Lady Cassandra Armstrong swears off love after being left at the altar. She travels to Arabia to visit her sister and forget her woes. She decides to extend her stay by acting as governess to a willful little princess.
Prince Jamil al-Nazarri doesn’t want to marry again, despite the candidates offered by his council. He wants to concentrate on bringing his kingdom and people into the modern world, and he’ll start with an English governess for his rebellious daughter. He is expecting a frumpy bluestocking, not a radiant beauty with luscious curves and bold manner. Cassie confuses him, even as she tantalizes him. Cassie too is enthralled by the prince’s exotic charms. Sparks fly, passions rise, and true love bridges the cultural divide. (HARLEQUIN, Aug., 288 pp., $6.25)