His Royal Highness, Sheikh Khan bin Zain al Hassad, Crown Prince of Altara, Defender of its Ancient and Honorable Throne, is a man who holds life and death power in his hands. The blood of kings and warriors runs in his veins, but when he meets American attorney Laurel Cruz, Khan forgets his titles and becomes instead a man burning with passion for a woman whose traditions are nothing like his own. Laurel insists she wants nothing to do with him. She’s a modern woman and she’s sure Khan is the kind of arrogant male chauvinist she’s fought against all her life—but when he takes her in his arms, Laurel forgets everything except how much she wants him. And yet, being together is impossible. The cultural divide is too great…Or is it?