The snow is falling, the fires are blazing, and Poppy Milenne is hard at work. She and the other housemaids are busy preparing for a wealthy guest. But she never dreamed it would be someone young and handsome, like Sheikh Shadid. This playboy prince ignites Poppy’s romantic soul and kindles her thirst for adventure. But giving in to temptation would mean risking her job…and her heart.
For Sheikh Samir Shadid, Christmas reminds him of a time he’d rather forget. And what better way to do so than with a beautiful woman in his arms? His father may have sent him away for safety, but that doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy himself while he’s here. When the beautiful American maid catches his eye, Samir is determined to seduce her before Christmas Day.
Samir may be looking for a holiday fling, but Poppy soon becomes something more. And the more time she spends with him, the harder he falls in love.
But what happens when the holidays end and Samir must return home?
Titles in the Shadid Sheikhs series (trilogy) include — The Sheikh’s Christmas Maid —♥— The Sheikh’s Christmas Present —♥— The Sheikh’s Christmas Baby —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: The Sheikh’s Christmas Maid
Series: Shadid Sheikhs #1
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: October 9, 2022
My Rating: 4.5 stars
If you’re looking for a steamy romance with a guaranteed happy ending, a bit of danger, and characters who will draw you into their situation then you simply cannot miss with a Leslie North book. It’s that simple. We get all of that and then some in The Sheikh’s Christmas Maid, the first of the Shadid Sheikhs trilogy/series.
Poppy is a woman with a mission, save enough to go back to school and continue her travelling life. She has reasons for her lifestyle, but she’s a hard worker and is enjoying (for the most part) her time working at one of the Royal family’s safe houses… one that is about to be invaded by one of the three Princes of the kingdom, Samir Shadid. Poppy definitely is completely focused on her work she doesn’t need some playboy trying to seduce her so she’s planning on staying in the background during his visit as much as she can. Unfortunately for Poppy, that’s not going to work so well for her when she mistakes Samir for an absent delivery person. And now, faced with a woman who is beautiful, sexy, and not one bit afraid to speak her mind to a prince… well, the game to seduce Poppy is on.
I had such fun with Samir’s and Poppy’s story. It’s sexy and steamy, tender and cute, with that hint of impending danger in the background. There are a few twists, one that I did not see coming in that fashion – and I love when a story takes me by surprise. If you love a well-written romance with a solid plot, characters to root for, and where the love is definitely steamy – then The Sheikh’s Christmas Maid is perfect for you. And the epilogue, well, let’s just say that made me need to dive into The Sheikh’s Christmas Present as soon as possible!
*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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