This request is from a French blogger who goes by Chi-Chi who loves romance, has a romance blog (WOO!) and needs help with assisting a reader in finding a book:
I'm a French blogger, have been following you for years (have to say we love you and you were kind of the inspiration for my co-blogger and I to start one of the very first blogs dedicated to romance in French, years ago now)!
(SB Sarah: Merci! And awesome! This is their blog: In Need of Prince Charming, I Do Not Think So. You can use Google to translate it if you'd like. I did – it was fun!)
Thanks to that, some readers have recently started coming to us looking for books titles they had forgotten, wanting us to help find the title. Sometimes we get it pretty fast and sometimes… not so much! For this one, after moving heaven, earth and the internet upside down, I have decided to turn to you…
So that's how it goes :
It's a kind of contemporary romance (early 90's). Two Americans working for the governement want to inflitrate and spy on an arabian prince/sheik/sultan/something like that. Can't remember if they knew each other before or met because of the mission…
The girl volunteers, and she has to get herslef kidnapped in order to get sold to the prince/sheik/sultan's harem. She knows (you have to wonder how) that she looks like the type of woman he loves, and she agrees to do it because, since she is a virgin, she won't get raped along the way. At least not until she arrives to the harem, virginity being so much more valuable and all that.
At some point, the prince/sheik/sultan offers her to the American, while she is still a virgin (no idea how she is still a virgin at that point but it was probably all part of the plan), and for everyone to believe they did sleep together, he cuts himself to dab some blood onto the sheets. Later in the book, they do really sleep together, and get really worried that she is not a virgin anymore. Annnnnd that's all we could remember!
No idea why, where, no names, no clue as to the resolution of the story. I realise these are all very generic informations, but I really am hoping that someone out there can help us!
Do you remember this book? And it's lovely to meet you! Hooray for more romance blogs! Particulièrement en Francais!