Juliette’s life is work—she’s ruthless, determined, and has built a reputation for helping difficult CEOs achieve their maximum potential. When she’s scouted by the royal Azhar family to assist the head of their tech division, Sheikh Basri Azhar, she’s eager for the challenge. The company is at a critical juncture, and it will be up to Juliette to keep the brash, young CEO on track. Shouldn’t be a problem—until Juliette meets Basri. He’s handsome, charismatic, and much harder to manage than she could have imagined. But Juliette won’t back down. She’s never met a boss she couldn’t tame.
Compared to his two older brothers, Basri has always been his father’s son. He values hard work and ingenuity, but he prefers an unstructured approach. Which is why Basri stays out of the office as much as possible. After all, he does his best thinking alone, outdoors in the Arabian wild. His new assistant Juliette, however, is like a force of nature. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and disciplined…and Basri has to constantly remind himself to keep it professional. But after weeks of Juliette trying to bend him to her will, Basri decides he has other plans.
When Basri invites her along on his next adventure, Juliette has no idea what she’s gotten herself into. But away from the board room and under the stars, Juliette begins to see the real Basri, and she can’t help wanting to see more…
Although I prefer Leslie North’s sturdy cowboys (as I mentioned in my review of The Sheikh’s Fake Fiancee), I still couldn’t help myself when I saw The Sheikh’s Surprise Triplets. So I requested the arc and Netgalley provided me this beauty. Yay! I was intrigued by the title: how do you get a surprise triplet?
Well, I’m not going to tell you how, because that would definitely spoil the story. But I can tell you that this story was a little more believable than the Sheikh’s Fake Fiancee. And definitely a lot sweeter. Basri is just a lot more of a character than Nasir and Asim. But the best part is still their mother: Safiya. She keeps on meddling (or mothering) her boys. This time she hires Juliette as the new PA for Basri. She is quite the opposite of him: punctual, structured and a little bit stuck up. And Basri drives her crazy, with his appointments: ‘somewhere at the end of the week’ or his changes in the planning: ‘I’ll be away for the next few days’. But she is determined to get Basri organized and show them how good she is at her job. No easy feat, when your panties are nearly melting everytime your boss is winking at you. And Basri likes to make Juliette’s job a challenge, because he likes to see her get frustrated. When he asks her to come on a ‘adventure’ trip to brainstorm for new business ideas, she decides to go with him. But can they keep a professional distance? Or will the attraction they share combust? Find out in this third part of the Azhar’s Sheikh series. Four out of five stars from me.
Publisher: Relay Publishing
Published: July 2017
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