Kidnapped, drugged, and about to be sold to the highest bidder, Desdemona Carlisle is having a hell of a time maintaining her English pride. Then she sees the man in black, galloping through the Egyptian desert on a pure white steed. Desdemona could not have conjured a more dashing savior in her wildest fantasies. But an unlikelier hero would be impossible to find: Harry Braxton is a rogue, a scoundrel, and a born opportunist—who has already broken Desdemona’s heart once before.
As brilliant as she is beautiful, Desdemona still hasn’t learned how to stay out of trouble—which suits Harry just fine. Running from a painful past, and rumored to be involved in nefarious endeavors, Harry will never be a proper match for Desdemona. But when she catches the eye of his cousin, the irritatingly honorable Lord Blake Ravenscroft, Harry vows to claim his one true desire, once and for all.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
From the Paperback edition.
From the Author
Actually, the synopsis Amazon has kindly provided is absolutely wrong. No desert gang is trying to ransom Desdemona. In fact, there are no camels, no shieks, no harems ... nothing in this book that is standard "desert romance" fare ... except the desert. Desdemona's "kidnapping" is more of a misunderstanding. As for Harry Braxton, he's not saving anyone. He's been paid by Desdemona's unwilling hosts to return her safely back home. Harry's a practical kind of guy, the last man Desdemona would pick for a hero. Unfortunately, and much to her mortification, he's the only man she's attracted to. An apt description of their relationship is the tag line from some ad copy. "He was the last man she wanted, and the only man she desire..." If you like a bit of irreverence mixed in with your romance and if couples who irritate as well as ignite each other's passions interest you, give AS YOU DESIRE a try. Thank you. ---Connie Brockway