The desert king’s outrageous proposal!
Marry a sheikh in return for a hefty financial reward? Shy researcher Jane Smith would normally have laughed in Zayed Al Zawba’s handsome face. Except it’s only for six months and the money will rescue her sister who’s mired in debt...
Sheikh Zayed will do anything to inherit Kafalah’s neighboring oil-rich lands, even wed plain Jane: he’ll never long to consummate a marriage with her! But Zayed hasn’t bargained on Jane’s frumpy clothes hiding delicious curves...or her quick mind and untouched beauty teasing and tempting him beyond his wildest imaginings!
‘Unfortunately the bequest comes with a condition—which is that I must be married in order to inherit. And although the very idea is abhorrent to me I want that piece of land for my people,’ Zayed said, his voice growing deep with fervour. ‘So much so that I’m prepared to marry in order to get it.’
‘Then why not ask one of your many girlfriends?’ Jane questioned archly.
‘Because I don’t want love and I don’t wish to be tied to one woman—at least not until it is time for me to produce an heir. The union I propose with you will be nothing other than a means to an end. A brief union which I intend to be dissolved after six months.’
She looked at him curiously. ‘On what grounds?’
‘Non-consummation, of course.’ He shrugged his powerful shoulders.
Jane nodded, her heart pounding painfully against her ribcage, her mind working over the facts as she pieced together the intention behind his bizarre request. ‘So you decided to pick a woman to whom you were not in the least bit attracted?’
‘Exactly.’ He sat back in his chair, his black eyes lasering into her.
‘And I am that woman?’
‘You most certainly are. I cannot think of a more ideal candidate.’
Conveniently wedded, passionately bedded!
Whether there’s a debt to be paid, a will to be obeyed or a business to be saved…she’s got no choice but to say ‘I do!’
But these billionaire bridegrooms have got another think coming if they think marriage will be that easy…
Soon their convenient brides become the object of an inconvenient desire!
Find out what happens after the vows in
Wedded, Bedded, Betrayed by Michelle Smart
Expecting a Royal Scandal by Caitlin Crews
Trapped by Vialli’s Vows by Chantelle Shaw
Baby of His Revenge by Jennie Lucas
A Diamond for Del Rio’s Housekeeper by Susan Stephens
Bound by His Desert Diamond by Andie Brock
Bride by Royal Decree by Caitlin Crews
Claimed for the De Carrillo Twins by Abby Green
The Desert King’s Captive Bride by Annie West
Look out for more Wedlocked! stories coming soon!
The Sheikh’s Bought Wife
SHARON KENDRICK once won a national writing competition by describing her ideal date: being flown to an exotic island by a gorgeous and powerful man. Little did she realise that she’d just wandered into her dream job! Today she writes for Mills & Boon, featuring often stubborn but always to die for heroes and the women who bring them to their knees. She believes that the best books are those you never want to end. Just like life…
Books by Sharon Kendrick
Mills & Boon Modern Romance
A Royal Vow of Convenience
The Ruthless Greek’s Return
Christmas in Da Conti’s Bed
The Greek’s Marriage Bargain
One Night With Consequences
Secrets of a Billionaire’s Mistress
Crowned for the Prince’s Heir
Carrying the Greek’s Heir
The Billionaire’s Legacy
Di Sione’s Virgin Mistress
The Billionaire’s Defiant Acquisition
The Bond of Billionaires
Claimed for Makarov’s Baby
The Sheikh’s Christmas Conquest
At His Service
The Housekeeper’s Awakening
Desert Men of Qurhah
Defiant in the Desert
Shamed in the Sands
Seduced by the Sultan
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To the fabulous Janie Heard—super-sharp judge, sublime interpreter of Ottolenghi recipes, musician, most prolific reader in the bookclub and possessor of an earthy sense of humour.
Thanks for all your advice on the legal aspects of marital consummation—which provided an interesting and hilarious correspondence.