Rebecca Reid is in Sharjah with a diplomatic tour as a foreign aid representative. Five years ago, she had an affair with Sheikh Zaid who is the middle son of the Sultan of Sharjah's sons. Zaid is surprised when Rebecca is on the diplomatic tour. Rebecca's goal is to see the poverty stricken areas of Sharjah. When Rebecca is attacked after sneaking off from the group to see one of the poverty stricken areas, Zaid discovers a picture of a four year old boy and realizes he is the father.
Can Zaid and Rebecca help the poverty stricken areas of Shajara while unmasking the corrupt adviser who was diverting funds?
I enjoyed the first two books in the series and really liked Zaid. However, Rebecca is the embodiment of the social justice warrior that I despise. From the beginning, she wanted to see the poorest areas of the country and demanded to know why the tour wasn't going there. She sneaks off to visit one of the poor areas, straight from a meeting where she is wearing beautiful clothes and doesn't have her head covered. Surprise! She gets mugged. I also didn't like how easy it was for Zaid to bring their son from America to Sharjah. Without asking Rebecca or having a concern for his safety. Then the part with the corrupt adviser was just a little too much.
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