After losing her parents, American artist Elena set out on a trip around the world. Now, in the sultry heat of the Middle East, she’s having a hard time imagining returning to real life back home. But with half of her vacation still ahead of her, she and her friend are packed and ready to move onto their next destination… when a chance encounter changes everything. A dark, handsome stranger with a devilish grin catches Elena’s eye, but how could she know that an innocent favor is about to change her life forever?
Sheikh Asim always relies on his intuition…with business and with women. Along with his brothers, he works hard to keep their company profitable, but he prefers to live in the moment. With pressure mounting from his mother to settle down and marry a family friend, Asim needs an escape. He’s enchanted by the beguiling American beauty he sees at the café, and she couldn’t have come along at a better time. But when he asks her to be his fake fiancée, he never could have known she would change his life forever.
The two waste no time coming together, but when the spontaneity wears off and Elena learns of an unexpected complication, will Asim be ready to face the future?
Well, The Sheikh’s Fake Fiancée is very different from the Wildhorse Ranch Brothers series I had read from Leslie North. Going from sturdy cowboys to spoiled sheikh’s was definitely a big leap. And I’m not sure if sheikh’s are my cup of tea. Of course, hot and well groomed Asim is easy on the eyes and I always love to swoon about a prince. But where the cowboys are hot and grumpy, Asim is mostly afraid to be forced into marriage by his mother… And while I can understand why Elena and her friend decide to play along with his scheme, the story is a bit shallow. To be honest, I think the best character of the book was Asim’s mother… She definitely played a wonderful role in the story and the comments she gives, when Elena has flown back to her hometown are actually very funny. So in all, three out of five stars from me. And I’ll be eagerly awaiting part 4 of the grumpy cowboys from Leslie. With a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Publisher: City Owl Press
Published: June 2017
My Rating: ♥♥♥