Aaliyah Botros is beginning to wonder if she’ll ever get her chance at love. Her two best friends are both in happy relationships. But Aaliyah’s insanely overprotective family seems determined to fend off any potential suitors.
When she bumps into her old flame Joseph, she’s delighted to find that he’s just as charming as ever. In fact, he’s even more handsome, muscular, and disarming than she remembered. But despite the connection she still feels in her heart, Aaliyah knows her family will never approve.
Joseph can’t believe his luck, running into Aaliyah after all this time. He never stopped thinking about her after high school. While he may be a respected police officer in his community, he knows it won’t be so easy to earn the respect of the aristocratic Botros family.
It only takes one magical night to reignite the passion between Aaliyah and Joseph, but with her strict family standing in the way, is their relationship doomed from the start?
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Sheikha’s Determined Police Officer
Series: Botros Brothers #4
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 15, 2023
My Rating: 4.5
Sheikha’s Determined Police Officer brings the Botros Brothers series to a satisfying end while giving us a couple who will fight hard for their happy ending… with unexpected champions on their side. I’ve enjoyed how this series was paced out with a slight continuation of the previous couple’s romance while diving into that particular book’s couple. It did away with the “I wonder how things turned out for them” into a very enjoyable glance into each couple’s future.
Aaliyah’s and Joseph’s romance is, well, adorable, but it’s also a powerful message of love overcoming circumstances and learning how to stand up for what’s right for not only you but the one you love as well. I loved seeing this couple reunited, and their romance has moments of sweet and then spice perfectly balanced. Without giving away spoilers, there is one character I absolutely loathed, and I’m imagining that it won’t take you long to feel the same way about them. Watching Joseph and Aaliyah grow stronger in their feelings for each other, to be willing to oust themselves from their families should they not approve, and seeing the ultimate ending for them both was such a powerful, emotional experience.
I had such a good time here, and I’m sad to see it come to an end. If you enjoy a well-written, emotional, sexy, satisfying romance, then you should be checking out this series soon.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout, and I sincerely thank them for their trust. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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