Sheikh Amir Botros, a notorious womanizer, may finally have met his match in the form of Soraya, his best friend’s sister.
Soraya is fascinating, beautiful, and fiercely intelligent… She constantly pushes Amir away, rejects him in public, and refuses to return his calls. And despite his best efforts, he can’t even make her smile. She never lets her guard down around him, no matter how hard he tries…
Soraya can’t believe how arrogant and obnoxious Amir Botros can be… He’s always showing up to her university or the restaurant where she works uninvited. He won’t leave her alone, and he won’t take no for an answer. Forcing her to ask herself… Why is she so attracted to a man she knows she should despise?
But when he kisses her, something inside her melts. She knows she can’t resist him. But what happens when forces beyond both their control conspire to tear them apart?
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Sheikh’s Defiant Girlfriend
Series: Botros Brothers #2
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 1, 2023
My Rating: 4.5
Sheikh’s Defiant Girlfriend continues the Botros Brothers series with a fun, sexy, “who is the more stubborn of the two of us” styled romance as arrogant, entitlement meets the harsh reality of one stubborn woman determined to be seen for herself, as an independent person… not someone to be claimed by a man who has never hidden his playboy ways.
I adored Amir in his brother, Tariq’s romance with Sara. His devil-may-care ways and sense of humor often brought a chuckle in the most unexpected places. Yet, frankly, I can see where his “I want you, I claim you, I own you” attitude toward Soraya would result in exactly what he got… shut down every single time. Amir doesn’t know how to be anything but an entitled prince. Anything he’s ever wanted he simply goes after… even if that something is a person. Watching him try to win over Soraya’s attention and interest was at times, cringe-worthy in the sense of he just doesn’t get how he’s sounding to anyone else. I loved watching the power struggle between this couple and was completely behind Soraya’s determination to have Amir really see her as an independent woman who made the choice to be with him as opposed to the “claimed” woman of a sheikh.
It was pure delight to see Amir get that “aha” moment, when what Soraya had been telling him finally came together in his mind. It was so simple, yet so complex to Amir’s mindset.
The other part of this story that I enjoyed was the continuation in a way of Tariq and Sara’s romance. We get to go along as Sara navigates the wedding plans and comes to an understanding with the other important woman in Tariq’s life… his mother.
In all, I had a blast back in this world. Soraya is such a breath of fresh air in Amir’s life, and he’s only beginning to understand the implications of a woman in his life that is his partner in all things.
*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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