Sydney Reed had married Sheikh Malik of Jahfar, although they had been separated for the past year as it was she who had left him. She now wants a divorce and has signed the papers and sent them to her lawyer. Then suddenly Malik turns up saying that under Jahfar law they must live together as man and wife for forty days, and they must return to his country to fulfill this requirement.
I liked this story the tension and sexual chemistry between the h/h was readily apparent. Sydney was a very insecure woman always feeling she was a disappointment to her family, not as beautiful and clever as her sister. It was this insecurity that led her to leave Malik when she had overheard something he said, I thought that the reason she left was not very credible. Malik was a very closed off character showing very little emotion at all, to him words were meaningless.
There was not much of a plot to this story it was completely character driven, at times it seemed that there could not be two more mismatched people, except of course in the bedroom, the love scenes were very hot and passionate, but it was outside the bedroom they needed to communicate, she being so unsure of their relationship, and he not able to say what he was feeling. On the whole I thought the author pulled this tale together very well, not an easy task when a story centres on just the two main characters.