Forbidden Kisses with Her Millionaire Boss by Hana Sheik

Posted December 24, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin Romance / 0 Comments

Can she resist him…

While they work together?

Heiress Lin dreams of a life different from the one that’s been planned for her.

Traveling from Kenya to Canada to work for renowned tycoon Karl on a Kwanzaa-themed event is thrilling—and their instant, off-limits attraction blows her away!

By the time the seven days of Kwanzaa arrive, even the snow outside can’t cool the sparks between them—especially after their sizzling kiss…

But Karl’s a closed book, so will Lin dare to trust in their unique connection?

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Title:  Forbidden Kisses with Her Millionaire Boss
Series:  stand-alone title
Author:  Hana Sheik
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 29, 2022
Publisher:  Harlequin Romance
My Rating:  4 stars

Forbidden Kisses with Her Millionaire Boss is a delightful yet challenging romance between two people who may seem to have the world at their feet yet face very real, very personal issues.  Who would have thought that sneaking into the wedding venue of a friend to replace a piece of her own artwork with an even better one would result in not only being mistaken for a thief but bringing the man of her dreams into her life?  Certainly not Lin.  Still, that is exactly what happened to Karl and Lin… but that misconception isn’t the only hurdle they’ll have to overcome before they find that happily ever after ending.

Lin is an heiress with a grandfather who is very old-fashioned in his thinking and he is determined that Lin will take over his business.  That is the last thing that Lin wants to do, her passion is in the complex and satisfying creation of art through 3D printing, which is a fascinating concept.  But her grandfather sees that as a hobby, a pleasant pastime that will certainly not provide much of anything to anyone let alone Lin’s livelihood.  While Lin loves her grandfather, she doesn’t want to take over his businesses in which she has no interest or skills but is finding it difficult to convince him that her artwork business is a viable future for herself.  They are at an impasse when Karl comes into her life with an intriguing opportunity.

Karl is an internationally known events planner, a man who has made a name and a fortune for himself through his own passions.  While he might have been mistaken about Lin’s intentions at the wedding venue he certainly has no hesitation about her skills in 3D printing and has invited her to take part in an important, somewhat personal event that is in the planning stages.  This trip will change their lives but not without some major issues having to be dealt with, faced, and put in their pasts.

I enjoyed Forbidden Kisses with Her Millionaire Boss and would definitely recommend it to readers who, of course, love a good romance but also like slightly different perspectives being brought into the story.  Karl’s history, romantic history is spoken of throughout this story.  Not that it takes away from Karl and Lin, but that it is a stumbling block for a man who cannot seem to reconcile his past with his present.  While painful at times to watch, Karl’s personal journey is almost as important as his growing love for Lin and the future they could have if both will take a few risks.  I liked them individually and as a couple.  And this author delivered a well-written romance with characters that kept my attention hoping for a happy future eventually.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent.*

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