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The Adjalane Sheikhs #1

The Sheikh's Secret Bride

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Work always comes first for Sheikh Nassir Adjalane. From an early age, he learned business was infinitely more important than having a personal life. But with pressure from an opponent on his board, Nassir suddenly has only one month to marry, or risk being voted out of his company. With everything he’s worked toward on the line, Nassir desperately needs a bride… and only one woman will do.

Wedding planner Janna Davis never imagined she’d be summoned to the Middle East to plan Sheikh Nassir’s nuptials. But the outrageous sum he’s offered will finally give her what she needs to stand on her own two feet. As the planning gets underway, Janna is put off by Nassir’s businesslike manner, but she can’t deny his appeal. No matter what she’s feeling though, Janna has a job to do. Janna values her independence and refuses to fall for a soon-to-be married man, but what will happen when she learns that she is Nassir’s intended bride?

184 pages, Kindle Edition

First published December 9, 2015

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Leslie North

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Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women's contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.

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Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.

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Profile Image for XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy.
1,473 reviews443 followers
January 2, 2016
It's hard to review without giving away the pony but I'll try. Janna is planning Nassir's wedding and falls for him. Nassir has a lot going on in business and it's the main driver for his desire to wed. The antagonist has much to gain if Nassir fails. When Janna gets in trouble it feels like Nassir brushes it off. If he truly loved her, I feel his reaction would have been different. Still and enjoyable read even with my scoffs lol

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Nicole.
312 reviews39 followers
December 10, 2015

ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

4 ^You are already mine...but you don't know it yet^ stars from

That was a really enjoyable story, i love this kind of books!! Fast plot and really interested characters.
Sheikh Nassir Adjalane must married an American bride and he chooses the wedding planner Janna Davis. Everything sounds good but he has planned a wedding where the bride who is the the planner DOESN'T KNOW IT....

It was very interesting, she was asking all the time to speak with the bride!! I was like.."Girl i wanna see your face when you realize it's you!!!"

I really liked this story for a small one it had enough i could say twists for a romance story and by that you can't get bored. I definitely recommend it and i'm looking forward to read the next story of the series!!

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3,318 reviews429 followers
February 20, 2016

Since being a young boy Sheikh Nassir Adjalane has dedicated his life to his family's business and now he's being told in order to keep his position he has to marry....
“You will marry an American, and you will do so in the next thirty days."
"Or what?” Nassir demanded. These men could not be serious.
"Or we will replace you.”
"Replace me? I am Nassir Adjalane and heir to this empire....."
Ok so to say he's not happy is an understatement but surprisingly he quickly finds his bride she's the wedding planner at a wedding he's attending.
He's found his bride so that's one item ticked off his list, next he hires her to plan their wedding only of course she doesn't know it's her wedding as well.
Ok so it's more than a little far-fetched but then we knew at from the title and it turns out to be a nice quick easy read, it goes exactly as expected but it's fun to witness the serious and businesslike Nassir slowly come to realise there's more to life than work alone.
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4,036 reviews21 followers
December 11, 2015
From the hot and sexy cover, to the very last page, Leslie North has inexplicably drawn you in to this quick and easy to read love story. Remarkably well-written with a great mix of romance, drama, humor, attraction, oh so hot sex, which all eventually lead to love and a HEA.
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5,735 reviews143 followers
August 22, 2022
Finished Reading May 10, 2017

The Sheikh's Secret Bride (The Adjalane Sheikhs #1) by Leslie North
I was looking for something lighter to read. Found this already on my 'To Read' shelf. I had purchased it back in Feb 2016. I have read 1 of her books in Oct. 2015 and gave it 3 stars. So I decided to give it a try.
It is slow moving and overflowing with all types of errors. The writing is stilted and choppy. The entire story is immature. More like a badly written 'Young Adult' fantasy of the girl gets her prince type thing.
I think it's time to delete whatever book I have left from this author on my shelves and out of my Kindle. I will make my notes and highlights public on Goodreads for anyone who may be curious about them.

Prch Amz February 21, 2016
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937 reviews6 followers
January 5, 2016
Sheikh Nassir Adjalane has been told by the board of Adjalane Oil that after his recent public debacles that he needed to find a bride and they suggested an American bride. Within the next thirty days and make amends with the Sharqui family. Nassir attends Amare Sharqui and is intrigued by wedding planner Janna Davis. Two weeks later, Nassir has summoned Janna to plan his wedding. Little does Jenna know that she is the bride. Jenna needs the money from this even to help support her family, but finds it hard to plan a wedding when the bride is never around. As she plans the wedding, the independent woman starts to fall for the man known as the Heartless Sheik. What will she do when she finds out that the wedding she has been planning is her own?

I am a huge fan of Leslie North's. Her books are always sexy without being over the top. They are connected, but can stand on there own. I fell in love with Nassir when he told Janna "We only met recently, but I'm positive she is the one. The woman I wish to marry." I wanted to BE the wedding planner. There was part of me that was yelling at Janna "why don't you ask him who his bride is?" She never questioned where the mysterious bride was or even suspected.

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1,361 reviews720 followers
September 24, 2016

Just a little drama injected into a silly story about a push over hero and heroine who allows others to make their decisions for them. I don't like how he was going to marry a very passed around slut of his uncle to keep his company people happy (yuck gross sloppy seconds anyone?). Sorry nope did not like it at all. The fact that she was walking down the aisle made it a big nope gross for me. The story was going good until that point. He did not even try to find her after she had been kidnapped. WFT? Nope it's done and I read it. Not ever going to read again.
Side note:
At least he always used condoms. He can't be too smart to fall for all that bullsh!t, so at least they won't have kids! Lol.

