'Kidnapped by rebels, Belle Winters discovers her rescuer is actually Rafiq al Akhtar, Sovereign Prince of the desert kingdom of Q'aroum. Whisked away to his exotic palace, she is astounded to learn that Rafiq himself paid the ransom to save her life and that he expects her to show her gratitude... by marrying him!
'Rafiq intends for Belle to carry out her royal duties both in public and in private. But will this unwilling wife succumb to the sultry heat of the desert and to Rafiq's seduction?' (Publication summary)