"I am a close acquaintance of Crown Prince Razul's!" Rash words indeed...Bethany was desperate to stop her deportation from Datar, and only Razul could help her. But she'd tried so hard to forgot him--they'd been involved two years before, and back then Bethany hadn't been able to handle such a proud, passionate man.
Bethany got to stay in Datar. However by renewing her "close" acquaintance with Razul she paid his price-- he demanded that she become his wife!
I quite like some of Lynne Graham's work but in this one the heroine spends most of the book being cruel, spiteful, and ignorant against the hero. Razul decides he loves Bethany and makes her his bride. This is one of those stories where the conflicts could be solved with some honest conversation.