They'd met but once. Yet during that encounter, Jalia Shahbazi knew that her life was in danger. At least, her life as she wanted it. So she'd fled Bagestan, where she was reenthroned royalty, for Europe, where she was refreshingly herself, to fight falling prey to the man his people called the Falcon: Sheikh Latif Abd al Razzaq Shahin. And when maintaining distance proved impossible, she flaunted the last weapon in her arsenal. Another man's ring.Yet Latif saw through the lie. He knew there was no man behind the bauble, just as he knew that her passion was his for the taking. Her love was another matter….