The Sheikh’s Forced Bride by Leslie North
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Sheikh Khalid Al-Qasimi’s playboy ways have finally caught up with him. After creating a scandal during a diplomatic visit to America, Khalid is given a choice by his father—marry or face banishment. Rather than lose his family, Khalid bows to his father’s wishes but an outspoken American interrupts Khalid’s would-be wedding. Now Khalid has a new plan that might please his father, secure his inheritance and leave Khalid still able to go on with his life …he’ll take the beautiful American as his bride—and then his father will hate her so much he’ll beg Khalid not to get married after all.
Journalist Casey Connolly has never been afraid to share her opinions. While researching an article on arranged marriages, she lands in trouble when she crashes a royal wedding to get a quote from the attending American guests.. The sexy groom offers to set her free if she’ll step into the role of his fiancée—just for a short time. Seeing a chance to get the scoop she needs, Casey agrees.
Soon there’s no denying the chemistry they share. But Casey’s boss is pushing her to complete her piece and head back to the States, while Khalid’s father is still pushing for a hasty wedding. Will this pseudo-romance become the real thing or buckle under all the pressure being put on these two?
Khalid is honor bound to marry. Being the oldest of his brothers, is what his father expects. What ant expected is the ceremony being interrupted by an American journalist. Now Khalid has shamed his family and his father has given him a month to find a new bride and marry.
Casey is your typical American who doesn’t believe in arranged marriages and is determined to stop the Sheiks nuptials, what she doesn’t bargain for is getting thrown in prison in a foreign country and making a deal that she may or may not regret.
The Sheiks Forced Bride was a great read. A tall dark and handsome kind of romance you always dream of finding, even when you’re on an assignment and have a story due. I liked this because of it not being too deep and a rather light read. I liked Caseys sarcasm and western attitude. And Khalid, who can resist a foreign man? I definitely would recommend this read and I’m looking forward to reading more in the series. I’d give this four stars!!!
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