The Sheikh’s Tenacious Lover by Leslie North

Posted November 20, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 8 Comments

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The Sheikh’s Tenacious Lover by Leslie North
The Sheikh's Tenacious Lover

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Series: The Tazeem Twins #1
Released on January 24, 2015
Pages: 168
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The Sheikh’s Tenacious Lover caught my eye one day and since it was free, I said why not? Well, maybe I should have said maybe. This story was so…well, bad. Not horrible, just extremely unbelievable and I never felt passion between these two.

So Rene finds out her fiance is cheating on her right before the wedding day. She’s done with men, but why not go on the honeymoon anyway…to the middle east. A luxury hotel awaits her, but it’s hard to get over being cheated on. When she arises from the pool one day and doesn’t notice her top is missing, a handsome man informs her for inappropriateness. She thinks he’s the pool boy so she orders a drink only to have him walk way…with a stick up his ass.

Sheikh Tazeem, Joshua, is in need of rest. Being a prince means he works all the time. So he just wants to enjoy a few days to himself, only to have this American woman, Rene, follow him around and speaking to him informally. Inside his head I never even found where he might find her attractive.

Rene is loud mouthed and pretty uncouth for the most part and Joshua (or Josh as Rene irritatingly calls him) can’t seem to relax nor become informal in the way he treats her. Never once did I really feel these two were attracted to each other. No chemistry.

So here is where I really had problems. Yeah, I wanted a Sheikh to take a woman passionately, but come on. This is Saudi Arabia, where there are so many laws and rules governing what you can show and not show, let alone if you have sex when you aren’t married. So Rene loses her bikini top in the beginning of the book when I have a hard time believing they even allow women to wear bikinis. Second I don’t know if I would want to honeymoon in a country where I as a woman am second class. Third, she has no class and I would think people would be offended left and right. Now Joshua is a prince of a different country so I can’t make too many comments about what is expected there. I might be well off base in my assumptions, but this just didn’t come off as being authentic.

It’s free guys and gals, so if you want to give it a try without risk, nows the time. There are more books in this series, but I am done for now. This didn’t fulfill the need I wanted in my romance and I can’t really recommend it…especially for money.


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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
6 years ago

That’s hilarious! I was thinking the same thing about the bikini top when you said it was a Middle Eastern country and yeah, Saudi must be pretty conservative. I can’t see a Prince falling for a vulgar woman, either. Oh well, maybe next time…

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

It was just off on so many levels. Glad I got it free and didn’t move onto the other books.

Mary Kirkland
6 years ago

You’re right, that story line makes absolutely no sense at all. And why would a single woman alone want to go to the middle east for a honeymoon/vacation? Nope, and I really don’t like Prince Sheik type stories anyway.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

If you are going to a conservative country, I don’t think the resorts are going to be as open minded. I just couldn’t buy either of the characters.

6 years ago

This sounds like a big NO

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
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Lover Of Romance
6 years ago

It is always disappointing when a story ends up like this. Especially since if the author does it write, a Sheikh romance can be so romantic and sensual.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago

I wanted a more realistic Sheikh romance, but this wasn’t it.