"Come home within twenty-four hours and get married." Keira is dumbstruck by her father's orders. Women have no rights in her home country, Baraka, the land of the desert. Keira was raised by her mother in England and cannot see herself living in Baraka. It is Sheikh Nuri, the brother of the sultan of Baraka, who helpeds her in her time of need. He also happens to be her first crush. She agrees to pretend to be his lover in order to escape the arranged marriage. But little does she know that behind the sweet words of the man with olive skin and amber eyes lurks a plot.