Thursday, August 22, 2019

BOOK REVIEW- The Sheikh's Instant Family (The Safar Sheikhs Series Book 2) Leslie North *

 Sheikh Amad has always gone with his gut, which is why his ventures abroad have multiplied his tribe’s wealth and business connections. But with his 30th birthday approaching—and with expectations that he be married by then—he’s got to go home soon...That means leaving his life in Las Vegas, and Vanessa, the sexy waitress he’s falling for, behind.

Vanessa Hammerman has had to work for everything she’s ever had, left by every man from her father on up. Sheikh Amad has been fun, but she’s not thinking of a long-term commitment with a Middle Eastern prince. She’d rather keep it fun…until the pregnancy test comes back positive. Now she’s out on the biggest limb of her life: Will this man run from her, too? Or will he be the one to stay?

It seems like fate when Vanessa tells Amad he’s going to be a father, and his marriage proposal is instantaneous. It’s the perfect solution for fulfilling his duty while at the same time satisfying his heart. But when he brings her home to his tribe, he realizes his independent, Western bride might not work so well in the traditional structure of the Middle East.

Vanessa has put everything on the line for this: her heart, her career, and her life. So when she refuses to fall in line with Amad’s expectations, they begin to doubt if they can make it work. But if they take the chance, love could become the biggest win of their lives.


This was a fun, fast story, with not real deep but good main characters.  I liked both Vanessa and Amad and the jokes that they shared between them.  They were cute and funny. 
 Amad was the businessman who loved being in Las Vegas and even when he returned home was still in non-traditional suits.  He was fun loving and out-going.  So, he's one progressive Sheikh right?  Well, he is until something happens to point out that he has more pride in traditional roles between men and women.  Oh, oh.  This going to be a problem that they didn't see coming.  Especially for Vanessa who thought she was getting a solid, fun loving equal.  A teammate, someone to work together with to build a life with.  Of course, she is also putting it all on the line for him,  even though she doesn't really believe in fairy tale endings.
There are fairly good secondary characters although the story doesn't  get super deep with them. 
 As you would expect there is sex between Amed and Vanessa, both before and after they got married.  
There is a H.E.A. with a welcome Epilogue. 

 “I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from Booksprout. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

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