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After losing her parents, American artist Elena set out on a trip around the world. Now, in the sultry heat of the Middle East, she's having a hard time imagining returning to real life back home. But with half of her vacation still ahead of her, she and her friend are packed and ready to move onto their next destination...when a chance encounter changes everything. A dark, handsome stranger with a devilish grin catches Elena's eye, but how could she know that an innocent favor is about to change her life forever?

Sheikh Asim always relies on his intuition...with business and with women. Along with his brothers, he works hard to keep their company profitable, but he prefers to live in the moment. With pressure mounting from his mother to settle down and marry a family friend, Asim needs an escape. He's enchanted by the beguiling American beauty he sees at the café, and she couldn't have come along at a better time. But when he asks her to be his fake fiancée, he never could have known she would change his life forever.

The two waste no time coming together, but when the spontaneity wears off and Elena learns of an unexpected complication, will Asim be ready to face the future?

©2017 Relay Publishing (P)2017 Relay Publishing

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Great story

Loved the storyline! Wonderful to witness how they fall in love in a fun and full of chemistry story. Highly recommend for romance lovers! Excelente narration

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Ruse led to love

Leslie North has been a favorite author of mine for several years. Roberto Scarlato is a top narrator who can perform so many accents. I loved his portrayal of Asim in this book. He has his accents down to perfection. He is able to perform so many characters with distinguishable voices. This particular book hooked me from the very beginning. Instant attraction is a great way to sum up the initial meeting of Asim and Elena. The story is well written and has a happy ending. I did not think this book had any real unexpected twists, but the journey was so enjoyable. The author does so well with her imagery in her stories. I received this book as a gift and have voluntarily written my review. I look forward to the next book in this series. I am curious which brother it will be highlighted (I'm hoping its Aubry and Nassir). I will definitely be listening to more books by this author and narrator.

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Oh look... another series I'm hooked on...

It's not surprising I'm hooked, I've read a fair few of Leslie North's books and enjoyed them all. Plus there's something about the fake fiance plot that's just so much fun to read.

I really liked how Elena approached the situation, her willingness to just take it for what it was showed gentle strength. Asim on the other hand came across as quite selfish and self-centered. Asim's playboy was are a bit different the normal male lead in Ms. North's books, but she still manages to create a romance that is enthralling, perhaps even more so because it should be so unlikely.

Loved the narration, the character voices are excellent and the tone and pace are perfect for the story.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Love this book!!!

I really loved and enjoyed this book. As a Leslie North fan it was just the way I like it with the ending having a little twist. This is my first audiobook, and I have to say that I may go this route in the future; but only books I’ve read beforehand. I was not at all prepared for the 3.5 hrs, but like any other book I made the time. I wasn’t too fond of the narrator at first because he was making my sheikh sound like dracula, but after I adjusted to his rhythm it became easier.

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Great book

Great from the word go - Being forced into an arranged marriage, the Male lead makes a surprising arrangement with a stranger. Little did he know, It was the best decision of his life.

This book was well written and was a great example of fate leading the way. I very much enjoyed it.

The narration and production were great~

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Elena and Asim

This was a relatively short romantic story, Elena is on holiday with be best friend, they are about to leave Beirut to continue their tour of the east before heading back to the USA. On their last morning they meet Asim, they have no idea that he is rich or a Sheikh. He buys them coffee and puts a proposition to Elena. He will pay for their onward travel anywhere when they leave if Elena will pretend to be his fiancee until his mother (the head of their family) cancels an engagement she has arranged for him with the daughter of another powerful family. He believes that this can be achieved simply by saying he has already got engaged to Elena.

Elena agrees and she and her friend go to his family home and the pretence begins. During Elena's short stay (two weeks) at his family home they become very close, Elena believes she's in love but Asim says he never want's to marry. The attraction, chemistry and interactions between them are intense and steamy.

When Asim's mother returns Elena decides enough is enough and before Asim can hurt her anymore she and her friend leave without Asim's knowledge but with the help of his mother. When Asim finds out he is determined to find her, but in all their conversations he has never bothered to get a last name or a place of residence for either Elena or her friend.

Will he be successful, will Elena welcome him if he does find her? well to answer these questions you will have to listen to this book.

I enjoyed this story the first of a series. It is definitely for the over 18 market as the sex and the chemistry are hot and steamy. I would certainly like to find out how Asim's brothers fair in the romance field.

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Love the new narrator!!

I am truly a Leslie North fan. These sheikh series are sweet, steamy and have the added draw of foreign lands. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.