As a diplomat's daughter, Silvia Bruntsfield has navigated many sticky situations with her sharp mind and practical nature. Now, a grave misstep by her father could cost him his career and the very tenuous alliance between Britain and the desert kingdom of Djaradh. So Silvia disguises herself as a man to plead her father's case with Prince Munir al-Khashqar, ruler of Djaradh. But nothing prepares her for what happens when the sheikh sees through her ruse and unveils her as an imposter…. Munir is intrigued by the plucky English girl. And he decides to make her a proposition: save her father and the alliance…by becoming his bride.