This book was an unexpected surprise. Well written, romantic, suspenseful, it’s a page turner. I was only going to read three chapters and ended up finishing the book in two days. I’m not a fan of romantic novels (even though I read my share of Barbara Cartland, Joan Collins and Danielle Steele as a teenager) yet I lived this book. Started to read it before I interviewed the author and was captivated by the plot, the characters and the combination of romance and suspense. Fatima is a young Muslim woman raised in DC who has to enter an arranged marriage. Turns out her forced marriage leads her to the love of her life. Even though I’m not a fan of romantic novela, this one has enough turns to maintain your interest. Exciting, exotic and timeless.