Good morning, bookies! Today, we’re talking about yet another yummy Sheikh book by one of my favorite romance authors, Leslie North. The Sheikh’s Secret Bride is the first in the Adjalane Sheikhs series and has added one more book to my Top Reads of 2021 list! If you’ve read and enjoyed any of Leslie’s books, The Sheikh’s Secret Bride is a must-read for you!
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THE SHEIKH’S SECRET BRIDE by Leslie North
Series: The Adjalane Sheikhs #1
Published: December 9, 2015 by Leslie North
Length: 131 pages
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Reviewed by: Megan
Challenges: 2021 AtoZ Reading Challenge – Letter “S”
ABOUT THE BOOK
Work always comes first for Sheikh Nassir Adjalane. From an early age, he learned business was infinitely more important than having a personal life. But with pressure from an opponent on his board, Nassir suddenly has only one month to marry, or risk being voted out of his company. With everything he’s worked for on the line, Nassir desperately needs a bride … and only one woman will do.
Wedding planner Janna Davis never imagined she’d be summoned to the Middle East to plan Sheikh Nassir’s nuptials. But the outrageous sum he’s offered will finally give her what she needs to stand on her own two feet. As the planning gets underway, Janna is put off by Nassir’s businesslike manner, but she can’t deny his appeal. No matter what she’s feeling though, Janna has a job to do. Janna values her independence and refuses to fall for a soon-to-be married man, but what will happen when she learns that she is Nassir’s intended bride?
5 stars of Pure Sheikh Gold to The Sheikh’s Secret Bride!
It’s no secret that I love Leslie North’s Sheikhs. Last summer, I fell in love with the Hamari Sheikhs (and their American loves!) and now the Adjalanes have stolen my heart.
Leslie North creates strong Sheikhs and independent women!
Each time I pick up one of Leslie’s Sheikh books, I fall into a world outside my own. The men in her books, including Nassir in The Sheikh’s Secret Bride, are strong. They’re used to being royalty, in control of everything. And the women who come in, like Janna, are independent and strong-willed. The way the two characters fit together is amazing.
I love that this book (and many of her other Sheikh books) is set in the Middle East. While the book isn’t chock-full of another culture, there are references and little bits dropped into the story. Janna is introduced to new foods, and I enjoyed the sweet words Nassir used when the romance between him and Janna really started to blossom. I never knew that kalby means “my heart” in Arabic.
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A few words about The Sheikh’s Secret Bride plot …
Imagine being a wedding planner for a Sheikh, only to find out that you’re the bride!
I loved this book! Janna goes through the work of planning a stunning wedding for Nassir and his mysterious fiance. Each time she asks Nassir what his bride would like, he tells her to plan the wedding according to her own tastes. Then she sees one of the invitations (brought to her by Nassir’s scummy uncle Hazim) and finds out SHE’S the bride-to-be! I’ve read many romances before, but never one where the wedding planner finds out she’s the intended bride!
And Hazim! The lengths he was willing to go to in order to make sure Nassir married his mistress were appalling. He wants Nassir to marry Nehla so he can control the Adjalane Oil board. But I never expected him to take it as far as he did!
Final Answer for The Sheikh’s Secret Bride?
If you’re a fan of Sheikh romances or royalty romances, The Sheikh’s Secret Bride is a must-read, 5-star book! Nassir and Janna are such a sweet couple and definitely worth reading!