The Sheikh’s Stubborn Assistant

American college grad Katie is as ambitious as she is creative, so when she learns of a friend’s brother who owns an art gallery in Dubai, she leaps at the chance to jumpstart her career in the luxurious city. But her dream job quickly becomes a nightmare when she discovers her new boss is as unpleasant as he is handsome. Khalid Sharif may make her pulse race but not even his dark mystique, lithe muscles and ridiculous wealth are enough to make up for his rudeness. Katie won’t back down though, and she won’t quit until Khalid realizes exactly what she has to offer. 

Some say Sheikh Khalid Sharif has more love for art than for people, but he never concerns himself with the opinions of others. He’s determined to expand his gallery into one of Dubai’s greatest museums and nothing will get in his way—not even his fire-haired new gallery assistant. Khalid knew it was a mistake to hire the Western woman—the determination in her amber green eyes is a distraction, and her striking beauty practically makes his blood boil. Despite this, Khalid refuses to let Katie alter his course. 

As Katie and Khalid continue to clash, their attraction simmers just beneath the surface. But is it enough to melt Khalid’s icy exterior or will Katie be left out in the cold?

My review

My relationship with Leslie’s Sheikh’s is a tough one… Some of the Sheikh’s have great stories, but sometimes I just don’t seem to connect with the character. Unfortunately, Sheikh Khalid is one of them. He is the third brother in the family and where I really liked Assad and Rashid, I couldn’t say the same for Khalid.

Khalid is a cold hearted man, who treats his personnel not so very gracefully. Katie, hired as his assistant, can’t stand the fact that Khalid doesn’t take her comments and advice into consideration. So they fight over everything. Despite their fighting, there is a physical attraction between them. But since Katie is friends with his sister Amira, and his sisters-in-law Liyah and Mila, a relationship between them is not very convenient.

Khalid doesn’t do relationships and Katie doesn’t want to keep up with Khalid’s hot-and-cold treatment. So, can Katie meld his heart? Or will hell freeze over before that happens?

Personally, I would have let Khalid freeze to death. If you don’t want to commit and only use a woman for pleasure in the office, I’m not interested. As said, I just couldn’t connect to either Katie or Khalid. The story felt a bit rushed.

So in all, three out of five stars from me. And maybe the next Sheikh will come along and capture my heart. With a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.

Publisher: Relay Publishing

Published: January 2018

ISBN: 9781983880377

My Rating: ♥♥♥

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