A fan favorite from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, originally published as The Sheik and the Virgin Princess in 2002.
When prim professor Zara Paxton ventures to distant Bahania, she wants only to find the father she’s never known—but her father turns out to be King Hassan. The desert king promptly puts his daughter under the protection of a muscular, mesmerizing man who sets Zara’s senses afire.
Steely security liaison Rafe Stryker scorns lasting love. But before he knows it, the bespectacled brunette sneaks into his heart, making him throb with the urge to taste her sweetness. Clearly, innocent Princess Zara wants to be his, but taking her is tantamount to treason. Rafe knows the consequences, but even he can stand only so much temptation.