THE SULTAN'S BOUGHT BRIDE - JANE PORTER
The first in the Princess Brides series. A Princess and a Sultan who you are led to believe their meeting is to protecct Nicky's older sister. Some twists, fun, pretense and a wonderful love story. I highly recommend it and encourage you to purchase the next in the series, The Greek's Royal Mistress", Chantel's story.
Princess Nicolette Ducasse refuses to allow her sister Chantal to follow through with an arranged marriage to Sultan Malik Roman Nuri of Baraka. She is so determined to protect her sister that she travels to the faraway kingdom of Baraka, posing as Chantal. She intends to tell the sultan that the wedding is off...but only once her young niece, Lilly, has been safely extracted from the clutches of Chantal's former in-laws.
But when Nic meets Malik, she never expects to find a young, sexy monarch. He is a kind, considerate man...and extremely hard to resist! Though Malik is a modern monarch, he makes it clear that if they share a bed, the wedding is on. And soon Nic begins to wonder how she will end this charade without humiliating the sultan by leaving him at the altar.
Publisher: Harlequin (September 1, 2004)