Nijad - I'm a Sheikh, third son of the emir of Amahad, a small but powerful Arab state. After bringing shame on my country and acquiring the well-earned title of the Savage Sheikh, the emir banished me to the desert, where for three years I have led the primitive tribes; my job to prevent jihadists from crossing the border. Do I want a wife? Heck, no, I can't risk letting another woman getting close to me. What if I lost control again? But it seems I must marry, and my bride is to be an Englishwoman, kidnapped and forced into this arrangement as retribution for the crimes of a father she didn't even know
Cara - I don't need a mirror; I know what I am. Preferring to avoid pitying looks, I live as a recluse, working from home. Professionally I'm a forensic accountant, but on the side, I'm an adept computer hacker. What I am most definitely not is someone who'd be kidnapped, stolen from their home, and forced to marry a desert sheikh. Coerced into an intimate relationship with a man who has a frightening reputation, and who's a complete stranger to me.
Set amongst the backdrop of a multi-cultural Arab state struggling to keep out jihadists who threaten the freedoms of its peoples, Stolen Lives follows the story of two people, pushed into a relationship neither of them wants, forcing both to deal with the hand the past has dealt them.
Stolen Lives is the first book in the Blood Brothers series. It has no cliff hanger and can be read as a complete standalone.