Review: The Sheikh’s Secret Son (Sharjah Sheikhs #3) by Leslie North

My ReviewsHidden Agendas & Babies!

The Sheikh’s Secret Son is #3 of the Sharjah Sheikhs Series
by Leslie North.

Nicholas Thurkettle narrates.

HEA, NO cheating, no cliffhangers!

Even though these are listed as being able to be read as standalones, they are connected by characters. I always advise to read in order to get the most out of the experience.

Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins

Content Warning
SEX?: OH YEAH! Both in thoughts and actions, so if you do not like sex, then you should avoid.


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♥ Story ♥

This is the last book in the Sharjah Sheikhs Series. Last but not least to the table is middle brother Zaid. Lucky for him, the precedent for choosing your own bride has already been set! The Sheikh’s Secret Son ebook is part of the Kindle Unlimited program.

 

Zaid ❤ Rebecca

 

Sheikh Zaid Al-Qasimi has a secret past that has secrets of its own! He never forgot his affair with the beautiful American five years ago, however time and circumstance made it practically impossible for them to have more. He is surprised but happy to see her in the palace with the diplomatic tour. Zaid’s attempts to pick-up where they left off falls flat, and it doesn’t take too long for him to find out why.

 

Rebecca Reid had a wondrously short affair with a sexy Sheikh, 5 years ago! She finds him hard to forget, especially when she sees his eyes every night when she reads them a bedtime story. She has a political agenda of her own, but it doesn’t include letting Zaid know of his son! Pretty F*d up considering how much of a brat she is to him when she first gets there. You know what they say about assuming?! Donkey City!

 

 

Despite the rough start to their reunion, they eventually work it out, that they are on the same team. They have to rally if they want to save Zaid’s people and economy as well their son. Lots of good plot twists to close out the series! The last few paragraphs of the story are the BEST! Even though I wanted to slap Rebecca in the back of the head a couple of times for being so rude, this is still my ♥ Favorite ♥ of the three! Lots of heart!

 

“It doesn’t have to stop ever,” …
… “I have you now, and I will always have you.”
— Zaid


♥ Author ♥

Leslie North loves her Sheikhs, and I am perfectly good with that! This was a very satisfying set of brothers. Sharjah Sheikhs: The Complete Series was released in March, so makes it a Definite buy/credit choice!

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♥ Narrator ♥

The only bad thing I can say about Nicholas Thurkettle’s performance is that its over. Luckily he also narrates the Adjalane Sheikhs Series! Nicholas does sexy Sheikhs oh so good!

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♥ Audio Production ♥

I forgot to change my speed back to 1 after my last audiobook, (so wished it reset automatically if you are starting at page one). I ended up listening @ 0.95 speed, which sounded fine. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

 


The Sheikh’s Secret Son

Sharjah Sheikhs Series

Written by Leslie North

Read by Nicholas Thurkettle

Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited.

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

Review: The Sheikh’s Contract Fiancée (Almasi Sheikhs #1) by Leslie North

My ReviewsHot And Entertaining

The Sheikh’s Contract Fiancée is #1 of the Almasi Sheikhs Series
by Leslie North.

Craig Van Ness narrates.

HEA, NO cheating, no cliffhangers!

Even though these are listed as being able to be read as standalones, they are connected by characters. I always advise to read in order to get the most out of the experience.

Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins

Content Warning: SEX! Plus Annabelle has a BIG potty mouth! So if you do not like sex or cursing, then you should avoid.

“Not all love fits inside the convenient boxes we make for it. It seeps out, one way or another, in ways we least expect it.”
–Sheikh Imaad Almasi

♥ Story ♥

A bit of a new spin on the Sheikh’s arranged marriage plot. Usually it’s an arrangement made by their father to a woman from their country that they are trying to avoid. This time the deal is with an American father trying to sweeten a merger deal.

