THE SHEIK'S COMMAND
THE SHEIK'S COMMAND (4.5) by Loreth Anne White: Nikki Hunt flees across the Sahara with a group of ill war orphans after rebels murder the nuns and priests at the mission. Dressed as a nomad, Nikki strays into Sheik Zakir Al Arif's kingdom, which is in turmoil. She needs Zakir's help to save the children. He agrees to help Nikki if her story checks out. But Nikki has a past -- she fled a marriage to a powerful man who will be ruthless in taking her back if he learns she's alive. Zakir is attracted to Nikki, enough to consider marrying her, but traitors in his midst work to make Zakir believe Nikki is a spy. Action, adventure and a heart-pounding conclusion make this highly romantic story a winner.