The Desert Was Never Hotter...
Pride and passion vie for supremacy in this steamy re-telling of E.M. Hull's romance classic.
A haughty young heiress for whom the world is a playground…A savage son of the Sahara who knows no law but his own…When pride and passion vie for supremacy, blistering desert days are nothing compared to sizzling Sahara nights…
"There will be inquiries." I choked out. "I am not such a nonentity that nothing will be done when I am missed. You will pay for what you have done."
"Pay?" His amused look sent a cold feeling of dread through me. "I have already paid… in gold that matches your hair, my gazelle. Besides," he continued, "the French Government has no jurisdiction over me. There is no authority here above my own."
My trepidation was growing by the minute. "Why have you done this? Why have you brought me here?"
"Why?" He repeated with a slow and heated appraisal that made me acutely, almost painfully, conscious of my sex. "Bon Dieu! Are you not woman enough to know?"
**NOTE** Due to differing copyright laws, this book is currently only available in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan and India.
Diana Mayo has come to Algiers for an adventure. Along with her brother Aubrey, she spends her time travelling the world to ease the boredom of her life as an English heiress. She finds herself at a fork in the road – follow Aubrey to America or revel in her independence for the first time and set out on a desert adventure. She could never have guessed that her fate would hang so precariously on this one decision…
“I did not know what would come on the morrow but gave in to my exhaustion and sank into a cocoon of covers. In the course of a single day, my entire being had irrevocably changed. At long last, and with the greatest possible resistance, I was learning obedience and humility—at the hands of this incomprehensible savage.”
“I recalled when I had struggled against his caresses and how he mocked my helplessness against his great strength. I shivered as I recollected lying in his arms panting and spent from his fierce lovemaking. At one time I had feared him as I had never believed it possible to fear, but now that he would set me free, I wondered how I would ever go on without him. Perversely, as the moment approached that I would gain the freedom I had so desperately craved, when liberty that seemed more essential to me than life itself was finally within my grasp, I found I no longer had much taste for it.”