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The Sheikh’s Stubborn Assistant

The Sharif Sheikhs Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Nicole Blessing
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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American college grad Katie is as ambitious as she is creative, so when she learns of a friend’s brother who owns an art gallery in Dubai, she leaps at the chance to jump-start her career in the luxurious city. But her dream job quickly becomes a nightmare when she discovers her new boss is as unpleasant as he is handsome. Khalid Sharif may make her pulse race, but not even his dark mystique, lithe muscles, and ridiculous wealth are enough to make up for his rudeness. Katie won't back down though, and she won't quit until Khalid realizes exactly what she has to offer. 

Some say Sheikh Khalid Sharif has more love for art than for people, but he never concerns himself with the opinions of others. He's determined to expand his gallery into one of Dubai’s greatest museums, and nothing will get in his way - not even his fire-haired new gallery assistant. Khalid knew it was a mistake to hire the Western woman - the determination in her amber green eyes is a distraction, and her striking beauty practically makes his blood boil. Despite this, Khalid refuses to let Katie alter his course. 

As Katie and Khalid continue to clash, their attraction simmers just beneath the surface. But is it enough to melt Khalid’s icy exterior, or will Katie be left out in the cold?

©2018 Relay Publishing (P)2018 Relay Publishing

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Book 3 of the Sharif Sheikh's gives us Katie and Khalid Different from his business minded brothers, Khalid is an artist and when forced to step into the role of art gallery owner is determined to make a success of it. Katie, a recent college graduate flies to Dubai with the intention of getting ahead in her career. When these two meet, the clash is loud and the attraction clear. There is much dissension in the work place as Katie tries to integrate some of her ideas to make the gallery successful. Khalid is blocking her at every turn, and this leads to high charged foreplay. Leslie North gives these two characters stubbornness and passion. Katie is smart and confident and will match Khalid with her candor. I love their chemistry, inability to keep their hands off each other, but get so frustrated with Khalid's attitude! Of course that just fuels my need to keep listening, as North has captured my attention and I need to see how this couple plays out. Another winning installment to this trilogy.

Nicole Blessing does an amazing job with the narration, including great accents and wonderful voices. I find her performances great and a joy to listen to.

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Wild and Fiery...


A beautiful stranger looking to make her way in a foreign land. An aloof Sheikh that is as alluring as he is demanding. Two dominating personalities are headed for a fiery showdown in The Sheikh's Stubborn Assistant. Kadija is a beauty with exotic looks and a boatload of ambition. She carries a chip on her shoulder and confidence that will put any man on blast. Where as Kadija puts her emotions on full display, Khalid keeps his buried deep. Control is a trait he prides himself on. Until a firecracker with a smart mouth and a sexy body starts chiseling at his inner peace and leaving her mark on his heart. Strength is their greatest asset, but pride their biggest weakness. From heated battles and sensual entanglements to complicated people and saucy dialogue, Ms. North has created a romance as wild as the arid landscape that encompasses her characters . 

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Sharif Sheikhs Series Book 3

Leslie North is a very talented author and I always enjoy her books! This book is an excellent addition to the Sharif Sheikhs series. I love traveling to exotic locations! I’ve always wanted to visit Dubai. Maybe one day, but until then, I’ll read Leslie’s contemporary romances! I always feel immersed in her books and have a hard time putting it down. It’s a good thing I can usually get through them in one sitting. This one is just under three hours of listening time.

Narration was really good and brought the story to life.

The main characters are strong and independent. Khalid was very difficult to deal with because he kept ignoring all Katie’s ideas to help his gallery. Katie is beautiful and driven to succeed despite her difficult boss!

This can be read as a stand alone but I would suggest reading the first two books as well. This is a great series.

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Fairytale romance!

Loved it! Fairytale romance with a happy ending! The story had passion and love! I love a story with a strong heroine! The narrator is a good storyteller! Good job!!

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Awesome!!!

Leslie North saved the best for last with this book in the Sharif Sheiks Series. I really enjoyed this original storyline featuring Katie and Khalid. The cameo appearances of Liyah and Asad, Mila and Rachid was an added bonus. The imagery in this book of Dubai was so vibrant. I love how the author develops the characters and has depth to the story. The exotic locations also appeal to me. Nicole Blessing performed this book brilliantly. She adds so much enjoyment with her distinguishable character voices. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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and North did it again

an amazing book by North Leslie as always this author did it very good and hot and steamy book for such a short story I love the books of this author and his narrators are very good as this one was
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Artist Forced Into Business, A Woman Determined Not to Judge By Her Looks

I love Leslie North books..this one turned out to be a favorite when I wasn’t sure at the beginning.
Khalid is the youngest brother of three, painting is his passion, but his father forced him into business, it was art but still business. This seemed to sour him.
Katie is American, her mother from Dubai (where this takes place), who died, and disowned by a father who would not accept her art history education and wanted her in business.
Katie is looking for a curator position, but her beauty makes her a subject of desire and not her accomplishments.
Khalid was really cold, and then hot and cold with Katie...this is what I didn’t care about him, but his transformation is worth it...Katie is strong and independent..a woman of determination.
The narrator did an excellent job with the accents, make and female voices and kept me engaged. Another great story!

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Leslie North does it again!

I love Leslie North's Sheikh's stories. She never disappoints. The Sheikh's are being claimed by American women and I love it!

Nicole Blessing is fun to listen to. She has a voice that does wonders for the sexy scenes.

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Recommended

An terrific story for a snowy day (not just snowy days tho). This is the first story in this series I have listened to. It didn't matter because it stands well on its own. I liked the characters especially Katie. She is a strong ambitionis woman. She knows her strengths yet doesn't appear conceited. Her love story makes a compelling tale.

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Sweet Love Story!

Great Story and great narration! I love the Sheikh's stories written by Leslie North. This is the third book in the Sharif Sheikhs Series. I loved Khalid and Katie's story. This is a short and sweet love story. Katie is a strong and independent woman. Khalid is a handsome and strong character. They share a strong and hot chemistry. I love their HEA and the Epilogue. The characters in this Series are interconnected, so it's a pleasure to see again the characters from the first books. I also love supportive families. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.