Breath of the Desert
Captured as a slave in North Africa, her father killed; there was little else that Aubreigh could imagine to make her life worse. When she's sold to a man she never sees, there is only one reason she must have been purchased. Just the sound of his voice was enough to make her forget she offered herself to him to prevent incurring his wrath, but he refuses her outright. Only when they are thrown together on a trek across the Sahara does she start finding out the man's secrets. Everything she knows of life changes in the presence of Alaeddine ibn Manad.