Zahir El Hashem has an obligation to escort Soraya Karim to her awaiting bridegroom, the Emir of Bakhara. Both Zahir and Soraya are indebted to the Emir and they know their duty but the instant attraction between the two can not be denied.
Soraya was blissfully studying in Paris, pursuing a career forbidden to women in her country, when her previous life catches up with her. She had been promised, at a young age, to the Emir as his perspective bride but she is not ready for the structured future which lies ahead. Zahir owes everything to the Emir, his employer and mentor, but when he is asked to accompany Soraya on a leisurely return to Bakhara, his loyalty is sorely tested. Are Soraya and Zahir destined for duty or love?
Favorite bestselling author Annie West has the magic touch when it comes to penning exotic romance. A compelling book, DEFYING HER DESERT DUTY, draws the reader in with passionate characters placed in morally challenging positions. Soraya’s and Zahir’s allegiance to a good man and leader of their country collides with their love for each other, providing tension and emotional intensity that only the brilliantly gifted Annie West can create.