Tuesday, December 13, 2022

#GIVEAWAY Sophia Rose Reviews Forbidden Kisses with her Millionaire Boss by Hana Sheik #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza

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On today's holiday post Sophia Rose is sharing her review of Forbidden Kisses with her Millionaire Boss by Hana Sheik a new release from Harlequin's Romance line. See what she thought and don't forget to enter the 2 #Giveaways sponsored by Harlequin.

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Forbidden Kisses With Her Millionaire Boss by Hana Sheik

Contemporary Romance

Publisher:  Harlequin Romance

Published: 11.29.22

Pages:  256

Rating: 4 stars

Format: eARC

Source: NetGalley



GoodReads Blurb:

Will the heiress be able to resist her tempting boss? Find out in this heartwarming Kwanzaa-set story by Hana Sheik for Harlequin Romance.

Can she resist him…

While they work together?

Heiress Lin dreams of a life different from the one that’s been planned for her. Traveling from Kenya to Canada to work for renowned tycoon Karl on a Kwanzaa-themed event is thrilling—and their instant, off-limits attraction blows her away! By the time the seven days of Kwanzaa arrive, even the snow outside can’t cool the sparks between them—especially after their sizzling kiss… But Karl’s a closed book, so will Lin dare to trust in their unique connection?

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Sophia Rose's Review:

There are plenty of cozy and sweet holiday romances out there, but not many set during a Kwanzaa celebration so I was tickled to come across this one by a new to me author.  A heartwarming friends to lovers beckoned and I enjoyed it thoroughly.


Opening in Kenya where Karl, a successful, wealthy event planner is impressed by Lin and asks her to come work for him on a Kwanzaa event back in Canada.  In a bid to get some distance to think about family expectations to follow in granddad’s footsteps and because she feels that special something between them, Lin agrees.  This pair were an easy fit and worked well together except Lin realizes Karl is shutting her out emotionally and she has no idea what he is thinking.  And, on Karl’s end, he’s got his own family issues and is carrying around issues from an ex who did a number on his heart. The clock is ticking down on the seven days of Kwanzaa and toward the time when she must return home.  Will they both make peace with family and the past in time to have a future together?


I thought their meet cute was fun when he spotted a ‘thief’ and later learned it was Lin as a bridesmaid and then they worked out well.  It was so easy and assuming in most ways even as working partners they slipped into the forbidden kisses and feels.  I wanted to bop Karl for taking so long to get that Lin was not his ex and he had to deal with that and his family instead of shutting Lin out.  But, for all that, this was not a high drama book and I appreciated the author touching on some issues to balance out the sweetness and light holiday feel.


This was a fast and easy read with lots of holiday sweetness and a very little sexy.  The resolve did come late in the story and it wrapped up quickly, but my expectations and mood were for what I got and I was well pleased for this non-Christmas winter holiday romance and an international couple to add some diversity flavor to my holiday reading.  Fun trying a new to me author and I have my eye on her other books that mention more of the international locales and people.  You’ll want to consider Forbidden Kisses for your personal stocking stuffer.


Author Bio:

Hana Sheik falls in love every day reading her favorite romances and writing her own happily ever afters. She’s worked as a data entry operator, customer service rep, telemarketer, and ghostwriter—but being a romance author is, hands-down, the best job ever!

She calls the Great White North (Canada) her heart and home, and lives there with her family.

Find Hana at www.hanasheik.com and/or stalk her on Twitter (@HanaSoChic) or Facebook (@HanaSheikAuthor).

Sophia’s Bio:

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, piano-playing, and gardening. Road trips and campouts, museums and monuments, restaurants and theaters are her jam. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

As a lifelong reader, it was inevitable that Sophia would discover book blogs and the joy of blog reviewing. Sophia is a prolific reader and audiobook listener which allows her to experience so many wonderful books, authors, and narrators. Few genres are outside her reading tastes, but her true love is fiction particularly history, mystery, sci-fi, and romance. Though, sorry, no horror or she will run like Shaggy and Scooby.

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