Happy reading
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9,520 reviews148 followers
January 4, 2016
Nassir has an interesting way of things, “because…” Nassir turned as well and sighed. There she was. Janna Davis. His bride. “She is already here.” Nassir is demanding and he's totally unapologetic for it and it's a turn on, “Janna.” He turned so abruptly that she almost ran into the back of him. “Unless you wish to accompany me in my shower, I’d suggest you meet me at the restaurant. Say, one hour?” I loved this book, it was short and kept my attention.
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1,226 reviews22 followers
December 13, 2015
Leslie North has a way of bringing every woman's fantasy to life through her books. I love the fairy tale of a rich prince finding his one true love in the least likely places and the Prince doing everything in his power to make her his. Overall I enjoyed this tell and look forward to many more. A few typos need to be edited but does not take away from the beauty of the story!!!
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1,039 reviews120 followers
December 14, 2015
This was a quick sexy~sweet read
No angst like I was hoping for.. but did have a slight twist to the end that made it fun.
This was a new to me author which I will be definitely be picking up more by
Really cute marriage by convenience story where we get our HEA.
Wedding Planner & the Sheikh.. who would've thought :)
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Author 4 books392 followers
December 11, 2015
Really liked the idea of a woman unknowingly arranging her own wedding and I enjoyed this aspect of the story. What let it down for me was that I didn't feel that I got to know any of the characters very well, which was a shame.
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1,233 reviews73 followers
February 22, 2016
Wow. That was unexpectedly really enjoyable. I thought for sure it will be at least OK story. But I was wrong. Finished in one go. I'm so glad I gave it a chance. Now I'm curious about other sheikhs in the story. lol
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1,693 reviews8 followers
December 29, 2016
So romantic

I really enjoying reading this story, so much romance with some turmoil, exciting twists, attraction, and so much romance Very good story
446 reviews4 followers
October 8, 2018
Not So Secret, Deceived.

This is one of the better Sheikh/American romance novellas but still unrealistic. The sheikh, Nassir was as arrogant as the others. The American, Janna, showed a lot more fire than the other brides. Still, she gave in too easily to his sexual advances to not have any experience.

There was a better plot with a little intrigue and drama at the end of the book. More of Nassir's and Janna's backstories were told. You also knew a little about her family. Once again the sheikh's brother, Adilan, was the most delightful character. The sheikhs from other books made an appearance, however, their stories were confused which is strange considering they were written by the same author.

Still, you were a little more invested and wondered what was going on in their lives. Still too short to be a worth more than .99. If you love this genre, you'll like this book.
227 reviews
April 12, 2020
This book was quick to read but felt quite formulaic to me and a little unbelievable - and I like fantasy. The sheikh was drinking wine regularly, aren’t sheikhs Muslim - so no alcohol? Johanna spends less than a week with him before she agrees to marry him and undying love is declared. Hmmm... too fast - all of it. I felt more time was needed on the relationship and less time spent on the ‘abduction’. The attraction between the characters was well described, which is good, but I was questioning the story too much to fully enjoy it.
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1,254 reviews15 followers
May 6, 2020
The perfect bride....

Janna never dreamed how her life would changed when she agreed to plan a perfect wedding for the hottest man she'd ever seen.
Nevertheless she couldn't help herself he was so worth falling for and when they go up in flames.
However there happy life might get derailed by someone who's own agenda could destroy their reletionship.
515 reviews
October 27, 2022
Marry for...

It started with deception and ended in love. Nassir must marry to retain his position. He has one month and she must be American. Janna is a wedding planner and is hired to plan the wedding for Nassir and a bride she has yet to meet. Surprise, Janna is the bride she just didn't know it. Others try to keep them apart.
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21 reviews
July 23, 2018
I LUVD LUVD dis bk Leslie North. & bcuz of hw much I luvd dis bk, I'm so hookd. I feel like I can't stop reading her bks. TOTALLY OBSESSED. I really wish I can get a hold off the rest of the series. 😍😊
Profile Image for Aaron.
391 reviews1 follower
July 29, 2020
Loved it

I was glad that once she realized his deception
she was still willing to listen to him. I was hoping
that her mother and sisters would move and live in the palace with her...

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131 reviews1 follower
November 14, 2017
First book in set

Entertaining and with a bit of suspense thrown in near the end, for good measure. Look forward to next book in series.
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928 reviews4 followers
January 1, 2018
Loved it

I absolutely loved everything about this book and I highly recommend reading this book. The storyline and characters were dead on. GREAT JOB LESLIE NORTH!
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25 reviews
March 18, 2018
Secret bride

A real good romance story about too people from different countries falling in love with each other and getting married
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416 reviews
May 5, 2018
The sheikh's secret bride was a quick read. I wish it was a little bit longer. There's love quickly and lots of drama. But a happy ending!
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2,515 reviews17 followers
June 21, 2019
I wasn’t sure about the story line with this one, but I really enjoyed it. A fun, quick read with a few unexpected twists.
309 reviews3 followers
October 22, 2019
Loved this book

I really enjoyed the first book of this series. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Profile Image for Glenda Horsfall.
Author 5 books70 followers
September 27, 2020
Abandoned half way through, just found the story too slow and too far fetched. I'm afraid this one did nothing for me.
44 reviews
November 28, 2021
The surprise bride

Well written love story. Two different culture coming together. A wedding planner who is surprised to learn, she's the bride. Enjoy
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