It’s the Christmas season in the tiny Kingdom of Maatkare, and the royal family needs a chef. Desperate to prove herself after her first restaurant failed, Ana Rizzo jumps at this chance for redemption and nabs the high-paying, short-term job. The opportunity couldn’t be more perfect. Ana will be able to stretch her culinary skills, earn enough money to open another restaurant, and still be able to give her adopted daughter the attention she needs. Her biggest challenge will be winning over the family’s elderly cook and getting Noel Yared, the middle son, to give her food his stamp of approval. She only cares about Noel’s palate, not his soulful brown eyes, his gorgeous runner’s body, and his amazing kisses. An avid runner herself, Ana pushes herself to keep up with Noel during their daily runs. But she’s finding the biggest challenge is resisting Noel’s charm.
Noel finds Ana endlessly fascinating and incredibly sexy. With a bit of charming persuasion from him, the two begin what they both know is a short-term affair. No rules, no heartache, just great sex and a bit of fun. So when he believes Ana has betrayed his family’s trust, he’s glad his heart wasn’t involved. Glad she’s gone. Glad he’ll never see her again. Until he realizes a couple terrible truths too late: Ana was actually the one who was betrayed, and somehow he’s fallen hard for her. Now he needs a bit of Christmas magic to prove he’s worthy of her love.
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I am a huge Leslie North fan! I love her books and always one-click her. This was a pretty quick read and I loved Noel and Ana. Ana and her best friend Charlie are given the opportunity to work, temporarily, in Kingdom of Maatkare. Taking the job will allow Ana the chance to open her new restaurant and give her and her daughter a fresh start. While in Maatkare she meets Noel, the middle son, and of course a Sheikh. While he enjoys her recipes Ana finds trouble with the head chef. That’s all I’m gonna give of the story because giving too much away will ruin it for you. As I said I enjoyed it and I know that y’all will as well. Leslie North’s sheikh’s are always a joy to read about no matter where they are in the world.