Imaad ❤ Annabelle

Sheikh Imaad Almasi is the youngest of the Almasi brothers. The merger is necessary to prevent massive dismissals, but he doesn’t like being cornered into marriage. He is the one to initially come up with the plan: to play along until the merger is complete.

Annabelle Thomas doesn’t have the best relationship with her father, but agrees to be his representative in Parsabad. She is to see to the finial details, sign the paperwork, and in exchange, her mother’s hospital bills will be paid in full. It is not until she arrives that the Fine Print is revealed to her. She agrees to go along with Imaad’s plan but not without a contract. Annabelle swears like a champ, and I love it! It’s not excessive, but sometimes in life you need a good curse word, or 4, :-).

Life doesn’t go according to their plans, and its oh so good! This story is HOT and entertaining. Although making love out in the desert worries me. Just like the beach, sand gets EVERYWHERE! It is refreshing for both the Hero and Heroine to be equally strong/dominate. Often there is a deficit in one direction or another. There are still 2 more brothers to go and I can’t wait!

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♥ Author ♥

Leslie North is one of my go to authors for great romance. This title has had some publication issues that can be read about on her website. I find it totally unfair and a bit F*d up, but you can read for yourself.

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♥ Narrator ♥

Craig Van Ness was great. Both genders as well as the general story narration was done superbly! Would listen to more titles performed by him.

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♥ Audio Production ♥

Original speed seemed a bit fast to me. I listened @ 0.85 speed. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

The Sheikh’s Contract Fiancée

Almasi Sheikhs Series

Written by Leslie North

Read by Craig Van Ness

Ebook not currently available. See the Author website for more info.

Audiobook obtained at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

Review: The Sheikh’s Accidental Heir (Sharjah Sheikhs #2)

 

My ReviewsBaby brother meets his match!


The Sheikh’s Accidental Heir is #02 of 03 in the Sharjah Sheikhs Series by Leslie North. All 3 are currently published with 02 being in audio. #3 should be out in audio soon.

Nicholas Thurkettle narrates the series, to include #3.

HEA with no cliffhanger!

These 3 are connected by brothers, and are more enjoyable in order, but could be taken as standalones. There would be slight spoilers for the earlier ones if you start at #2 or #3.

Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins

Warning: SEX!
Yes! Both in thoughts and actions, so those opposed should avoid.

Trigger Warnings
None that I see.
Please let me know it you think there should be.



♥ Story ♥

 

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Qasimi ❤ Caterer Melanie Martin    

 

If you are not the heir or the spare, then what are you?

 

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Qasimi is the baby of the family. He feels overlooked and under-used in his family. He is never given anything of importance to oversee, only frivolous things that his father or brothers don’t want to waste their time on. It’s getting old and boring and he longs for something more. When Ahmed spots a stunning green eyed brunette member of the catering staff, he knows he definitely wants more of her!

So the hunt begins!




Run, little rabbit, run!

With Melanie, her career comes first, past failures be damned! Establishing her catering business is her goal as well as where she puts all of her time and money. She meets the sexy Ahmed one evening during an event she is catering while both of them are attempting to find a private moment to breathe. Melanie is as taken with Ahmed as he is with her, but there is not room for a man in her life, or even a day off. Food seems to be Melanie week point, as she is eventually coaxed into a midnight meal at a place that is authentically local. His treat, of course!

(Hey, don’t judge! That’s how I met my husband, “free food and beer!”)




During their late night rendezvous, Ahmed confesses he has not had the pleasure of truly seeing New York and Melanie agrees to a weekend of helping to rectify the injustice. A no strings attached Cinderella story that ends at midnight on the second day. And it does, but their time together leaves lasting impressions on the pair in more ways than one. Melanie doesn’t want to derail her plans with the complication of a relationship and tries to avoid Ahmed, but he has decided he wants his little American and is going to do whatever it takes to get her back into his life.
And his bed!


 


Of course it’s not going to be that easy!

