Author: Leslie North
Series:The Botros Brothers #1
Date Published: April 10, 2014
Sara hates her new boss, Sheik Tariq. He is rude, arrogant, headstrong and argumentative.So, why can't she stop thinking about him?
When she started work in the Middle East for The Botros Oil Company, Sara expected her boss to be an elderly Arab. But instead her boss is tall, handsome, gloriously masculine with stunning eyes and a muscular physique.
Tariq has never met anyone like her. She has no respect for tradition, she's clumsy, stubborn, unladylike and talks far too much. And she isn't scared of him, in fact she openly challenges him. He finds himself getting frustrated just talking to her.
So, why does he feel so attracted to her?
One night they're both working late and inevitably get into another heated argument. Before Sara knows what is happening, she is kissing Tariq, and he is lifting her onto the conference room table. After an unforgettable night of passion they both agree to never let it happen again. But when they discover the result of their unprotected encounter, they must both come to terms with their feelings.
Can this explosive couple finally reveal their more caring sides?
Or will it all end in disaster..?
I was in the middle of a thriller book that I'd been reading for almost a week now. A week and I was still halfway through! I never did jump from one book to the next when things are heating up and get more exciting. Okay, I never jumped from one book to the next. Let's start at that. It was a suspense book, the kind which you'll never put down. But I was jaded as I was waiting for some tumbling, if you catch my drift, and still the characters are doing serious business. It was not a romantic book and I was looking for some heated passion.
Tariq was doing most of the talking. He knew about the field and explained some of the plans he had. Amir often chipped in. Sara listened to them both talk. She could see how intelligent and knowledgeable they were. Both of them had studied engineering. That impressed her.—it was still a delightful read. I get it that the writing was so terrible just by the first page but I was hooked anyway. I hated the female protagonist, Sara, for which I share the same sentiment with that of the male lead, Tariq, who's not quite the male lead as his younger brother Amir, Sara's direct boss, is more in the picture than him.
Tariq and Amir I like already. Not because they're male as I am a female but because they both have a compelling personality amidst the length of the novel. But Sara? She's too child-like for my taste. Many of you might find her willfulness and clumsiness cute and in Amir's (whom she's working as a personal assistant to) word, adorable. But to have such disrecpectful demeanor towards the chairman (Tariq) of a big company, she's just unforgivable. Not that she did anything bad but I find her general lack of knowledge of another country's culture, in a way like a soldier bringing a rifle in a battlefield without bullets, contemptible.
In other countries I could understand, but not in Middle East as the story is set there. Not only did Sara forget to research about the company she's getting a job to, considering that she had to fly from England to Middle East all on her own, as she had no idea who the chairman was, she almost had no concept of the Arab's culture. Seriously, she's getting herself in a dangerous place.
This isn't my first book, not even my 10th about Oil Sheikhs but authors still don't fail to surprise me with their gall at writing about Oil Sheikhs. These authors take things too lightly in the way they portray other people. Well, in the light of things, they make them approachable to anyone. Or maybe it was just me.
Despite my general disapproval of Sara, I adored her silly and short romance with Tariq. And with that, I give it a