'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)
'When researching an ancient sunken ship in the Arabian Sea, Belle is kidnapped by rebels and confined on a small, deserted island! One stormy night, she is rescued by Rafiq, a strong man, who turns out to be the prince of the kingdom of Q'aroum. But Belle is once again locked up - this time in his palace. To her astonishment, Rafiq even demands that she marry him within one week! What's his purpose? The young prince Rafiq has a secret reason for keeping Belle in his palace...'(Publication summary)