Ahmed’s father is up to his old tricks with unwelcomed surprises. There is a mystery man offering Melanie a large sum of money out of nowhere. There are more secret weddings, babies, and of course HOT hanky panky!

You will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of story that is packed into this 3 hour audiobook. Overall this is a well plotted sexy little story!



 


♥ Author ♥

 

This is my second read/listen by Leslie North, and I am trying to sit on my hands in anticipation for book #3, which is not in audio yet! The ebook is currently available if you cant wait. Her writing is excellent! The covers are still HOT!

Leslie has 41 Audible Titles


♥ Narrator(s) ♥

 

This is my second listen by Nicholas Thurkettle, and I’m still in love! He humanizes all of the characters, no matter the gender or age. He uses a slight accent for Khalid and his family that sounds like it could be the way the characters would really talk and not a gimmicky accent that is often done for people in that area of the world.

Nicholas has 13 Audible Titles


The Sheikh’s Accidental Heir

Sharjah Sheikhs Series

Written by Leslie North

Read by Nicholas Thurkettle

Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited.

Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review

Review: The Sheikh’s Forced Bride (Sharjah Sheikhs #1)

My ReviewsA journalist gets an offer she can’t refuse!


The Sheikh’s Forced Bride is #01 of 03 in the Sharjah Sheikhs Series by Leslie North. All 3 are currently published with 02 being in audio. #3 should be out in audio soon.

Nicholas Thurkettle narrates the series, to include #3.

HEA with no cliffhanger!

These 3 are connected by brothers, and are more enjoyable in order, but could be taken as standalones. There would be slight spoilers for the earlier ones if you start at #2 or #3.

Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins

Warning: SEX!
Yes! Both in thoughts and actions, so those opposed should avoid.

Trigger Warnings
None that I see.
Please let me know it you think there should be.



♥ Story ♥

 

Sheikh Khalid Al-Qasimi ❤ Journalist Casey Connolly

 

The story opens at the altar of all things. Sheikh Khalid Al-Qasimi is getting married, and not to the heroine of the story. Not quite what you were expecting huh? It’s a forced/arranged wedding that neither of the participants want, but it is tradition. The marriage is a punishment in Khalid’s eyes, handed down by his father who is tired of his sons making less than honorable headlines, and kids today complain about losing cell phone privileges. Really puts thing in perspective.



Enter Casey Connolly, a journalist out for a story on arrange marriages that will make front page and forward her path to a Pulitzer. She’s a woman on a mission! Her outbursts disrupts the wedding, causes the bride to call it off, muddies the water for all other present, and lands Casey in the palace prison. So not quite how she thought it was going to play out.



While pacing her cell, Casey receives a visitor with an offer she can’t refuse! Khalid wants to thwart his father’s plans for him to marry and sees a way out in the journalist. Casey needs the interview to headline her report to get her front page across the nation. Seems like a win-win for both of them, so what could possibly go wrong?
Always EVERYTHING when you say that!

This is more of a Novella size at barely 3 hours, but Casey and Khalid have enough time to do some soul searching and discover some deeper part of themselves. Plus have some sexy times too! Overall a sweet and sexy little story!


“Please. Always. Forever.”
— Casey

 


♥ Author ♥

 

This is my first read/listen by Leslie North, and I am looking forward to #2! Her writing is sexy and the HEA rock! The covers are HOT too. I now have all of her other titles on my Wishlist!

Leslie has 41 Audible Titles


♥ Narrator(s) ♥

 

This is my first listen by Nicholas Thurkettle, and I’m in love! His voice definitely works for the future ruler Khalid as well as the determined Casey. He uses a slight accent for Khalid and his family that sounds real and not overly done like some can resort to.

Nicholas has 13 Audible Titles


The Sheikh’s Forced Bride

Sharjah Sheikhs Series

Written by Leslie North

Read by Nicholas Thurkettle

Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited.

Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review