardly wait to dive into this alpha-male driven romance. Alix Nichols is a skilled Author, who has intrigued me before and surely will do that again with this book.
Don’t forget to check out the Giveaway at the end of this post, for a chance to win a 20 Dollar Amazon Giftcard! Best of luck to everyone!
Title: The Perfect Catch
Author: Alix Nichols
Publication date: March 24th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Sports
As a goalkeeper, I am trained to catch the ball, not a spirited bombshell called Sophie.
This year is about righting the wrong Papa did to Maman.
It’s also about proving my worth to Coach and helping my team win gold at the French Water Polo Championship.
With an unruly mutt for company and a part-time gig to pay rent, I’m one hundred percent focused on my objectives.
That is, until I catch an intruder poking around my kitchen.
Sophie Bander turns my world upside down.
My new landlord’s daughter isn’t just the hottest woman alive—she’s the stuff of dreams, the object of my deepest, wildest fantasies. But no matter. Nothing—not even Sophie—can make me abandon my goals.
Except… I want her to distraction.
And that’s the understatement of the century.
As a realtor, my job is to let properties to tenants, not let one into my heart.
This year is about proving to Dad I can be a first-class realtor and a worthy associate.
That’s why I’m in Paris, learning the ropes at a large agency. When I’m done, I’ll go back to Key West, join the family business, and then marry the man of Dad’s dreams.
I don’t need to be attracted to the guy—I’m incapable of sexual attraction, anyway.
That is, until a hunk of a tenant mistakes me for a thief and presses me against the wall in his kitchen.
Noah Masson turns my life into a mess.
He makes me blush and laugh, and fantasize about him all the damn time. He awakens my body. And yet, not even dreamboat Noah can get me sidetracked from my goals.
Or can he?
Grab it on release day – March 24th or pre-order now!
Alix Nichols is a caffeine addict and a longtime fan of Mr. Darcy, especially in his Colin Firth incarnation. She is a bestselling author of romantic comedies set in Paris.
At the age of six, she released her first rom com. It featured highly creative spelling on a dozen pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper.
Decades later, she still loves the romance genre. Her spelling has improved (somewhat), and her books have made Amazon Top 100 lists, climbing as high as #1. She lives in France with her family and their almost-human dog.
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