There's no doubt that their marriage is one of convenience and political maneuvering. But shy beauty Aziza El Afarim secretly hopes that her husband--the boy she once idolized--remembers something of the closeness they shared as children.
Except Sheikh Nabil Al Sharifa is far from the boy he used to be. The weight of loss and power has changed him beyond recognition. Where once there was warmth and generosity, now only a ruthless passion burns. He'll give Aziza everything...except his love.
But as pressure to produce an heir mounts, could there be more than duty in the marriage bed?